WW II History

From the re-occupation of the Rhineland, the Italio-Ethiopian War, Spanish Civil War, and Japanese invasion of China to the actual opening of formal hostilities in Poland in 1939 running six bloody years until VJ Day in 1945, the WW II history section covering the Greatest Generation and their fight against fascism is dedicated.

The German Invasion and Occupation of Greece, 1941- 44

500,000 Greeks died and many more were displaced as German forces invaded Greece from recently conquered Yugoslavia. Communist forces resisted the Germans. The Greek Army...

A Unique American Fighter Aircraft: The Vought F4U Corsair

The lethal Vought F4U Corsair was one of the best, and most distinctive American fighter air crafts of World War II. From its first deployment...

Japanese Balloon Bombs of WWII: The Empire of Japan’s use of one way free...

A Coast Guard Reserve patrol boat of the “Corsair fleet” recovered from the sea around San Pedro California a water logged pile of gummed...

The P-51 Mustang: The War-Bird that defeated the Luftwaffe

The heroic story of the P-51 Mustang has been told before. But it’s such a remarkable story that it bears retelling. No fighter plane...

Operation Mincemeat and the Man Who Never Was

One frustrating problem facing the planners of Operation Husky was the fact that Sicily, sitting like a stepping stone between North Africa and the...

Aircraft of the Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain became famous as much for the aircraft that were used to fight in it as for what actually happened during...

Swedish Neutrality in World War II: Fact or Fiction?

The Scandinavian Kingdom of Sweden declared neutrality during the Second World War but, was it really nonaligned? Since 1815 when the Napoleonic Wars finally ended,...
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Canada During World War II and Some of the Battles She Fought

World War II (1939-1945) was the result of Hitler’s decision to invade Poland in his attempt to spread his rule and achieve...

The 1917 Halifax Harbor Explosion: Hurling Blame

The horrendous explosion in Halifax Harbor the morning of 6 December 1917 killed almost 2,000 people and altered the important Atlantic seaport...

The Search for the Northwest Passage, Arctic Shipping Route

Part of the mythology of Canada still, the search for the northwest passage began when European explorers sought shorter trade routes to...