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.


Rosie the Riveter: Who Exactly Was She?

Rosie the Riveter is a nickname for a World War II-era poster that shows a woman flexing her biceps. The poster was created in 1942 by artist J. Howard Miller, and used as a recruitment tool to encourage women to join the war effort (and work in factories). The image…

Hiroshima: A Summary Of The Infamous Bombing

On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Out of a total population of 360,000 people in the city, 70,000 were killed instantly and approximately 140,000 died by the end of 1945 from both physical and radiation injuries resulting from the explosion,…

D-Day Normandy: Mission Albany

The D-Day landing of June 6, 1944, ranks as the boldest and most successful large-scale invasion in military history. Click here to see more articles in this category. This file was contributed to Wikimedia Commons by National Archives and Records Administration as part of a cooperation project. The donation was facilitated by the Digital…

Nazi Experimentation: What Exactly Happened?

Nazi experimentation is fairly well known even to a layman of history. However, the specific details and the central figures. might be lesser known. The following is a guest post from Zackery Ward.  The Nazis performed several terrible experiments on human subjects in the concentration camps during the Holocaust. Most…

When Did WW2 Start? The Italo-Ethiopian War

When Did WW2 Start? Well, the Italo-Ethiopian War is a rarely discussed event that could be seen as a major contributor. The following is a guest post from Nick Bobertz. You can read more about him at the bottom of this post.  When you ask a history buff about the…

John Woods – The Maverick Nazi Executioner

John Woods is a name likely not known to the layman. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="472"] John Woods[/caption] According to the Fifth Field, Master Sergeant and U. S. Army hangman John  Woods, was born in Wichita, Kansas on June 5, 1911.  Prior to his induction into the Army on August 30,…

World War 2 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…

Nazi Germany: The Nazi Party And Hitler

Nazi Germany under World War II was a series of massive events 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…

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…

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