World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

Battle of Crete

Battle of Crete German Mountain Troops  Battle of Crete

The Battle of Crete started on 20 May 1941 when Germany launched an airborne attack on the island of Crete. The battle was fought between Germany and Italy on the Axis side and Greece, the civilians on the island, and the rest of the Allies on the other. The battle concluded after approximately 10 days

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The P-51 Mustang in Europe, The need for and effects of the P-51 Mustang in the skies over Europe

The P51 Mustang in Europe The need for and effects of the P51 Mustang in the skies over Europe Bott4  The P-51 Mustang in Europe, The need for and effects of the P-51 Mustang in the skies over Europe

On September 1, 1939, the German military forces invaded Poland to begin World War II. This invasion was very successful because of its use of a new military strategic theory – “blitzkrieg”. Blitzkrieg, literally “lightning war,” involved the fast and deadly coordination of two German forces, the Wermacht (army) and the Luftwaffe (airforce). The Wermacht

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Battle of Saipan Facts

 Battle of Saipan Facts

In the campaigns of 1943 and 1944 the Allies captured a number of islands which included the Marshall Islands, the Solomon Islands and a part of New Guinea. What remained was ruled by Japan and one of the islands among them were the Caroline Islands.  The battle of Saipan wasn’t originally a part of the

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Mukden Incident Facts

Mukden Incident Mukden 1931  Mukden Incident Facts

On September 18, 1931 an explosion destroyed some railroad tracks near Mukden, a Chinese city. The railroad was owned and operated by the Japanese government and the tracks, including the part that was destroyed during the explosion, were routinely patrolled by Japanese soldiers. The Japanese military blamed Chinese nationalists for the destruction of the tracks

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World War 2 Movies

World War 2 Movies Anzio  World War 2 Movies

It is hard to imagine the movie and video game industry without the presence of World War II. The epic struggle has been recorded in so many World War 2 Movies, and yet whenever a new movie comes out we aren’t bored, we want to see it. It is practically impossible to list every single

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USS Missouri Battleship Facts (BB-63)

USS Missouri Battleship Facts BB63 Missouri panama canal  USS Missouri Battleship Facts (BB-63)

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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Admiral Chester Nimitz

Admiral Chester Nimitz Chester Nimitz at National Portrait Gallery  Admiral Chester Nimitz

Chester Nimitz was born on February 24, 1885 in Fredericksburg, Texas. Nimitz’s grandfather was a merchant seaman which was a major influence on his father also named Chester. Nimitz attended Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas and at the time wanted to go to West Point but wasn’t able to because there were no appointments

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Stimson Doctrine

Stimson Doctrine Henry Stimson  Stimson Doctrine

In 1931, Mukden a Chinese city was part of a conflict between China and Japan, the confrontation resulted in the Japanese invasion and conquest of Manchuria. In response to this the U.S. Secretary of State Henry Stimson issued a note which would later be known as the Stimson Doctrine. The note stated that the U.S.

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USS Arizona Casualty List

USS Arizona Casualty List USSArizona BB 39 burning after the Japanese attack  USS Arizona Casualty List

The USS Arizona (BB 39), was a United States Navy battleship originally built in the mid-1910’s. The ship was a Pennsylvania class battleship and was the second and last of its kind. Commissioned in 1916, the ship would remain in the United States during World War 1, but would escort President Woodrow Wilson to the

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When Did World War 2 End?

When Did World War 2 End German Surrender  When Did World War 2 End?

World War 2 was the deadliest conflict to occur in human history resulting in between 50 to 70 million fatalities world-wide. It was the most widespread war to occur in human history with having more than 100 million people serve in military units and was conducted in a state of total war amongst the participating

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Battle of Corregidor Facts

Battle of Corregidor Facts AA crew at Corregidor  Battle of Corregidor Facts

The Battle of Corregidor was a very important part of the Japanese conquest of the Philippines because of its location and Manila Bay, one of the best natural harbors in the Far East. The problem for the Japanese was that the island was basically a fortress.  That is what earned it the nickname “Gibraltar of

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