World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

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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Battle of Tarawa Facts

The Battle of Tarawa occurred between November 20th and November 23rd, 1943 in the Pacific Theater of World War 2. This battle was the first in the series of the American offensive island hopping attacks in the central Pacific. Tarawa would be the first time in World War 2 that the United States Marine Corps

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Harry Truman

Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States of America.  He became President of the United States with the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt just less than 3 months into his 4th term.  Although he was the only president who served after 1897 without a college degree, he was responsible for many

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Hull Note

The Hull Note, or the Outline of Proposed Basis for Agreement Between the United States and Japan as the communication is more formally known, was the last proposal that the United States delivered to japan prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The note was an effort to avoid hostilities between the two nations,

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James Forrestal

James Forrestal was born on February 15, 1892 in Matteawan, New York. In his early life he attended local schools and at the age of 16 joined Matteawan Journal. After finishing his main education he quickly realized that he would have a hard time getting forward in life without a college education. In 1921 he

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Fighting Through From Dunkirk to Hamburg, by Bill Cheall

When I was asked to do a guest spot for WorldWar2 Facts, I wondered what people would want to hear about my Dad’s war. Pen and Sword have recently published my late Dad’s memoirs after I’d spent three years researching and editing them. My late Dad, Bill Cheall, was first and foremost a proud Green

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Military Alphabet of World War 2

The military alphabet of World War 2, which is more commonly known as the NATO standard military alphabet today, is a means to pronounce the English language alphabet in a manner to ensure clarity during voice transmission over radio telephone. During World War 2, English speaking militaries such as the United States and the United

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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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WW2 Army Units and Sizes

When studying World War 2, a common question that arises is what exactly each army group or unit name means? This question arises a fair bit with readers of WorldWar2Facts.org, so we have compiled a table to help explain what the unit or group names mean, what units made up larger WW2 army units,  the

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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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Casablanca Conference

The Casablanca Conference was held from January 14th through January 24th, 143 in Casablanca, Morocco at the Anfa Hotel. The primary goal of the meeting between U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Generals Charles de Gaulle and Henri Giraud from the Free French Forces was to discuss and plan the

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