World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

United States Declaration of War upon Germany (1941)

United States Declaration of War upon Germany 1941 Franklin Roosevelt signing declaration of war against Germany  United States Declaration of War upon Germany (1941)

The United States officially declared war upon Germany four days after the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 11th, 1941. The declaration was in response to the German declaration of war on the United States following the attacks. Text of the U.S. Declaration of War upon Germany Seventy-Seventh Congress of the United States

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Battle of Singapore

Battle of Singapore Surrender Singapore  Battle of Singapore

The fall of Singapore is, even today considered one of the biggest defeats of the British Army and it is the worst defeat that it suffered during World War II. The Japanese army “took” Singapore on February 15th 1942. The battle for Singapore also showed the battle style the Japanese intended to use in the

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Communications Intelligence History

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SRH—149 A Brief History of Communications Intelligence in the United States   by Laurance F. Safford Captain, United States Navy (Retired)   DECLASSIFIED per Sec. 3, E. 0. 12065 by Director, NSA/Chief, CSS 6 March 1982. REVIEWER’S NOTE:   This document, designated SRH‑149 in the records of the National Archives, Washington, D.C., was prepared 21‑27

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World War 2 Quotes

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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 Facts for Kids

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World War 2 was the deadliest conflict in modern history. The majority of the developed world was involved in the conflict to some degree, with close to 2 billion people being involved in the conflict and more than 24 million killed on both sides. The following World War 2 facts for kids can be used

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Operation Battleaxe

Operation Battleaxe PanzersJune1941  Operation Battleaxe

Operation Battleaxe was a British operation during WWII against the German and Italian forces in Cyrenaica, Libya. The objective of the operation was to force the Axis forces to lift the Siege of Tobruk. The operation was launched on June 15, 1941. Even though the Allies had air superiority and were optimistic about the battle,

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Battle of Monte Cassino Facts

 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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Navy Waves in WWII

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In the first half of the 20th century women in the U.S. Navy weren’t very common. One of the rare instances where women had a place in the U.S Navy in the first half of the 20th century was World War II. In August 1942, under Mildred McAfee, the first female commissioned officer in the

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Operation Paperclip

 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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Defense of the Great Wall

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The Defense of the Great Wall was a series of battles between the Japanese Empire and the Republic of China. They took place before the Second Sino-Japanese War. In Japan it is known as Operation Nekka and in English sources it is commonly known as First Battle of Hopei. The battle took place between January

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Battle of Sicily

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After they had beaten Italy and German in North Africa, the Allies planned their next step, the invasion of occupied Europe and finally defeating Germany and putting an end to the long and costly World War 2. The Allies were set on attacking Italy in the hope that it would drive away the fascist government,

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