The World War II Collection

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The World War II Collection

Full-length accounts of three decisive WWII events—Pearl Harbor, Midway, and the evacuation of Dunkirk—from a #1 New York Times–bestselling author. In May 1940, the remnants of the French and British armies, broken by Hitler’s blitzkrieg, retreated to the beach at Dunkirk. Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered an evacuation on May 26, expecting to save no more than a handful of his men. But Britain would not let its soldiers down. Hundreds of fishing boats, pleasure yachts, and commercial vessels streamed into the Channel to back up the Royal Navy. The Miracle of Dunkirk is a striking history of a week when the fate of Britain—and the World—hung in the balance. On the morning of June 4, 1942, doom sailed on Midway. Hoping to put itself within striking distance of Hawaii and California, the Japanese navy planned an ambush that would obliterate the remnants of the American Pacific fleet. On paper, the Americans had no chance of winning. But because their code breakers knew what was coming, the American navy was able to prepare an ambush of its own. In Incredible Victory, Walter Lord recounts two days of savage battle, during which a small American fleet defied the odds and turned the tide of World War II. December 7, 1941, began as a quiet morning on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. But as Japan’s deadly torpedoes suddenly rained down on the Pacific fleet, soldiers, generals, and civilians alike felt shock, then fear, and then rage. From the chaos, a thousand personal stories of courage emerged. Drawn from hundreds of interviews, letters, and diaries, Walter Lord’s Day of Infamy recounts the many tales of heroism and tragedy of those who experienced the attack firsthand. These three acclaimed war chronicles showcase Walter Lord at the top of his game as a narrative nonfiction master.

World War II The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection 5 volumes

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection Spencer C. Tucker. to be sent overseas and successfully lobbied the War Department to provide the artists with the same degree of support given to photographers and filmmakers in terms ...

World War II  The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection  5 volumes

With more than 1,700 cross-referenced entries covering every aspect of World War II, the events and developments of the era, and myriad related subjects as well as a documents volume, this is the most comprehensive reference work available on the war. • Provides a clear understanding of the causes of World War II, reaching back to World War I and the role of the Western democracies in its origin • Examines home front developments in major countries during the war, such as race and gender relations in the United States • Recognizes the important roles played by women in the war and describes how the United States mobilized its economy and citizenry for total war • Discusses the Holocaust and establishes responsibility for this genocide • Details the changing attitudes toward the war as expressed in film and literature

D Day The World War II Invasion That Changed History

... 73: U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center/World War II Signal Corps photograph collection; 76: National Archives and Records Administration; 80: The George C. Marshall Foundation; 83: The National World War II Museum; ...

D Day  The World War II Invasion That Changed History

An authentic account of one of the most pivotal battles of World War Two. The World War Two invasion known as D-Day was one of the largest military endeavours in history. It involved years of planning, total secrecy and not only soldiers but also sailors, paratroopers and many specialists. Acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the contributions of key players in D-Day in a masterful tapestry of official documents, personal narratives and archival photos to provide an action-packed and authentic account.

Soldiers

At one time the World War II collection also included more than 6,500 pieces of German combat art . “ The art was very similar to ours in that it was done by soldier - artists who went to the front and documented what they saw , " said ...

Soldiers


United States Army in World War II

Although the files are not large in comparison with those of other Army agencies , the collection contains many ... ( 3 ) In matters of joint and combined strategic planning , one of the most important collections of World War II ...

United States Army in World War II


Virginia in the War Years 1938 1945

National Firearms Museum Largest small arms collection and display, including military exhibits, especially World War II. 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 National Museum Of The Marine Corps World class interactive exhibits ...

Virginia in the War Years  1938 1945

Although World War II began as a war in Europe, many in the United States, foreseeing the inevitable, began to prepare for war, putting no faith in the Neutrality Act. Preparations for war, essentially ending the Great Depression, affected the entire country, with Virginia particularly playing a major role. More than one million service men and women came to Virginia. The sheer scope of the military development in Virginia of the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force, providing training bases and support facilities, underscores the national resolve to be prepared. The book includes the Civil Air Patrol, wartime industry, POW camps, U-boat attacks, the Beach Patrol and other Virginia-related topics.

World War I The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection 5 volumes

While there was still a psychological edge to be gained from the bayonet, it was already practically obsolete as a weapon in 1914, although it continued in use through World War II. Today, bayonets, smaller than those of the World War I ...

World War I  The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection  5 volumes

Offering exhaustive coverage, detailed analyses, and the latest historical interpretations of events, this expansive, five-volume encyclopedia is the most comprehensive and detailed reference source on the First World War available today. • Provides comprehensive coverage of the causes of the war that allows readers to fully understand the complex origins of such a monumental conflict • Supplies detailed analyses and explanations of the events before, during, and after World War I, such as how the results of the war set the stage for the global Great Depression of the 1930s, as well as detailed biographical data on key military and civilian individuals during World War I • Includes a chronologically organized document volume that enables students to examine the sources of historical information firsthand • Covers all key battles, land and sea, and their impacts, as well as the critical technological developments that affected the war's outcomes

Hidden Warbirds

The Epic Stories of Finding, Recovering, and Rebuilding WWII's Lost Aircraft Nicholas A. Veronico, Nick Veronico ... At the end of World War II, the Army Air Forces and the navy had gathered their own collections of important Allied and ...

Hidden Warbirds

Veronico explores the romantic era of World War II warbirds and the stories of some of its most famous wrecks, including the "Swamp Ghost" (a B-17E which crashed in New Guinea in the early days of World War II and which was only recently recovered), and "Glacier Girl" (a P-38, part of "The Lost Squadron," which crashed in a large ice sheet in Greenland in 1942). Throughout, Veronico provides a history of the aircraft, as well as the unique story behind each discovery and recovery with ample illustrations.

POW Baseball in World War II

Another valuable trove of documents , these collections are biased somewhat toward preserving the memoirs of rather ... Museum is probably the world's single most com- prehensive collection of source material on the Second World War .

POW Baseball in World War II

Nearly 130,000 American soldiers and 19,000 American civilians were captured by the enemy during the Second World War. The conditions under which they were held varied enormously but baseball, in various forms, was a common activity among these prisoners of war. Not just Americans, but Canadians, British, Australians and New Zealanders took the field, as well as the Japanese and even a few Germans. In the best of the German Stalags (permanent German camps where these prisoners were held, shortened from Stamm Lagers) there were often several leagues active at a time, with dozens of teams playing games continuously during the warm weather months. In the harsher Stalags, and in some Japanese camps, there was only makeshift ball playing. In places like Camp O'Donnell, the worst of the camps, there was no energy left for anything but the struggle to survive. This work is the story of POW baseball, complete with guard versus prisoner ball games, radio parts hidden in baseballs, and future major leaguers. The book is divided into the various prison camps and describes the types of prisoners held there and the degree to which baseball was played.

Annual Report of the Archivist of the United States

... War Production Board , the Maritime Labor Board , the Extension Service , the Civilian Conservation Corps , and the United States Counsel for the Prosecution of Axis Criminality and of German records in the World War II collection ...

Annual Report of the Archivist of the United States


The American Experience in World War II The atomic bomb in history and memory

XSTP , Naval War College Naval Historical Collection , 14 June 1900 , p . 4 . 22. Ellicott , " Seapower of Japan , " pp . 17-18 . 23. Edward H. Zabriske , American - Russian Rivalry in the Far East , 1895-1914 ( Philadelphia ...

The American Experience in World War II  The atomic bomb in history and memory

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The GI Offensive in Europe

... Pennsylvania : 1st Infantry Division World War II Survey Collection 3d Infantry Division World War II Survey Collection 9th Infantry Division World War II Survey Collection 28th Infantry Division World War II Survey Collection 29th ...

The GI Offensive in Europe

This book provides a comprehensive study of America's infantry combat performance in Europe during World War II, showing that the Army succeeded by developing combat effective divisions that could not only fight and win battles but also sustain that effort over years of combat. While American industry admittedly enabled the United States to sustain its overseas armies, the effectiveness of those forces ultimately rested on their organizational capabilities and ability to adapt to combat in a variety of lethal environments and to learn from their mistakes. Mansoor also takes a close look at the personalities and capabilities of division commanders, infantry tactics and operations, logistics, and the benefits and weaknesses of stateside training.

Howard University in the World Wars

“Howard Opens Office for Veterans of World War 2,” Howard University Bulletin (February 1945): 15. 40. ... Merze Tate to Mordecai Johnson, Folder 19, Prometheans Collection, Manuscript Division, Moorland Spingarn Research Center, ...

Howard University in the World Wars

Despite African Americans' lack of political, social and economic equality in the United States, the students of Howard University answered the call to service in both world wars. Howard supported its men and women in the quest to serve their nation. The university started an army training program during the First World War, and Howard faculty, staff and students pushed the War Department to begin an officer training school for African Americans. The university organized a Reserve Officer Training program in the interwar years, the first at an HBCU. Many of the famed Tuskegee Airmen of World War II were trained first at Howard. Based on a collection of letters sent by Howard students and alumni to the university, historian and archivist Lopez D. Matthews illuminates their wartime experiences.

Billboard

The success of Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" is boosting interest in World War II and sales of ... 17; Goldhil Home Media's "World War II In Color," a collection of recently declassified footage of the D-Day invasion and ...

Billboard

In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

The Archaeology of Tibetan Books

... During the closing stages of World War II, collections from the Prussian State Library (Preußische Staatsbibliothek) in Berlin were evacuated to the Silesian Castle Fürstenstein (Książ) and later to the Cistercian Brothers Monastery ...

The Archaeology of Tibetan Books

Agnieszka Helman-Ważny's Archaeology of Tibetan Books provides a comprehensive guide to the making of Tibetan books. Concerned with the relation of papers, inks, and layout to questions of provenance and dating, this work is a must-have companion to any textual analysis.

All American All the Way

A Combat History of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II: From Sicily to Normandy Phil Nordyke. Archives and Special Collections, the Alden Library, Ohio University, for providing the materials referenced in this book.

All American  All the Way

The 82nd Airborne Division parachuted into history on 9 July 1943 when they led Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. Less than a year from their formation in August 1942, the All Americans (the name of the division in World War I when Sgt. Alvin York was one its soldiers) found themselves in the thick of the action, something that would become familiar to them for the rest of the war. Heavy combat followed on the Italian mainland. Then came the main event of the war: D-Day!

World War II Reminiscences

Operation Memories—Incredible Stories of World War II Veterans, as told to Evelyn I. Gregory, published in 1995, contains fifty-one stories, primarily those of WWII veterans living in Sonoma County, California. Her collection gives a ...

World War II Reminiscences

This volume presents a dramatic collection of significant combat experiences of 79 men in WWII, as told from one combat veteran to another. In the 86 chapters are stories involving all the various branches of combat service and all of the various theaters of war. Within reminiscences, veterans of dangerous encounters are much more apt to open up with details in discussions with men who have also experienced combat. Many find it emotionally distressing to talk of the war with the general public or to recall the horrors of warfare. This is not a history book nor any attempt to tell the big picture of grand campaigns. Instead it is a collection of personal involvements in one-at-a-time incidents of conflict. Many ask what was it like in WWII, for our conflicts in recent years have been vastly different. It has been said that war has become and continues to be an intractable social phenomenon. While some say its elimination is necessary to the survival of mankind, we do not seem to have approached closer to that elimination in the sixty-seven years since WWII ended. Encounters of Warfare remain a stark reality within the present era. That being so, perhaps we should read of what happened as recalled in the most vivid memories of men involved in the most overpowering conflict of modern warfare. Sincerely, John Roush

Fortitudine

15.95 nounced , Battery Press has reprinted the 1947-1948 role as Secretary of State , when World War II ... States cently received a large collection of books and manuscripts relating to Bataan and cultural interests of the presidents ...

Fortitudine


Building a Better Chinese Collection for the Library of Congress

Since 1928, the division has been expanding in personnel, the number of collections, and the scope of service and professional activities. For example, from 1928 to the World War II period, the division emphasized materials pertaining ...

Building a Better Chinese Collection for the Library of Congress

International librarianship: cooperation and collaboration (Scarecrow, 2001), by Frances Carroll and John Harvey, $115 cloth, 384 pages. LTD sales: 391 ($20,902 net) International and comparative studies in information and library science: a focus on the United States and Asian countries (Scarecrow, 2008), by Yan Quan Liu and Xiaojun Cheng, $80 paper, 396 pages. LTD sales: 156 ($7,414 net) International librarianship: a basic guide to global knowledge access (Scarecrow, 2007), by Robert Stueart, $55 paper, 260 pages. LTD sales: 400 ($13,293 net) George W. Bush and China: Policies, problems, and partnership. Wang, Chi. (Lexington, 2009). $45, cloth, 156 pages. LTD sales: 232 ($7,313 net)

Hell Before Their Very Eyes

... 1945, located in World War II CI-284, entire collection in author's possession; George Hofmann, The Super Sixth: History of the 6th Armored Division in World War II and its Post-war Association, self-published, 1975, pp. 404–405. 2.

Hell Before Their Very Eyes

The life-altering experiences of the American soldiers who liberated three Nazi concentration camps. On April 4, 1945, United States Army units from the 89th Infantry Division and the 4th Armored Division seized Ohrdruf, the first of many Nazi concentration camps to be liberated in Germany. In the weeks that followed, as more camps were discovered, thousands of soldiers came face to face with the monstrous reality of Hitler’s Germany. These men discovered the very depths of human-imposed cruelty and depravity: railroad cars stacked with emaciated, lifeless bodies; ovens full of incinerated human remains; warehouses filled with stolen shoes, clothes, luggage, and even eyeglasses; prison yards littered with implements of torture and dead bodies; and—perhaps most disturbing of all—the half-dead survivors of the camps. For the American soldiers of all ranks who witnessed such powerful evidence of Nazi crimes, the experience was life altering. Almost all were haunted for the rest of their lives by what they had seen, horrified that humans from ostensibly civilized societies were capable of such crimes. Military historian John C. McManus sheds new light on this often-overlooked aspect of the Holocaust. Drawing on a rich blend of archival sources and thousands of firsthand accounts—including unit journals, interviews, oral histories, memoirs, diaries, letters, and published recollections—Hell Before Their Very Eyes focuses on the experiences of the soldiers who liberated Ohrdruf, Buchenwald, and Dachau and their determination to bear witness to this horrific history.