About WWII

This page is a collection of posts that I have made over the years that are relevant to WWII. If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these other two pages of mine of interest. 

The  World War II Sources” page is a constantly growing collection of more than 340 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sources with information on the World War II-era in history.

The “World War II Timeline” page expands almost daily and shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.


Non-Fiction WWII Books

  1. Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day
  2. The War for the Seas: A Maritime History of World War II
  3. The Great Desert Escape: How the Flight of 25 German Prisoners of War Sparked One of the Largest Manhunts in American History
  4. Madame Fourcade’s Secret War: The daring young woman who led Frances largest spy network against Hitler
  5. Escape from Paris
  6. Fighting the People’s War: The British and Commonwealth Armies and the Second World War
  7. The Darkest Year: The American Home Front 1941-42
  8. Hitler’s Last Plot
  9. D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II
  10. Air Apaches
  11. Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy
  12. Hitler’s Secret Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Nazi Plan for Final Victory
  13. SBS in World War II
  14. Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II
  15. Invisible Heros of World War II
  16. Burma: The Forgotten War
  17. Ian Flemming and Operation Golden Eye
  18. Weird War 2
  19. Ike and Monty
  20. Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War II
  21. Tidal Wave From Leyte Gulf to Tokyo Bay
  22. Voices From the Second World War: Stories of War as Told to Children of Today
  23. Morning Star, Midnight Sun
  24. Lady Death
  25. Seven Days of Infamy
  26. Destination Casablanca
  27. Battle of Arnhem: Snapshots of War
  28. Bismark: 24 Hours to Doom
  29. The Jersey Brothers
  30. Tail Gunner Takes Over
  31. Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
  32. The First Victory: The Second World War and the East Africa Campaign
  33. John F. Kennedy and PT-109
  34. Special Boat Squadron
  35. World War II – targeted for Elementary Age readers
  36. Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe
  37. Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Army
  38. Beyond Top Secret U
  39. Desperate Journey – One Man’s True Story of his Escape from Burma in 1942
  40. The Heart of Hell: The Untold Story of Courage and Sacrifice in the Shadow of Iwo Jima
  41. Company Commander
  42. The Fall of Japan: The Final Weeks of World War II in the Pacific
  43. We Had a Job to Do: A Basic History of World War II Through the Eyes of Those Who Served

Fiction WWII Books

  1. Conspiracy of Lies
  2. The Ventriloquists
  3. Lions of the Desert
  4. Mr. Campion’s War
  5. The Last Nazi
  6. The Sheer Nerve
  7. The Gemini Agenda
  8. The Parcifal Pursuit
  9. The Berlin Affair
  10. Prisoner in the Castle
  11. Blue Madonna – a Billy Boyle WWII Mystery
  12. Against All Odds – a Billy Boyle WWII Mystery
  13. The Steel Fist
  14. The White Ghost – a Billy Boyle WWII Mystery
  15. Black Phoenix
  16. Airborne
  17. The Valkyrie Directive
  18. Soldier, Sail North
  19. The Rest is Silence – a Billy Boyle WWII Mystery
  20. Operation Armageddon
  21. The Judas Battalion
  22. A Blind Goddess – a Billy Boyle WWII Mystery
  23. Death’s Door – a Billy Boyle WWII Mystery
  24. Wind of Death
  25. The Rising Sun
  26. Battle for Glory
  27. Codename Lazarus
  28. Malta Victory
  29. Target Tobruk
  30. Hurricane Squadron
  31. The Intruders
  32. Hawker Typhoon
  33. Target Rommel!
  34. The Kingdom of the Air
  35. The Berghof Betrayal
  36. Too Late the Morrow
  37. Attack at Night
  38. Fifth Column
  39. Lammas Night
  40. The Commodore
  41. A Hero of France
  42. Sea Strike
  43. The Dead Don’t Bleed
  44. Fortress England
  45. The Skipper’s Dog’s Called Stalin
  46. Operation Fireball
  47. Flames Over France
  48. Target Ahead
  49. Sinking Ship
  50. Kindred
  51. Arctic Gold
  52. Flames Over Norway
  53. Tail Gunner
  54. Operation Diver
  55. Hunted
  56. Dead Secret
  57. Captain Riley
  58. No Human Enemy
  59. In command
  60. The Strasbourg Legacy
  61. Squadron Scramble
  62. The Sleeper
  63. Playing with Fire
  64. The Reich Device
  65. The Haigerloch Project
  66. The Suicide Exhibition
  67. The Lost and the Blind
  68. Unlucky Double
  69. The Hunt

Graphic Novels

  1. The Jewish Brigade

WWII Music

  1. Any Bonds Today?
  2. Czerwone Maki na Monte Cassino (Red Poppy Flowers on Monte Cassino)
  3. G.I. Jive
  4. Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (with Anyone Else but Me)
  5. On the Swing Shift
  6. Beer Barrel Polka
  7. Sentimental Journey
  8. At Mail Call Today
  9. I’ll Walk Beside You
  10. Der Fuehrer’s Face
  11. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  12. Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

Audio & Podcasts

  1. Missed in History Podcast: “The Night Witches”
  2. The Ghost Army – a Missed in History episode
  3. A Podcast about Kristallnacht
  4. World War II Nation
  5. The Home Front

Documentary Video

  1. “The War” a Ken Burns Film – 7 part, 14+ hour documentary of WWII
  2. Casualties of WWII by Country – video
  3. The Forgotten Battle for Lyme Bay
  4. World War II in Colour
  5. D-Day 6.6.44
  6. Victory at Sea on Vimeo
  7. Secret Allied Aircraft of World War II

WWII Movies

  1. Mission of Honor – the fictionalized story of the RAF 303 squadron made up of Polish pilots
  2. The Wackiest Ship in the Army
  3. Some Interesting Facts About “The Longest Day”
  4. 36 Hours of Hell
  5. Beachhead
  6. Beach Red
  7. Bombs Over Burma
  8. Black Brigade
  9. Battle of Britain
  10. Back to Bataan

WWII Short Films

  1. La Dernière Section
  2. REUE 
  3. The Way Back
  4. Rauch
  5. Lost
  6. Only Few Seconds
  7. Kurland ’44
  8. Prisoner of War
  9. Remember the Fallen
  10. Kanonenfutter
  11. Sons of the Fatherland
  12. The Jeep
  13. The Last to Die
  14. A Rough Day
  15. Addle Strife
  16. Battle of the Bulges 1944
  17. Surrender
  18. Claws of Death
  19. Unintended

Museums and other WWII Physical Sites

  1. The Singapore Civilian War Memorial
  2. Fort Canning and the Battlebox
  3. Texas Military Forces Museum
  4. The Singapore Cenotaph
  5. The National World War II Museum

Miscellaneous WWII Posts

  1. How Capitalism Helped to Win WWII
  2. 1938 European Air Force Insignia
  3. Home Front – Wartime Recipes (4)
  4. Video Summary of WWII
  5. How Donald Duck & Dumbo helped to win the war
  6. How Chocolate Helped To Win The War
  7. 79TH U.S. AIRBORNE BIRTHDAY
  8. Limited to 35 mph?
  9. A Relic of WWII is Returned
  10. 3D Comparison of WWII German Armor – video
  11. WWII German POW returns to say Thanks
  12. D-Day from a different view
  13. The Numbers for D-Day
  14. The 75th Anniversary of D-Day
  15. Interesting Specialty Tanks of D-Day
  16. French “HistoPad” Helps Tell the Story of D-Day
  17. VE Day (Victory in Europe)
  18. Visualizing WWII in Europe Day by Day – video
  19. Home Front – Wartime Recipes (3)
  20. Visualization of WWII Allied Bombing Missions in Europe
  21. Celebrating Thanksgiving in the Southwest Pacific
  22. Remembering D-Day 2018
  23. Home Front – Wartime Recipes (2)
  24. Thanksgiving – Then and Now
  25. Celebrating Thanksgiving in the Southwest Pacific
  26. Thanksgiving in WWII
  27. More Disney Nose Art
  28. WWII Disney Inspired Nose Art
  29. Disney Went to War
  30. 1944 USN M-592 Pilot Survival Kit Navy Ration MRE
  31. 1943 US Army Field Ration K Dinner
  32. Home Front Recipes from WWII
  33. Chocolate Went to War
  34. Coffee at War
  35. WWII Eastern Front 1942 – video
  36. WWII Eastern Front 1941 – video
  37. No Coffee after 3PM? Less than one cup per day? Could you live with that now?
  38. Today is National V-J Day in the US
  39. Did you know today is V-J day?
  40. Today is the National Spirit of ’45 Day
  41. Remembering D-Day 2018
  42. Women and Computers in WWII
  43. World War II Allied Aircraft Nose Art
  44. The World of Sci-Fi During WWII
  45. Close Assault 1944
  46. A Look at D-Day, June 6, 1944
  47. Dunkirk Week – WWII Book Sale
  48. Remembering D-Day
  49. WWII Aircraft Suffer from Combat
  50. Slide show of World War II US Aircraft
  51. Celebrating Alan Turing
  52. The Female Computers of WWII
  53. The M-1 Garand – video
  54. American Spitfire – video

 

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