World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

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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World War 2 Casualties

World War 2 Casualties Graves at Arlington on Memorial Day  World War 2 Casualties

World War 2 was the bloodiest conflict in human history. There were more than 60 million World War 2 casualties resulting in death which at the time was more than 2.5% of the overall world population. The war was notable for the Nazi-sponsored genocide of the Jewish peoples resulting in more than 5.9 million deaths,

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Benito Mussolini Facts

Benito Mussolini Facts Mussolini  Benito Mussolini Facts

Benito Mussolini was born in Dovia di Predappio on July 29 1883. Mussolini’s father was a blacksmith and his mother was a Catholic schoolteacher. The Mussolini household was poor, something that Mussolini would use and exaggerate later on in life for sympathy. In his early years he was often considered a wild and uncontrollable child,

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Ira Hayes Facts

Ira Hayes Facts Ira Hayes Tombstone  Ira Hayes Facts

Ira Hayes was born on January 12th, 1923 and passed away on January 24th, 1955. He was a Pima Native American and more famously served as a United States Marine during World War 2. During the Battle of Iwo Jima, Ira Hayes was made famous by taking part in the flag raising on Iwo Jima

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Gustav Gun

Gustav Gun GustavGun  Gustav Gun

The Gustav Gun, (properly known as the Schwerer Gustav gun), was a siege gun developed in preparation for World War 2 and is the largest caliber rifled weapon to see combat in the history of artillery. The Gustav is also notable for firing the heaviest shell of any artillery piece. The only guns to exceed

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