World War Two

All category topics on the military, political, social, and cultural aspects of the Second World War.

All category topics on the military, political, social, and cultural aspects of the Second World War.


World War Two Timeline

1918: World War One Ends (See Main Article: World War One – End of WW1) By 1918 there were strikes and demonstrations in Berlin and other cities protesting about the effects of the war on the population. The British naval blockade of German ports meant that thousands of people were…

World War Two – Page 1

World War II was a massive event in world history. It lasted from 1939 to 1945. Scroll down to see articles about the post-World War One events that caused Nazi Germany to form, along with posts on Nazi society, politics, propaganda, and the major events that occurred in Nazi Germany,…

Most Expensive Weapons Of World War Two

The most expensive weapons of the Second World War were the culmination of serendipity coupled with countless hours of planning. [American scientists and engineers conducted the three most expensive weapons development projects of WW2. Together, this trio of inventions would end the war. Contributor Dan McEwen tells their story.] Even…

The Pacific Route: Saving Russia, One Ship At A Time!

The Pacific Route: Saving Russia, One Ship At A Time! [Convoys of armaments for Russia braved German U-boats in the North Atlantic. But half of all Allied war aid was ferried in solitary ships sailing the Pacific Ocean untouched by Japanese subs. Contributor Dan McEwen tells their less-celebrated story.]  WW2…

Anton Drexler – The Man Who Made Hitler

Anton Drexler may sound like a name befitting a bond villain. The name does, in fact, belong to an actual figure from history. Herr Drexler's crime may well have exceeded the work of any bond villain. Drexler is the man who had conscripted, inspired, and ultimately created the monster known…

Night Witches

Night Witches: The Saga Of The Women Warriors

The Night Witches were a group of female soldiers during World War Two of whom much is owed. In 1942, there was an all-female battalion, 588th Night Bomber Regiment. These bombardiers belonged to the Soviet Air force. According to the Wright Museum of World War 2, they were the all-women…

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler: How Did He Come To Power?

Adolf Hitler is a name that immediately summons the image of pernicious and radical evil. However, just as it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a country to raise a dictator. Hitler's rise to power is a saga that includes the complicity of many, the help…

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill And Hitler: What Did Churchill Think?

Winston Churchill was unquestionably one of the colossal names of World War 2 that immediately size interest from historians and laypeople alike. Interestingly, it wouldn't be unfair to characterize Churchill's sentiments towards Hitler as vacillating throughout the war. During the 1930s, Churchill expressed growing concern over the resurgence of German…

Aktion T4

Aktion T4: The Grotesque “Mercy” Of The Nazis

"Aktion T4" might not be as ubiquitous in the annals of history as, for instance, Kristallnacht or the "Night Of the Long Knives", but its horror should not be forgotten. "Aktion T4", also known historically as the "T4 Euthanasia Program", was a concerted, concentrated, and deliberate effort on the part…

FDR, Stalin, and Churchill

FDR, Stalin, and Churchill

FDR, Stalin, and Churchill were the primary Allied leaders in World War Two. The first two had a surprisingly respectful relationship, especially in regard to the future tensions of the Cold War. Since late 1941, FDR had been arguably guilty of gross ignorance, willful deception, or outright lying in his…

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