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external image Stack.pngFor information on African American soldiers, see a tag bundle of resources about the Tuskegee Airmen on Delicious.
German submarine under attack in the South Atlantic Ocean, November 1943
German submarine under attack in the South Atlantic Ocean, November 1943

Multimedia.pngRemembering Pearl Harbor from National Geographic Education.

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  • World War II: Teacher's Notes from the National Archives provides primary source materials on the different theaters of the war as a way to organize inquiry-based investigations by students.


The Atlantic Photo: World War II features historic photographs from the war and the homefront

Washington Naval Conference, 1921-1922 and the subsequent Five Powers Treaty was a crucial development setting the stage for war between the United States and Japan.
  • Other interwar developments are detailed at this website from the Office of the Historian, United States Department of State.

Multimedia.pngYamoto's Final Voyage has archival photographs of the sinking of the Japanese battleship near the end of the war in April, 1945.

Japanese surrender, Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945
Japanese surrender, Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945

external image Red_apple.jpgFor lesson plans, see the website for Ken Burns' film The War.

Rotating_globe-small.gifKamikaze Diaries: Reflections of Japanese Student Soldiers from the University of Chicago Press (2006).

Female_Rose.pngWomen Pilots in World War II

Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, 1941
Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, 1941

Go here for information about WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) and WAFS (Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron
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  • The Original Fly Girls from NPR that describes American women pilots who flew all types of aircraft including bombers as part of the war effort.


rotating gif.gifGo to World History II.24 to learn about the "Night Witches," Soviet women pilots who participated in war in Europe.







Rotating_globe-small.gifDouble Victory: A Multicultural History of World War II by Ronald Takaki presents a view of the war against dictatorships abroad and racial and gender discrimination at home. For more, see following review of the book on double victory.




Trinity Site explosion, 0.016 seconds after explosion, July 16, 1945.
Trinity Site explosion, 0.016 seconds after explosion, July 16, 1945.





Development and Use of the Atomic Bomb
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