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 World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world involving the great majority of the nations being fought simultaneously in several major and costing approximately 55.5 million lives (see below).
The war was fought mainly between alliance of the British Commonwealth France the United States the Soviet Union and China —collectively known as the Allies ; and the Axis Powers an alliance between Germany Italy and Japan.
The war also saw the re-emergence the United States from its isolationism the destruction and rebuilding of Germany Japan into major industrial powers the advent the atomic bomb and the emergence of the United and the Soviet Union as global superpowers.
www.freeglossary.com /World_War_II   (3845 words)

 World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
August 9, 1945]] World War II was a global conflict that started on 7 July 1937 in Asia and 1 September 1939 in Europe and lasted until 1945, involving the majority of the world's countries and every inhabited continent.
On which date the War began is also debated, cited as either the German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939, the Japanese invasion of China on 7 July 1937 (the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War), or earlier yet the 1931 Japanese invasion of Manchuria.
While the War stimulated many technologies: radio development accelerated, and radar developed; it retarded others, most notably popular television which the BBC had been developing, but which was shelved, as it also was in Germany and the USA, until the end of the war.
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 World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb
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.
Of the total deaths in World War II approximately 84% were on the Allied side and 16% on the Axis side.
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 World War II - Military History Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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.
The belligerents of the Second World War are usually considered to belong to either of the two blocs: the Axis and the Allies.
The end of World War II is seen by many as the end of Britain's position as a global superpower and the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as the dominant powers in the world.
www.militaryhistorywiki.org /wiki/World_War_II   (8698 words)

 European Theatre of World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The European Theatre was an area of heavy fighting across Europe, during World War II, from 1 September 1939 to 8 May 1945.
German raids continued on a smaller scale for the rest of the war, and later the V1 Flying Bomb and V-2 ballistic missile were both used against Britain.
Mussolini's regime declared war on Britain and France on June 11, 1940, and invaded Greece on October 28.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Theatre_of_World_War_II   (4706 words)

 World War II Books: European Theatre
The very young men who flew the B-24s over Germany in World War II against terrible odds were yet another exceptional band of brothers, and, in The Wild Blue, Ambrose recounts their extraordinary brand of heroism, skill, daring, and comradeship with the same vivid detail and affection.
War weary, tired, and bloodied, Burgett and other Screaming Eagles of A Company were heading for the last battle, the drive that would carry them through Alsace, Germany's Ruhr Valley, the Rhineland, Austria, and the end of the war in Europe.
With the outbreak of war, Habe enlisted in the French 21st Infantry of Foreign Volunteers, and fought in engagements on the Belgian and Luxembourg frontiers.
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 World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Finland, where the Winter War became a focus of the world's interest in the absence of other hostilities.
World War I, the Western victors in the Second World War did not demand compensation from the defeated nations.
In the military sphere, World War II marked the coming of age of airpower, mostly at the expense of warships.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~eushrair/worldwartwo.htm   (3850 words)

 World War II in Europe
The last true worldwide war was fought between 1939 and 1945.
These maps of the World War II come to you from the U.S. Military Academy, at West Point.
This was one of the most horrifying events in the history of the world.
www.socialstudiesforkids.com /subjects/worldwariieurope.htm   (197 words)

 'World War II
By the end of the War, more people were killed, more property destroyed, more people's lives were disrupted, and probably more far-reaching consequences were caused than any other war in history.
World War II brought about the downfall of Western Europe as the center of world power, led to the rise of the Soviet Union, set up conditions leading to the 'Cold War,' and opened the nuclear age.
The objective of this lesson is for students to understand the impact of World War II on the advancement of women in society.
www.42explore2.com /worldwar2.htm   (2461 words)

 World War II Aviation: Grasshoppers
The Grasshopper That Roared by Jean L. Chase is different from Janey and Flying Low in that it describes the L-4 pilot's experiences at war in New Guinea and the Philippines in the Pacific Theatre.
In the European Theatre, the L-4 pilots usually flew with a spotter in the back seat.
In the civilian world, the L-4 is a J-3 Piper Cub.
www.war-books.com /grasshopper.htm   (444 words)

 European Theater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Soon after, in late July, the Allies decided to follow up their success in Sicily with an invasion of mainland Italy.
The Italian campaign involved some of the hardest fighting in the war.
For a more general overview of the war see the Brief History of WWII e-text."]
www.worldwar2history.info /Europe   (1782 words)

 Homeschool Learning Network E-Store World War II - The European Theatre Unit Study
In September 1939 the German army invaded Poland, starting World War II—the cruelest and most devastating war in the history of the world.
It is known by historians as "the war to end all wars," yet today many young people know little about WWII.
Use these lessons to help your children comprehend the scope and magnitude of this catastrophic event in world history.
www.hln-store.com /servlet/Detail?no=381   (162 words)

 Got Essays? - 100% Free Essays, Need I Say More?
N.Cull’s assessment of the film Saving Private Ryan in that it portrays “a realistic depiction of the lives and deaths of G.I’s in the European theatre in World War II” is an accurate one.
Devastating injuries caused by the “lights of perverted science” were perhaps one of the most horrific outcomes of World War II displayed on and off film.
The methods that led to soldiers’ deaths along with the agonies they suffered within the European Theatre of World War II were extremely realistic in Saving Private Ryan.
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 HyperWar: European Theater of Operations--Contents
The War in Eastern Europe (June 1941 to May 1945)
The War in North Africa, Part 1 (Operations in Egypt and Libya)
The War in Western Europe, Part 1 (June 1944 to December 1944) [In progress]
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/ETO/index.html   (266 words)

 TSR/SPIs World War II : European Theatre of Operations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Welcome to the World War II : European Theatre of Operations Webring!
My site features information about the game E.T.O., after-action play reports, along with some background information on the leaders, generals, and geography of the European Theatre of Operations.
E.T.O. This Web site is dedicated to the World War II European Theatre of Operations game by SPI.
www.expage.com /etowebring   (198 words)

 World War II in Europe History Resources
Jagdflieger: German VTO Projects of World War II Luft '46 [experimental German aircraft]
Brief History of the 1st Parachute Brigade, 2nd Battalion
504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II 594th Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment
www.snowcrest.net /jmike/ww2europemil.html   (98 words)

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