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.


churchill wilderness years

The Churchill Wilderness Years

This article on the Churchill wilderness years is from James Humes's book Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman. You can order this book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. In the early 1930s, Churchill no longer had a government position. He seemed out of touch by opposing such positions as giving greater independence to India. He continued to…

winston churchill childhood

Winston Churchill’s Childhood

This article on Winston Churchill's childhood is from James Humes's book Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman. You can order this book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Many of Churchill's views of politics, warfare, and even international affairs can be traced back to formative views that developed in Winston Churchill's childhood. He even predicted events that…

winston churchill death

Winston Churchill’s Death: January 24, 1964

This article on Winston Churchill's death is from James Humes's book Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman. You can order this book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Although his political and scientific predictions can be attributed to his historical imagination, some of Winston Churchill's predictions defy easy explanation. Perhaps the most remarkable of these was his…

british ww2 aircraft

British WW2 Aircraft

The following article on British WW2 aircraft is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  British WW2 Aircraft: Avro Lancaster The Lancaster evolved from the Avro firm’s ill-fated Manchester to become one of the great bombers of World War II. With two Rolls-Royce Vulture…

101st Airborne Division

101st Airborne Division: Using Stealth on D-Day

The following article on the 101st Airborne Division is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The ‘‘Screaming Eagles’’ were activated at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, on 15 August 1942 under Maj. Gen. William C. Lee, who turned over to Maxwell D. Taylor…

1st Infantry Division

1st Infantry Division: The Big Red One

The following article on the 1st Infantry Division is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Tracing its heritage to the First World War, the 1st Infantry Division, also know as the ‘‘Big Red One,’’ became the most recognized U.S. Army formation…

82nd Airborne Division

82nd Airborne Division

The following article on the 82nd Airborne Division is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Activated by Maj. Gen. Omar N. Bradley at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, on 25 March 1942, the 82nd Airborne Division was designated an airborne formation on 15…

29th Infantry Division

29th Infantry Division: North and South Meet

The following article on the 29th Infantry Division is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Part of Maj. Gen. Leonard T. Gerow’s V Corps, the 29th Infantry Division was organized from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and District of Columbia National Guard units and…

4th Infantry Division

4th Infantry Division: Regiments and Batallions

The following article on the 4th Infantry Division is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Major General Raymond O. Barton’s ‘‘Ivy Division’’ was activated at Fort Benning, Georgia, on 1 June 1940 and was reorganized as the 4th Infantry Division that summer.…

uss enterprise

USS Enterprise (CVN-65): The Linchpin of the Pacific

The following article on the USS Enterprise is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman's book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. From the 1930s to the early 1940s, five carriers joined the U.S. Fleet, including the fifteen thousand-ton Ranger…

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