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  South-East Asian theatre of World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The China- Burma- India (CBI) Theatre of World War II was the name given to the campaigns of the Pacific War in India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina, Malaya and Singapore.
A month after the outbreak of war with Japan on December 7, 1941, the Allied governments jointly appointed the British Commander-in-Chief (CinC) of the Army of India, General Sir Archibald Wavell, as Supreme Allied Commander of all "American-British-Dutch-Australian" (ABDA) forces in South East Asia and the Pacific, from Burma to the Dutch East Indies.
One of the major logistical efforts of the war was "flying the Hump" over the Himalayas and the building of the Ledo Road from India to China as a replacement for the Burma Road.
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 World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This policy culminated in the Munich Agreement in 1938, in which the seemingly inevitable outbreak of the war was averted by United Kingdom and France agreeing to the annexation and immediate occupation of the German-speaking regions of Czechoslovakia.
The North African war proved to be a disaster for Italy, and when the Allies invaded Sicily on July 10 in Operation Husky, capturing the island in a little over a month, the regime of Benito Mussolini collapsed.
It was one of the bloodiest sieges of the war.
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 World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is generally considered the most costly and intense war in human history.
Many consider World War II to be the only true world war due to the overwhelming number of nations involved and the extraordinary number of theatres—from Europe and the Soviet Union to North Africa, China, South East Asia and the Pacific.
Post–World War II Europe was partitioned into Western and Soviet spheres of influence, the former undergoing economic reconstruction under the Marshall Plan and the latter becoming satellite states of the Soviet Union.
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 World War II
World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the world's nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives.
Indeed, the first combat operation in the European Theater of World War II was a German bombing attack against Poland, while the last combat operation in the Pacific Theater was a thousand-aircraft bombing attack on Japan, on 14 August 1945.
The war also saw the re-emergence of the United States from its isolationism, the destruction and rebuilding of Germany and Japan into major industrial powers, the advent of the atomic bomb, and the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as global superpowers.
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 More on World War 2
World War II was the most extensive and most costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the world's nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theaters, and costing approximately 50 million lives.
The war was fought chiefly between an alliance of the United States, the Soviet Union, China and Britain (known as the Allies), and the Axis Powers, an alliance between Germany, Italy and Japan.
After the war, many high-ranking Germans were prosecuted for war crimes, as well as the mass murder of the Holocaust committed mainly on the area of General Government, in the Nuremberg trials.
www.eduhistory.com /world-war-2.htm   (2800 words)

 James Madison Center: Teacher Resources: US History Curriculum: Chapter XII
World War I had settled few of the political problems of Europe at a horrible cost—half of all French males between the ages of 20 and 32 in 1914 had been killed in the war.
The assault on the USSR was conceived not merely as a war of conquest; it was to be a war of extermination, the first phase in clearing Eastern Europe of the "inferior races" for subsequent German settlement.
At the time Germany began the war in Europe, the Japanese were in the last stages of being defeated by the Soviet Union in bitter and bloody fighting on the border of Manchuria and Outer Mongolia (the Nomonhan Incident); at the same time the American navy embarked on increasing the size of its Pacific fleet.
www.jmu.edu /madison/center/main_pages/teacher/curriculum/chap12.htm   (12023 words)

 World War II
The Sitzkrieg ["sitting war" -- the opposite of the Blitzkrieg] or in French drôle de guerre was a waiting period of neither war nor peace.
The war that is now called the Pacific front of World War II was called in Japan then The Great East Asia War, for the liberation of Asia from the European and American colonizers was the proclaimed Goal.
World War II was a watershed in the history of the Uinted States.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/world_war_2.htm   (11154 words)

World War II was the largest and most violent armed conflict in the history of mankind.
While World War II continues to absorb the interest of military scholars and historians, as well as its veterans, a generation of Americans has grown to maturity largely unaware of the political, social, and military implications of a war that, more than any other, united us as a people with a common purpose.
World War II was waged on land, on sea, and in the air over several diverse theaters of operation for approximately six years.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/brochures/72-8/72-8.htm   (7764 words)

 The Militant - January 27, 2003 -- How Washington put Japanese-Americans in concentration camps in World War II
The East Asian theater of World War II was essentially an interimperialist conflict between two capitalist powers, Tokyo and Washington, for control of markets and natural resources in the Far East.
Most evacuees returned to the West Coast several years after World War II, in spite of a campaign of intimidation waged in 1945—6 in Oregon and California by growers in the produce and floral industries, as well as officials of AFL unions like the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, aimed at keeping them away.
During World War II, virtually every imperalist government used concentration camps to hold without trial populations considered to be "politically unreliable." London had at least one concentration camp in Great Britain for politically "undesirable" Europeans who had fled the German fascists.
www.themilitant.com /2003/6703/670350.html   (2944 words)

 VDH's Private Papers :: Remembering World War II
If we were to listen to the Chinese, World War II was about the gallant work of Mao’s partisans, who in fact used the war to gain power, and then went on to kill 50 million of their own citizens — about the same number lost in all of World War II.
A Swedish EU official recently blamed the Second World War on "nationalistic pride and greed, and…international rivalry for wealth and power" — the new mantra that Hitler was merely confused or perhaps had some “issues” with his neighbors.
If there were any justice in the world, we would have the ability to transport our most severe critics across time and space to plop them down on Omaha Beach or put them in an overloaded B-29 taking off from Tinian, with the crew on amphetamines to keep awake for their 15-hour mission over Tokyo.
victorhanson.com /articles/hanson051305.html   (1484 words)

 China Burma India Theater of World War II - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
China Burma India Theater (CBI) was the name used by the United States Army for its forces in China, Burma, India during World War II.
The US forces in the CBI theater were grouped together for administrative purposes under the command of General Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell, but unlike the other theaters in the war, for example the European Theater of Operations, it was never a "theater of operations" and did not have an overall operational command.
When the joint allied command was agreed upon, it was decided that the senior position should be held by a member of the British military because the British dominated Allied operations on the South-East Asian Theatre by weight of numbers (in much the same way as the US did in the Pacific Theater of Operations).
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For two and a half years, he commanded a bombardment group in the Asian Theater during World War II and flew 276 hours of combat.
He was shot down on a mission over the island of Jaluit in the Marshall Islands, but landed his crippled aircraft on a friendly atoll thus saving the wounded crew and aircraft.
He was a Daedalian, a member of the University of Utah Emeritus Alumni Association, a member of The Retired Officer's Association, and a member of the Military Order of the World Wars.
deseretnews.com /dn/view_ob/0,1588,480007697,00.html   (473 words)

 Orals Reading Notes: War Without Mercy, John Dower
John Dower's War Without Mercy describes the ugly racial dimensions of the conflict in the Asian theater of World War II and their consequences on both military and reconstruction policy in the Pacific.
For "as the war years themselves changed over into into an era of peace between Japan and the Allied powers, the shrill racial rhetoric of the early 1940s revealed itself to be surprisingly adaptable.
"This latter stereotype was the dominant metaphor in Japanese propaganda against the enemy during World War Two -- the closest equivalent on the Japanese side to the Anglo-American fixation on the apish stigmata and yellow vermin...the Anglo-Americans were described as demons (oni), devils (kichiku), fiends (akki and akuma), and monsters (kaibutsu.)" (244)
www.kevincmurphy.com /dower.html   (932 words)

 Military History Online - WWII Home
Bagnold's Commander-in-Chief, General Archibald Wavell, recognised the dangerously impoverished state of Britain's intelligence resources early in the Desert War and authorised the formation of the unit, charging it with the responsibility for conducting reconnaissance deep in the Libyan Desert.
This atrocity, one of the worst in world history is still being denied by the Japanese Government.
As World War Two in Europe came to a close in the first days of May 1945, more than just the end of the war was at hand.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /wwii   (1888 words)

 Books about World War II
Books about World War II Books about World War II Here is an alphabetical list of books about the Second World War, compiled by a librarian, that are currently available (in print).
The Anguish of Surrender: Japanese POW's of World War II by Ulrich Straus
Bombers of World Wars I and II: An illustrated A-Z Catalogue of Bombers, From the Early Attacks of 1914 Through to the Blitz, the Dambusters and the Atomic Bomb Raids by Francis Crobsy
home.att.net /~newbooks/WWIIbooks.html   (7330 words)

 The University of Montana-Missoula President's Report 2001-2002
Prolific Professors—Getting a paper published in the journals Science or Nature, the most-cited scientific journals in the world, is a rare, sometimes career-defining moment that many scientists never experience.
Examining Wars—The 2001 Mansfield Conference delved into the shared experience of the realities of war, focusing on the Asian-Pacific theater of World War II and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
George McGovern, United Nations world ambassador on hunger, was the keynote speaker.
www.umt.edu /urelations/report/2002/17.htm   (344 words)

 Victor Davis Hanson on World War II on National Review Online
As the world commemorated the 60th anniversary of the end of the European Theater of World War II, revisionism was the norm.
But again, most Americans never learned the standard narrative of War II — only what was wrong about it.
The wars of the past are not just the stuff of history.
www.nationalreview.com /hanson/hanson200505130808.asp   (1594 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Burma Road: The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
From the fall of Burma to the Japanese in 1942 until the end of the war, the Allies strove to keep China supplied with matériel from India-by air over "the Hump," and overland via the Burma Road, which stretched 700 miles to the Chinese city of Kunming.
While the war in China is neglected for a long period of time, The Burma Road effectively shows us the blood, sweat and disease that dominated this campaign.
The book follows a semi-chronological format, taking us from the beginning of Stillwell's involvement in the Asian theater of operations to the end of the war, but it does jump around a bit when it moves on to another subject.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0060577843   (1923 words)

 Maps Pacific War
These maps show the Pacific during the period that is discussed in these web pages.
They are more appropriate than a general atlas because they show the particular sites of battles and bases during the Pacific War, the early years.
The USMA website reorganizes each semester, so be prepared to hunt for these pages starting at the USMA website ; then Dept. of History Maps ; Our Atlases ; and then "World War Two - Asian / Pacific Theater".
www.ww2pacific.com /maps.html   (127 words)

 News ForUM | The University of Montana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
"The Experience of War" will focus on the Asian-Pacific theater of World War II and recent terrorist attacks, generating discussions about the larger issues of conflict and how we are to learn from the past.
He also was a World War II B-24 pilot decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross Award,
8:30 a.m.-"Frontiers of War and Nation in Japan: History, Memory and Asian War," a panel discussion chaired by Brett Walker of Montana State University that includes discussant Jeffrey Hanes of the University of Oregon.
www.umt.edu /urelations/nf/100801/conferen.html   (532 words)

 WW2, Pacific War
Chinese civil war breaks out : Communist Mao vs. Chiang Kai-shek.
Battles of Java Sea, Jan-Feb. Allied Asian fleet destroyed.
These are some areas in which I find an interest and that seem little known or of possible help in understanding the period.
www.ww2pacific.com /ww2.html   (556 words)

 World War II in the Pacific History Resources
World War II in the Pacific History Resources
This Histor eSearch resource page is intended to ease the search for quality history sites.
If you find a dead link, wish to submit an appropriate website or desire to offer a friendly suggestion please email us.
www.snowcrest.net /jmike/ww2pacificmil.html   (97 words)

 seMissourian.com: Story: Donald Forehand
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Batesville, lifetime member of Masonic Lodge in Herrin, Ill., and Shrine Temple in Pine Bluff, Ark.
Forehand served with the U.S. Army in the Asian Pacific Theater during World War II.
Friends may call at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville from 5 to 8 p.m.
www.semissourian.com /story/154254.html   (185 words)

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