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  • "Crossing the Bridge at Remagen"(111 clicks)
    Interview with Ken Hechler. Interviewer: Betty Dotson Lewis. July 14, 2001
  • 104th Infantry Division(118 clicks)
    Divisional veterans page
  • 10th Mountain Division, U S Army(116 clicks)
    [ 85th Regiment ] [ 86th Regiment ] [ 87th Regiment ] [ 604th. ] [ 605th. ] [ 616th. ] [ 10th Anti Tank Bn. ] [ 10th. Recon ] [ 10th Quarter Master ] [ 10th Medical ] [ 110th Signal ] [ Division HQ ] [ HQ Special Troops ] [ Belvedere Blizzard ] [ Italy 2000 ] [ 126th Engineers ]
  • 1941 Russian/German Front(132 clicks)
    WW2 in Russia in 1941. All defense and offensive operations
  • 1941: Russian/German Front(99 clicks)
    Battle maps are the key element of this site.
  • 33rd Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron Online(99 clicks)
    History of men and machines of the 33rd PRS in WWII.
  • 376th Heavy Bombardment Group Oral Histories(127 clicks)
    The 376th Heavy Bombardment Group Oral Histories includes audio and video oral histories with veterans serving in the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group during World War II.
  • A European Anabasis(107 clicks)
    A European Anabasis — Western European Volunteers in the German Army and SS, 1940-1945.Book by Kenneth W. Estes
  • A General Sketch of the European War - The Second Phase(123 clicks)
  • A Walk in My Shoes During the Battle of the Bulge(118 clicks)
    Combat veteran and POW
  • Achtung Panzer(153 clicks)
    German Tanks in World War II
  • Adolf Hitler- Declaration Of War Against Allies 1941(92 clicks)
  • Aerial Reconnaissance Archives(108 clicks)
    Aerial reconnaissance photographs, deposited by the UK Ministry of Defence at TARA, accessible via the internet. For the first time you can access 5.5 million photographs taken over occupied Western Europe, by the Allies during World War II.
  • After D-Day: The Normandy Campaign(118 clicks)
    The battle for Europe after the D-Day invasion.
  • Avanti, Savoia!(89 clicks)
    Le Forze Armate del Regno d’Italia, Regio Esercito, Regia Marina e Regia Aeronautica, nella Seconda Guerra Mondiale. Reparti, uomini, armi, mezzi. Battaglie e campagne.
  • Avout A New Dawn(95 clicks)
    A firsthand account of one German man's experience living through World War II.
  • Battle for Moscow(104 clicks)
    Battle for Moscow during WW2 in 1941-1942. All operations with maps.
  • Battle for Moscow(114 clicks)
    Also in Russian.
  • Battle of Britain(104 clicks)
    Includes an ongoing battle diary.
  • Battle of Britain Historical Society(103 clicks)
    Interesting site.
  • Battle of Leningrad(121 clicks)
    Great battle during WW2 in 1941-1944. All operations and map.
  • Battle of Leningrad(119 clicks)
    Also in Russian.
  • BBC-WW2 People's War(122 clicks)
    The BBC asked the public to contribute their memories of World War Two to a website between June 2003 and January 2006. This archive of 47,000 stories and 15,000 images is the result.
  • Bletchley Park(94 clicks)
    "During WW2 the German armed forces top secret codes were broken at Bletchley Park, providing the allies with vital infomation towards their war effort. The world's first programmable computer and other technologies we take for granted today were initiated at Bletchley Park."
  • Blood Ran in the Streets(97 clicks)
    World War II Story "Blood Ran in the Streets," Cabin Creek, WV Coal Miner; July 1, 2001
  • Captured: The 65th Anniversary of D-Day on the Normandy Beaches(160 clicks)
  • Comando Supremo: Italy at War, 1940-1943(129 clicks)
    Counters the arguments of Italian cowardice.
  • Complete Broadcast D-Day NBC(155 clicks)
  • Congratulations to the 7th Army(93 clicks)
  • D+66: World War II Through a Single Soldier's Eyes(106 clicks)
    War memoirs of Van R. Mayhall, Sr., USAR Col. (ret)
  • D-Day (National Film Board of Canada)(99 clicks)
  • D-Day--Complete Broadcast(150 clicks)
  • D-Day: American Experiebce(124 clicks)
  • Diary of a WWII Veteran(92 clicks)
    Short but useful
  • Documentatiegroep '40-'45(112 clicks)
    Dutch association of WWII collectors
  • clicks) - research on the German armed forces 1918-1945
  • Finnish Army in World War II(121 clicks)
    Includes references.
  • France - "Les archives de guerre"(126 clicks)
  • Franco-German Armistice, June 25, 1940(96 clicks)
    Armitice agreement between the German High Command ... and French...June 22, 1940
  • Frankowski Diary (123 clicks)
    Mrs. Frankowski’s diary is a record of the events she and her family suffered as a result of the Soviet invasion of Poland on September 17, 1939.
  • Game of Death: playing soccer with the Nazis(111 clicks)
  • Gen. Carl Spaatz and D Day(109 clicks)
    Richard Davis, Aerospace Power Journal, Winter 1997
  • German Surrender Documents(91 clicks)
    WWII. Complete set.
  • Germans Surrender Among Ruins(108 clicks)
    Contemporary viedo
  • Harry J. Herder, Jr., Liberation of Buchenwald(119 clicks)
    Eyewitness account.
  • Humor as a defense mechanism in the holocaust(113 clicks)
    Doctor of Philosophy Thesis from Tel-Aviv University. By Chaya Ostrower. The purpose of this study was to investigate and comprehend the types of humor and laughter and the functions they fulfilled in the Holocaust.
  • John C. Crews, WWII Veteran(89 clicks)
    One's man's story of the fight against Germany.
  • Journal for the 3rd Battalion, 26th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division(97 clicks)
    Commencing November 1st 1942
  • Kursk - July, 1943(93 clicks)
    WWII battle in Russia.
  • Lesser Known Facts(160 clicks)
  • Letter and Interview(98 clicks)
    Letter home during the War and an interview in May, 2002.
  • Letter, Headquarters II Corps, 1943(95 clicks)
    Letter of Commendation, July 16, 1943
  • Luchtoorlog-Warplanes(108 clicks)
  • M4 Sherman Tank - Crew tell how shocking it was (224 clicks)
  • Magnificent Eleven: The D-Day Photos of Robert Capa(152 clicks)
    When soldiers of the 16th Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division landed at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, photographer Robert Capa, in the employ of LIFE magazine, was among them.
  • Massacres and Atrocities of World War II.(157 clicks)
    Massacres and Atrocities of World War II within the countries of Belgium, France, Greece, and Holland. by George Duncan.
  • Memories of a World War II Veteran on the "U.S.S. Nevada"(108 clicks)
    1943 - 1946. Good photos
  • Memory Project: The Italian Campaign(113 clicks)
  • Mission Accomplished(90 clicks)
    The Story of the Campaigns of the VII Corps
  • Monte Cassino(92 clicks)
    "A documentary of experiences of the men who suffered in the shadow of the great Abbey of Monte Cassino."
  • Netherland Forced Labor(97 clicks)
    How the Germans forced the Dutch into slave labor
  • Normandy, 1944(99 clicks)
    from Encyclopdia Britannica
  • Occupation Soldier, The (1946)(118 clicks)
    "This film stresses the job of the occupation soldier in Germany, with emphasis on a '"be firm -- but fair" policy."
  • Operation Barbarossa(137 clicks)
  • Operation Market Garden(94 clicks)
    The largest Airborne operation in history, the heroic actions of the 1st Airborne Division in Holland, September 1944
  • Operation Market Garden: "A Bridge Too Far"(125 clicks)
    Famous battle
  • Panzer Museum(126 clicks)
  • Photos from the Italian Front(99 clicks)
    Collection of Photos taken by my Dad and vets of 5th Army in Italy. Includes group photos, photos of Camp Shelby(MS), Desert Training Center(CA), Execution of Mussolini. From 328 Field Artillery, 85 Div, 310 Engineer Btln. Link to Anzio Diary(38pgs)
  • Photos, Articles, and Research on the(144 clicks)
  • Pobediteli: Soldiers of the Great War(128 clicks)
    Our objective is to thank those who won the Great Patriotic War.
  • Poland Invasion. Blitzkrieg! (Sep 1939). 1 of 2(133 clicks)
  • Polish Campaign, 1939(109 clicks)
    German units rolled into Poland and crushed it. This was the campaign that began WWII in Europe.
  • Regia Marina Italiana(112 clicks)
    The Italian Navy in World War II. In Italian or English.
  • Royal Air Force(133 clicks)
  • Sid's War(119 clicks)
    War time memories of Pvt. Sid Martindale, 1st Battalion Argyll Sutherland Highlanders as told in his own words.
  • Skylighters(110 clicks)
    The 225th AAA Searchlight Battalion (Semimobile).
  • Some Documents Relevant to Germany's Invasion of Poland and Response to Great Britain's Ultimatum(100 clicks)
    Contains: (1)Proclamation by Adolf Hitler, Chancellor of the Reich, to the German Army, September 1,19139. (2) Address by Adolf Hitler, Chancellor of the Reich, before the Reichstag, September 1, 1939. (3) Communication from the German Government to the British Government, Handed to Joachim von Ribbentrop, Minister for Foreign Affairs, to the British Ambassador (Sir Neville Henderson) at 11:20 A.M., September 3, 1939 (4) Proclamation by Adolf Hitler, Chancellor of the Reich, to the German People, September 3, 1939.
  • Soviet War Photography(107 clicks)
  • Stalag XVIII A - Wolfsburg in Austria(110 clicks)
    The original pictures (and those since added) were taken at Stalag XVIII A in Austria. Surprisingly, the camp authorities permitted photography, although a censorship system operated and most of the pictures can be seen as having potential propaganda value for the Germans.
  • Tank Dozer(95 clicks)
    Interview of Clemon Knapp, WWII Veteran by Betty Dotson Lewis, July 17, 2001.
  • Tanks of World War II(99 clicks)
  • Teaching the Holocaust through Stamps(100 clicks)
    An interdisciplinary computerized program through the use of stamps, pictures, text and paintings by children in the Holocaust
  • The Battle of Britain(113 clicks)
    Great site.
  • The Blitz in Portsmouth, England(109 clicks)
    Focus on the port city of Portsmouth with "years later" comments as well.
  • The Italian Campaign, 1943-1945(102 clicks)
    This site covers some history of the Italian Campaign with photos, stories, Unit organization and a Reference Library. Most history books discuss the fighting in Italy after June 1944. This site includes details of the GOTHIC Line and Po Valley.
  • The Katyn Massacre [in Poland](122 clicks)
    AN ASSESSMENT OF ITS SIGNIFICANCE AS A PUBLIC AND HISTORICAL ISSUE IN THE UNITED STATES AND GREAT BRITAIN, 1940-1993. " The purpose of this research is to assess the public, political and historical, scholarly significance of the Katyn Massacre--the extermina- tion of 26,000 Polish officers, cadets, and other officials at Katyn and other killing sites in Russia in Spring 1940. Specifically, the study surveys the historical and contemporary treatment of the Katyn Massacre in the public press and scholarly literature of the United States and Great Britain, 1943-1993."
  • The Netherlands in WWII(109 clicks)
  • The Seventy-First Came(149 clicks)
    Liberation of Gunskirchen, Austria - May 4, 1945
  • The War of a Green Howard(110 clicks)
    "What you will find is a great book written by my dad, Bill Cheall, about his World War II experiences.The book covers many major episodes of the war and there is a special section on all my dad's comrades and acquaintances from what is the most significant period of modern history, including a number of photographs."
  • Tunnel Harry(109 clicks)
    Electric lighting. A railroad. An air ventilation system. Against incredible odds, the Allied airmen imprisoned at the Nazi POW camp Stalag Luft III secretly engineered these and other technological marvels 30 feet underground in the three escape tunnels they named "Tom," "Dick," and "Harry."
  • War Diary of John Kline(108 clicks)
    from the "War Diary" of John Kline, a nineteen year old Squad Leader, Heavy Machine guns, 2nd squad, 1st Platoon, M Company, 423rd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division.
  • World War II - Prisoners of War - Stalag Luft I(113 clicks)
  • World War II in Europe(121 clicks)
    Summary, photos, links, memoirs
  • Writings of my father, Joseph W. Zorzoli(95 clicks)
    An HTA book. Edited by Judith Z. Marrs. Photos.
  • WW2 People's War(96 clicks)
    From the BBC
  • Yankee Division: Letters From the Front(97 clicks)
    WWII letters with additional commentary.
  • You Never Know Who's Listening!(104 clicks)
    In February 1940 a nationwide campaign was launched that warned the general public against loose talk and the dangers of unwittingly giving information to enemy sympathizers.
  • “One of Many”(100 clicks)
    British WWII site.