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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.

Guts and Glory
Firsthand accounts of D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, two pivotal battles during World War II. Find out how the Allies turned the tide in both of these epic struggles by reading the words of people who lived through them.

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.

Normandy: 1944
HUGE site devoted to D-Day, the Allied invasion of Axis-held France on June 6, 1944.

World War II in Europe
These maps of the World War II come to you from the U.S. Military Academy, at West Point.

The Declaration of War Against Germany
Read the Congressional resolution that declared war on Germany.

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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