Pearl Harbor

April 30, 2015 | Leave a Comment

On December 7, 1941, the Japanese military launched a surprise attack on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The United States been pressuring Japan to halt its military expansion in Asia and the Pacific. With the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and losing 2,400 people, the U.S. could no longer avoid war. On December […]

“Now, 70 years after the end of World War II, thanks to the excavations in eastern Poland, these unknown soldiers are getting a proper burial.”   http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/poland-unearths-one-of-wwiis-darkest-secrets/ar-BBgjQOY

When thinking about World War Two, many people believe that the Americans “won the war” with the invasions at D-Day, but it is important to remember that there was more than just one front in the war in Europe and with the other front comes another story. Many more Russians fought and died in World […]

Footage of Bombings in London

April 19, 2012 | Comments Off on Footage of Bombings in London

  Interesting footage from the WWII bombings in London.  The Germans would mostly bomb at night as to avoid being shot down by anti-aircraft guns, so London had mandatory blackouts as to hide important buildings and homes from the bomber’s sight.  Fires would rage throughout the city and there was much destruction and death tolls […]

The London Blitz

April 10, 2012 | Comments Off on The London Blitz

The appearance of German bombers in the skies over London during the afternoon of September 7, 1940 heralded a tactical shift in Hitler’s attempt to subdue Great Britain. During the previous two months, the Luftwaffe had targeted RAF airfields and radar stations for destruction in preparation for the German invasion of the island. With invasion […]

The Eastern Front and The Soviet Union

April 10, 2012 | Comments Off on The Eastern Front and The Soviet Union

The war on the Eastern Front, known to Russians as the “Great Patriotic War”, was the scene of the largest military confrontation in history. Over the course of four years, more than 400 Red Army and German divisions clashed in a series of operations along a front that extended more than 1,000 miles. Some 27 […]

The North African Campaign

April 3, 2012 | Comments Off on The North African Campaign

The North African Campaign began in June of 1940 and continued for three years, as Axis and Allied forces pushed each other back and forth across the desert. At the beginning of the war, Libya had been an Italian colony for several decades and British forces had been in neighboring Egypt since 1882. The two […]

Internment of Japanese Americans

April 3, 2012 | Comments Off on Internment of Japanese Americans

Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, authorizing the secretary of war to designate military zones within the U.S. from which “any or all persons may be excluded.” The order was not targeted at any specific group, but it became the basis for the mass relocation and […]

Pearl Harbor

April 3, 2012 | Comments Off on Pearl Harbor

On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack on the United States, bombing warships and military targets in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. More than 350 Japanese aircraft attacked the naval base in two waves, strafing targets, dropping armor-piercing bombs, and launching torpedoes toward U.S. battleships and cruisers. The U.S. forces were unprepared, […]

THe Homefront and the Role of Women

December 5, 2009 | Comments Off on THe Homefront and the Role of Women

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/TiYbNViJFl0″ width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Expanding government      – Following WWI, the  government seemed to be in control over the economies and the rights of people. In the U.S, Britain, and the Soviet Union, the government controlled all parts of industrial production. Everything seemed to be regulated for the war effort. Also during this […]

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