World War Two

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


army air corps

A History of the Army Air Corps

The Army Air Corps were the U.S. military service dedicated to aerial warfare between 1926 and 1941. It coalesced as aviation evolved from a component of ground-based infantry tactics into its own branch of the military. It became the United States Army Air Forces...
world war 2 facts

World War 2 Facts

This article is a comprehensive list of World War 2 facts, including the primary actors in the war, causes, a comprehensive timeline, and bibliography. Scroll down to learn more. World War 2 Timeline Date Summary Detailed Information 1938 German Anschluss with Austria...
ww2 aircraft

WW2 Aircraft: Planes and Gliders of the Axis and Allies

WW2 aircraft incorporated the revolution in avionics occurring in the early 20th century. They were also critical for Allied victory. Scroll down to see articles on military aviation, technology, planes, and tactics of World War Two. WW2 Aircraft Boeing B-17 Flying...
nazi germany

Nazi Germany: Politics, Society, and Key Events

Nazi Germany is a reference for the twelve-year period in German history (1933-1945) during the totalitarian dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party, which was founded in 1919 as the German Workers’ Party. The group grew in retaliation to the terms...
general patton

General Patton: “Old Blood and Guts”

Famed World War Two general George S. Patton commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean and European theaters of World War II. General Patton is best known for leading the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany in the wake of the Allied invasion of...
winston churchill

Winston Churchill: His Childhood, Life, and Memorable Speeches

Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) was a British politician, army officer, writer, and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, famous for his rousing speeches to strengthen England at the lowest point of World War Two. He was prime minister again for the...
adolph hitler

Adolph Hitler: His Life, Ideology, Rise, and Downfall

Adolph Hitler, German politician, leader of the Nazi Party, and by near-universal accounts the most monstrous and terrifying leader in the twentieth century, led his nation into a disastrous war and triggered the extermination of millions of his own citizens due to...
pearl harbor

Pearl Harbor: The Ultimate Guide to the Attack

The attack on Pearl Harbor ranks as the most successful military surprise attack in the early years of combined naval/aerial combat. On December 7, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service struck the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory. The...
germany road to war

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...
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