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World War II Daily Life

Welcome to History Link 101's World War II Daily Life Page.  History Link 101 is a site developed for World History classes, by a World History teacher.     

 

 

Navy Ships of World War II

Battleship Arizona Site Includes pictures and technical data.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W2000

Battleship Bismarck and Tirpitz Includes pictures, maps, and descriptions.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W2010

The Battleship Bismarck Excellent site on this famous German battleship.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W2020

History of the USS Enterprise History, logs, and photos of this very active aircraft carrier of World War II.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W2030

Sinking of the USS Indianapolis Pictures and descriptions along with an interview of the Japanese sub commander that sank her.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W2040

Data Base of Ships Very large resource of ships with short essays and then timeline of major events in the ship.
        Visual = 3 Content = 5    W2050
 
Japanese Ship Data Base Includes movements, images and speck sheets on Japanese ships.
        Visual = 4 Content = 5    W2060

 

General Naval Sites of World War II

Cruisers of World War II Great site!  Pictures and descriptions of much of the naval activities of this class of warship on both allied and axis sides.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W2070

German U-Boats Links to information pages on u-boats used by the Germans.  Bolded numbers indicate subs with extensive information on them.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5    W2080

PT Boats Forty minute video of PT Boats with testimonies.
        Visual = 5 Content = N/A    W2090

PT Boat Forty minute video.
        Visual = 5 Content = N/A    W2100

Fleet Strength by Country in 1939
        Visual = N/A Content = 5    W2110

 

Air Force 


Black Cats Pictures and descriptions of Catalina Planes in WWII.
        Visual = 5 Content = 4    W2120

Pictures and Illustrations of WWII Planes Very large collection of photos and information.
        Visual = 5 Content = N/A    W2130

The Flying Tigers Site dedicated to the volunteer flyers who defended in Burma.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W2140

Life Aboard B-17 Eyewitness account of flying raids.
        Visual = 1 Content = 5    W2150

 

Army and Tanks

 

Food Rations Field rations, emergency rations and equipment.
        Visual = 4 Content = 5    W2160

Sherman Encyclopedia Pictures and descriptions of this well know tank. 
        Visual = 5 Content = 3    W2170

Tanks of World War II Statistics on tanks from 8 different countries in the war.  The little tank symbol indicates that there are drawings of the tank.  The drawings can be seen by clicking on the link in the upper right hand corner of the tank statistics page.
        Visual = 3 Content = 5    W2180    

The Panzer  A very large site detailing the different Panzer models as well as there activities during World War II.
        Visual = 5  Content = 5   W2190

Vehicle Data Base Includes tanks, armored cars, mobile artillery, and other. Includes specification sheet on each vehicle.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W2200

Weapon Data Base Includes small arms, artillery and other. Includes specification sheet one each weapon.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W2210

Uniforms and Gear Links to pages on uniforms, medical supplies, radios, electronics and much more.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W2220

War Dogs Large collection of how dogs were used in war.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W2230

 

Code Breakers of World War II


Pictures and Description of the Enigma Bletchley Park site with lots of information.   
        Visual = 5 Content = 2    W2320

Navajo Code Talkers One page summary of Native American Indians working in the Pacific.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5    W2330
  

Holocaust            

Auschwitz - German Concentration Camp Documentations and photos of the Holocaust in Poland.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W2340


Pictures of Auschwitz / Birkenau Photos with explanations.
        Visual = 5 Content = 3    W2350

Photos of Concentration Camps Collection of small photos with explanations.  (Not suitable for youth)
        Visual = 5 Content = 2    W2360

Holocaust History Project Links to large collection of resourses on Holcaust.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W2370

Essays on the Holocaust Large collection of essays covering the subject.
        Visual = 2 Content = 5    W2380

Time Line of the Holocaust
        Visual = N/A  Content = 5  W2390

Guide to Holocaust Sites Informational site on places to visit in Europe, which relate to the Holocaust.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W2400

Jewish Virtual Library on the Concentration Camps Extensive set of articles on the Holocaust.
        Visual = 2 Content = 5    W2410

Map of Concentration Camp Locations throughout Europe
        Visual = 5 Content = N/A    W2420

Mauthanusen Concentration Camp Map with links to photos and explanations. 
        Visual = 5 Content = 3    W2430

Nanjing Massacre Document on Japanese massacre in China.
        Visual = N/A Content = 4    W2440

Treblinka Current photos and essays on the camp.
        Visual = 5 Content = 4    W2450

Essay on Acts of Resistance at Treblinka 
        Visual = N/A Content = 5    W2460


Atomic Bomb

The Manhattan Project Site detailing the making of the first Atomic Bomb.  Site has in-depth look at the science of the project.  Includes timeline.
       Visual = N/A Content = 5    W2470


General Sites on World War II
  

A Brief History of World War II By U.S. Army Center of Military History.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W2480


Maginot Line One page from wikipedia.
        Visual = 3 Content = 3    W2490


The Army Nurse Corps Large essay on the service of these nurses during World War II.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W2500

The Women's Army Corps Description of the importance of these women for the war effort.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    W2510

Military Medicine A series of images and essays on military medicine during World War II to present.
        Visual = 3 Content = 4    W2520