Good WWII resources

  • Does anyone know any good WWII resources for, say, a school project?

    I’m especially looking for something about the buildup to WWII in Japan/the Pacific, but info on the buildup in the Atlantic would be awesome too!

  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10



    Or if you want it to be a little more interactive, play Hearts of Iron III.

  • The  Illustrated World War II Encyclopedia (set of 24 volumes) is the best series I have came across. If you are looking to start a libary of WWII  it’s a must have. It’s very unbiased.

    When I was 14 I was hired by my neighbor to clean out a cluttered garage. Inside this garage was this series. She gave the series to me. I made an agreement to have that be my payment for my work.

  • For the pacific war there is no better resource than the “The Pacific War Encyclopedia” which you can find on Amazon used in paper back for about $10 bucks. It is a great resource and has a lot of details on every little aspect of the war, Great book.

    Also “Empires on the Pacific” by Robert Smith Thompson is another solid book and a great read. It traces the orgins of the conflict in the pacific as far back as the Commodore Perry mission to Japan and works its way to the 20th century with a very brisk narrative. It can be considered “revisionist history” but it is well done either way, and it presents the war from Japanese, British, American, and Nationalist and Communist Chinese perspective, a well done book.

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    This book…

    Jim Dunnigan and Albert Nofi
    Victory at Sea: World War II in the Pacific.
    William Morrow, 1995.

    …contains highly readable information, ranging in length from bite-sized to full-chapter.  And as a bonus, it includes one Easter egg-type joke: an entry for (and brief description of) Skull Island in the alphabetical compendium of Pacific War locations.

  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Imperious Leader is a BAD source of WWII information.

  • I can so imagine this:

    Imperious Leader: Germany WON at Stalingrad, I tell you!
    Everyone: …
    Imperious Leader: What? They won…for the Allies.

  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Imperious Leader - and I quote “NO Americans died in WWII - Because America is invincible.”

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