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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World War 2 Memorial

World War 2 Memorial World War 2 Memorial Overhead  World War 2 Memorial

The World War 2 Memorial was originally authorized by then President Bill Clinton on May 25th, 1993. Public Law 103-22 officially authorized the American Battle Monuments Commission (or ABMC) to establish the memorial in or around Washington, D.C. The World War 2 Memorial is the first national memorial in the United States dedicated to the

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TBF Avenger Facts

TBF Avenger Facts TBF mid1942  TBF Avenger Facts

The United States TBF Avenger torpedo bomber was first introduced to service in order to provide a replacement for the TBD Devastator bomber. The aircraft was designed by Leroy Grumman and would carry a pilot, radioman/ventral gunner/bombardier, and a turret gunner. They used a large bomb bay that made the aircraft an outstanding ground support

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Siege of Leningrad

Siege of Leningrad Antiaircrafters guarding the sky of Leningrad  Siege of Leningrad

The battle of Leningrad was the bloodiest and one of the longest sieges in the history of warfare. It is also a very important part of the city’s history, albeit it a very tragic one. In Russia the siege of Leningrad is known as the Blokada. Hitler’s original plan wasn’t to attack the city outright

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Causes of World War 2

Causes of World War 2 USS SHAW exploding Pearl Harbor 300x240  Causes of World War 2

World War 2 broke into open conflict due to the military aggression of Germany and Japan, when Germany invaded Poland in 1939 and Japan struck against China in 1937. The causes of World War 2, and background to these events is considerably complex, and it is important to understand the key facts and situations that

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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

Communications Intelligence History Type 97 cypher machine  Communications Intelligence History

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

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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World War 2 Facts for Kids

World War 2 Facts for Kids United Nations 212x300  World War 2 Facts for Kids

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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