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  Kriegsschule - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Kriegschule was a General Military School used for basic officer training in Germany up until the defeat in 1945.
All Wehrmacht officers in World War II had passed through a Kriegsschule during their training.
This World War II article is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kriegsschule   (179 words)

  
 World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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 approximately 55.5 million lives (see below).
The war was fought mainly between an 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 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.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/w/wo/world_war_ii.html   (3725 words)

  
 History of Germany during World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When conditions reached their climax and the Second World War came in 1939, the Western democracies were shocked at the speed at which Poland fell, given that they had seen the Polish army defeat the vast Soviet Union less than a generation before at the Battle of Warsaw (1920).
The invasion led the United Kingdom and France to declare war on Germany, accordingly to the agreement that they had with Poland.
After Italy's declaration of War on the United Kingdom and France in June of 1940 Italian forces in Libya came under punitive attack from the British in Egypt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_history_of_Germany_during_World_War_II   (1274 words)

  
 Undergraduate Master Course List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Greek history from the Persian War to the Macedonian conquest of Greece.
Roman political, social, and cultural history during the crisis of the late republic from 133 B.C., the tribunate of Tiberius Gracchus, through the establishment of the principate by the Emperor Augustus.
History of the Jews in the New World, beginning in the middle of the seventeenth century, and the focusing on the United States, until the present.
history.rutgers.edu /undergrad/mastercourse.htm   (6870 words)

  
 Wehrmacht - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
During World War II, the Wehrmacht consisted of the army (das Heer), the navy (die Kriegsmarine) and the air force (die Luftwaffe), with Waffen-SS ("SS in arms") and Sturmabteilung (SA) units occasionally added.
By 1935, Germany was openly flouting the military restrictions set forth in the Versailles Treaty, and conscription was reintroduced on 16 March 1935.
Given the Nazi ideology that land required for Germany's expansion was in the hands of those deemed "racially inferior", massive numbers of war crimes were committed by Nazi Germany on the Eastern front and in conquered territory — in particular, Poland and the Soviet Union.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Wehrmacht   (1752 words)

  
 World War Two   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A revolutionary, Richard Muller, remarked that "Germany was a tinderbox waiting for a match." The people were willing to revolt because of the lack of food caused by the war and also the fact that a treaty was not yet in sight.
Germany was forced to acknowledge its war guilt and some of the military leaders were to be tried for war crimes.
War materials were to be handed over to the Allies, and the manufacture of munitions was almost completely halted.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Rhodes/6916/ww2.htm   (8649 words)

  
 Germany (11/05)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Germany continues to be active economically in the states of central and eastern Europe and to actively support the development of democratic institutions, bilaterally and through the EU.
Germany stands at the center of European affairs and is a key partner in U.S. relations with Europeans in NATO and the European Union.
During the 45 years in which Germany was divided, the U.S. role in Berlin and the large American military presence in West Germany served as symbols of the U.S. commitment to the preservation of peace and security in Europe.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3997.htm   (5905 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)

  
 20th Century Military Books - WW I and WW II World War Military Books
Pakenham, Thomas THE BOER WAR Random 1979 "The war declared by the Boers of South Africa.
One of the most remarkable tales of American military history, The War Journal of Major Damon "Rocky" Gause is one man's chronicle of his incredible 159-day escape from the infamous Bataan Death March and harrowing voyage across the enemy-held Pacific in World War II.
Both are superb examples of military history as presented by one of the greatest generals to command victorious armies in the field." 4to, photos, 80 pages of two color maps and diagrams, 421 pages.
www.sonic.net /~books/battle.html   (5845 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)

  
 Best of History Web Sites: World War II History (WWII)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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)

  
 Today in Technology History - Nov 1
During World War I, Flettner developed a device that allowed airplane pilots to raise or lower a plane's nose for better control.
Flettner also made several improvements to military tanks, and he apparently designed a guided torpedo which was never built.
In the 1920s, Flettner's interest in aerodynamics led him to build one of history's strangest boats: a schooner with two tall rotating cylinders that looked like smokestacks, but were actually sails.
www.tecsoc.org /pubs/history/2001/nov1.htm   (272 words)

  
 GI -- World War II Commemoration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
WORLD WAR II, the name commonly given to the global conflict of 1939-1945.
It was the greatest and most destructive war in history.
Whereas military operations in World War I were conducted primarily on the European continent, World War II included gigantic struggles not only in Europe but in Asia, Africa, and the far-flung islands of the Pacific as well.
gi.grolier.com /wwii/wwii_i.html   (117 words)

  
 BBC - History - World War Two   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
An in-depth examination of the most destructive conflict in history, from the rise of the Nazis to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and the birth of a new world order.
Resentment at the harsh peace of World War One fuelled the rise of Adolf Hitler.
Italy was invaded, the Germany army was in full retreat on the Eastern Front, and defeated Japanese soldiers fought to the death in Burma and the Pacific.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/war/wwtwo   (976 words)

  
 Military History Online
During the battle of Stalingrad the legions of the Nationalist Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) engaged the military might of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in a brutal struggle to the death.
The Mitrailleuse was the world's first machine-gun to actually be used in major combat, during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871.
Added to this long national history was an equally long military history of victories against invaders and foes that had left Japan feeling invulnerable.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com   (2034 words)

  
 History (HY) Courses
History of humankind, emphasizing the rise of the West from c.1600 C.E. NOTE: History 101 and 102 are related courses but do not need to be taken in order.
The history of England from the Roman occupation to the Age of the Tudors.
History of the southern United States, from the colonial era to the present.
www.southalabama.edu /bulletin/bulletin0001/courhy.htm   (1466 words)

  
 Feldgrau.com - The German Armed Forces 1919-1945
Alliierte - Axis Allies - The history of the European Axis-allied nations that fought alongside Germany during WWII.
Our main focus is on the operational histories of the units and organizations that made up the German army, navy, airforce and all associated auxiliary formations, both during the Weimar period and the NSDAP era.
During the Polish Campaign the 22.Infanterie-Division took part in securing the Westwall along the French border in the region of Eifel and Saarpfalz.
www.feldgrau.com   (734 words)

  
 Education World® - *History : World History : Wars : World War II : General Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
1939 On The Brink of War An examination of Britain at the end of the 1930s and the Second World War.
A Raid on Munich The actual accounting of a bombing raid over Germany during WW2, and the capture,imprisonment and forced Death March that ensued.
A Reminiscence of War 193945 Personal memoir by James Glass, a scot who served in the army in North Africa, Palestine, Syria, Iraq (as Kingston's Column) and Iran.
db.education-world.com /perl/browse?cat_id=1508   (594 words)

  
 Homework Help--World History--World War II
Photos and details about their pivotal role in World War II and their belatedly awarded Congressional Medals of Honor, from U.S. Senator Bingaman.
The University of North Texas Libraries provides many links to World War II posters and publications from the United States and around the world.
This History Place site provides a timeline of World War II in Europe and includes links to photos, text and documents about some of these events.
www.kcls.org /hh/ww2.cfm   (776 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)

  
 Panzer War Resources - World War II
Daily coverage of the Second World War from September 1, 1939 to September 30, 1945 (2222 days).
Read and contribute to discussions on AFVs, World War II and political-military topics of all sorts.
Comprehensive technical information and four-view drawings of about two hundred armored fighting vehicles used by Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, the UK, the USA and the USSR during the Second World War.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/1084   (172 words)

  
 The Jewish Virtual Library - The Holocaust
Bibliography of The Holocaust, Nazi Germany and World War II
Moral Dilemmas Faced by Jewish Doctors During the Holocaust
Speech of John Paul II at Yad Vashem
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/holo.html   (90 words)

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