World War Two

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


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...
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...
Churchill Family Tree: From Winston to the Duke of Marlborough

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...
The 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...
Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech: Predicting the Cold War

Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech: Predicting the Cold War

This article on the Iron Curtain speech is from James Humes’s book Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman. You can order this book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech at Fulton, Missouri, on March 5, 1946, ranks as one of the most...
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