WW2 Facts

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The Road to War: Germany: 1919-1939

The Road to War: Germany: 1919-1939

The Weimar Republic WWI fighting ended with the armistice of November 11, 1918. Post-war peace was achieved with the abdication and exile of Kaiser Wilhelm II, the creation of the Weimar Republic, and German acceptance of the Treaty of Versailles. The Weimar...
The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb: Arguments Against

The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb: Arguments Against

Note: This section is intended as an objective overview of the decision to use the atomic bomb for new students of the issue. For the other side of the issue, go here. Argument 1: The Bomb Was Made For Defense Only The origins of the Manhattan Project go back to 1939,...
The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb: Arguments in Support

The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb: Arguments in Support

Note: This section is intended as an objective overview of the decision to use the atomic bomb for new students of the issue. For the other side of the issue, go here.   Argument #1: The Bomb Saved American Lives The main argument in support of the decision to...
World War 2 Inventions: Ships, Planes, Guns

World War 2 Inventions: Ships, Planes, Guns

The following article on World War 2 inventions is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  During the four years of the United States’ involvement in the Second World War, a...
World War 2 Correspondents: Shaping Public Opinion

World War 2 Correspondents: Shaping Public Opinion

The following article on World War 2 correspondents and historians is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  World War 2 Correspondents and Historians: Stephen Ambrose The premier...
WW2 Medals: American, British, and German

WW2 Medals: American, British, and German

The following article on WW2 medals is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  WW2 Medals: American Medal of Honor The highest military decoration in the U.S. armed forces, and among...
WW2 Operations: D-Day and Beyond

WW2 Operations: D-Day and Beyond

The following article on WW2 operations is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The overall strategy that led to D-Day and other WW2 operations was part and parcel of multiple...

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Free French Forces During World War Two

Free French Forces During World War Two

The following article on Free French Forces is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The Free French Forces included military and quasi-military organizations operating with other...
Navajo Code Talkers in World War Two

Navajo Code Talkers in World War Two

The following article on Navajo code talkers is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The Navajo ‘code talkers’ of the U.S. Marine Corps are fairly well known for their role in the...

Define Yalta Conference

As World War II was heading to its end, the Allied leaders, Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill met at Yalta in the second of three meetings of the so-called “Big Three”. This conference had the code name, the Argonaut Conference, and is also sometimes called...
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