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 350 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. City of London at War 1939–45
  2. Last Witnesses – WWII childhood memories from easter Europe
  3. Secret Soldiers: How the U.S. Twenty-Third Special Troops Fooled the Nazis
  4. The True Story of the Great Escape: Stalag Luft III, March 1944
  5. Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day
  6. The War for the Seas: A Maritime History of World War II
  7. The Great Desert Escape: How the Flight of 25 German Prisoners of War Sparked One of the Largest Manhunts in American History
  8. Madame Fourcade’s Secret War: The daring young woman who led Frances largest spy network against Hitler
  9. Escape from Paris
  10. Fighting the People’s War: The British and Commonwealth Armies and the Second World War
  11. The Darkest Year: The American Home Front 1941-42
  12. Hitler’s Last Plot
  13. D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II
  14. Air Apaches
  15. Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy
  16. Hitler’s Secret Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Nazi Plan for Final Victory
  17. SBS in World War II
  18. Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II
  19. Invisible Heros of World War II
  20. Burma: The Forgotten War
  21. Ian Flemming and Operation Golden Eye
  22. Weird War 2
  23. Ike and Monty
  24. Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War II
  25. Tidal Wave From Leyte Gulf to Tokyo Bay
  26. Voices From the Second World War: Stories of War as Told to Children of Today
  27. Morning Star, Midnight Sun
  28. Lady Death
  29. Seven Days of Infamy
  30. Destination Casablanca
  31. Battle of Arnhem: Snapshots of War
  32. Bismark: 24 Hours to Doom
  33. The Jersey Brothers
  34. Tail Gunner Takes Over
  35. Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
  36. The First Victory: The Second World War and the East Africa Campaign
  37. John F. Kennedy and PT-109
  38. Special Boat Squadron
  39. World War II – targeted for Elementary Age readers
  40. Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe
  41. Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Army
  42. Beyond Top Secret U
  43. Desperate Journey – One Man’s True Story of his Escape from Burma in 1942
  44. The Heart of Hell: The Untold Story of Courage and Sacrifice in the Shadow of Iwo Jima
  45. Company Commander
  46. The Fall of Japan: The Final Weeks of World War II in the Pacific
  47. We Had a Job to Do: A Basic History of World War II Through the Eyes of Those Who Served

 

Fiction WWII Books

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

 

Graphic Novels

  1. The Jewish Brigade

 

Music

  1. Bless ‘Em All – 1940
  2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – 1944
  3. “White Christmas” By Bing Crosby – 1941
  4. Any Bonds Today?
  5. Czerwone Maki na Monte Cassino (Red Poppy Flowers on Monte Cassino)
  6. G.I. Jive
  7. Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (with Anyone Else but Me)
  8. On the Swing Shift
  9. Beer Barrel Polka
  10. Sentimental Journey
  11. At Mail Call Today
  12. I’ll Walk Beside You
  13. Der Fuehrer’s Face
  14. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  15. Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

 

Audio & Podcasts

  1. Podcast: We Have Ways of Making You Talk
  2. Missed in History Podcast – The 6888th Postal Battalion
  3. Missed in History Podcast: “The Night Witches”
  4. The Ghost Army – a Missed in History episode
  5. A Podcast about Kristallnacht
  6. World War II Nation
  7. The Home Front

 

Documentary Video

  1. Evolution of the German Army Uniform
  2. “The War” a Ken Burns Film – 7 part, 14+ hour documentary of WWII
  3. Casualties of WWII by Country – video
  4. The Forgotten Battle for Lyme Bay
  5. World War II in Colour
  6. D-Day 6.6.44
  7. Victory at Sea on Vimeo
  8. 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. Mathematics Applied to the Battle of Britain
  2. “This is the Army” musical part I and part 2
  3. How Capitalism Helped to Win WWII
  4. 1938 European Air Force Insignia
  5. Home Front – Wartime Recipes (4)
  6. Video Summary of WWII
  7. How Donald Duck & Dumbo helped to win the war
  8. How Chocolate Helped To Win The War
  9. 79TH U.S. AIRBORNE BIRTHDAY
  10. Limited to 35 mph?
  11. A Relic of WWII is Returned
  12. 3D Comparison of WWII German Armor – video
  13. WWII German POW returns to say Thanks
  14. D-Day from a different view
  15. The Numbers for D-Day
  16. The 75th Anniversary of D-Day
  17. Interesting Specialty Tanks of D-Day
  18. French “HistoPad” Helps Tell the Story of D-Day
  19. VE Day (Victory in Europe)
  20. Visualizing WWII in Europe Day by Day – video
  21. Home Front – Wartime Recipes (3)
  22. Visualization of WWII Allied Bombing Missions in Europe
  23. Celebrating Thanksgiving in the Southwest Pacific
  24. Remembering D-Day 2018
  25. Home Front – Wartime Recipes (2)
  26. Thanksgiving – Then and Now
  27. Celebrating Thanksgiving in the Southwest Pacific
  28. Thanksgiving in WWII
  29. More Disney Nose Art
  30. WWII Disney Inspired Nose Art
  31. Disney Went to War
  32. 1944 USN M-592 Pilot Survival Kit Navy Ration MRE
  33. 1943 US Army Field Ration K Dinner
  34. Home Front Recipes from WWII
  35. Chocolate Went to War
  36. Coffee at War
  37. WWII Eastern Front 1942 – video
  38. WWII Eastern Front 1941 – video
  39. No Coffee after 3PM? Less than one cup per day? Could you live with that now?
  40. Today is National V-J Day in the US
  41. Did you know today is V-J day?
  42. Today is the National Spirit of ’45 Day
  43. Remembering D-Day 2018
  44. Women and Computers in WWII
  45. World War II Allied Aircraft Nose Art
  46. The World of Sci-Fi During WWII
  47. Close Assault 1944
  48. A Look at D-Day, June 6, 1944
  49. Dunkirk Week – WWII Book Sale
  50. Remembering D-Day
  51. WWII Aircraft Suffer from Combat
  52. Slide show of World War II US Aircraft
  53. Celebrating Alan Turing
  54. The Female Computers of WWII
  55. The M-1 Garand – video
  56. American Spitfire – video

 

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