World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

World War 2 Quotes

This compilation of World War 2 quotes has been a long time in coming to the website. Due to the far-reaching impact of the war, there were a large number of quotes recorded which are of interest still to this day. The problem with trying to put together a comprehensive article on WW2 quotes is

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World War 2 Movies

It is hard to imagine the movie and video game industry without the presence of World War II. The epic struggle has been recorded in so many World War 2 Movies, and yet whenever a new movie comes out we aren’t bored, we want to see it. It is practically impossible to list every single

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World War 2 Planes

World War 2 saw more technological leaps in the field of military aircraft than any other conflict. Between 1939 and 1945, World War 2 planes evolved to the point the jet engine was introduced and even the first cruise missile would see its first use by the Axis powers. Significant advances were made on both

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Battle of El Alamein

The Battle of El Alamein (second battle), was one of the most decisive victories in WWII. It was fought between two of the best commanders in World War II, Montgomery for the Allies and Rommel for the Axis between 23 October – 4 November 1942 . The victory of the Allies at El Alamein lead to

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Operation Paperclip

Operation Paperclip was the codename of a secret recruitment of German scientists to the United States after the end of World War II in Europe. Scientists specialized in rocket technology were the main interest for the United States. After the end of World War II it became clear that the major powers that allied to

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P-38 Lightning Facts

At the time of its creation the P-38 Lightning fighter was thought of as the most advanced plane developed by Lockheed up to that point in the war. In 1937 the U.S. Army Air Corps released a request for a new plane that required climb capabilities, speed and range that weren’t possible with the single

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United States Declaration of War upon Japan

After the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, the United States Congress declared war upon the Empire of Japan on December 8th, 1941. The declaration was created and voted upon just one hour after U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, delivered his now famous “Day of Infamy” speech. During the speech, the President formally

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Battle of Savo Island

After their victory at Midway in 1942, the Allies chose Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands as their next target. Guadalcanal is located in the eastern part of the islands and was occupied by some Japanese forces that were building an airfield on the island. The Battle of Savo island took place on August 8-9, 1942 and was

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Battle of the Kasserine Pass Facts

In November 1943 as part of Operation Torch, Allied troops landed in Algeria and Morocco. Together with Montgomery’s victory at the Battle of El Alamein these two operations put the Axis forces in Libya and Tunisia in a uncertain position. To prevent the troops under the command or Field Marshal Erwin Rommel from being cut

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Battle of Monte Cassino Facts

The Allies had come to a halt in their advance towards Rome, 100 miles on the south of Rome at the town of Cassino the Axis blocked their advance. Despite the Allies’ superior numbers the terrain and winter weather allowed the Germans to hold their ground. The Allies tried to break through three times in

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Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain is also known in German as the Luftschlacht um Großbritannien or Luftschlacht um England took place from July 10th 1940 to October 31st 1940 by the German Luftwaffe against the United Kingdom. The primary objective of the Luftwaffe was to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force (RAF) and would

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