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  Technology during World War I Summary
It was not until the final year of the war that the major armies made effective steps in revolutionizing matters of command and control and tactics to adapt to the modern battlefield, and started to harness the myriad of new technologies to effective military purposes.
By World War II, the tank had evolved to a fearsome weapon which made the trench obsolete, just as the trench and the machine gun had made horse-mounted cavalry obsolete.
World War I was the first conflict in which submarines were a serious weapon of war.
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  Technology during World War I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was not until the final year of the war that the major armies made effective steps in revolutionizing matters of command and control and tactics to adapt to the modern battlefield, and started to harness the myriad of new technologies to effective military purposes.
By World War II, the tank had evolved to a fearsome weapon which made the trench obsolete, just as the trench and the machine gun had made horse-mounted cavalry obsolete.
World War I was the first conflict in which submarines were a serious weapon of war.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Technology_during_World_War_I   (2469 words)

 World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
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 World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
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.
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 World War II - Military History Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
World War II, or the Second World War, was by far the bloodiest and most expensive war in history, estimated to have cost more than all previous wars in history combined.
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 combination of the use of atomic weapons and the new inclusion of the Soviet Union in the war were both highly responsible for the surrender of Japan, although the USSR did not declare war until August 8, 1945, after the first atomic bombing had taken place.
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 World War II - Search Results - MSN Encarta
World War II, global military conflict that, in terms of lives lost and material destruction, was the most devastating war in human history.
The Encarta World English Dictionary offers definitions and information on etymology, usage, and pronunciation for more than 100,000 words,...
World War II or the Second World War, often abbreviated as WWII or WW2, was a worldwide military conflict ; the amalgamation of two separate conflicts, one beginning in Asia...
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 World War II
The Great War, the war that "made the world safe for democracy," had created tremendous dislocations which laid the groundwork for the collapse of democratic institutions in Europe, and set the stage for a second German attempt at conquest.
The war that is now called the Pacific front of World War II was called in Japan then The Great East Asia War, for the liberation of Asia from the European and American colonizers was the proclaimed Goal.
World War II was a watershed in the history of the Uinted States.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/world_war_2.htm   (11154 words)

 [5.0] Modern Glide Bombs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Israelis used Walleye IIs in the Yom Kippur War in 1973 with mixed results, and then came up with a modified version, the "Tadmit", with an improved seeker and a booster rocket, that was used successfully in the 1982 war in southern Lebanon.
A Skipper II was used in 1988 during the Persian Gulf convoy operations to sink an Iranian frigate.
During the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq in the spring of 2003, US forces used 225 kilogram (500 pound) LGBs filled with concrete as "minimum collateral damage" munitions to perform precision attacks on targets in built-up urban areas.
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 World War II
World War II cost the United States a million casualities and nearly 400,000 deaths.
The literature on World War II is vast.
The war dramatically changed the nature of the movies, which were no longer mere entertainment, but a valuable morale-booster, a source of information, and an instrument of public education.
www.digitalhistory.uh.edu /modules/ww2/index.cfm   (410 words)

 The Ultimate Technology during World War II - American History Information Guide and Reference
Much of it had begun development during the interwar years of the 1920s and 1930s, some was developed in response to lessons learned during the war, and yet more was only beginning to be developed as the war ended.
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.
While prior to the war few electronics were seen as important pieces of equipment, by the middle of the war such instruments as radar and ASDIC had proven their value.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Military_technology_during_World_War_II   (727 words)

Crystal Clear: The Struggle for Reliable Communications Technology in World War II Quartz crystal— a technology that changed the tide of World War II Some of the defining leaps in technology in the twentieth century occurred during the Second World War, from radar to nuclear energy.
In Crystal Clear, Richard Thompson relates the story of the quartz crystal in World War II, from its early days as a curiosity for amateur radio enthusiasts, to its use by the United States Armed Forces.
In July 1969, the eyes of the world were on the Apollo 11 moon landing--but the world would have watched blank television screens if not for the hard work of a group of Australians manning the Parkes Radio Telescope, one of the largest dishes in the world.
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 Centennial - World War II
Centennial - World War II World War II cience and technology assumed paramount importance during World War II, as illustrated most dramatically by the development of the atomic bomb.
This technology contributed to a new field of electronic miniaturization for which the Institute provided useful engineering data and components.
During and after the war, federal officials came to recognize the importance of supporting the basic research that made useful applications of science and technology possible.
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 The Bat Missile, War Through the Eyes of NBS; NIST Virtual Museum
During the war years, NBS was located at its northwestern Washington, D.C. campus.
While the work during World War I was more basic in nature, the work during World War II focused on radio propagation and ionospheric data issues.
During this time, advances were made in microwave standards, radar countermeasures and wind measurement.
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 World War II
Originally, it was universally called Armistice Day, commenerating the end of World War I on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918.
Its introduction during the Second World War caused a debate about the what kind of rifle constitutes the ideal infantry weapon that continues to this...
It was not, however, in use for very long during the war as Japan ran out of warships that were capable of delivering it and the Long Lances were left in storage.
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 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)

 'Technology of World War II, The' Description
World War II began with an impressive display of technological power as German Panzer divisions swept across France, Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands, crushing the Allied defences.
By the time the war drew to an end in 1946, the killing power of existing machines such as submarines and bombers was far more devastating.
The Technology of World War II examines the impact of scientific progress on the course and outcome of the war, and shows how new technologies resulted in destruction on an unprecedented scale.
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 'World War II
World War II brought about the downfall of Western Europe as the center of world power, led to the rise of the Soviet Union, set up conditions leading to the 'Cold War,' and opened the nuclear age.
Think in global terms that include the technologies of warfare, political climate in the countries involved, causes for the war, public opinion and support, the wartime economy, and the postwar results.
The objective of this lesson is for students to understand the impact of World War II on the advancement of women in society.
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 AFV Development During World War II
Armored fighting vehicles, or tanks, came of age during the Second World War.
The general layout of tanks tended to converge during the war.
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.
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 World War II
During the war, civilian and military artists served as “combat artists” to record the war as they experienced it.
The World War II submarine the U.S.S. Ling (297) is berthed at the New Jersey Naval Museum in Hackensack.
A lesson plan for grades 10-12 in which students examine the causes of World War II and the effects the war had on the world as a whole.
www.mrtschool.com /world_war_ii.htm   (3625 words)

 Florida During World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
The war also spurred Florida's economic development and led to a post war population surge.
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   (262 words)

 Boeing: History -- War Years - McDonnell Aircraft Corp. ... Testing Guided Missiles
Computer science merged with propulsion technology during World War II as engineers and scientists found new ways to build better weapons.
Fortunately for the Allies, the German V-2 emerged too late in the war to affect the outcome.
In addition to the acquired V-2 technologies, the U.S. aerospace industry benefited from "Operation Paperclip," which sent masses of scientific data, tons of unused missiles and several hundred scientists from Germany to the United States, once World War II ended.
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 Japan by net - JP Directory, Overview
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan became a regional power that was able to defeat the forces of both China and Russia.
Government-industry cooperation, a strong work ethic, mastery of high technology, and a comparatively small defense allocation (1% of GDP) helped Japan advance with extraordinary rapidity to the rank of second most technologically-powerful economy in the world after the US and third-largest economy after the US and China.
Growth slowed markedly in the 1990s, averaging just 1.7%, largely because of the after effects of overinvestment during the late 1980s and contractionary domestic policies intended to wring speculative excesses from the stock and real estate markets.
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 chp1.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Policy During World War II During World War II, the United States turned to science and technology to provide a battlefield advantage.
Perhaps no war effort characterizes the power and challenges of modern technology more than the Manhattan Project.
In the course of developing the world's first atomic weapon, America's leading scientists and engineers faced daunting technological challenges spanning a wide array of disciplines - from basic physics to manufacturing - as well as demanding time constraints.
www.technology.gov /Reports/TechNI/chp2b.htm   (119 words)

 TheHistoryNet | Wars Conflicts
War of 1812: Battle of Lake Erie -- Oliver Perry Prevails
WORLD WAR II General George S. Patton and the Battle of the Bulge
During the Middle Ages, a besieging army needed manpower, siege engines, and, more often than not, patience in order to carry a fortress.
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 TheHistoryNet | Air Sea
Grumman F4F Wildcat: U.S. Navy Fighter in World War II An obscure U.S. Navy fighter did yeoman duty when times were toughest early in World War II.
Allied Airborne Forces in World War II: Surviving the Devil's Cauldron
The American invasion of Okinawa was the largest amphibious assault of World War II.
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