World war ii (wwii or ww2), also known as the second world war the fact file below covers these and more interesting facts from the second world war that shaped modern history and the democracy based society we live in today world war 2 facts and information. This is the introduction to a brief e-text on the history of world war ii. Pre-world war ii timeline 1912 sun yat sen overthrows the qing dynasty in china and establishes the nationalist party, commonly known as the kuomintang 1914 adolf hitler enlists with bavarian army and fights in world war i serves as a private while in belgium and france 1915 jan 18 prime. World war ii also known as the second world war was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier it involved the vast majority. The beginning of world war ii, 1939 what now' asked hitler with a savage look i knew i was dying but i really didn't care a survivor describes the greatest naval disaster in us history the bombing of hiroshima, 1945 suddenly there was.
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World war ii (often abbreviated to wwii or ww2), also known as the second world war, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. How do series work to create a series or add a work to it, go to a work page the common knowledge section now includes a series field enter the name of the series to add the book to it. We honor a diverse group of people in our world war ii hall of fame, from the father of modern american intelligence to an ingenious baseball catcher who was secretly an international spy the rest they say is history as for me, well after the war. Introduction world war ii was the largest and most violent armed conflict in the history of mankind however, the half century that now separates us from that conflict has exacted its toll on our collective knowledge.
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The outcome of world war ii had a profound effect on the course of world history the old european empires either collapsed or were dismantled as a direct result of the wars' crushing costs and, in some cases. About the podcast ray harris jr has a degree in history from james madison university i've been obsessed with the events and people from wwii since i first learned of them. General articles quartermasters on d-day a collection of material on quartermaster support of the invasion of france, 6 june 1944 the lesson of bataan. The backstory of world war 2 weapons used on land, sea and air was the focus of the scientific/tech communities to create the greatest devastation. Events of world war 2 detailed by date, year, battle and person.
Radar during world war ii are part of the history of that era the australian raaf deployed an scr-270 at dripstone cliff in darwin in 1942 economy was enhanced by thinning of the array, removing the top and bottom rows from the main. World war ii (wwii or ww2), also called the second world war and, in the soviet union, the great patriotic war, was a global war involving fighting in many parts of the world and many countries. Let's see how much you know about ww2 this test is not timed warning: this test is a little hard. Explore the history of world war ii, including pivotal battles, milestone events, and cultural figures, only on historycom. Kids learn about world war ii in history educational articles for teachers, students, and schools including wwii battles, leaders, generals, countries, allied vs axis powers, europe, germany, hitler, holocaust, atomic bomb, daily life, weapons, and causes. The most cataclysmic conflict in history, world war ii reshaped the globe and laid the foundation for the modern world use these resources to follow the action from the invasion of poland to the dropping of the atom bomb.