World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

Battle of Normandy Facts

 Battle of Normandy Facts

The Battle of Normandy refers to the Invasion of Normandy by Allied Forces in Normandy, France during World War 2 from June 6th, 1944 until the Allied breakout in July, 1944. The invasion was part of Operation Overlord during World War 2 and was the largest amphibious operation in the history of modern warfare. The

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World War 2 Flags

World War 2 Flags Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom  World War 2 Flags

Since populations around the world have grown to the point of forming nationals, national flags have served as a symbol of a country’s peoples, ideals, identity, and history. They symbolize all the respective country’s people value and especially during World War 2 what they fought for. Many of the World War 2 flags used during

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S Mine Facts

S Mine Facts Mine detecting  S Mine Facts

The S mine (also known as Bouncing Betty or the Splittermine in German) was one of the most lethal versions of German mines in World War II. When the mine was activated, it would launch into the air and detonate approximately three feet in the air (just shy of three feet at 2 feet and

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World War 2 Quotes

World War 2 Quotes MacArthur Manila  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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USS North Carolina (BB-55) Facts

USS North Carolina BB55 Facts USS North Carolina  USS North Carolina (BB-55) Facts

The USS North Carolina (BB-55) was the first of the North Carolina class of battleships in the United States Navy. The ship was the fourth to be named in honor of the U.S. state of North Carolina and was the first newly constructed battleship to see service during WW 2. North Carolina took part in

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Pearl Harbor Attack

 Pearl Harbor Attack

December 7 1941 is a day that will forever live in infamy. On this date, the Imperial Japanese Navy conducted a surprise attack on Naval Base Pearl Harbor. The Japanese intended the attack to be a preventative measure to keep the United States Pacific Fleet from interfering with Japanese plans for military conquest over the

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India in World War 2

India in World War 2 INDIAN TROOPS IN BURMA 1944  India in World War 2

Since India had not yet obtained Independence from Great Britain, when the U.K. declared war on Germany in September of 1939, India did as well. As part of the Allied countries, the British Raj provided more than two million soldiers (volunteers) to fight under British command during WW2. During the war, a number of the

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HMS CAMERON (I 05)

HMS CAMERON I 05 Cameron  HMS CAMERON (I 05)

The HMS Cameron (I 05), was an ex- United States Destroyer (Ex USS Welles DD 257). It was laid down on November 13th, 1918 and launched on May 8th, 1919 and was a Type A and part of the Belmont Class Destroyer. The ship was later commission on September 2nd, 1919 and later held in

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Winston Churchill Quotes

Winston Churchill Quotes Winston Churchill  Winston Churchill Quotes

Winston Churchill, or more formally known as, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA was born on November 30th, 1874 and passed away on January 24th, 1965. Churchill served in numerous military and political levels of leadership for the United Kingdom; however, he is best known for his leadership as

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Censorship During World War II

Censorship During World War II WWII Envelope 1945 03 01  Censorship During World War II

During World War 2, Lt. Gilbert Steingart served as dentist aboard the USS Ocelot in the Pacific Theater.  He wrote daily letters to his wife Eleanor.  The letters are being blogged at “Dearest Eleanor: World War II Letters” at http://steingart.blogspot.com/ Excerpts from the letters provide some insight into the mechanism, concerns, challenges, and communications difficulties

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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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