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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.

World War II in Asia and the Pacific
From the Military Academy at West Point come these detailed maps of the war in the Far East.

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.

World War II in Alaska
Did you know that the Japanese occupied a few of the Aleutian Islands, part of Alaska?

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

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.

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