This site features information about the worldwide military conflict of World War II, which involved 61 countries and lasted from 1939-1945. Links to additional World War II resources are also provided.
These preserved trenches from World War I in France were dug in the deep woods, giving soldiers the cover they needed during battle. Today they are empty but for a couple of inches of snow, and the scene is peaceful and serene.
Discount stores date back to the late 1940s and early 1950s, just after the end of World War II. They were conceived during the post-war economic boom, to serve the consumer needs of baby boomer families.
Antique airplanes are reminiscent of an era gone by. This photo shows the rotary motor and wooden propeller of a red World War I era biplane that is on display at the Air & Space Museum in San Diego's Balboa Park.
Michael Diamond was given the doll Mr Fritz, made by a prisoner at the World War II Stalag II-B camp, in July. He is 'wary' of it since GoPro clip shows its eyes blinking at night, in September.
Daily Mail. Sat, 19 Oct 2019 14:17:26 GMT.
A crew of researchers scanning the sea floor of the Pacific has found the final resting place of a Japanese warship lost during the historic World War II Battle of Midway.
CBC News. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:22:24 EDT.
Irish writer James Joyce, who lived in Zurich during both world wars, died there in 1941 and was buried at the Fluntern cemetery. Now the officials in his hometown, Dublin, want his remains to be returned to his native city.
The Local. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:52:00 +0200.
Since its invention during the Second World War for soldiers stationed in countries where malaria transmission rates were high, researchers have worked to pinpoint precisely how DEET actually affects mosquitoes.
Science Daily. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:16:51 EDT.
World War Bibliography
Willmott, H. P., Robin Cross, and Charles Messenger. World War II. New York, NY. DK Publishing. 2008.