This category lists pages and sites about World War II, the most devastating war in human history. World War II began in 1939 as a European conflict. It grew into global conflict, however, pitting the Axis powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan against the Allied powers which included the United States and Great Britain. The bloody conflict drew to a close in 1945, with Italy surrendering on May 2, Germany on May 7, and Japan on Aug. 14.

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Alternative Service in the Second World War: Conscientious Objectors in Canada 1939-1945.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Audio interviews, stories, photographs, and film footage tell the story about Canada's 10,000+ conscientious objectors.
American Experience: Battle of the Bulge
[ Mature Teens ] Offers a timeline, photos, and description of the film.
The American Experience: Guts and Glory
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Includes interactive timeline, a look at the key military and political leaders, and first-hand accounts.
Awesome Stories - America In World War II: The Forgotten Posters
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Government posters that capitalized on changed American attitudes following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and America's entry into WWII.
BBC: WW2 People's War
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] People share their experiences of the war. Includes accounts from both soldiers and those at home in the United Kingdom.
Buck's War
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Photos and text tell the story of one young American who fought on the European front.
D-Day: American Experience
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Participants describe the planning and execution of the Normandy invasion during World War II, and the battle for the French beaches. Includes a map and a timeline.
Dad Rarey's Sketchbook
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] A young cartoonist and commercial artist kept a cartoon journal of his daily life as a fighter pilot in the 379th Fighter Squadron.
Experiencing War : D-Day 60th Anniversary, June 6, 1944-2004
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] American veterans tell of their experiences during the war. Collected for the Veterans History Project by the U.S. Library of Congress.
EyeWitness To World War Two
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Eyewitness accounts of soldiers and civilians.
Navajo Code Talkers
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Tells the story of the Navajo volunteers who served in communications security roles in the Pacific Theater.
Tweedale's War
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] The beginning chapters of an R.A.F. signalman's personal memories of the War in the East.
What Did You Do In The War, Grandma?
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Oral histories of Rhode Island women during World War II, written by high school honors students.
World War II Posters: Powers of Persuasion
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] An exhibit of World War II posters from the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration.

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