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  World War II
Others even regard World War I, which culminated in the Peace with the Central Powers in 1921 and World War II as parts of the same conflict, with only a breathing spell in between.
World War II would go down in the history books as bringing about the downfall of Western Europe as the center of world power, leading to the rise of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.), setting up conditions leading to the Cold War, and opening up the nuclear age.
Many historians trace the roots of World War II to the Treaty of Versailles and other peace agreements that followed World War I. The Germans found it easy to blame the harsh Treaty of Versailles for their troubles.
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  Wikipedia: Military history of Britain during World War II
During the Battle of France, the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigned, correctly believing that the country no longer trusted him to conduct the war.
At the request of the government, thousands of small boats from the coast of Britain were therefore sailed to Dunkirk by their civilian masters, and ferried the troops from the beaches to the waiting warships, often under air attack or bombardment.
To add to the military neglect in the build-up the attack, the colony was run by a Governor who refused to allow what military preparations could be made during the time in between the Japaness attack and the surrender.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/m/mi/military_history_of_britain_during_world_war_ii.html   (5174 words)

  
  World War II
World War II cost the United States a million casualities and nearly 400,000 deaths.
The literature on World War II is vast.
The war dramatically changed the nature of the movies, which were no longer mere entertainment, but a valuable morale-booster, a source of information, and an instrument of public education.
www.digitalhistory.uh.edu /modules/ww2/index.cfm   (410 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Military history of Britain during World War II Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Military history of Britain during World War II This page is intended to serve as a focal point for information pertinent to understanding British military activity during World War II.
During late 1944, as more British aircraft carriers came into the area a series of strikes were flown against oil targets in Sumatra to prepare British carriers for the upcoming operations in the Pacific.
In the last great amphibious operation of the war in Europe, British Commandos and Canadian troops captured the island in the late autumn of 1944, clearing the way for Antwerp to be opened and for the easement of the critical logistical problems the Allies were suffering.
www.ipedia.com /military_history_of_britain_during_world_war_ii.html   (13340 words)

  
 Military History Online
World War II was a monumental struggle against totalitarian nations that sought to enslave entire continents.
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.
Britain never had the resources to conquer the United States; Canada could never have survived without British and native support; and it was British regulars, not Canadian militiamen, who burnt down the White House.
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 Bambooweb: World War II
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 and large percentages of countries' gross national product.
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, the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as global superpowers, closer integration of Europe in the form of a
Traditionally, the war is described as a conflict between two groups of powers: the Axis and the Allies.
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 History Archive
Since capitalism arose in the world, workers have been banding together; at first locally in small groups, but increasingly workers realized that the greater the strength of workers’ organisation, the better able workers are to challenge capitalism.
Includes the “Conspiracy of Equals” of Babeuf during the French Revolution, the Paris Commune, the first workers government ever (including primary documents and a photo gallery), The Resistance (1940-45) with letters from the Manouchian group of foreign communists killed by the Nazis and The Algerian Independence War (1954-60) including the reaction of the French Left.
The vanguard of any historic movement is important to detail – but because bourgeois history (the vast majority of written history) details the vanguards of history almost exclusively, and thus at the great expense of the role of the masses, it is critical we reverse such blindly one-sided science.
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 World War II - Military History Wiki
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.
During the Arcadia Conference from December 1941 to January 1942, the Allied leaders concluded that it was essential to keep Russia in the war.
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)

  
 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.
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 Military.com Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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)

  
 Digital History
During the 1950s, a combination of cheap fuel and a burgeoning consumer culture led to an orgy of consumption.
World oil prices were so low that Iran, Venezuela, and Arab oil producers banded together in 1960 to form OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Producing States, a producers' cartel, to negotiate for higher oil prices.
The sharp slide in world oil prices was one of the factors that led Iraq to invade neighboring Kuwait in 1990 in a bid to gain control over 40 percent of Middle Eastern oil reserves.
www.digitalhistory.uh.edu /historyonline/oil.cfm   (983 words)

  
 Bulgaria.com - History of Bulgaria, World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The lessons of the previous world war were too bitter to forget and there were no guarantees at all, as to.
The Bulgarian germanophile bourgeoisie, bewildered and precarious as it could be, was unable to suggest an outcome of the crisis and was desperately groping for palliative let's-patch-up-the-situation answers to its problems, ranging from vague promises for democratization of political life at home to indecisive attempts at being in contact with the allies.
The participation of the Bulgarian armies in the final stage of World War II and the excellent performance of their extremely efficient live force against the Germans and their Hungarian, Croatian and Albanian allies, improved considerably the international image of the country.
www.bulgaria.com /history/bulgaria/war2.html   (1666 words)

  
 Polish History - Part 12
World War II The German onslaught on Poland on September 1, 1939, started the Second World War.
Confronted with the enormous military might of the enemies and having no assistance from France and Britain, which were unprepared for war, Poland was forced to suffer a military defeat.
During eighteen months of occupation the most active individuals from all walks and domains of life were murdered.
www.poloniatoday.com /history12.htm   (1239 words)

  
 Military History Online - WWII Home
The battle demonstrated to the world that earlier German military accomplishments were not a fluke and showed the Belgians the fallacy of their strict policy of neutrality.
Midway was the pivotal battle of the war in the Pacific.
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   (3464 words)

  
 The National World War II Museum, Your World War II History Resource
During the 1930s Italian dictator Benito Mussolini began a military campaign to extend Italy's influence in Europe and Africa.
During the 1930s Japan undertook a campaign of aggressive military expansion.
Britain and France, Poland's allies, declared war on Germany.
www.nationalww2museum.org /education/history_intro.html   (1075 words)

  
 Best of History Web Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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   (3855 words)

  
 Guadalcanal
During a series of conferences dating from January 1941 the combined ground, sea, and air chiefs of staff of the United States and the United Kingdom discussed strategies to defeat the Axis Powers and listed the priorities that should guide their efforts toward that end.
During the last weeks of 1942 and the first weeks of 1943 the Americans strengthened their toehold on Guadalcanal by reorganizing and bringing in fresh troops.
During attacks on the Gifu strongpoint on 15 January, the executive officer of the 2d Battalion, 35th Infantry, ordered one platoon of Company G to withdraw.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/brochures/72-8/72-8.htm   (7764 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)

  
 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.
Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was deeply distrustful of Great Britain and France, fearing that they would prefer to see the USSR take the brunt of any Nazi attack.
On 17 September, the USSR fulfilled one of the terms of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact by invading Poland from the east.
www.lermuseum.org /ler/mh/wwii   (600 words)

  
 Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812
Britain’s defeat at the 1781 Battle of Yorktown marked the conclusion of the American Revolution and the beginning of new challenges for a new nation.
By the 1890s, the military had adopted the song for ceremonial purposes, requiring it to be played at the raising and lowering of the colors.
During the time that the Star-Spangled Banner was displayed in Flag Hall, museum staff recognized that inconsistent temperatures and humidity and high light levels had adversely affected the flag.
www.si.edu /resource/faq/nmah/starflag.htm   (2939 words)

  
 The History Place - Great History Videos
One of the greatest speeches in history, delivered before 200,000 persons at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, is presented here in its entirety, along with scenes of the civil rights struggle in America throughout the 1960s.
This highly informative twelve episode series was produced just a few years after the war ended and features comments from many of the chief participants spoken while the events were still quite fresh in their minds.
U.S. in World War II in the Pacific
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 Newsvine - history
For nearly all of the 90 years that Fort Dix has trained American military personnel, the gravest threats it has faced have been the government's periodic attempts to close it.
Russia accused the European Union and NATO on Monday of conniving with nations that disrespect the memory of Soviet soldiers and seek to rewrite history, the latest angry words in a dispute deepened by Estonia's relocation of a World War II monument.
Despite overwhelming military superiority, the world's most powerful nations failed to achieve their objectives in 39 percent of their military operations since World War II, according to a new University of Georgia study.
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 World War II Military History Books
Due to United States neutrality early in the war, the full extent of American involvement in the Royal Air Force was concealed at the time, a cover-up that has continued by inertia up to the present day.
The demonic personality of Adolf Hitler, the brutality and terror of his regime before and during World War II will be a constant source of fascination for historians and all readers for generations to come.
Every inexorable step which led to the outbreak of war in Europe in 1939 is described, as well as Germany's central role in World War II, including the holocaust and the collapse of Nazi Germany.
www.arms2armor.com /Books/ww2books.htm   (1820 words)

  
 World War II Web Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Also see voices from the Second World War, Student Voices from World War II and the McCarthy Era and US Latinos and Latinas and WWII.
War Relocation Authority and the Incarceration of Japanese-Americans During World War II
Project by the University of Minnesota to digitized 6,000 posters from the world wars and interwar period.
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 Vietnam during World War II
Following the Nazi defeat, the Potsdam Conference is held by the Allies including the U.S., Britain, and Soviet Union to plan the post-war world.
Vietnam is considered a minor item on the agenda; in order to disarm the Japanese in Vietnam, the Allies divide the country in half at the 16th parallel.
During the conference, representatives from France request the return of all French pre-war colonies in Southeast Asia (Indochina).
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 TheHistoryNet | World War II
World War II: Eyewitness to the Raid on Magdeburg
World War II: Eyewitness to the Raid on Ploesti
Post-World War II Europe was a wasteland of smashed cities, pitted roads and ruined fields.
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 IWM Duxford - Europe's premier aviation museum
This famous heritage site began as an airfield in the First World War and also played a vital role in the Second World War, firstly as an RAF fighter station and later as an American fighter base.
The American Air Museum in Britain stands as a memorial to the 30,000 American airmen who gave their lives flying from UK bases in defence of liberty during the Second World War, and also honours those who fought in Korea, Vietnam, Libya, Iraq and other conflicts and battles of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Friends of Duxford is a joint venture between the Imperial War Museum and Duxford Aviation Society.
duxford.iwm.org.uk   (248 words)

  
 HISTORY Essays
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A Country Divided: The Path to the Civil War
Analyze and explain the contacts between Native Americans and European settlers during the age of discovery
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 Military history of the United Kingdom during World War II Summary
Military history of the United Kingdom during World War II Summary
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Military history of the United Kingdom during World War II: HMS Warspite fires on German positions during D-Day.
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