World War II
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General resources
Atomic bomb


General Resources

Yahoo! World War II - http://tinyurl.com/xx2i
Yahoo's links to site about WWII. Includes the topics of: Archives; Atomic Bomb; Aviation; Battles and Campaigns; Books; Holocaust; Intelligence and Espionage; Japanese War Crimes; Museums and Memorials; Organizations; People; Personal Accounts; Prisoners of War; Propaganda; Third Reich; Timelines; U.S. Internment Camps; Units; Videos; Weapons and Equipment; Web Directories; and Women.
World War II (About.com) - http://tinyurl.com/jrccu
About.com's links to about 20 Web sites about WWII.
Tuskegee Airmen: Lonely Eagles to Red Tail Angels - http://www.kent.wednet.edu/KSD/SJ/TuskegeeAirmen/Tuskegee_Aircraft.html
The African American pilots who served in World War II are featured here. (Kent [Wash.] School District)
Rosie the Riveter - http://www.zapix.com/laurel/rosie.html
A famous image of World War II was "Rosie the Riveter", depicting a typical woman who got the job done on the home front. The site also inculdes the lyrics to a song about her.
World War II - http://www.thehistorynet.com/WorldWarII/
"The Second World War in all its aspects is examined in World War II magazine--an exciting read for those with all levels of historical knowledge, ranging from experts on the subject to those with only a limited knowledge. Each issue covers well-known and little-known military strategies, battles, personalities, weaponry, espionage and more." The site includes an index to articles on WWII available online. (The History Net)
What Did You Do In The War, Grandma? - http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/WWII_Women/tocCS.html
"An oral history of Rhode Island women during World War II written by students in the Honors English Program at South Kingstown [Rhode Island] High School"
World War II Links - http://www.fsu.edu/~ww2/links.htm
Collection of links to websites that offer information about World War II. (Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, Florida State University)
A People At War - http://www.nara.gov/exhall/people/people.html
"This exhibit highlights the contributions of the thousands of Americans, both military and civilian, who served their country during World War II. Documents from the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis form the core of the exhibit. For those who lived through the Second World War, this exhibit may help them recall their experiences. For those who did not, it is hoped they will gain a deeper understanding of the sacrifice and commitment of those Americans who, after almost 4 years, were 'A People at War.'" Some of the exhibits include: Prelude to War, New Roles, Women Who Served, The War in the Pacific, The War in Europe, Science Pitches In, and The War is Over.
Women Come to the Front - http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/wcf0001.html
Subtitled " Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During World War II," this site spotlights eight women who succeeded in "coming to the front" during the war, drawn from private papers and photographs primarily in Library of Congress collections.
World War II Links - http://history.acusd.edu/gen/ww2_links.html
Large, well-organized collection of links to information about World War II, and its causes. Arranged by areas including General, Countries, U.S. military, U.S. government, National archives, Library of Congress, A-bomb, Aviation, Battles by date, Espionage, Holocaust, Homefront, Maritime, Mass media, Museums, Propaganda, and Special subjects. (University of San Diego, California)
Women at War: Redstone's WWII Female "Production Soldiers" - http://www.redstone.army.mil/history/women/welcome.html
The role of women in the manufacture of munitions at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, is documented in text and images.
uboat.net - http://uboat.net/
Submarines and their WWII use. Includes links to information about the boats, the men who sailed them, the history of their use and fighting the U-boats.
Zeppelin - http://spot.colorado.edu/~dziadeck/zeppelin.html
"This website gives you a place to begin learning about both the history and the present of the Zeppelin airships."
Kursk-German AFVs - http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/avenue/vy75/gerafv.htm
A Web site with information about German and Soviet WWII tanks.
Die Luftwaffe - http://home.inreach.com/rickylaw/dictatorship/luftwaffe/luftwaffe.html
The Luftwaffe, the German Air Force, is discussed here.
World War II, Analyzed! - http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/1695/index.html
This personal site gives information on the war including battle reports, battlefields today, records, people, veterans and links. See also D-Day, Analyzed! by the same author.
They Still Draw Pictures - http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/tsdp/index.html
Exhibition of 609 drawings made by school children in Spain and in refugee centers in France during the Spanish Civil War.
Google Directory: Technology of World War II - http://tinyurl.com/5jdhn
This is a page of links from the Google Directory about the technologies of World War II. Annotated links to over 125 sites are provided.

Espionage and Secret Service

Undercover: Women of the OSS -  http://www.thehistorynet.com/WorldWarII/articles/1997/07973_text.htm
"It takes courage to be a spy. The women who volunteered to be spies and came to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) unit attached to the 36th Infantry Division--with which I was serving in the Vosges Mountains of France in the fall of 1944--had plenty of courage."
The Influence of ULTRA in the Second World War -  http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/Security/Historical/hinsley.html
An English spying and espionage network of the British during WWII is explained by one of the people who worked on the codes used to send secret messages.
Codebreaking and Secret Weapons in World War II -  http://home.earthlink.net/%7Enbrass1/enigma.htm
"These articles are part of a ten-part series on codebreaking (Enigma, "Purple", "Magic", and the large part cryptography played in World War II) and the secret weapons of Allies and Axis (V1, V2, A-bomb, radar, etc.). The series of articles originally appeared in Nautical Brass magazine, now no longer in print, but on the Web as Nautical Brass On-Line." 

Atomic Bomb

Decision: Hiroshima-Nagasaki - http://www.dannen.com/decision/index.html How it was decided to drop the atomic bomb to end World War II. Includes link to many other sites about the decision to end the war by bombing Japan. Also at this site: Leo Szilard Home Page < http://www.dannen.com/szilard.html >. An anti-Bomb physicist shares secret information. This information is maintained by a major researcher into the life and work of Leo Szilard. (Gene Dannen personal page)Nagasaki Journey - http://www.exploratorium.edu/nagasaki/journey/journey1.html
A photo essay on the atomic bomb blast at Nagasaki, Japan. (Exploratorium)
Enola Gay- http://www.nasm.edu/galleries/gal103/
The aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima is memorialized in an online exhibit from the National Air and Space Museum.
Atomic Bomb (WWII) - http://tinyurl.com/flmqg
Yahoo's directory to links about the development and use of the atomic bomb in World War II.