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 ict1.htm
Established in memory of the “de Geuzen” resistance group that fought against the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands during World War II, the award honors the work of organizations and individuals characterizing the spirit of resistance against repression.
It is essential that the importance of non-violent resistance is recognized in a world focused on combating terrorism.
It reminds us of the suffering of so many in the Second World War, and rewards the courage of Tibetans in Tibet in their day-to-day struggle.
www.tibet.com /NewsRoom/ict1.htm   (378 words)

  
 World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Resistance during World War II occurred in every occupied country by a variety of means, ranging from non-cooperation, disinformation and propaganda to hiding crashed pilots and even to outright warfare and the recapturing of towns.
The causes of World War II are naturally a debated subject, but a common view, ties them to the policy of appeasement, which was directed by the United Kingdom and France after the First World War and expansionism of Germany and Japan.
The League of Nations was powerless and mostly silent in the face of many major events leading to World War II such as Hitler's re-militarisation of the Rhineland, annexation of Austria, and occupation of Czechoslovakia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_War_II   (8503 words)

  
 Polish Facts and Figures in World War II, Part III
Underground resistance on the Polish Home Front is directed by the Polish Government in London, through its representatives in Poland who conveys its instructions to the Directorate of Civilian Resistance responsible for the organization of sabotage, the trial and execution of German criminals.
But at dawn on September 17, without any declaration of war, Soviet Russia despite her non-aggression treaty with Poland attacked on the rear of the Polish armies fighting Germany.
At Kock the last of the major engagements of the war was fought on October 5th.
www.republika.pl /unpack/1/dok02c.html   (2923 words)

  
 War-Tax Resistance -- Why Not?
Since World War II we have lived under this shadow of nuclear destruction, darkening as missiles and carriers grew in numbers and power, darkening as our defense budget doubled every decade: $10 billion in the ‘40s, $20 billion in the ‘50s, $40 billion in the ‘60s, and $80 billion in the ‘70s.
Tax resistance as a means of opposing war is a more modern development; a 1971 issue of Peacemaker stated:
Legally, the war-tax resister is a lawbreaker, facing criminal charges which could result in a fine of up to $10,000 and/or a prison term of up to a year.
www.religion-online.org /showarticle.asp?title=1879   (2923 words)

  
 Western Front (World War II) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During World War II, the Western Front was the theater of fighting west of Germany, encompassing France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemberg, and Denmark.
For almost two years, there was no land-fighting on the Western Front with the exception of commando raids and the guerrilla actions of the resistance aided by the SOE and OSS.
The Breskens pocket on the southern bank of the Scheldt was cleared with heavy casualties by Canadian and Polish forces in Operation Switchback, during the Battle of the Scheldt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Western_Front_(WWII)   (2121 words)

  
 EyeWitness To World War Two
Hitler's interpreter describes the reaction of the Fuhrer and his henchmen to an ultimatum from Britain and the beginning of World War II.
Prime Minister Chamberlain's radio announcement of war was made at 11:15 AM - the air raid sirens began wailing at 11:27.
A soldier's story of the end of the war and his return home.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /w2frm.htm   (604 words)

  
 World War II - Psychology Central
Resistance during World War II occurred in every occupied country by a variety of means, ranging from non-cooperation, disinformation and propaganda to hiding crashed pilots and even to outright warfare and the recapturing of towns.
Image:Berlinwall.jpg The end of World War II is seen by many as marking the end of the United Kingdom's position as a global superpower and the catalyst for the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as the dominant powers in the world.
After 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.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/World_War_II   (9676 words)

  
 World War II - Psychology Central
Resistance during World War II occurred in every occupied country by a variety of means, ranging from non-cooperation, disinformation and propaganda to hiding crashed pilots and even to outright warfare and the recapturing of towns.
Image:Berlinwall.jpg The end of World War II is seen by many as marking the end of the United Kingdom's position as a global superpower and the catalyst for the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as the dominant powers in the world.
After 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.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/World_War_II   (9676 words)

  
 Convicted War Tax Resisters
In the modern war tax resistance movement (since World War II), very few people have been brought into Federal court, convicted, or jailed because of their war tax resistance.
Eventually, this list will be included in the next edition of War Tax Resistance, published by the War Resisters League.
In fact, only one war tax resister — James Otsuka in 1949 — was ever charged for not paying taxes.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/hedemann/convicted_wtr.htm   (9676 words)

  
 Scholarship and Reviews - Philip Metres
An investigation of American war resistance poetry from World War II, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf War.
And finally, I argue that war resistance poetry is a crucial and yet largely unexamined body of writing that negotiates the relationship between dissenting political movements and the nation.
I examine the ways in which war resistance is registered not only on the level of content but also in the very form of the lyric.
www.philipmetres.com /content/view/17/45   (9676 words)

  
 World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Resistance during World War II occurred in every occupied country by a variety of means, ranging from non-cooperation, disinformation and propaganda to hiding crashed pilots and even to outright warfare and the recapturing of towns.
The Italian declaration of war in June 1940 challenged the British supremacy of the Mediterranean, a supremacy hinged on Gibraltar, Malta, and Alexandria.
World War II was the largest and deadliest war in history.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_War_II   (8503 words)

  
 World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Resistance during World War II occurred in every occupied country by a variety of means, ranging from non-cooperation, disinformation and propaganda to hiding crashed pilots and even to outright warfare and the recapturing of towns.
After 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.
World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a large scale military conflict that took place between 1939 and 1945.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_War_II   (8591 words)

  
 World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Resistance during World War II occurred in every occupied country by a variety of means, ranging from non-cooperation, disinformation and propaganda to hiding crashed pilots and even to outright warfare and the recapturing of towns.
None of the alleged allied war crimes such as the bombing of Dresden or the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were ever prosecuted.
World War II, also, The Second World War, or WWII, was the global military conflict that took place between 1939 and 1945.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_War_II   (8673 words)

  
 The Real Heroes of Gulf War II: Conscientious Objectors : LA IMC
Since publicly declaring his opposition to war, he has become a symbol of resistance both in the United States and around the world.
Funk, 20, realised that he was against all war during his training, which including having to bayonet human-shaped dummies while shouting, ”kill, kill”.
Three British servicemen were sent home from the Persian Gulf after objecting to the conduct of the invasion and a U.K. member of parliament, George Galloway, says he ”is calling on British forces to refuse to obey the illegal orders” involved in the war.
la.indymedia.org /news/2003/04/50722.php   (8673 words)

  
 france during world war ii
Encyclopedia Entry for france during world war ii
This government, was commonly referred to as Vichy France and was headed by Henri Philippe PĂ©tain, a General during World War One.
France surrendered to Nazi Germany early in World War II (June 24 1940).
www.yourencyclopedia.net /France_during_World_War_II.html   (418 words)

  
 History of the French Resistance - the Alliance Reseau, Maquis, FTP and FFI
World War II had started when France and Great Britain both declared war on Germany after Hitler ordered the invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939.
Since Great Britain was the only country still at war with the German Reich, the collaboration of the French resistance with the British was a violation of the Armistice, as was the later collaboration of the partisans with American troops after the Normandy invasion.
Madame Fourcade survived the war, but members of her Alliance Network were captured in Alsace and executed at Natzweiler-Struthof.
www.scrapbookpages.com /Natzweiler/History/FrenchResistance.html   (4743 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Asian theater of World War II
In Chinese, the war is also known as the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression or (kang-ri-zhan) Resist Japan War for short.
Japan's grand strategy was based on the premise that it could not survive a war against the European powers without secure sources of natural resources, yet to secure those resources it decided to undertake the war that it knew it could not win in the first place.
For the Western Allies there were two major theaters in the Pacific War, the Pacific Theater and the South-East Asian Theater.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Asian-theater-of-World-War-II   (4743 words)

  
 CHAPTER 23: World War II: The War Against Japan
Japan entered World War II with limited aims and with the intention of fighting a limited war.
In the final analysis Japan lost because the country did not have the means to fight a total war against the combination of industrial, air, naval, and human resources represented by the United States and its Allies.
Japan believed it necessary to destroy or neutralize American striking power in the Pacific—the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor and the U.S. Far East Air Force in the Philippines—before moving southward and eastward to occupy Malaya, the Netherlands Indies, the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, the Gilbert Islands, Thailand, and Burma.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/amh/AMH-23.htm   (4743 words)

  
 World War II - Psychology Central
Resistance during World War II occurred in every occupied country by a variety of means, ranging from non-cooperation, disinformation and propaganda to hiding crashed pilots and even to outright warfare and the recapturing of towns.
The end of World War II is seen by many as marking the end of the United Kingdom's position as a global superpower and the catalyst for the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as the dominant powers in the world.
After 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.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/World_War_II   (10005 words)

  
 france during world war ii
France during World War II History of France series
This government, was commonly referred to as Vichy France and was headed by Henri Philippe PĂ©tain, a General during World War One.
France surrendered to Nazi Germany early in World War II ( June 24 1940).
www.yourencyclopedia.net /France_during_World_War_II.html   (10005 words)

  
 POLISH HOME ARMY (AK) - HISTORY
The new Polish Government, now situated in Angers near Paris, in December 1939 created "Zwi±zek Walki Zbrojnej - (ZWZ)" (Union for Armed Struggle) with the " aim of creating centers of national resistance " and "rebuilding the Polish nation through armed struggle ".
The Intelligence Service of AK was able to monitor the German army and air force on the Eastern Front, and extended its activities to industry and ports in the Reich.
A pro-Soviet organization was created under the name Polish Workers Party - "Polska Partia Robotnicza (PPR)", with a military organization called People's Guard, later changed to Peoples Army "Armia Ludowa (AL)".
www.biega.com /museumAK/hak-e.html   (10005 words)

  
 Partisan Resistance in Belarus during World War II
Partisan Resistance in Belarus during World War II Partisan Resistance in Belarus during World War II The tragedy that Belarusian people have undergone during World War II is so deep that even today this topic is embedded in everyday surrounding and culture of Belarusians.
Occupied by various powers throughout its history, Belarus has plenty of painful memories connected with the World War II period, during which a quarter of its population died, and its aftermath, when thousands more were sent to Soviet labor camps on charges of collaboration.
In the greatest partisan sabotage action of the entire Second World War, the so-called Osipovichi diversion of 30 July 1943, for instance four German trains with supplies and Tiger tanks were destroyed.
www.belarusguide.com /history1/WWII_partisan_resistance_in_Belarus.htm   (3097 words)

  
 NAMED CAMPAIGNS-WORLD WAR II
NAMED CAMPAIGNS-WORLD WAR II The World War II portion of this pamphlet has not been given the same treatment as that given the earlier wars and the Korean War.
In the Central Pacific, the Palaus were next to be attacked with a Marine landing on 15 September on Peleliu Island, where heavy fighting ensued and where organized resistance lasted until 26 November.
Consequently, the war in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and that in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater have been treated as separate wars.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/reference/apcmp.htm   (7447 words)

  
 UFO Phenomenon: The Dragon Snake: A Solomon Islands UFO Mystery Part 1
Marius Boirayon is the son of the World War II central France maquis (resistance) leader, and grew up in Mount Hagen in the Papua New Guinea Highlands.
The part of the sea that was right in front of the village was where the Allied Forces had encountered a Japanese fleet in a great battle that resulted in the biggest loss of Allied ships during any naval engagement in World War II.
I began discussing the matter of the so-called Dragon Snake with my father-in-law, John, and explained how some of the white men believe that aliens from other worlds are the ones responsible for driving this type of flying vehicle.
www.esolibris.com /articles/ufo/ufo_mystery_01.php   (3114 words)

  
 World War II -
Resistance during World War II occurred in every occupied country by a variety of means, ranging from non-cooperation, disinformation and propaganda to hiding crashed pilots and even to outright warfare and the recapturing of towns.
The end of World War II is seen by many as marking the end of the United Kingdom's position as a global superpower and the catalyst for the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as the dominant powers in the world.
The Germans were stopped literally within sight of Saint Basil's Cathedral, inside the Kremlin in Moscow, then forced to pull back, the first German defeat of World War II.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/World_War_II   (9126 words)

  
 Books about World War II - T-Z
War in the Pacific: Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay: The Story of the Bitter Struggle in the Pacific Theater of World War II Featuring Commissioned Photog...
The World War II Collection: War 1939: Dealing With Adolf Hitler/D Day to VE Day: General Eisenhower'Sreport 1944-45/the Judgement of Nuremberg...
The United States and World War II by Martin H. Folly
home.att.net /~newbooks/WWIIbooks5.html   (6090 words)

  
 World War II Editorial September 2004
As part of our continuing effort to improve our coverage of World War II, I am pleased to introduce Robert Citino, who will take up his duties as World War II Magazine's book review editor with this issue.
The unanticipated presence of SS armored formations along the corridor, malfunctioning radio equipment, drop zones too far from the objectives, and the unexpectedly fierce resistance of a foe who was determined to defend a direct route into its homeland quickly caused the operation to falter.
What had been anticipated as a war-winning lightning strike quickly turned into a fight for survival.
www.thehistorynet.com /wwii/editorial_09_04   (714 words)

  
 GI -- World War II Commemoration
Thus, unlike the situation in World War I, when the American contribution was relatively small and merely provided the tilt in the balance of power, the reconquest of western Europe in World War II saw a predominant American contribution.
The Battle of the Bulge was the greatest pitched battle on the western front in World War II.
Contributing toward the disruption of the railroads and highways in France were the efforts of the French resistance, a movement that had sprung up spontaneously after the surrender of France in 1940.
www.grolier.com /wwii/wwii_5.html   (18839 words)

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