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  World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The war triggered an international outcry and on December 14 the Soviet Union was expelled from the League of Nations.
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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 Eastern Front (World War II) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eastern Front resulted in staggering losses and disregard for human life almost entirely as a consequence of the ideological premise for the war.
Frustration at Hitler's leadership of the war was one of the factors in the attempted coup d'etat of 1944, but after the failure of the July 20 Plot Hitler considered the army and its officer corps suspect and came to rely on the Schutzstaffel and Nazi party members to prosecute the war.
At the crisis of the war, in autumn 1942, Stalin made many concessions to the army: unitary command was restored by removing the Commissars from the chain of command.
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 World War II
War between Germany, Italy, and Japan (the Axis powers) on one side, and Britain, the Commonwealth, France, the USA, the USSR, and China (the Allies) on the other.
The war was fought in the Atlantic theatre (Europe, North Africa, and the Atlantic Ocean) and the Pacific theatre (Far East and the Pacific).
It is estimated that, during the course of the war, for every tonne of bombs dropped on the UK, 315 tonnes fell on Germany.
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 World War II - MSN Encarta
On the eastern front the Germans’ advances to Stalingrad and into the Caucasus had added about 1,100 km (about 680 mi) to their line.
Before the winter fighting on the eastern front ended in March 1943, Hitler knew he could not manage another summer offensive, and he talked about setting up an east wall comparable to the fortified Atlantic wall he was building along the western European coast.
In the war’s greatest tank battle, the Russians fought the Germans nearly to a standstill by July 12.
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 Eastern Front (World War II) at AllExperts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Eastern Front of World War II was the theatre of war covering the conflict in central and eastern Europe from June 22nd 1941 to May 9th 1945.
The Eastern Front was by far the largest and bloodiest theatre of World War II, and generally accepted as the most costly conflict in human history at anywhere from 25-30 million dead as a result.
Frustration at Hitler's leadership of the war was one of the factors in the attempted coup d'etat of 1944, but after the failure of the July 20 Plot Hitler considered the army and its officer corps suspect and came to rely on the Schutzstaffel and Nazi party members to prosecute the war.
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 Germany Ii Infotrac Nazi War World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Eastern Front (World War II) - The Eastern Front of World War II was the theatre of war covering the conflict in eastern Europe, notorious for its unprecedented ferocity, destruction, and immense loss of life.
Military history of Luxembourg during World War II - The military history of Luxembourg during World War II was a period in the history of Luxembourg when the country was occupied by Nazi Germany during World War II.
World War II atrocities in Poland - This article details the atrocities and crimes against humanity committed in Poland during the World War II.
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 The educational encyclopedia, 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
WWII Eastern front 1941-1945 timeline of the events of the Eastern Front of World War II, the conflict between the Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1945,...
WWII Western front 1944-1945 the Western Front was the theater of fighting west of Germany, encompassing France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemberg, and Denmark
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 Foreign Military Studies Office Publications - American Perspectives on Eastern FrontOperations in World War II
The war itself in the East was a shadowy affair signified by maps of the Soviet Union overlaid by large arrows and clouds of fl representing advancing Nazi forces.
While early in the war the U.S. government's principal concern was for assisting in the defeat of Nazi Germany, the very fact that the Japanese surprise attack had catalyzed American war sentiments led to ever increasing U.S. attention to the war in the Pacific, a war which soon dominated U.S. newspaper headlines.
The war on the Eastern Front, however unfairly, was a part of this shadowy context.
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 Talk:Eastern Front (World War II)/Proposed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eastern Front of World War II was the theatre of war covering the conflict in central and eastern Europe from June 1941 to May 1945.
The Eastern Front was by far the largest and bloodiest theatre of World War II, and generally accepted as the most costly conflict in human history at anywhere from 25-30 million dead as a result.
The Eastern front resulted in such staggering losses and disregard for human life almost entirely as a consequence of the ideological premise for the war.
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 World War II Books: Eastern Front
In the last 18 months of the war the Red Army demonstrated a complete mastery of the application of force and the crushing victories in Belorussia, the Balkans and Poland destroyed the cohesion of the Ostheer and proved beyond any doubt that Germany was destined for total defeat.
But brutalized by the war and convinced that the score is about to be destroyed, he betrays both hishost and the love of his forest maiden, running away to meet a tragic fate.
For communist true believers, World War II was the purgatory of the revolution, the final cleansing of Soviet society of the remaining elusive "human weeds" who intruded upon socialist harmony, and it brought the polity to the brink of communism.
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 Air Power:Air Power on the Eastern Front in World War II
Air Power:Air Power on the Eastern Front in World War II The British Hawker Hurricane, one of the most important aircraft designs in military aviation history, was one of the planes sent to Russia to help in their fight against the German invaders.
Air Power on the Eastern Front in World War II The war fought between Germany and the Soviet Union became the most dramatic and costly battlefront of World War II.
Unlike in other war theaters where air power was used for its own military campaigns apart from ground troops, air power on the Eastern Front was used mainly to support ground operations, making it echo the movements and fortunes of the armies.
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 World War II
Combat experience on the Eastern Front during 1941-42 caused the German Army to reconsider the basic armament of an infantry soldier.
It was Elizabeth's continuing efforts to foster the British will to fight that awarded her Hitler's description as "The most dangerous woman in Europe", perhaps the highest accolade she has ever received.
Madame Chiang, media darling and the power behind the Nationalist leader, Chiang Kai-shek, was so prominent in the Chinese war effort against Japan that General Stilwell recommended, only half jokingly, that she be appointed Minister of Defense.
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 Controversies of World War II - East Front
There are many things about World War II that have been debated, and I have firm opinions on some of these.
After the war, it became convenient for surviving German generals to blame Hitler, and this was a convenient decision to malign.
During World War II, the Soviet Union was an indispensible ally in the fight against Germany.
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 The Eastern Front   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Eastern Front was by far the largest and bloodiest theatre of World War II, and generally accepted as the most costly conflict in human history at anywhere from 25-30 million
The Eastern front resulted in such staggering losses and disregard for human life almost entirely on the ideological premise for the war.
The war inflicted huge losses and suffering onto the civilian populations of the affected countries.
www.madisonschools.k12.mi.us /curriculum/american_history/eastern_front.htm   (488 words)

  
 WORLD WAR II -- BOOKS ON THE EASTERN FRONT
From the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905, through World War I, the civil war, and to the eve of World War II, modern operational art grew from theoretical speculations by a small group of officers to become a critical component of the Soviet art of war.
Commanding the Red Army's Sherman Tanks: The World War II Memoirs of Hero of the Soviet Union Dmitry Loza.
Germany and the Second World War: Volume III: The Mediterranean, South-east Europe, and North Africa 1939-1941: From Italy's Declaration of Non-Belligerence to the Entry of the United States Into the War.
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 World War II
As the war in the east turned in favor of the Soviet Union, and despite the successful Allied landings in Normandy in 1944, the earlier friction intensified over irreconcilable differences about postwar aims within the anti-Axis coalition.
Recently, the missing and prisoners of war from the Vietnam War have been the focus of attention.
But Soviet archival documents -- from an earlier era after World War II -- reveal that Americans were detained, and even perished, in the vast Soviet GULAG.
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 The Second World War
Under the German-Soviet pact Poland was divided; the Soviets took, and absorbed into the Soviet Union, the eastern half (Byelorussia and the West Ukraine), the Germans incorporated Pomerania, Posnania and Silesia into the Reich whilst the rest was designated as the General-Gouvernement (a colony ruled from Krakow by Hitler's friend, Hans Frank).
In 1943 a division of Polish soldiers was formed in Russia under Soviet control and fought on the Eastern Front.
Approximately 5,384,000, or 89.9% of Polish war losses (Jews and Gentiles) were the victims of prisons, death camps, raids, executions, annihilation of ghettos, epidemics, starvation, excessive work and ill treatment.
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 Kursk
The Turning Point on the Eastern Front in World War II by Roberto R. Padilla II On the night of 5 August 1943 Muscovites awakened to the thunderous report of 125 field guns firing in unison.
The battles on the eastern front in World War II saw the deployment of thousands of tanks and millions of men.
Historians of World War II agree the war was won in the east, but they still dispute when the fighting turned in favor of the Red Army.
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 Women in Air War: The Eastern Front of World War II Canadian Slavonic Papers - Find Articles
The authors of the reminiscences repeatedly speak of modesty as an ideal characteristic in a comrade.
This selfeffacement continues long after the war for most of the writers describe the exploits of a friend or comrade-in-arms rather than their own.
The reminiscences are also uniformly silent on questions of hygiene; the authors refer to the material conditions of life at the front only when they are setting the background for descriptions of battles.
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 Kazimiera J. Cottam, ed. Women in Air War: the Eastern Front of World War II Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the ...
Women in Air War: the Eastern Front of World War II Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military, Fall-Winter, 2001 by Jacqueline Kruper
The Soviet Armed Forces, in dire need of flyers at the beginning of World War II, opened its ranks to young women who eagerly welcomed the opportunity to serve their country as pilots.
This unique collection of memoirs is a `must read' for those interested in World War II as well as aviation and the roles of female aviators.
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 WWI Eastern Front Foto- Nachlass eines Soldaten - a photoset on Flickr
WWI Eastern Front Foto- Nachlass eines Soldaten - a photoset on Flickr
Some background information from Cambridge Catalogue, about one of the few books on the Eastern Front: 'War Land on the Eastern Front' is a study of a hidden legacy of World War I: the experience of German soldiers on the Eastern front and the long-term effects of their encounter with Eastern Europe.
After Germany’s defeat, the Eastern front’s ‘lessons’ were taken up by the Nazis, radicalized, and enacted when German armies returned to the East in World War II.
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 Borderlands: World War II in Soviet Eastern Europe
At the Threshold of War: The Soviet High Command in 1941 in Russian Studies in History: A Journal of Translations Volume 36, Number 3 (Winter 1997-98), pp.
Planning for War: the Red Army and the Catastrophe of 1941," Europe-Asia Studies Volume 47, Number 8 (December 1995) pp.
War of Annihilation: War Crimes of the Wehrmacht, 1941-1944
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