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  • National World War II Memorial   - The first national memorial dedicated to all who served during the Second World War. The memorial, established by the American Battle Monuments Commission, honors all military veterans of the war, the citizens on the home front, the nation at large, and the high moral purpose and idealism that motivated the nation's call to arms. The Second World War is the only 20th-century event commemorated on the Mall's central axis. The memorial was dedicated on Saturday, May 29, 2004.

  • Absolute Authority on World War II - A comprehensive collection of authorities, directories, articles, education, community related to the Second World War.
  • America at War: WW II -- Wallpaper / Screen Saver - Full-screen photos from the war that shaped the modern world.
  • Army Hospital Ships In World War II - A brief introduction of the history of hospital ships in warfare. Links to World War II Army and Navy hospital ships.
  • Association Normandy 44 - 90th US Division - Tribute to the Men of the 90th US Infantry Division who liberated Periers (France) in 1944
  • Audio: Declaration of War Against Japan - 7 Minutes, 44 seconds. Available in Real Audio, and MP3. Delivered by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the 8th of December, 1941.
  • Aviation in Newfoundland and Labrador - A brief look at air and army base development and World War Two/post-war operations.
  • Bataan Corregidor Memorial Foundation of New Mexico, Inc. - To preserve the memory of the New Mexico defenders of Bataan and Corregidor.
  • The Battles of Winter War - General and detailed information about the Finnish-Soviet Winter War, November 30th 1939 - March 13th 1940
  • The Black Watch - Personal biography, original photographs and documents. Dedicated to the veterans of the "Chindits", fighting behind the Japanese lines in Burma in 1944.
  • Canada and World War II - Canadian history resources on Canada in World War II - Canadian units, secret agents, battles, Books of Remembrance and the homefront in the Second World War.
  • - Your authoritative source of accurate, reliable information on the Canadian War Brides of World War Two.
  • Civvy street in World War Two - Stories of civilian life in Bristol, England during the Second World War. Includes related links and image and audio galleries.
  • 2d Infantry Division in WW II - History of the Second Infantry Division in World War Two. Includes battles, organic units, medals earned, shoulder patches, statistics, veterans' message board, and photo album.
  • Dave's Page: WW2 Battles and Campaigns - Information from all theatres. Pictures, links, and much more in depth information on the major campaigns.
  • Drop Zone Virtual Museum - A memorial of World War II through the first-person accounts of airborne soldiers.
  • Finding Granddad's War Buddies - Jeff always wondered what his deceased grandfather did in the war - so one-by-one he tracked down his former war buddies. Here's his story....
  • Freedom Rises from the Rubble - IBM's involvement in the rebuilding of the Frauenkirche, destroyed in the Dresden air raid. Some information about the raid itself.
  • Grandad's War Memoirs - Personal memories of the British 14th Army campaign in Burma 1940-1945.
  • In Hell There Is A Place Called Death's Railway - Stanley Willner's experience as a prisoner of war of the Japanese at the River Kwai. Includes image gallery and links to related information.
  • Island Farm POW CAMP 198 / Special Camp 11 - Island Farm German POW CAMP 198, Special Camp 11.
  • Kodiak Alaska Military History - WWII and Cold War structures remaining on Kodiak Island explained.
  • Lead the Way Rangers, A History of the Fifth Ranger Battalion - A day by day chronicle of the Fifth Ranger Battalion during World War II from 1943 to 1945. Written by Sgt. Henry Glassman in 1945.
  • Lectures for the History of World War II - Good allround presentations by Professor Gerhard Rempel, Western New England College - understandable for laymen.
  • Lessons of the Winter War in Finland - History and lessons of the Winter War between Finland and Stalinęs Red Army.
  • Lest We Forget - A tribute to the author's father and other veterans. Site includes photos of, and by, this gentleman, who served with the Dutch army in Holland and Indonesia.
  • Lest We Forget: World War II - Essays, pictures, timelines, and more dealing with all aspects of WW II in all theatres.
  • Lost Art Internet Database - An government-sponsored German database of art objects either stolen by the Nazis or for which no legal proprietor has been found.
  • Maps of World War Two - A history of the Second World War through maps. Includes critical battles and campaigns such as Dunkirk, Barbarossa, Stalingrad, Kursk, D-Day, Normandy, Berlin and others.
  • Massacres and Atrocities of the Second World War - "A compilation of facts gathered from various sources including encyclopaedias, almanacs, biographies, magazines and newspapers, and from the many books published since the end of WWII"
  • Navajo Code Talkers - The United States Marine Corps employed Navajo volunteers in communications security roles in the Pacific Theater during World War Two. The Japanese were never able to break the code when the Navajo spoke in their native language. Includes articles and links.
  • The Nazi Children's Home Page - Norwegian self-help group for those whose parents were members of a fascist or national socialistic movement during the war.
  • 102nd Infantry Division - History of an American division fighting in Germany during World War Two. Includes text history, photo gallery, and annual reunion information.
  • Norway 1940 - Describes the German invasion, with Orders of Battle, battle descriptions, historical background, politics etc. It concentrates on the Norwegian side of the conflict.
  • 1939 - On The Brink of War - At daybreak on the first day of September, 1939, the residents of Poland awakened to grave news...
  • Phil's World War II Pages - A general WW II resource - Adolf Hitler biography, leaders, important dates, books, casualty figures and trivia.
  • The Poster Girls of World War II - Posters of women and girls used as propaganda during World War II
  • A Raid on Munich - The actual accounting of a bombing raid over Germany during WW2, and the capture,imprisonment and forced Death March that ensued.
  • A Reminiscence of War 1939-45 - Personal memoir by James Glass, a scot who served in the army in North Africa, Palestine, Syria, Iraq (as Kingston's Column) and Iran.
  • Ruins of the Reich - Video tour traces the rise and fall of the Third Reich thru the ruins of its monuments and buildings. Ruins include Hitler's Wolffs Lair hdqtrs and Mountain retreat. Tannenburg, sub pens.
  • Scott's World War Two - Pictures, battles, and stories of the war in the Pacific during World War II.
  • Second World War Posters - The planning, design and reception of British Home Front propaganda posters of the Second World War.
  • Shadow's Folly - Vehicle listings for participants in World War II. Tanks, self-propelled tanks, half tracks, armored cars, etc.
  • Society of the 3rd Infantry Division, US Army - The official website of The Society of the 3rd Infantry Division, US Army.
  • The Story of Oscar Schindler - A member of the Nazi Party, a gambler, an alcoholic and a shameless womanizer of the worst sort - and at the same time, one of the greatest, if not the greatest, humane figure in the horrors of Holocaust.
  • 50th Anniversary of D-Day - US Army Rangers WWII veterans return to Grandcamp, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, in Normandy,France, for the 50th Anniversary of D-Day in June 1994.
  • 12th Armored Division - 12th Armored Division served in Europe during WWII
  • 6th Armored Division Assn. - Devoted to the history of the "Super Sixth" 6th Armored Division, one of Patton's spearheading units of the Third Army. Includes unit histories, personal stories, and contact information about the post-war Association and its final reunion in September 2000.
  • 150th Combat Engineers of WWII - Formed in New England, in 1943, it consisted mostly of men drafted in the New England area. The former soldiers of this group have formed the 150th Combat Engineer Battalion Association.
  • The 70th Infantry Division Association Home Page - A site dedicated to the veterans of the 70th Infantry Division, the "Trailblazers". The division served in France and Germany from Dec. 1944 to May 1945.
  • 112th Infantry Regiment - Unit history of HQ Company, 2nd Batallion, 112th Infantry Regiment. Normandy, liberation of Paris, Huertgen Forest, Battle of Bulge. Casualty list, citations and medals, bibliography, links.
  • 10th Mountain Division's 85th Regiment - History of the 85th Mountain Infantry, prepared for the officers and men who fought with the Regiment in Italy.
  • Third Reich Factbook - A collection on information on various aspects of the Third Reich.
  • Tracing American Airborne's German Heritage - The German roots of the United States' airborne units of World War Two.
  • Tule Lake Pilgrimage - July 2000 - A living reminder of the injustices committed against Japanese Americans during World War Two.
  • Victory Gardening in W.W. II America - A multimedia presentation containing historical information about "Victory Gardening" efforts in support of the war.
  • War Gunner - Photos, links and information on the British Expeditionary Forces, Vimy Ridge, Dunkirk and North Africa from the perspective of an Oxfordshire soldier. Also includes a discussion of army cooking and recipes.
  • West Point Atlas - Asian Theater - The war with Japan described in 50 maps.
  • West Point Atlas - European Theater - A collection of 83 maps which chart the progress of the war in Europe and North Africa.
  • Whispers of the Past - Collection of interviews with ordinary Americans involved in the war, whether in the front line on on the home front.
  • William's World War II Page - World War II essays, book reviews, timelines and links.
  • The World at War - Detailed and well-illustrated day-by-day history of the war, with links to other sites appropriate to each event. Contains a discussion forum and message board too.
  • World War 2 Battlefield Relics - See what relics can still be found from World War 2 in this virtual museum.
  • World War 2 in Yugoslavia - Orders of battle and other resources relating to the war in the Balkans.
  • World War II - Prisoners of War - Stalag Luft I - A history of United States Air Force prisoners of war at Stalag Luft I, a World War II prison camp located in Barth, Germany. Includes personal stories, photos, artwork, books, documents, and the secret camp newsletter.
  • World War II Factbook - A searchable chronology of critical military and political events during the war with coverage of special topics such as casualties, ship losses and the Nuremberg trial. Includes bibliography and links to related resources.
  • World War II in Europe Timeline - Complete WW II in Europe timeline with photos, text and over 100 links.
  • World War II Marines - A site for WW II Marines. Numerous links. Sites for finding your buddies, history, message boards, etc.
  • World War II Memoirs-3rd Infantry Division - Graphic Official Photos and descriptions of S/Sgt. William Heller of the 3rd Infantry Division, 3rd Signal Company. From North Africa, Sicily, Italy Southern France, and Germany in World War II.
  • World War II: The Homefront - A ThinkQuest site devoted to World WarII
  • World War Two - Chronology of the war and links to special topics such as Battle of Britain, D-Day, Hiroshima, and the Japanese surrender.
  • World War Two: America's time - If bit were not for the intervention of the United States, Adolf Hitler would have taken complete control of Europe, and maybe even the world.
  • World War Two Links - Subject directory on the Second World War arranged by nationality and topics. Includes links to websites, books, and videos.
  • WorldWar II - Links to World War Two research. Topics include history, battles, armaments, leaders, movies, publications, and memorabilia.
  • WWII Resources - Comprehensive collection of primary source materials, some on-site, some links to elsewhere.



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Avalon Project: World War Two (Yale Univ. Law School)


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Mississippi State World War Two Archives


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World War II Magazine
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Radio Free Schaefer
Resource for professional military officers. Military news, commentaries, resources, non/official military links. Excellent leadership archives, fun too.


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Texas Military Forces Museum
The only museum in the Nation devoted to the history of the military forces of the State of Texas. An important tool for informing citizens about the values and events that shape our modem world.


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American Women's History: World War II


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What did you do in the war, Grandma?
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The World War II Oral History web site


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The War Page


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