This database presents comprehensive information and unique insights into the military conflicts that have define our world.
American Homefront in World War IIExamines the effect of World War II on people living in America. The Almanac discusses major events on the home front, including the changing role of women, Civil Defense and the draft. Biographies highlights 26 key figures, such as John L. Lewis, J. Robert Oppenheimer and others. Primary Sources includes primary material from a variety of sources, including speeches, documents and other material.
Strategic Inventions of World War IIThe second World War provided an opportunity for new technologies to be developed and used. Among these technologies were the breech-loaded rifle, the jet engine, the computer, and radar. This book discusses World War II, the key technologies that defined it, and the legacy of those technologies today.
Tanks of World War II up CloseIn this book, readers will get a detailed view of various World War II tanks, such as the Whippet, Tiger, Maus, and others, with a particular focus on the specifications and armament attachments. Each tank's role in the war is described alongside photographs of it in battle
Warplanes of World War II up CloseAlthough airplanes were used to some degree in conflicts prior to 1939, World War II was when military aviation truly became a vital component of war plans. Many sophisticated warplanes were developed, increasing the power and accuracy of aerial bombing and tactical air support. This resource provides an in-depth look from every angle at aircraft such as the P-51 Mustang and Boeing B-29 Super-fortress, demonstrating how these planes contributed to how each nation waged war during World War II.
World War II: Frontline Soldiers and Their FamiliesStudies of World War II often focus on the millions who fought so bravely, many of whom ultimately lost their lives. But learning only about soldiers and battlefield maneuvers doesn't give a clear picture of the full impact of war. These troops had families at home as well as working in hospitals, factories, and helping out the war effort in other ways. These people, too, should be recognized and understood for their contribution. This comprehensive book, complete with a timeline of the war and numerous primary sources, provides readers with valuable information about this terrible war, on the frontlines and at home.
World War II Reference LibraryThe "World War II: Almanac" provides students with the information they need to write reports and complete class assignments. "World War II: Biographies" profiles more than 30 men and women involved in the war. "World War II: Primary Sources" allows students to study 16 speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts and other original source documents related to the period.