WW2 Facts

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World War 2 Facts

This article is a comprehensive list of World War 2 facts, including the primary actors in the war, causes, a comprehensive timeline, and bibliography. Scroll down to learn more. World War 2 Timeline Date Summary Detailed Information 1938 German Anschluss with Austria...
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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...
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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...
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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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World War 2 Inventions: Ships, Planes, Guns

The following article on World War 2 inventions is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  During the four years of the United States’ involvement in the Second World War, a...
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World War 2 Correspondents: Shaping Public Opinion

The following article on World War 2 correspondents and historians is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  World War 2 Correspondents and Historians: Stephen Ambrose The premier...
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WW2 Medals: American, British, and German

The following article on WW2 medals is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  WW2 Medals: American Medal of Honor The highest military decoration in the U.S. armed forces, and among...
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WW2 Operations: D-Day and Beyond

The following article on WW2 operations is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The overall strategy that led to D-Day and other WW2 operations was part and parcel of multiple...
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Free French Forces During World War Two

The following article on Free French Forces is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The Free French Forces included military and quasi-military organizations operating with other...
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Navajo Code Talkers in World War Two

The following article on Navajo code talkers is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The Navajo ‘code talkers’ of the U.S. Marine Corps are fairly well known for their role in the...
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