World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

Vichy France Facts

Vichy France Facts Vichy France  Vichy France Facts

In June of 1940, the German army, the Wehrmacht, occupied Paris, France. The prime minister of France at the time, Paul Reynaud now realized that Germany couldn’t be stopped and wanted to move the government to France’s African territories and continue with its work from there. The vice-premier, Philippe Pétain, and Maxime Weygand, supreme commander

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World War 2 Battles

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World War 2 saw a large number of battles fought across much of the globe. Major battles occurred between the Axis and Allied powers across North Africa, Europe, Asia and more with the war being referred to by the Allied Powers as the European and Pacific fronts. Strategically, the United States agreed with Great Britain

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USS Long Island (CVE-1) Facts

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The USS Long Island was originally commissioned as AVG-1, reclassified to ACV-1, and finally categorized as CVE-1 (Carrier Escort) and saw service during World War 2. The Long Island was the first escort carrier commissioned by the United States Navy and was the second ship to be named after the city of Long Island, New

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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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USS Robalo (SS-273)

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The USS Robalo (SS-273) was United States submarine (Gato-Class) that served during World War II. The boat’s keel was laid on October 24th, 1942 at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. located in Wisconsin and was subsequently launched on May 9th, 1943. The submarine’s sponsor was Mrs. E.S. Root, and she was commissioned on September 28th, 1943.

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Memorial

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The Brooklyn Navy Yard was originally built in 1801. The shipyard played a critical role in the United States’ national security and U.S. Navy building plans for more than 150 years until it was closed in 1966. Today, the Brooklyn Yard has become even more famous for the adaptive reuse of a historic site as

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1940 US Census

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The 1940 US Census was the sixteenth census taken by the United States Census Bureau and was taken during the second year of World War 2 but was finished more than a year and half prior to the entry of the United States into the war. The census determined that the population of the U.S.

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World War 2 Quotes

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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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S Mine Facts

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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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Banzai Counterattacks

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Before the Second World War most people in the United States or anywhere else in the world for that matter didn’t know a lot about Japan and its culture. In the years after World War II that changed dramatically. One of the most famous Japanese phrases that is used in popular culture is the Banzai

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USS Arizona Facts

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The USS Arizona was commissioned on October 17th, 1916 and was sunk on December 7th, 1941 during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The fatal blow to the ship came from a 1,760 pound bomb that was able to pierce the armor of the battleship. Today, the USS Arizona Memorial lies overtop of the wreck

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