World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

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

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

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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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 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 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

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

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 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

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

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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