World War II in the Pacific


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

Pearl Harbor
Learn more about the Japanese attack that brought the U.S. into the war.

The Pacific War Before Pearl Harbor
Easy-to-understand article begins with the Japanese advances in China and ends on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The Pacific War After Pearl Harbor
Easy-to-understand article begins on the day after Pearl Harbor and traces American victories and Japanese defeats to the end of the war.

U.S. Troops in Action
Amazing photos of U.S. soldiers in action in the Pacific. Also includes a timeline and other historical information.

The Battle of Midway
The battle that turned the tide of the war in America's favor

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.

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

The Atomic Bomb
Discover the reasons and the methods behind the building of the bomb.

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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