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     World War 2 was easily the greatest and most widespread conflict in the History of the World!   There were numerous conflicts before WWII that are detailed in the Study Guide: Aggressors Invade Nations.  The Second World War officially begins on September 1st 1939, with the Nazi invasion of Poland detailed in Hitler's Lightning War. The focus turns to the Pacific Theater inJapan's Pacific Campaign​We take you from the deeps roots and history of antisemitism to the Final Solution in The Holocaust.

WW2: Japan's Pacific Campaign

Study Guides Presentation

     America enters the war in the Pacific as Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor enrages Americans.

Surprise Attack On Pearl Harbor

Japanese Victories

The Allies Strike Back

​An Allied Offensive

​​​World War 2 Links

     A. Pinterest

Weapons of World War Two 
World War Two 
WWII Hollywood Movies 

     B. Other Links:

The History World War II
Women and The Home Front During World War II
Hitler's Nazi Architecture
The National WWII Museum
Enigma Machine Simulator

                a. On this site you will find all the German U-boats of both World Wars, their commanding officers and operations                      including all Allied ships attacked, technological information and much more. You can also browse our large                              photo gallery and thousands of U-boat books and movies. While hundreds of U-boats were lost some of the                              boats are preserved as museums today.
World War II Machines History
The National D-Day Memorial

                a. It is hard to conceive the epic scope of this decisive battle that foreshadowed the end of Hitlers dream of Nazi                          domination. Overlord was the largest air, land, and sea operation undertaken before or since June 6, 1944. The                        landing included over 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes, and over 150,000 service men.
The Voices of World War Two
D-Day Picture Collection from France

          11. Interactive World War II European Theater (National Geographic)

          12. The World War II Multimedia Data Base

          13. The only known color film of the Japanese Surrender in 1945

          14. Color Film of D-Day & Days After

          15. Auschwitz Interactive Map: BBC

                a. This interactive map explores the complex and surprising evolution of Auschwitz, the scene of one of the worst                        crimes in human history. This was where more than a million men, women and children, most of them Jews,                            were murdered by the Nazis during the course of World War Two.

          16. China in WWII

                a. Peter Harmsen’s blog on the 1931-45 conflict and the birth of modern Asia

          17. The War in the Pacific Theater

                a. Our mission is to educate and inspire present and future generations about World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific                           Theater and the relevance of its lessons.

          18. The Pearl Harbor Submarine Museum

                 a. USS Bowfin Submarine Museum

          19. Recollections of WWII

                 a. Memoirs and books that should be on your World War II reading list.

          20. World War II Database

                 a. The World War II Database is founded and managed by C. Peter Chen of Lava Development, LLC. The goal of                             this site is two fold. First, it is aiming to offer interesting and useful information about WW2. Second, it is to                               showcase Lava's technical capabilities.

           21. Royal Air Force Museum

                 a. Our purpose is to share the story of the Royal Air Force, past, present and future – using the stories of its                                    people and our collections in order to engage, inspire and encourage learning.

           22. Bovington Tank Museum

                 a. A tank museum with collections and exhibits from all over the world.

           23. Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

                 a. Our mission is to steward America’s first aviation battlefield of World War II – sharing the artifacts, personal                                stories, the impact and response to the attack on December 7, 1941 and the Pacific region battles that followed                        – and to honor those who have defended our freedom so we might educate and inspire future generations.

            24. World War II Pinterest Page

                 a. Interesting Graphics, Facts and information about the weapons of World War Two

            25. World War 2 Nazi Super Weapons
​                 a. The definitive collection of secret Nazi weapons

            26. Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Library

                 a. Learn about Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, the New Deal and World War II

            27. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library

                 a. Welcome to the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home. In person or on the web,                                    visitors can explore the extraordinary life and legacy of the only 5-star General who became President of the                            United States.  The Eisenhower Presidential Library is home to a world-class research facility that caters to                                scholars and history enthusiasts from around the world.

            28. The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library

                  a. The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum was established to preserve the papers, books, and other                         historical materials relating to former President Harry S. Truman and to make them available to the people in                           a place suitable for exhibit and research


            30. Voices of The Holocaust

            31. Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

                  a. This site focuses on the history of the Dachau Concentration Camp site after 1945

             32. A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust

                  a. The Timeline section focuses on the history of the Holocaust, chronicling the years from 1918 to the present.

            33. The Voices of World War II

                  a. WWII Voices in the classroom is a project that was started in 1998 by a group of WWII veterans in Washington                           State. They wanted to present the personal side of WWII in their own words before they passed away.

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WW2: The Allied Victory

Study Guide Presentation

     The tide turns on the Eastern Front as well as in the Pacific leading to an Allied victory

The Tide Turns on Two Fronts

The Allied Home Fronts

Victory In Europe

Victory in the Pacific

WW2: Europe & Japan In Ruins

Study Guide Presentation

     World War Two left 60 million people dead and devastated the Axis countries.

Devastation In Europe

Postwar Governments and Politics

Postwar Japan

Occupation Brings Deep Changes

World War II Resources

WW2: Aggressors Invade Nations

Study Guide Presentation

     Italy, Germany and Japan become aggressive and other countries want to avoid war at all costs.

Japan Seeks An Empire

European Aggressors On The March

​Democratic Nations Try To Preserve Peace

World War 2 Resources

     The Allies finally turn the tide of the war as German, Italian and Japanese forces find themselves on the defensive. The Allied Victory summarizes the  drive on Berlin and Tokyo that eventually lead to victory in World War II.  Finally, the aftermath of the war is detailed in Europe and Japan In Ruins.

Resources To Teach Kids About World War 2

Study Guide Presentations:

WW2: The Holocaust

Study Guide Presentation

     Nazi Racial Ideology leads to the Genocide of Jews, Gypsies and other groups deemed subhuman.

The Holocaust Begins

The Final Solution

World War 2 For Kids Study Guides

WW2: Hitler's Lightning War

Study Guide Presentation

     Learn how Hitler's army used a new style of warfare to dominate on the battlefields.

Germany Sparks A New War In Europe

The Fall of France

The Battle of Britain

The Mediterranean and Eastern Front

​The United States Aids its Allies