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  Technology during World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Given the scope of the war and the rapid technological escalation which happened during the war, a vast array of technology was employed, as different nations and different units found themselves equipped with different levels of technology.
Wars across the world in the 1930s, such as the Spanish Civil War and the bombing of Shanghai, had demonstrated the power of strategic bombing, and so air forces in Europe and America came to view bomber aircraft as extremely powerful weapons which, in theory, could bomb an enemy nation into submission on their own.
Naval warfare changed dramatically during World War II, with the ascent of the aircraft carrier to the premier vessel of the fleet, and the impact of increasingly capable submarines (originally known as U-boats by the Germans) on the face of naval tactics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_technology_during_World_War_II   (2791 words)

 The Aerospace Industry During World War II
The Aerospace Industry During World War II A nearly completed B-17 Flying Fortress at the Boeing aircraft plant in Seattle, Washington.
During 1939-1945, the industry became the largest single industry in the world and rose from 41
During the spring of 1940, British and French orders totaled more planes than the U.S. government had authorized for its own military in all of 1939.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Aerospace/WWII_Industry/Aero7.htm   (1529 words)

 World War II
World War II World War II was the largest and most violent armed conflict in human history.
World War II was a watershed in the history of the Uinted States.
The Military Utility of German Rocketry During World War II Kirk M Kloeppel Maj; Richard Muller (Faculty Advisor) Air Command and Staff College 1997 -- During the period from August 1943 to August 1944, CROSSBOW sorties comprised 14% of sorties flown and 16% of total tonnage dropped.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/world_war_2.htm   (11154 words)

 Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI History World War II Period: Late 1930's - 1945
The most serious discrimination during World War II was the decision to evacuate Japanese nationals and American citizens of Japanese descent from the West Coast and send them to internment camps.
While most FBI personnel during the war worked traditional war-related or criminal cases, one contingent of Agents was unique.
The world that the FBI faced in September 1945 was very different from the world of 1939 when the war began.
www.fbi.gov /libref/historic/history/worldwar.htm   (1514 words)

 SACRIFICE IS HONORED - The Washington Times: Metropolitan - May 21, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
"World War II was the seminal event of the 20th century," says Victor Davis Hanson, military historian and classicist at the University of California in Fresno and author of "Carnage and Culture," a study of the military pre-eminence of Western civilization.
Today, World War II seems distant to, and perhaps unappreciated by, the children and grandchildren of the war generation.
Hanson, the military historian, worries about how the war is taught in schools: with laserlike focus on the use of atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the internment of Japanese in the United States, to the neglect of climactic battles.
washingtontimes.com /metro/20040521-061127-1165r.htm   (2017 words)

 Florida During World War II
World War II helped serve as a catalyst for the state's explosive postwar growth.
The World War II era documents that have been scanned and placed online for this unit come from several different collections in the Florida State Archives.
This program is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, State Library and Archives of Florida.
www.floridamemory.com /OnlineClassroom/FloridaWWII/history.cfm   (927 words)

 Subject Bibliography: WORLD WAR II (070)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Shows the army headquarters of World War II as a complicated organization with functions ranging from the immediate supervision of tactical operations to long-range operational planning and the sustained support of frontline units.
Discusses the World War II liberation of the island of Luzon in the Philippines from Japanese forces from December 15, 1944 to July 4, 1945.
Chronicles primarily the tactical events of World War II, from the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, to the surrender of Japan in August 1945, with emphasis on ground action by United States armed forces.
bookstore.gpo.gov /sb/sb-070.html   (3843 words)

 AFV Development During World War II
Command and control of armored units improved because, with a specific crewman for loading the gun, the commanders no longer had to double as the loader and was able to concentrate fully on his leadership functions.
This was the primary contribution of German military thought to the technical development of the tank.
The simple fact that German tanks were the only ones to have three-man turrets in the early period of World War II represents a significant factor in explaining the military successes achieved during the Blitzkrieg years of 1939-42.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/world_war_2/11083   (534 words)

 World War II --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The war was in many respects a continuation, after an uneasy 20-year hiatus, of the disputes left unsettled by...
The war began in Europe in 1939, but by its end in 1945 it had involved nearly every part of the world.
Details the history of World War II in the Asia-Pacific region, and examines the role of the U.S. Army in the conflict.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9110199?tocId=9110199   (1164 words)

 Best of History Web Sites: World War II History (WWII)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Second World War is a Spartacus Educational website and enables one to research individual people and events of the war in detail.
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.
www.besthistorysites.net /WWII.shtml   (3941 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Military
Mindful that the Iraq war is growing increasingly unpopular, the Senate is calling for 2006 to be a period of significant political and military transition in Iraq that will create conditions for a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops.
A military lab scientist said forensic experts working to identify the recently discovered frozen remains of a World War II airman have narrowed down the possibilities to four.
The light hair on the frozen body of a World War II airman gives Jeanne Pyle hope that the well-preserved remains found this month in a Sierra Nevada glacier belong to her brother.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/military   (2645 words)

 Florida During World War II
Florida During World War II Despite Florida's growing tourism, it was still the least-populated southern state in 1940, and ranked only 27th nationally.
World War II provided the greatest economic growth in American history.
During the War, people had to cut back on food and all supplies that they bought.
fcit.coedu.usf.edu /florida/lessons/ww_ii/ww_ii1.htm   (1185 words)

 Espionage Intelligence, equipment and technology during World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This was what got me. I had no idea video technology was available in 1943, I thought people were still huddled around a massive radio in their lounge rooms, listening to the war.
The article states, "A FORMER hotel just north of London was transformed into one of World War II Britain’s most secret locations, inventing gadgets for the sabotage activities of the Special Operations Executive in Nazi-occupied Europe" (pp #50).
After the war was over, files in the SS and SD offices of German intelligence revealed the hoax to be a success.
multimedia.design.curtin.edu.au /cache/e/0002   (5264 words)

 World War II Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
At the beginning of the Second World War, the Japanese Navy was arguably the most powerful navy in the world.
This is an excellent photo archive of armored fighting vehicles used during the Second World War.
An engaging commentary of war in the south Pacific.
www.suite101.com /links.cfm/world_war_2   (1520 words)

 Press Release 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Tempra Technology is now applying their technology to heat consumer hand-held foods.
According to Guarino, Tempra Technology is looking at several commercial applications for its self-heating technology, including warming dips for chips, and self-contained soups, chilies, stews, coffee, hot cocoa and shelf-stable meals.
Tempra Technology, Inc. is a leading thermal technology company based in Bradenton, Florida, which has developed and patented groundbreaking self-chilling and self-heating technologies.
www.tempratech.com /press1.html   (545 words)

 Wartime Posters Activity - DiscoverySchool.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
To recognize that, despite America’s eventual involvement in World War II, not everyone initially agreed that intervention was the answer.
World War II was an event requiring participation by every citizen.
The United States is beginning to emerge from the Great Depression and war is raging in Europe.
school.discovery.com /lessonplans/activities/wartimeposters   (658 words)

 Jensen's Web Sources for Wars & World Military History
The Mexican war: a history of its origin, and a detailed account of the victories which terminated in the surrender of the capital; with the official despatches of the generals.
The war in Egypt and the Soudan; an episode in the history of the British Empire by Thomas Archer 1880s 4 vol.
Nicolay and Hay on Tennessee and Kentucky, 1861 (1888)
tigger.uic.edu /~rjensen/military.html   (6077 words)

 Florida During World War II
Florida During World War II The Sisters took us to the photography studio across from the fort and all of a sudden right over the green, two planes who were stunting bumped into each other tearing the tail off of one and I don’t know what off the other.
Meets Sunshine State Standards for Social Studies (SS.A.5.4) The student knows the origins and effects of the involvement of the United States in World War II.
Letters and record sheets describing how Florida civilians were involved in or affected by the war.
www.floridamemory.com /OnlineClassroom/FloridaWWII   (262 words)

 The First World War
A War in Words: This tremendous book tells the story of the First World War through the diaries and letters of its combatants, eyewitnesses and victims.
Powerful individual stories are interwoven to form an extraordinary narrative that follows the chronology of the war, in words written on the battlefield and on leave, under occupation and in prison.
Each chapter focuses on one important episodes of the war told from opposite sides of the conflict.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWW.htm   (148 words)

 World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
World War II in Ukraine: June 22, 1941
World War II - Britannica.com: Invasion of the Low Countries and the Fall of France
The greatest armored tank battle of World War II took place near the village of Prokhorovka.
members.aol.com /TeacherNet/WWII.html   (2533 words)

 Smithsonian: Military and War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Surveys the history of America's military from the French and Indian Wars to the present conflict in Iraq
McPherson analyzes Union strategies to win the war the role of General Sherman in carrying them out.
Marking the bicentennial of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the history of the institution and its graduates
www.si.edu /history_and_culture/military_and_war   (660 words)

 TheHistoryNet: Where History Lives On The Web
Much as Iraq's alleged nuclear ambitions and WMD stockpiles convinced millions of American's war was the only recourse, 41 years ago a North Vietnamese attack on an American ship in the Gulf of Tonkin led to a green light for American escalation there.
Forty years after North Vietnamese patrol boats reportedly attacked U.S. destroyers, the sequence of events surrounding the Gulf of Tonkin incident is finally coming into clearer focus.
The intermittent war between the United States and the Plains Indians that stretched across some three decades after the Civil War came to an end on December 29, 1890, at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
historynet.com   (221 words)

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