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Ancestry5_large.jpg (JPEG Image, 3000 × 1536 pixels) - Scaled (46%) EMPIRE17.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) The Pacific and Adjacent Theaters in WWII. Posted Mar 18, 2010 Share This Gallery inShare55 With the premiere of the ten part HBO miniseries, The Pacific, produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, World War II has again come into the living rooms of American families.

The Pacific and Adjacent Theaters in WWII

The Pacific, the follow-up to Band of Brothers, will focus on the US Marines in the Pacific Theater of the war. The below collection focuses on The Pacific War, a term referring to parts of World War II that took place in the Pacific Ocean, the islands of the Pacific and the Far East. The start of The Pacific War is generally considered to be the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

December 7, 1941: A small boat rescues a USS West Virginia crew member from the water after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. December 7, 1941: The battleship USS Arizona belches smoke as it topples over into the sea during a Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Wreckage, identified by the U.S. Aug. 1942: U.S. Isabella of France. Isabella of France "No man ever excited her resentment who did not perish under its effect;the king himself forming no exception to this fact.

Isabella of France

" Queen Isabella, the infamous "She-Wolf of France", was born in 1295 in... well, France. The daughter of the French King Philip le Bel and descended from the great Norman asskicker William the Conqueror, Isabella's destiny was to be far more exciting and bloody than that of most Medieval noblewomen – her crazy, insane life smashing peoples' asses across the British countryside would include giant booze-laden parties, face-crushing vengeance, and wild monkey sex, and by the time she was done she would be forever remembered as the only Queen of England to ever order the execution of the English King. Life started out innocuously enough for the young woman known as Isabella of France (or, alternately, Isabella the Fair).

However, things didn't work out that great for the happy couple. That's just how Queen Isabella rolled. History - British History in depth: Animated Map: Battle of Trafalgar. 12 Things You Might Not Know About the Dust Bowl. In the 1930s, the United States faced one of its greatest natural disasters. The farmers in the High Plains had turned over too much soil too fast, leaving over 100 million acres stripped of its native Buffalo Grass and barren of crop.

Combine this with one of the driest summers on record and you have what came to be known as the Dirty Thirties. 1. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray, a governor from Oklahoma (one of the hardest hit states), ran for President in 1932 under the platform "Bread, Butter, Bacon, Beans. " During a time when most people were eating various forms of wheat three times a day, bacon and beans were powerful words. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. John Green’s Crash Course in World History. Former mental_floss writers John and Hank Green have started a new nerdy thing on YouTube, and it's pretty great: Crash Course is a series of educational videos covering World History (John) and Biology (Hank).

John Green’s Crash Course in World History

The production values are high (including animation, HD, all that good stuff), and each video is about ten minutes long. My favorites so far are John's videos on World History -- he promises a 40-part series (co-written with his high school history teacher), though only three parts have been posted so far. Check 'em out below. The Agricultural Revolution "Together we will learn how, in a mere fifteen thousand years, humans went from hunting and gathering--[interrupted by younger self offscreen]" Indus Valley Civilization "Why am I alive?

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Holocaust Timeline

February 22, 1933 - 40,000 SA and SS men are sworn in as auxiliary police. February 27, 1933 - Nazis burn Reichstag building to create crisis atmosphere. February 28, 1933 - Emergency powers granted to Hitler as a result of the Reichstag fire. March 22, 1933 - Nazis open Dachau concentration camp near Munich, to be followed by Buchenwald near Weimar in central Germany, Sachsenhausen near Berlin in northern Germany, and Ravensbrück for women. March 24, 1933 - German Parliament passes Enabling Act giving Hitler dictatorial powers. Welcome to The Ancient Web - The Ancient World's Great Civilizations. Best of History Web Sites. Remember the War - Remembering our heroes - 13th November 2011.