World War Two

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


reasons against dropping the atomic bomb

Reasons Against Dropping the Atomic Bomb

Note: This section is intended as an objective overview of reasons against dropping the atomic bomb. For the other side of the issue, go here. Reasons Against Dropping the Atomic Bomb — Argument 1: The Bomb Was Made For Defense Only The origins of the Manhattan...
reasons against dropping the atomic bomb

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...
79th Armoured Division

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

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...
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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...
churchill family tree

Churchill Family Tree: From Winston to the Duke of Marlborough

This article on the Churchill family tree is from James Humes’s book Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman. You can order this book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Winston Churchill cared deeply about the Churchill Family Tree, because he believed that the past...
finest hour speech

The Finest Hour Speech

This article on the Finest Hour speech is from James Humes’s book Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman. You can order this book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. For Churchill to maintain optimism of British victory in the darkest days of World War II required a...
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