World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

Operation Overlord

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Operation Overlord was an Allied landing in France that was scheduled for June in 1944. The operation had many commanders but the overall commander was General Dwight Eisenhower. Operation Overlord is not only notable for the significance it would have in World War II but also use it was an operation that required the kind

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Jimmy Doolittle Facts

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Jimmy Doolittle was born on 14th December, 1896. During his stay in Nome, Alaska he developed a reputation as a boxer and eventually became a amateur flyweight champion. He attended Los Angeles City College and later transferred to the University of California and then Berkeley in 1916. When the United States entered the First World War, Doolittle

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Hull Note

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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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Pearl Harbor Facts

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On December 7th, 1941 at 0755 local time, the Japanese commenced the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Imperial Navy forces that took part in the attack included four heavy aircraft carriers, two heavy cruisers, two light cruisers, nine oilers, two battleships, 11 destroyers, and 35 submarines. Although the attack resulted in a tactical victory for

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World War 2 Letters: Dearest Eleanor

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Lt. Gilbert Steingart served as dentist aboard the USS Ocelot in the Pacific Theater.  He promised to write daily letters to his wife Eleanor.  The following are some excerpts from his posts home during World War 2 courtesy of his family. They provide some unique insight into the common concerns, challenges, and communications difficulties that

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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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Yalta Conference

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In early 1945, when it became apparent that World War II in Europe would soon be over the leaders of the Allied nations, Winston Churchill (Great Britain), Franklin Roosevelt (U.S.A) and Joseph Stalin  (USSR) met to discuss the issues and strategies for Europe and the world after the end of the war at the Yalta

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Battle of El Alamein

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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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Doolittle Raid

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After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt wanted to strike back as soon as possible. He wanted retribution but also wanted to show the Japanese that they aren’t invincible. Immediately the military started working on a plan to attack the Japanese home islands. The culmination of the planning would result

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Negative Effects on the U.S. Economy Caused by World War 2

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Although popular opinion holds that the United States economy significantly benefitted from World War 2, there were a number of negative effects on the economy that occurred during and after the war. The United States was engaged in the war from between 1941 (after the bombing of Pearl Harbor) through 1945 (after the surrender of

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USS Missouri Battleship Facts (BB-63)

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The USS Missouri (BB-63) was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the state of Missouri. Also nick-named the “Mighty Mo” or “Big Mo,” she also has the distinction of being the last battleship constructed by the United States. More famously, the battleship was the location of the

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