With Germany upset about how WWI ended and Japan upset about a lack-of-access to much-needed natural resources, another war sent the world into chaos between 1939-1945. Stories in this collection are about some of those events.
May 8th marks the 70th anniversary of V-E Day (Victory in Europe), the end of WWII in Europe. After the War is over, Allied leaders disagree on what is best for the war-torn countries.
Philip Johnston believes Navajos can create an unbreakable code to beat the Japanese in the Pacific during WWII.
A remarkable man died July 2, 2014. His story opens, here, with three men in a raft in the middle of the Pacific Ocean without food and water.
On December 7, 1941, Americans at Pearl Harbor are unaware they are about to suffer a surprise Japanese attack. Shortly before 8 AM, on that Sunday morning, the devastating attack begins.
When France falls in June of 1940, Germany uses Enigma - a sophisticated coding system - to direct bombers to British targets. This occurs via radio stations, set-up in the occupied French towns of Brest and Cherbourg, beginning 6/27/1940.
Feb/March, of 2015, is the 70th anniversary of the Iwo Jima battle. Thousands of US Marines head toward the island on ships. Their mission is to wrest the strategically significant territory, held by the Japanese, and transfer it to Allied control.
It's the 6th of June, 1944, and everything depends on a full moon and perfect tide levels.
WARNING: THIS CLIP, AND ITS DESCRIPTION, CONTAINS HISTORICAL FOOTAGE OF WAR AND THE DROPPING OF FIRE BOMBS OVER JAPAN.
Jacobo was both directly and indirectly affected by the war.
You will know why Japan attacked Hawaii.
Although Raoul Wallenberg disappeared without a trace, the world remembers all he did to save many people from certain death at the hands of the Nazis...
When the Soviets liberated Budapest, Raoul Wallenberg thought they could also free 70,000 Jewish people who were still at risk. After discussing the i...
Working with the Swedish Embassy, in Hungary, Raoul Wallenberg continues with his plan to save Hungarian Jews.
Identifying Common Character Traits from Several Sources
Character Traits of Heros
Self-Esteem and Courage as Character Traits
Anne Frank, a Jewish girl living with her family in Amsterdam, was thirteen years old during the summer of 1942. At the time, German forces were...
On the 8th of December, 1941 - the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed - Americans received their up-to-date news from the radio.
Churchill tried repeatedly to convince FDR to enter the war.
Winston Churchill became Prime Minister on the 10th of May, 1940.
On the 4th of June, 1940, Winston Churchill addressed Parliament.
Historians estimate that nearly 2 million people participated in the Normandy Invasion, begging the question how coordination was remotely possible.
As British soldiers neared Normandy’s Sword Beach, and enemy gunners opened fire, landing-craft operators stayed calm. They were not alone in their ...
British troops arrive in Normandy early in the morning and are still at work by midnight after enduring hostile firing from German defenders.
When Canadians landed on Juno Beach, the opposition they faced was overwhelming, but at day’s end they had gone deeper into France than any other di...
Sometimes spreading a falsehood could be a necessary part of defending ourselves in times of war or conflict.
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., was an African-American hero who was also a leader in wartime aviation history.
The Ardennes Offensive initially favors Germany, leading to the Americans in trouble at Bastogne.
During the Blitz, German warplanes devastate Coventry on November 14, 1940.
Germany's Federal Archives contain SS photos from Auschwitz-Birkenau.
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In February of 1945, the military intelligence section of the Southwest Pacific Area of General Headquarters prepared a detailed report on the "Destru...
Did people around the world know what the Nazis were doing in Poland before the end of the war? In 1942, the Polish government-in-exile sent a pamphle...
On the 21st of October, 1941, Alan Turing and three of his Station X colleagues wrote a secret letter to Prime Minister Winston Churchill. It caused a...
James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, disagreed with the Naval Court of Inquiry's opinion. He issued his own assessment in two differing forma...
The Naval Court of Inquiry treated intercepted, decoded Japanese messages separately from its main opinion. Hereafter is the Addendum (dated Oct...
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