WWII Resources


Euro Theater

1939 German Attack on Poland

BBC: History

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/invasion_poland_01.shtml

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005070

This Day In History:  1939 Germans invade Poland

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-invade-poland

The Atlantic:  World War II- The Invasion of Poland and the Winter War

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2011/06/world-war-ii-the-invasion-of-poland-and-the-winter-war/100094/

Ardennes Forest - Battle of the Bulge

History: Battle of the Bulge

https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-the-bulge

Daily Mail:  Vivid new Battle of the Bulge photos offer never-before-seen look at the war-weary soldiers…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2075565/Vivid-new-Battle-Bulge-photos-offer-seen-look-war-weary-soldiers-braving-frigid-weather-fight-Nazi-Germanys-major-offensive-World-War-II.html

Dunkirk

History:  Dunkirk

https://www.history.com/topics/dunkirk

Time:  Original Report on the Evacuation of Dunkirk

http://time.com/4789230/dunkirk-france-world-war-ii-time-report/

Smithsonian:  The True Story of Dunkirk

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-story-dunkirk-told-through-heroism-medway-queen-180964105/

Battle of Britain

BBC:  The Battle of Britain

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/histories/battle_of_britain

The Atlantic:  World War II- The Battle of Britain

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2011/07/world-war-ii-the-battle-of-britain/100102/

History:  Battle of Britain

https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-britain

Encyclopaedia Britannica:  Battle of Britain

https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Britain-European-history-1940

Cash and Carry

United States Department of State:  Office of the Historian

https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/neutrality-acts

This Day In History:  1941 Congress revises the Neutrality Act

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-revises-the-neutrality-act

        

German Invasion of Denmark & Norway

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark:  The Occupation of Denmark

http://denmark.dk/en/society/history/occupation

Hitler's Death (Berlin)

Biography: Adolf Hitler

https://www.biography.com/people/adolf-hitler-9340144

History:  Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/adolf-hitler-commits-suicide

Lend-Lease Act

Department of State Office of the Historian:  Lend-Lease and Military Aid to the Allies in the Early YEars of World War II

https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/lend-lease

History: Lend-Lease Act

https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/lend-lease-act

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:  Lend-Lease

https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005679

Leningrad - Novgorod Offensive

Encyclopaedia Britannica:  Siege of Leningrad

https://www.britannica.com/event/Siege-of-Leningrad

History:  Siege of Leningrad

https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/siege-of-leningrad

        

Moscow

Moscow 1941:  A City and Its People at War

https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/moscow-1941-city-and-its-people-war

Operation Overlord (D-Day)

Jewish Virtual Library:  D-Day Background and Overview, Maps, Etc.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/background-and-overview-of-d-day

BBC: Animated Map of Operation Overlord        http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/launch_ani_overlord_campaign.shtml

Phoney War/Phony War

The Telegraph:  Britain at War- The Phoney War and the Fall of France

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/britain-at-war/3153329/Britain-at-War-The-Phoney-War-and-the-Fall-of-France.html

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Phony War

https://www.britannica.com/event/Phony-War

Stalingrad

        Encyclopaedia Britannica: Battle of Stalingrad

https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Stalingrad

Jewish Virtual Library: The Battle of Stalingrad

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-battle-of-stalingrad

History:  Battle of Stalingrad

https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-stalingrad

Three Prong Attack into Russia -Operation Barbarossa

        Jewish Virtual Library:  World War II:  Operation Barbarossa

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/operation-barbarossa

History:  Operation Barbarossa

https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/operation-barbarossa

Winter War (Russian) Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

The Atlantic:  World War II- The Invasion of Poland and the Winter War

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2011/06/world-war-ii-the-invasion-of-poland-and-the-winter-war/100094/

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Russo-Finnish War

https://www.britannica.com/event/Russo-Finnish-War

Encyclopaedia Britannica:  The Baltic states and the Russo-Finnish War, 1939-40

https://www.britannica.com/event/World-War-II/The-Baltic-states-and-the-Russo-Finnish-War-1939-40#ref511797


Pacific Theater

Doolittle Raid

Naval History and Heritage Command:  Doolittle Raid        https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/wars-conflicts-and-operations/world-war-ii/1942/halsey-doolittle-raid.html

PBS: Doolittle Raid and Midway

http://www.pbs.org/perilousfight/battlefield/doolittle_raid_midway/

Guam

        National Park Service: Guam in World War II

https://www.nps.gov/articles/guamwwii.htm

Guadalcanal

History:  Battle of Guadalcanal

https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-guadalcanal

National WWII Museum:  Life on Guadalcanal

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/life-guadalcanal

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Battle of Guadalcanal

https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Guadalcanal

US Army Center of Military History:  Guadalcanal

https://history.army.mil/brochures/72-8/72-8.htm

Hiroshima/A Bombs

The Atlantic: Hiroshima Before and After the Bombing

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016/05/hiroshima-before-and-after-the-atomic-bombing/482526/

US Department of Energy: Manhattan Project - The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

https://www.osti.gov/opennet/manhattan-project-history/Events/1945/hiroshima.htm

Encyclopaedia Britannica:  Hiroshima and Nagasaki

https://www.britannica.com/event/World-War-II/Hiroshima-and-Nagasaki

Island Hopping/leapfrogging

The Atlantic:  WWII The Pacific Islands

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2011/09/world-war-ii-the-pacific-islands/100155/

National Parks Service:  War in the Pacific

https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/npswapa/extContent/wapa/guides/offensive/sec3.htm

History Channel:  Marshall Islands and the Island Hopping Strategy

https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-kwajalein

Iwo Jima

        History:  Battle of Iwo Jima

https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-iwo-jima

Naval History and Heritage Command:  Battle for Iwo Jima

https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/b/battle-for-iwo-jima.html

National WWII Museum:  Iwo Jima and Okinawa- Death and Japan’s Doorstep

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/iwo-jima-and-okinawa-death-japans-doorstep

Midway Islands

        Naval History and Heritage Command: Battle of Midway

https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/b/battle-of-midway-4-7-june-1942.html

Encyclopaedia Britannica:  Battle of Midway

https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Midway

The National WWII Museum:  The Battle of Midway

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/battle-midway

PBS: Doolittle Raid and Midway

http://www.pbs.org/perilousfight/battlefield/doolittle_raid_midway/

Okinawa

National WWII Museum:  Iwo Jima and Okinawa- Death and Japan’s Doorstep

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/iwo-jima-and-okinawa-death-japans-doorstep

History:  Battle of Okinawa

https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-okinawa

Time:  How it Ended

http://time.com/3918248/okinawa-ended-1945-history/

Encyclopaedia Britannica:  Battle of Okinawa

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Battle-of-Okinawa

Pearl Harbor

        History: Pearl Harbor

https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/pearl-harbor

National WWII Museum:  Path to Pearl Harbor

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/path-pearl-harbor

Philippine Islands

        US Army Center of Military History: Philippine Islands

https://history.army.mil/brochures/pi/PI.htm

History: Bataan Death March

https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/bataan-death-march

History:  United States invades Luzon in Philippines

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-invades-luzon-in-philippines

Wake Island

        Encyclopaedia Britannica:  Battle of Wake Island

https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Wake-Island

History: Japanese surrender on Wake Island

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-surrender-on-wake-island


Africa

Desert Fox - Erwin Rommel

Biography: Erwin Rommel

https://www.biography.com/people/erwin-rommel-39971

Encyclopaedia Britannica:  German Field Marshal Rommel

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Erwin-Rommel

The Atlantic:  The North Africa Campaign

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2011/09/world-war-ii-the-north-african-campaign/100140/

Ethiopia a.k.a Abyssinia

Encyclopaedia Britannica:  Italo-Ethiopian War

https://www.britannica.com/event/Italo-Ethiopian-War-1935-1936

Black Past:  The Second Italo-Abyssinian War

http://www.blackpast.org/gah/second-italo-abyssinian-war-1935-1936

Italian Invasion of Egypt

History: Italy Invades Egypt

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/italy-invades-egypt

The Atlantic:  The North Africa Campaign

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2011/09/world-war-ii-the-north-african-campaign/100140/

National Army Museum: The Struggle for North Africa

https://www.nam.ac.uk/explore/struggle-north-africa-1940-43

PBS:  The War

http://www.pbs.org/thewar/detail_5211.htm

Encyclopaedia Britannica:  Other Fronts 1940-41

https://www.britannica.com/event/World-War-II/Other-fronts-1940-41

Operation Torch a.k.a Operation Gymnast (North Africa)

National Park Service:  A Different War

https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/npswapa/extcontent/usmc/pcn-190-003125-00/sec5.htm

World Atlas:  What Was Operation Torch?

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-was-operation-torch.html

Encyclopaedia Britannica:  North Africa Campaign

https://www.britannica.com/event/North-Africa-campaigns/Operation-Torch

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:  Operation Torch (Algeria Morocco Campaign)

https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007303