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.


The Manhattan Project: What Led To It?

The Manhattan Project is the codename given to the Americans who led develop the atomic weapon. Also, the British provided the Americans with information to develop the first nuclear weapons; this was due to the British needing American resources when World War II started in 1939 to 1945 and the…

Oppenheimer: Who Was He And What Did He Do?

Mr. Oppenheimer is the father of atomic weapons and the leader that developed the atomic bomb Little Boy that destroyed Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, which killed between 75,000 and 135,000 people. The second bomb, called Fat Man, was dropped on 9 August 1945 with an estimated killed in between…

Nuremberg Trials: What Exactly Were They?

Nuremberg trials happened in response to the Nazi atrocities committed on the Jewish population and other minorities deemed as inferior due to racial biases and racism that was epidemic during the 1930s and 1940s. The persecution of the Jews dates back a millennium. Still, the German regime began in 1933…

Bataan Death March: The Battle And The Tragedy

The Bataan Death March is an event in human history that might be largely unknown to most people. The term death march is most closely and readily associated with the Nazis and the widespread presence of the marches at the concentration camps. This association is certainly deserved but it will…

Blitzkrieg and The Origins of Modern Warfare

The name "Blitzkrieg" is directly translated into English from German, meaning "lightning war". It was a predominant method of warfare during the Second World War utilized by Nazi Germany and adapted through use for the Western allies of the British Empire and its Commonwealth as well as the United States…

MacArthur & The War-Torn World Of Geopolitics

General Douglas MacArthur has had many outstanding achievements in his long career and his life. He was the commander in chief of the Pacific armies of the Allied forces during World War II from 1941 to 1945, and after the war, he was the commander of the American occupation of…

Kamikaze and The Way of the Warrior: A Warrior’s Culture

Kamikaze was prevalent during the latter stages of World War II, which was part of a ritual suicide with the meaning coming from the Japanese word divine wind. This originated from the Japanese defense of their home islands from the Chinese and Moghul Emperor Kublai Khan, the grandson of Genghis…

Heinrich Himmler: The Reich Leader Of The Nazi Party

Heinrich Himmler was born into a Roman Catholic family in Munich, Germany on Oct 7th, 1900. His father, Gerbhard Himmler, was a very religious and authoritarian schoolmaster that ran his family like he ran things at the school. When Heinrich Himmler was two-years old he got a major lung infection,…

Audie Murphy: His Life, Heroics, And Legacy

Audie Murphy is a name that has become almost synonymous with bravery and with good reason. On January 26, 1945, the Germans were advancing on Company B, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, who were working to repel the Germans in France. German fire had destroyed an American tank and…

Kamikaze Pilots: What Was The Real Story?

It is commonly believed that all Kamikaze pilots were enlisted Japanese soldiers who sacrificed their lives by crashing their planes into enemy ships during World War II. However, this is only partially true. While Kamikaze pilots did indeed sacrifice their lives, many were volunteers who were under a great deal…

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