Forgotten Heroes of World War II

Forgotten Heroes of World War II

Author: Thomas E. Simmons

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781589799646

Category: History

Page: 326

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World War II was the defining event of the twentieth century. For everyone it was a time of confusion, fear, destruction, and death on a scale never before seen. Much has been written of the generals, campaigns, and battles of the war, but it was young, ordinary American kids who held our freedom in their hands as they fought for liberty across the globe. Forgotten Heroes of World War II offers a personal understanding of what was demanded of these young heroes through the stories of rank-and-file individuals who served in the navy, marines, army, air corps, and merchant marine in all theaters of the war. Their tales are told without pretense or apology. At the time, each thought himself no different from those around him, for they were all young, scared, and miserable. They were the ordinary, the extraordinary—the forgotten.

The Forgotten Heroes: Untold Stories of the Extraordinary World War II - Courage, Survival, Resistance and Rescue Mission

The Forgotten Heroes: Untold Stories of the Extraordinary World War II - Courage, Survival, Resistance and Rescue Mission

Author: Scott S. F. Meaker

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

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This is a short and Untold Stories of the Extraordinary World War II - Courage, Survival, Resistance and Rescue Mission. As a guide to understanding the enormity of the impact of the war, there were more than 16 million Americans who served in World War II. There were 60 other countries also involved in the war. There were about 70 million people killed in the war. This is about one-quarter of all the people on earth at that time. Many of the heroes were not recognized in their lifetimes and some ended in lessened circumstances or torture and death because of their efforts to save lives during the agonies of war. Millions died but millions were saved by thousands of actions by people caught in a war that seemed like it would never end. Some of the stories are captured here. This is a World War / Military book. Military science, world war two history. Scott’s Other Books: **Unforgettable World War II: Aftermath of the Extraordinary Second World War **Hitler's War and the Horrific Account of the Holocaust **On the Brink of Nuclear War: Cuban Missile Crisis - Soviet Union, Cuba and the United States. ** Unforgettable Vietnam War: The American War in Vietnam - War in the Jungle **The Forgotten Women Heroes: Second World War Untold Stories - The Women Heroes in the Extraordinary World War Two. **World War One: A Concise History - The Great War

World War History: First World War and the Unsung Heroes of World War Two - 2 Book Bundle

World War History: First World War and the Unsung Heroes of World War Two - 2 Book Bundle

Author: Scott S. F. Meaker

Publisher: Scott S. F. Meaker

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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World War History: First world war and the Unsung Heroes of World War Two - 2 Book Bundle. ***Please Note: This is a Military Short History*** Two world war history books inside: • The Forgotten Heroes: Untold Stories of the Extraordinary World War II - Courage, Survival, Resistance and Rescue Mission. • World War One: A Concise History - The Great War. Scott’s Other Books: Unforgettable World War II: Aftermath of the Extraordinary Second World War Unforgettable Vietnam War: The American War in Vietnam - War in the Jungle Hitler's War and the Horrific Account of the Holocaust On the Brink of Nuclear War: Cuban Missile Crisis - Soviet Union, Cuba and the United States

Unsung Heroes of World War II

Unsung Heroes of World War II

Author: Deanne Durrett

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496208170

Category: Navajo Indians

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Describes the role of a select group of Navajo Marines who developed a code based on their own native language that provided a means for secure communications among American forces in the Pacific during World War II.

A Question of Honor

A Question of Honor

Author: Lynne Olson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307424501

Category: History

Page: 512

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A Question of Honor is the gripping, little-known story of the refugee Polish pilots who joined the RAF and played an essential role in saving Britain from the Nazis, only to be betrayed by the Allies after the war. After Poland fell to the Nazis, thousands of Polish pilots, soldiers, and sailors escaped to England. Devoted to liberating their homeland, some would form the RAF’s 303 squadron, known as the Kosciuszko Squadron, after the elite unit in which many had flown back home. Their thrilling exploits and fearless flying made them celebrities in Britain, where they were “adopted” by socialites and seduced by countless women, even as they yearned for news from home. During the Battle of Britain, they downed more German aircraft than any other squadron, but in a stunning twist at the war’s end, the Allies rewarded their valor by abandoning Poland to Joseph Stalin. This moving, fascinating book uncovers a crucial forgotten chapter in World War II–and Polish–history.

The Forgotten Women Heroes: Second World War Untold Stories - The Women Heroes in the Extraordinary World War Two

The Forgotten Women Heroes: Second World War Untold Stories - The Women Heroes in the Extraordinary World War Two

Author: Scott S. F. Meaker

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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*** This is a short and Untold Stories of the Women Heroes in the Extraordinary World War Two *** These women have been footnotes in history and at least one of them was a model for women in James Bond books and movies. The women however have remained in the shadows of the stories of the Second World War. These women fade into history even though their actions were crucial in changing the outcome of the war. This book is an effort to remember these forgotten women and remove the shrouds from the memory of these amazing and courageous women. This is a Second World War / military book. Military science, world war two history - Freebie, free ebook, free book, freebies, free download history book *** Download this book for FREE today***

Forgotten

Forgotten

Author: Linda Hervieux

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445663494

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 856

The tale of an all-black battalion whose crucial contributions at D-Day have gone unrecognised to this day

World War II

World War II

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635026783

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

View: 668

This book explores the World War that truly spanned the globe. Kids examine the history, geography, and social issues behind the greatest war in history.

World War II: When Men, Women, and Children Saved the World

World War II: When Men, Women, and Children Saved the World

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635081254

Category: History

Page: 32

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The 22-book American Milestone series is featured as "Retailers Recommended Fabulous Products" in the August 2012 edition of Educational Dealer magazine. As Japanese Zeros hummed in the skies over Pearl Harbor, World War II was two years in the History books. Three dictators with a desire for power and world domination formed The Axis, a globe-spanning web of destruction and human rights violations. The United States, powerful but still recovering from the Great Depression, had chosen to remain uninvolved. But as soon as the first Zero dropped its bomb on a U.S. warship, the Sleeping Giant - America - awoke. The citizens of the United States came together with such unprecedented resolve that History could only have turned they way it did. In this book, kids will learn about the World War that truly spanned the globe and produced "the greatest generation" in U.S. History. They will float with paratroopers, rid with generals in their Jeeps, and dive to the darkest depths in vintage submarines. Kids will explore the History, geography, and social issues behind World War II - from the first shots fired in the invasion of Poland to the most explosive end a war on earth has ever known. A partial Table of Contents includes: A Timeline of Events "When Men, Women, and Children Saved the World": World War II Dangerous Dictators The Swastika Blitz and Blackouts From Isolation to Infamy The Allies Tuskegee Airmen By Land, Sea and Air Bombs on Japan Numerous War Crime Trials And Much More!

Historical Dictionary of World War II

Historical Dictionary of World War II

Author: Anne Sharp Wells

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810879447

Category: History

Page: 566

View: 818

The Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War against Germany and Italy relates the history of this war through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps and photos, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 300 cross-referenced entries on the countries and geographical areas involved in the war, as well as the nations remaining neutral; wartime alliances and conferences; significant civilian and military leaders; and major ground, naval, and air operations. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about World War II.

World War II: A Student Encyclopedia [5 volumes]

World War II: A Student Encyclopedia [5 volumes]

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851098583

Category: History

Page: 1795

View: 739

Designed with the more visual needs of today's student in mind, this landmark encyclopedia covers the entire scope of the Second World War, from its earliest roots to its continuing impact on global politics and human society. Over 1,000 illustrations, maps, and primary source materials enhance the text and make history come alive for students and faculty alike. ABC-CLIO's World War II: A Student Encyclopedia captures the monumental sweep of the "Big One" with accessible scholarship, a student-friendly, image-rich design, and a variety of tools specifically crafted for the novice researcher. For teachers and curriculum specialists, it is a thoroughly contemporary and authoritative work with everything they need to enrich their syllabi and meet state and national standards. Ranging from the conflict's historic origins to VJ Day and beyond, it brings all aspects of the war vividly to life—its origins in the rubble of World War I, its inevitable outbreak, its succession of tumultuous battles and unforgettable personalities. Students will understand what the war meant to the leaders, the soldiers, and everyday families on home fronts around the world. Featured essays look at Pearl Harbor, the Holocaust, the atomic bomb, and other crucial events, as well as fascinating topics such as signals intelligence and the role of women in war. A separate primary source volume provides essential source material for homework, test preparation or special projects. With a wealth of new information and new ideas about the war's causes, course, and consequences, World War II will be the first place students turn for the who, what, when, where, and—more importantly—the why, behind this historic conflict. 950 A–Z entries, including lengthy biographies of individuals, studies of battles, details of weapons systems, and analyses of wartime conferences—all of the topics students look for, and teachers and educators need to have for their classes Over 270 contributors, including an unprecedented number of non-U.S. authorities, many from Japan and China, giving students a truly global understanding of the war An inviting design incorporating 600 photographs, including contemporaneous images of individuals, scenes from the front lines, posters, and weapon technologies A separate primary source volume offering a wide array of materials ranging from official documents to personal correspondence An early section of 70 detailed geopolitical and military maps, show students the basic sweep of the war