Animated WW2 Map Europe
GERMAN EXPANSION 1933 – The Nazi Party came to power in Germany (the Third Reich forms). Hitler began to rebuild the military in direct violation of the Treaty of Versailles (secretly at first, and in public by 1935 – the Western democracies do nothing). March 1936 – Germans occupied the Rhineland with troops – again violating the Treaty of Versailles and again resulting in no reaction from the Western democracies. March 1938 – Austria was annexed by the Third Reich. Sept 1938 – Munich Agreement. Britain and France agreed to Hitler’s demands to ‘free’ oppressed German people that lived within the Czech Republic.
Site Overview | Exploring JAI
This site was created to bring us face-to-face with those who experienced the World War II internment of Japanese Americans - a critical part of 20th century American history still largely unknown. Here, more than two dozen short video clips from some of the best films available on the subject are featured along with brief historical text and images to illuminate the people, places, voices and circumstances that are part of this history. (Please see the Help page for software requirements and troubleshooting in viewing clips.) Three broad sections present a chronological overview of internment and it's impact. We highly recommend browsing through the site chronologically, starting with the World War II and Roundup section: Each of these sections contains 7 - 10 pages which focus on key historical events or themes related to internment. All the videos used on the site are available to purchase or rent.
Each of the nations which participated in World War One from 1914-18 used propaganda posters not only as a means of justifying involvement to their own populace, but also as a means of procuring men, money and resources to sustain the military campaign. In countries such as Britain the use of propaganda posters was readily understandable: in 1914 she only possessed a professional army and did not have in place a policy of national service, as was standard in other major nations such as France and Germany. Yet while the use of posters proved initially successful in Britain the numbers required for active service at the Front were such as to ultimately require the introduction of conscription. Nevertheless recruitment posters remained in use for the duration of the war - as was indeed the case in most other countries including France, Germany and Italy. However wartime posters were not solely used to recruit men to the military cause.
How war stories inspire children to learn
12 February 2012Last updated at 00:58 For many school pupils, the dramatic events of WWI and WWII have not been solely learned through studying dusty history textbooks. Many fictional tales of loyalty and survival - often based on true wartime events - have also helped children to understand what happened. At Imperial War Museum North in Greater Manchester, a new exhibition - Once Upon a Wartime - celebrates novels that have helped youngsters engage with the battlefield horrors and domestic hardships at times of conflict. Dr Geoff Fox is one of the exhibition's advisers. Continue reading the main story Once Upon A Wartime can be seen at Imperial War Museum North, Greater Manchester, from 11 February to 2 September 2012. All images subject to copyright. Images courtesy Imperial War Museum, AP and Getty Images. Music by Flanagan and Allen, Dame Vera Lynn and KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Related: Imperial War Museum North Oldham Theatre Workshop More audio slideshows:
How Vast was the Crime
Gabor Neumann Photo Gallery “And so, within seven months, I lost my father, my brother, and my mother. I am the only one who survived. This is what the Germans did to us, and these are things that should never be forgotten. On the other hand, we had our revenge: the survivors were able to raise magnificent families – among them myself. Zvi Kopolovich The Holocaust was the murder by Nazi Germany of six million Jews. There was no escape. Most of the Jews of Europe were dead by 1945.
Spatial History Project
About this Visualization This animation is intended to be used as a tool for exploring the historical evolution and geographical context of one of the Nazis' chief systems of exploitation and control: the concentration camps administered by the SS. The spatial and temporal patterns revealed in this visualization raise questions that we hope will spur further inquiry. How was the location of camps related to resources and territorial control? We invite you to explore these patterns and share your own observations. Data notes: Represented are the best available information on the names, locations, and dates when these camps were under the control of the SS. Representing Incomplete Data Because of the incomplete temporal data on camp opening and closing, two options are provided to view the data. Representing Temporal Uncertainty Camp dates are variable in their level of known specificity; some dates are known to the day, most to the nearest month, and others only to the season.
Remembering Pearl Harbor: The USS Arizona Memorial
Today the battle-scarred, submerged remains of the battleship USS Arizona rest on the silt of Pearl Harbor, just as they settled on December 7, 1941. The ship was one of many casualties from the deadly attack by the Japanese on a quiet Sunday that President Franklin Roosevelt called "a date which will live in infamy." The Arizona's burning bridge and listing mast and superstructure were photographed in the aftermath of the Japanese attack, and news of her sinking was emblazoned on the front page of newspapers across the land. The photograph symbolized the destruction of the United States Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor and the start of a war that was to take many thousands of American lives. More than a million people visit the USS Arizona Memorial each year.