World War Two


Pearl Harbor: The Ultimate Guide to the Attack

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...
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...

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79th Armoured Division: Britain’s Normandy Tank Force

79th Armoured Division: Britain’s Normandy Tank Force

The following article on the 79th Armoured Division is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Maj. Gen. Sir Percy C. S. Hobart commanded the 79th Armoured Division, the primary...
Phonetic Alphabet: How Soldiers Communicated

Phonetic Alphabet: How Soldiers Communicated

The following article on the military phonetic alphabet is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Phonetic alphabets are at least as old as radio communications, meeting the need...
D-Day Airborne Operations: Death From Above

D-Day Airborne Operations: Death From Above

The following article on D-Day airborne operations is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  In the fifteenth century Leonardo Da Vinci envisioned airborne soldiers, and in the...
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