World War II Chapters

With Germany upset about how WWI ended and Japan upset about a lack-of-access to much-needed natural resources, another war sent the world into chaos between 1939-1945. Stories in this collection are about some of those events.

Iwo Jima is directly in the flight path of airplanes trying to reach Tokyo from the mid-Pacific; it is crucial territory for both Japanese and America...

Dietrich Bonhoeffer speaks out against Hitler's position on Jews. He believes that to remain silent is wrong; to not act is, in fact, to act.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer speaks out against Hitlers position on Jews.

This image, from the German Federal Archives (Bundesarchiv), depicts Dietrich Bonhoeffer with students in the spring of 1932. The photo, by an unnamed...

Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin are allies in the plan to defeat Hitler.

Truman decides that instead of invading Japan, the U.S. will use its new atomic weapons to force Japan's surrender.

The Allies devise a plan to break Hitler's reign in Europe by attacking from a new waterfront direction.

Berlin is caught in the conflict that erupts and the Russians erect the Berlin Wall to divide the city.

Forty Marines capture Mt. Suribachi. They have an American flag to raise and a photographer to capture the moment.

Green Hornet crashes in the ocean. Zamp and two men drift in a life raft, surrounded by sharks, hoping someone will find them. They exist on rainwater...

Soldiers with special military skills train to clear Japanese from the Philippines.

The Enigma system used by Germany’s naval forces (the Kriegsmarine), during World War II, was more complicated than the system used by Germany&r...

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