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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Italian military history of World War II
Within a week of Italy's declaration of war, the British 11th Hussars had seized Fort Capuzzo and, in an ambush east of Bardia, the Tenth Army's Engineer in Chief, General Lastucci, was captured.
British troops crossed the short distance from Sicily to the 'toe' of Italy in Operation Baytown, 3 September 1943.
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.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Italian-military-history-of-World-War-II   (1749 words)

 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > British military history of World War II
This page is intended to serve as a focal point for information pertinent to understanding British activity during World War II.
However, on June 10, 1940, as Germany's General Rommel reached the English Channel, Mussolini felt the war was coming to an end and declared war on Britain and France.
The Italian decision to halt the advance is generally credited to them being unaware of the British strength, and the activity of Royal Navy forces operating in the Mediterranean to interfere with Italian supply lines.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/br/British_military_history_of_World_War_II   (530 words)

 Article-The Myth of the Great War- A New Military History of World War I
The military myths of World War II were based on the assumption that th...
World War I has inspired a vast mythology of bravery and carnage that has fascinated readers for decades.
The acclaimed British historian offers a majestic, single-volume work incorporating all major fronts-domestic, diplomatic, military-for "a stunning achievement of research and storytelling" (Publishers Weekly) It was to be the war to end all wars, and it began at 11:15 on...
www.minihttpserver.net /z_book/A_the_myth_of_the_grea-0060084332.htm   (2159 words)

 The National World War II Museum, Your World War II History Resource
By 1939 it was clear that the United States was at a grave military disadvantage.
After World War I the United States returned to its traditional policy of isolation from armed conflicts abroad.
By 1939 the size of the German war machine was second only to that of the Soviet Union.
www.ddaymuseum.org /education/history_intro.html   (1075 words)

 TheHistoryNet | Military History | Korean War: British 27th Brigade Take Hill 282
Nevertheless, even old hands who had fought in World War II were surprised at the musical manner in which reinforcements came to relieve them along the Pusan Perimeter on September 4.
World War II had ended in an era of unprecedented economic growth in the United States, where in Britain the cost of the war had been enormous, and imports vastly outstripped exports.
The so-called Malayan Emergency -- a military struggle against Communist insurgents in the British colony of Malaya -- had begun, and the stresses it created were compounded by the success of Mao Tse-tung's Communists in China in 1949, an event that required the garrison of Hong Kong to be rapidly enlarged.
www.historynet.com /magazines/military_history/3698951.html   (1037 words)

 A Short History of World War II by James L. Stokesbury
A Short History of World War II is essentially a military history, but it reaches from the peace settlements of World War I to the drastically altered postwar world of the late 1940's.
A Short History of World War II will appeal equally to the general reader, the veteran who fought in the War, and the student interested in understanding the contemporary political world.
World War I was a bloodletting so vast and unprecedented that for a generation it was known simply as the Great War.
www.harpercollins.com /books/9780688085872/A_Short_History_of_World_War_II/index.aspx   (583 words)

 A Short History of World War I by James L. Stokesbury
World War I saw the introduction of modern technology into the military arena: The tank, airplane, machine gun, submarine, and -- most lethal of all -- poison gas, all received their first widespread use.
At the same time he discusses the great political events that unfolded during the war, such as the Russian Revolution and the end of the Hapsburg dynasty, putting the social and political side of the war into the context of modern European history.
A Short History of World War I is the first history of this war to be written in twenty years.
www.harpercollins.com /books/9780688001292/A_Short_History_of_World_War_I/index.aspx   (662 words)

  World War II, global military conflict that, in terms of lives lost and material destruction, was the most devastating ...
World War II World War II global military conflict that, in terms of lives lost and material destruction, was the most devastating war in human history.
In the main, however, the war was fought with the same or improved weapons of the types used in World War I. The greatest advances were in aircraft and tanks.
Moreover, the Soviet military leadership had concluded that blitzkrieg, as it had been practiced in Poland and France, would not be possible on the scale of a Soviet-German war; both sides would therefore confine themselves for the first several weeks at least to sparring along the frontier.
www.emayzine.com /lectures/WWII.html   (6948 words)

 Military History Online
The 101st's zig-zag journey in World War II would lead them through the bloodiest and most strategically important campaigns of the European theatre, from D-Day at Normandy to the daring daylight combat jump of Operation Market Garden to the unfathomable ordeal that was the Battle of the Bulge.
History is full of incidents that changed the historical flow of events from one course to another.
However, any serious study of the war itself will reveal that it was not just a simple civil war, but a convoluted and complex war that was indeed a prelude of the World War that was soon to come.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com   (2568 words)

 The Women's Army Corps
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/wac/wac.htm   (8423 words)

 The World at War, history of WW 1939-1945
The World at War, history of WW 1939-1945
Every such work as The World at War, history of WW 1939-1945 is an attempt to walk the tightrope between the fullest possible and the most accessible description of the period.
When World War II began in 1939, Germany was the aggressor, it was later joined in June 1940, by Italy, and Japan in December 1941.
www.euronet.nl /users/wilfried/ww2/ww2.htm   (2152 words)

 Text / The Complete Military History of France
In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2000 years of French history, France is conquered by of all things, an Italian.
British were far more charming than French, ended up victors.
Therefore the British are well known for their tea, and the French for their whine (er, wine...).
www.albinoblacksheep.com /text/france.html   (1321 words)

 The History Place - World War Two in Europe Timeline
- Sinking of the Bismarck by the British Navy.
- British drop 3000 tons of bombs during an air raid on Hamburg, Germany.
U.S. in World War II in the Pacific
www.historyplace.com /worldwar2/timeline/ww2time.htm   (1796 words)

 World War II Links on the Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
War Letters is a database of correspondence from World War I & II Wes Clark in Germany Wesley Harry Clark, served in France and Germany during World War II as a light mortar crewman with Troop C of the 33rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron of the 20th Armored Division
World War II Tributesstories of relatives in World War II, from Jeff Crosby
War Letters is a database of correspondence from World War I & II B-Side-Museum is a virtual museum of 3D models, including aircraft from World War II.
history.acusd.edu /gen/ww2_links.html   (4995 words)

 Military History Online - WWII Home
History is replete with examples of Caesar's observation drawn from his experience in the Gallic Wars.
As American capabilities and experience grew during World War II amphibious assaults evolved from the close run, shoestring operation at Guadalcanal (1) into the incredibly complex and massive invasions of Normandy and Okinawa involving thousands of ships, planes and men and vast supply chains.
It was occupied by the German army during World War I, and its eastern suburbs were scorched during the Bolshevik onslaught in 1920.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /wwii   (1495 words)

 British military history of World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
British military history of World War II British military history of World War II See ">Military history of the United Kingdom during World War II British military history of World War II Articles
Some 20 Britons and Americans who spent their childhood as prisoners of Japan's military in an internment camp in eastern China gathered there to mark the 60th anniversary of their liberation at the end of World War II.
Buckingham Palace, the London home of Queen Elizabeth II, has opened its state rooms to visitors with an exhibition of seven dresses worn by the monarch's mother for an official visit to Paris on the eve of World War II.
www.infothis.com /find/British_military_history_of_World_War_II   (352 words)

 Best of History Web Sites: World War II History (WWII)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In Total War, eyewitnesses from Britain, Germany, Russia, Korea, Japan, and the United States tell the story of how millions of civilians participated and came to be legitimate targets in the Second World War.
Maps of World War II Maps of World War II provides an overview of WWII through a collection of maps that present the battles and campaigns fought in the various theatres of war.
An oral history project for students in grades 6 through 12, students follow oral history processes to contact and interview a World War II veteran or person alive during the World War II era.
www.besthistorysites.net /WWII.shtml   (3882 words)

 Military History: Second World War: Blitzkrieg
Hitler was fearful of having to fight a war on two fronts and was eager to ensure that the Soviets would not intervene in any conflict.
On 17 September, the USSR fulfilled one of the terms of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact by invading Poland from the east.
While the Soviet Union seized the Baltic States and began a military campaign against Finland, the Wehrmacht remained quiet for the rest of 1939.
www.lermuseum.org /ler/mh/wwii   (600 words)

 Internet Modern History Sourcebook: World War II
World War II - Documents, 1940-45 [At Yale]
Documents of World War II [At Mt. Holyoke]
The speech indicates the tremendous increase in governmental power, and control over the economy, needed to fight the war.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/modsbook45.html   (516 words)

 Military.com Resources
Despite the efforts of Great Britain and other Allied countries, Germany ran virtually unchecked through Europe in the first few years of the war, but was stopped short of an invasion of England as the British held their own in the air-based Battle of Britain.
The statistical results of World War II were stunning: all told, approximately 61 million people lost their lives, with the Soviet Union (over 25 million) and China (11 million) suffering the most fatalities, most of them civilians.
As a result of the war, the United States emerged as the world's leading military and economic power, and geopolitical boundaries changed radically, with the Soviet Union controlling most of Eastern Europe.
www.military.com /Resources/HistorySubmittedFileView?file=history_worldwarii.htm   (991 words)

 Military & War
A profile of the remarkable Bowdoin College professor who was wounded six times during the war, won the Medal of Honor for his heroic defense of Little.
By 1944 it was clear that the war was lost as the Reich shrank back to the borders of Germany.
Developed in 1947 as an image to symbolize urgency in the Cold War and the threat of nuclear disaster, the mission of the Doomsday Clock has expanded to.
www.history.com /topics/militarywar   (476 words)

 Second World War
Japan entered the war in December 1941and swiftly achieved a series of victories which resulted in the occupation of most of south-east Asia and large areas of the Pacific by the end of March 1942.
The value of the second campaign, fought in Borneo in 1945, to the overall war effort remains the subject of continuing debate; Australian troops were still fighting in Borneo when the war ended in August 1945.
Nurses had gone overseas with the AIF in 1940, but during the early years of the war women were generally unable to make a significant contribution to the war effort in any official capacity.
www.awm.gov.au /atwar/ww2.htm   (1137 words)

 BBC - History - World War Two   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Resentment at the harsh peace of World War One fuelled the rise of Adolf Hitler.
War raged in the air and at sea, while German bombers pounded British cities.
After six years of the most destructive war in human history, whole countries lay in ruins, populations were displaced and the victors demanded justice.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/war/wwtwo/index.shtml   (977 words)

 HyperWar: World War II on the World Wide Web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
World War II: The War Against Germany and Italy
World War II in Color -- a collection of photos
The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar   (452 words)

 The History Guy: World War 2: The Invasion of Normandy (1944)
At the beginning of World War 2, Germany invaded Poland, causing France, Great Britain and Canada to declare war on Germany.
By the spring of 1940, the German army was ready to invade France, defended by not only the French military, but also a sizable British force as well.
The History Guy®: The Raid at Dieppe (1942)
www.historyguy.com /normandy_links.html   (771 words)

 Major Problems in the History of World War II: Documents and Essays:0618061320:Stoler, Mark A.; Gustafson, Melanie S.; ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
U.S. and British Military Officials Agree to a ``Germany-First'' Strategy: Admiral Stark's Memorandum and the ABC-1 Accord, November 1940/March 1941
The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II Albert Einstein Informs President Roosevelt of the Potential for an Atomic Bomb, 1939
History and Memory: The Legacy of World War II Postwar Mythmaking About World War II Michael C. Adams
www.ecampus.com /book/0618061320   (1519 words)

 [soc.history.war.world-war-ii] Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
As such, any message which actua= lly discusses World War II will be approved for posting, provided that= it does not attempt to claim that events such as the Holocaust ne= ver happened.
Discussion of World War II and wars in general takes place on a w= ide range of newsgroups, many of which specialize on recent milit= ary history.
The most notable example of war discussion taking pl= ace elsewhere is the World War II mailing list, which averages 800 kiloby= tes per month of traffic and which almost closed down after presenting = far too great a load on its moderators than they could handle.
www.faqs.org /faqs/world-war-2-faq   (3062 words)

 Wiley::British Military History For Dummies
Wiley / Society & Lifestyle / History / Military History /
Crystal Clear: The Struggle for Reliable Communications Technology in World War II
Charging through the Britain's military past, this accessible guide brings to life the battles and wars that shaped the history of Britain-and the world.
www.wiley.com /WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470032138.html   (161 words)

 The Avalon Project : World War II : Documents
Agreement Between the Governments of the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the Provisional Government of the French Republic on Certain Additional Requirements to be Imposed on Germany; September 20, 1945
Agreement Relating to Prisoners of War and Civilians Liberated by Forces Operating Under Soviet Command and Forces Operating Under United States of America Command; February 11, 1945
Declarations of a State of War with Japan, Germany, and Italy
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/wwii/wwii.htm   (446 words)

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