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  World War II - Military History Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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.
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 World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The war was fought in response to the expansionist and racist aggression of Nazi Germany under the dictator Adolf Hitler.
World War II had begun in East Asia in 1937 when Japan invaded China.In the summer of 1941, the United States began an oil embargo against Japan, which was a protest of Japan's incursion into French Indo-China and the continued invasion of China.
During the winter the Allies tried to force the Gustav line on the southern Apennines of Italy, but they could not break enemy lines until the landing of Anzio on January 22, 1944, on the southern coast of Latium.
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 WORLD WAR II : Encyclopedia Entry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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The war triggered an international outcry, and on December 14 the Soviet Union was expelled from the League of Nations.
It was one of the bloodiest sieges of the war.
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 Articles On War
The pace of the German advance during the early days of Operation Blue in 1942 was reminiscent of that achieved in the early months of Operation Barbarossa.
German experience during the period leading up to the launch of their second summer offensive against the Soviet Union gave them reason to be optimistic.
German decisions during the Battle of Smolensk were decisive for the strategic direction of the Barbarossa campaign.
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 PlanetPapers - Strategic Bombing during World War 2
The strategic bombing campaign significantly shortened the length of the war.
Initially civilians were avoided, as they played no part in the war, but as the campaign progressed civilian targets became of higher strategic importance, "Air raids involving indiscriminate killing of enormous numbers of civilians were the current step in the natural evolution of the art of war".
During the battle of the Ruhr a dismal one tenth of all bombs dropped landed within a two and half mile radius of the target.
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 Effectiveness of Allied Bombing in Europe
Bombing Germany became devastating only in the final year of the war, at a time when the military outcome of the war was already reasonably predictable.
While the bombing campaign certainly had an impact on Luftwaffe deployments and interfered with production to some extent, this cannot be argued to be of decisive importance to the war.
I think the only thing that strategic bombing did for the Allies was to guarantee that there would be no "stabbed in the back" stories after the end of the war from the Germans,...
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 World War II
Offers extensive overviews of the war and both a Timeline of war in Europe and a Timeline of war in the Pacific.
Explores the use of strategic bombing by the British and Americans and compares it to bombing by the Germans.
During World War II, approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans and permanent resident aliens of Japanese ancestry were interned, relocated or evacuated from their homes in the United States because of their race.
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 World War II Guide to Air Power   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It helps to realize that 60% of the tonnage of bombs dropped on Germany were dropped during the last nine months of the war and with far greater accuracy than earlier missions.
It's fair to say that strategic bombing had a greater part in the Allied victory over Japan than against Germany but how much more is hotly debated especially when one considers the atomic bombings.
Perhaps strategic bombers could have acheived more in Europe but time and time again large numbers of bombers were transferred or re-assigned to support one effort or another and asked to do everything from naval reconnaissance and low-level pinpoint attacks to close air support!
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 Store Front: Videos of WW II in Association with the History Channel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
At the Imperial War Museum's airfield in England, the legendary planes of World War II still take to the air in a stunning display of living history and military technology.
This is the complete story of the U.S. submarines in the Pacific during World War II where they were responsible for 60 percent of all Japanese ships sunk.
From its desperate development during World War II to the stealth technologies that are pushing its limits, explore the history and future of radar.
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 Strategic bombing during World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Furthermore, the German luftwaffe had been significantly weakened in the course of their defensive efforts so that by mid 1944, the Allies experienced day-time air dominance for the balance of the war.
This day-time air dominance would be crital to the Allied success of the Normandy Campaign in the summer of 1944, as well as the campaigns to follow, through to the victory over Nazi Germany.
Attacks on strategic targets also continued in lower-level daylight raids.
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 World War II History - Strategic Bombing During World War 2
World War II History - Strategic Bombing During World War 2
believed that bombing could and would by itself somehow destroy the enemy's morale and his will to continue".
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 Eighth Air Force Archive Mission Statement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
acquires and preserves original primary source documentation and reference materials devoted to the history of this important strategic bombing group during World War II, and the role that 8th Air Force veterans played in defeating the Axis powers.
The Archive also collects records of the Eighth Air Force Historical Society, documenting the Society's relationship with various state 8th Air Force veteran's groups, and other World War II era combat, aviation and support organizations active in preserving the historical legacy of "The Mighty Eighth," through publications, reunions and the building of war memorials.
Historical Collections and Labor Archives also collects and accepts historical materials, books, publications, and poster and graphic art devoted to World War II general aviation and military history, and the domestic home front during World War II.
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 NSDL Metadata Record -- Blankets of Fire: U.S. Bombers Over Japan During WWII
Part of the "Smithsonian History of Aviation Series", this book documents and analyzes the history of American strategic bombing during World War II, especially in Japan.
Most of the book deals with the conventional bombing of Japan; however, the final two chapters describe the end of the war and the use of the atomic bombs.
The author questions the decision to use these weapons of mass destruction and also questions the success of the United States?
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 E-mail Article: Effectiveness of Allied Bombing in Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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