World War II in Europe


These links describe the United States's involvement in the European Theatre of World War II.

The European War Before Pearl Harbor
Easy-to-understand article traces the war back to the Great Depression and ends on the eve of Pearl Harbor.

The European War After Pearl Harbor
Easy-to-understand article begins with the entry of the U.S. into the war and details the eventual Allied victory.

Timeline of World War II
The last true worldwide war was fought between 1939 and 1945. See the developments before, during, and after this terrible war.

The story of "the Longest Day," the Allied invasion of Germany's "Fortress Europe" on June 6, 1944

Famous People in World War II
Read biographies of Eisenhower, Patton, MacArthur, Churchill, Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, and more.

The Battle of Britain
See photos, read stories, and learn more about the fierce air war for control of Britain.

War at Sea
Focuses on European naval battles.

40 Maps That Explain World War II
The before, during, and the after–in maps

The Holocaust
This was one of the most horrifying events in the history of the world. Beware: Many details are terrible and frightening. This is not a joke.

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