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  Second World War
Japan entered the war in December 1941 and swiftly achieved a series of victories, resulting in the occupation of most of south-east Asia and large areas of the Pacific by the end of March 1942.
The value of the second campaign, fought in Borneo in 1945, to the overall war effort remains the subject of continuing debate.
However, during the early years of the war women were generally unable to make a significant contribution to the war effort in any official capacity.
www.awm.gov.au /atwar/ww2.htm   (1105 words)

  
  World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
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 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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Second_World_War   (9196 words)

  
 Welcome to the Imperial War Museum
The wars of the twentieth century have affected each and every one of us in some way, and the Imperial War Museum is here to tell all our stories, covering all aspects of life in wartime.
The Churchill Museum is the first national museum dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill. ; It is housed in the unique setting of the Cabinet War Rooms, the underground complex where Churchill and his government met as bombs rained down on London in 1940.
War memorials are a familiar sight in the landscape of the UK (United Kingdom).  They provide insight into not only the changing face of commemoration but also military history, social history and art history.
www.iwm.org.uk   (348 words)

  
 WarMuseum.ca - Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War: The History of World War 2
The world would have to live with weapons that had the potential to kill millions in moments and indeed to kill the whole human race.
That prospect was increased when a Cold War rose out of the Second World War, and pitted the Communist Soviet Union, suspicious of the West and intent on protecting itself from further attacks on its soil, against democratic capitalist countries such as the United States and Canada.
The Second World War led to technological innovations such as synthetic rubber, the computer, affordable trans-Atlantic aviation, plastics and synthetic fibres, radar and the jeep.
www.warmuseum.ca /cwm/newspapers/intro_e.html   (485 words)

  
 Second World War
Unlike many wars, blame for outbreak of the Second World War can be firmly placed on the hands of a single individual, Adolf Hitler, chancellor of Germany from 1933.
The U.S., now in the war, was unprepared for submarine warfare, and from January to April 1942 the U-Boats were able to cause great damage on ships close to the American coast, where defences were at their weakest.
After the outbreak of the war in Europe it was clear that Japan had her eyes on French Indochina, and on 22 September 1940 they entered northern Indochina, provoking a US Steel embargo (26 September).
www.rickard.karoo.net /articles/wars_wwII.html   (8102 words)

  
 Second World War - New Zealanders at War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
During the Second World War the Merchant Navy sailed the ships that delivered troops, military equipment and vital cargoes of food, fuel and raw materials across the world's oceans.
The Maori War Effort Organisation was formed during the Second World War to assist with recruitment for the forces and war-related service.
World War Two + 50 - tracks day by day events in World War Two with new information added for the 50th anniversary of each day the war was fought.
nzhistory.net.nz /ww2   (856 words)

  
 Second World War - www.canadiansoldiers.com
The war was not viewed as a surprise, and in fact units of the Canadian Army had been called out on 25 Aug 1939 to guard vital installations throughout Canada as a precursor to a general mobilization.
At sea, the war waged by German submariners was a constant threat to the survival of the British nation, and Canadian participation in the Battle of the Atlantic was impressive; at war's end Canada's navy was the third largest in the world.
The war also provoked many former colonies throughout the world to demand independence, which was sometimes granted peacefully, and sometimes (as was the case in French Indochina) with prolonged military action.
www.canadiansoldiers.com /mediawiki-1.5.5/index.php?title=Second_World_War   (4713 words)

  
 World War II information - Search.com
The North African war proved to be a disaster for Italy and when the Allies invaded Sicily on July 10 in Operation Husky, capturing the island in a little over a month, it caused the regime of Benito Mussolini to collapse.
It was one of the bloodiest sieges of the war.
The last Allied conference of World War II was held at the suburb of Potsdam, outside Berlin, from July 17 to August 2.
www.search.com /reference/World_War_II   (8906 words)

  
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known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is accepted as the largest and deadliest war in human history.
Rewriting the official history of the Second World War, though, has long been the temptation of those who were alienated from the post-war political arrangements.
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.
www.lycos.com /info/second-world-war.html   (814 words)

  
 Causes of the Second World War
War was caused by a combination of ‘a’ to ‘d’, but Hitler’s aims and actions were the main cause of war.
The rearmament of Germany was a cause for war because it broke the Treaty of Versailles (28
Causes of the Second World War - Vocabulary
www.rpfuller.com /gcse/history/6.html   (1476 words)

  
 WarMuseum.ca - Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War: The History of World War 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The world would have to live with weapons that had the potential to kill millions in moments and indeed to kill the whole human race.
That prospect was increased when a Cold War rose out of the Second World War, and pitted the Communist Soviet Union, suspicious of the West and intent on protecting itself from further attacks on its soil, against democratic capitalist countries such as the United States and Canada.
The Second World War led to technological innovations such as synthetic rubber, the computer, affordable trans-Atlantic aviation, plastics and synthetic fibres, radar and the jeep.
warmuseum.ca /cwm/newspapers/intro_e.html   (485 words)

  
 Second World War
This global conflict, in contrast to the First World War and its main theatre of action in France, was to spread its battlefields over much of the world, and to leave no corner of the planet unaffected.
The Second World War was an agent for profound global change, ushering in, as it did, the nuclear age.
Their stories, like those of the First World War servicemen and women, deserve to be told, and they themselves have earned the thanks and respect of the following generations for whose freedoms they fought so bravely.
www.mgtrust.org /ww2.htm   (742 words)

  
 WW2 - The True Cause of World War 2, WWII
But Germany's war efforts were still dependent on oil resources, and it came from a variety of sources, some external to the German border.
Both war zones presented plenty of opportunities to involve the American government in the war, and Roosevelt was quick to seize upon the opportunities presented.
Today is World War 3 on March 20, 2003 and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
www.threeworldwars.com /world-war-2/ww2.htm   (2398 words)

  
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Although the territories were recouped after the war, the loss of Moldovia and the introduction of communism still has a dampening effect on the anniversary, leaving not much in terms of celebration.
The crisis leading up to the Second World War is dominated by another German territorial demand: the city of Danzig, or Gdansk, in Poland.
With the outbreak of war between Germany and Poland imminent, the German and the Soviet governments sign a Non-Aggression Pact in Moscow on August 23, 1939.
www.lycos.com /info/second-world-war--soviet-union.html   (494 words)

  
 The Second World War (
The war was founght not only by armed forces at the battlefront but also by civilians in factories and in the home.
The most extensive war was fought on all major seas and in Africa, Asia, and Europe.
World War II witnessed the use of blood plasma, penicillin, and sulfa drugs to save lives.
www.gckschools.com /users/durand/WWIIReview.htm   (1810 words)

  
 Second World War Books: Review
He entered the service as a war volunteer in the 53rd Infantry Regiment in 1915 and was discharged as a sergeant in 1919.
Returning to active duty as a second lieutenant of reserves in the 6th Reconnaissance Battalion (1937), he was promoted to lieutenant of reserves (1939), captain of reserves (1941), major of reserves (1942), lieutenant colonel of reserves (1943), color of reserves (1944), and major general of reserves (April 1945).
Second, The Wehrmacht at War, 1939-1945: The Units and Commanders of the German Ground Forces during World War II by Andris Kursietis provides similar material.
stonebooks.com /archives/010218.shtml   (1454 words)

  
 The Second World War - Veterans Affairs Canada
The Second World War lasted six terrible years and left a legacy of death and destruction.
It was truly a world war encircling the globe from the Atlantic to the Pacific and touching the far reaches of the Arctic.
The term "War Bride" refers to the thousands of young women who met and married Canadian servicemen during the Second World War.
www.vac-acc.gc.ca /general/sub.cfm?source=history/secondwar   (467 words)

  
 The War Amps: Canada's Military Heritage - Second World War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The true horror of war is reflected in the 45,000 Canadians who did not return home to their families.
War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton recounts the struggle for compensation for former prisoners of war.
Set in an old movie theatre, the glorified newsreels of the Second World War are contrasted with authentic footage from the battles of Dieppe, Sicily and Normandy.
www.waramps.ca /military/wwii/home.html   (420 words)

  
 HyperWar: World War II on the World Wide Web
World War II: The War Against Germany and Italy
World War II in Color -- a collection of photos
The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/index.html   (452 words)

  
 BBC - Radio 4 Woman's Hour - Timeline:Second World War
The British government was better prepared for the Second World War, with the women's armed forces already in place.
Like their foremothers in the First World War, they were recruited into government departments and key occupations like nursing, train driving and civil defence.
The war was fought equally on the home front, with women at the forefront of government initiatives such as "make do and mend".
www.bbc.co.uk /radio4/womanshour/timeline/second_world_war.shtml   (348 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: World at War: The Definitive History of the Second World War (5 Discs): DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Second World War was different from other wars in thousands of ways, one of which was the unparalleled scope of visual documents kept by the Axis and Allies of all their activities.
The World at War was one of the first television documentaries that exploited these resources so completely, giving viewers an unbelievable visual guide to the greatest event in the 20th century.
Running in at over 26hours with an additional 8hours of bounus features on the dvd, The World at War is one of the best documents of all time telling the story of this crucial time in world history.
www.amazon.ca /World-War-Definitive-History-Second/dp/B00005NOOH   (1189 words)

  
 The Battle of Leros ,during the second world war 2
Although the Allied leaders had agreed that the war against Japan was to take second place until Germany was defeated, it was inevitable that American public opinion should be largely focused on events nearer home.
The submarine war was still going well for her; it still seemed possible that the aggressive power of Russia might be seriously curtailed; it was moreover known that the enemy was developing a number of long-range weapons which might pound London and other British cities into ashes.
Even after it had been confirmed that the prosecution of the war against Germany should be the first object of Allied strategy it was not easy to settle differences about the relative value of the campaign in Italy and the invasion of north- west Europe.
leros2002.bravepages.com /leros_war2.html   (2321 words)

  
 Europe, Africa and the Med
World War II Intervenes in the Life of Herbert Bernard Ragsdale
World War II and the late Stalin period
World War II and its aftermath to 1952
www.geocities.com /Athens/Oracle/2691/etolink.htm   (443 words)

  
 The Second World War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Frequent assurances in the democratic press that Stalin deliberately sought to provoke a world war by his alliance with Hitler, are to be considered absurd.
Besides the war uncovered an extreme lack of proportion in the different branches of Soviet economy, in particular the poor state of transportation and various kinds of military supplies, especially of provisions and clothing.
For an offensive revolutionary war a genuine enthusiasm, extremely high confidence in the leadership and great skill in the soldier are necessary.
www.marxists.org /archive/trotsky/works/1940/1940-ww2.htm   (2825 words)

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