List of WWII Websites

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List of WWII Websites

Post by Gen. Alexander Patch » Sat Jul 15, 2006 5:47 pm

Allies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allies_of_World_War_II

Axis Powers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axis_Powers

BBC has WW2 videos and speeches by Hitler and Churchill
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/wwtwo/

Secrets of World War Two
http://www.secretsofworldwar2.co.uk/

WW2 Ship Classes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wo ... ip_classes

WW2 Military Vehicles
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wo ... by_country

Airships
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wo ... by_country

Cavalry
The story of heroic Polish uhlans attacking German tanks during WW2 is a myth. On Sept 1st 1939 at Krojanty part of Polish 18th Uhlan Regiment successfully charged German infantry battalion resting near woods but then got under heavy machine gun fire and withdrew. According to General Heinz Guderian this charge impressed the Germans and caused a wide spread panic among the staff and infantry. The same day the German war correspondents were brought to the battlefield together with two journalists from Italy. They were shown the battlefield, the corpses of uhlans and their horses, as well as German tanks that arrived to the place after the battle. One of the Italian correspondents sent home an article, in which he described the bravery and heroism of Polish cavalrymen, who charged German tanks with sabres and lances. Although such a charge did not happen and there were no tanks used during the combat, the myth was used by German propaganda during the war. Propaganda film even showed this charge on tanks, with Polish uhlans (in German helmets and uniforms !) using their sabers and lances against tanks. The truth is the uhlans never charged tanks (or armored vehicles) as they were equipped with anti-tank guns such as 37mm Bofors wz.36 (exported to UK as Ordnance Q.F. 37mm Mk I) that could penetrate tanks' armor. They just made a surprising attack on resting infantry and withdrew before machine guns.

Exploding Bats (Bat Bombs)
http://www.afa.org/magazine/1990/1090bat.html

War Animals (scroll down to see WW2 animals)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_animals

Fire Balloons
http://www.af.mil/news/airman/0298/bombsb.htm


Hope these links are interesting enough! More later.
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Post by Imperious leader » Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:51 pm

OK good post. I predict you will become a productive member
We really need an Axis and Allies World War one game so i can play that on August 1st, 2014.

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Post by adlertag » Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:48 pm

Imperious leader wrote:OK good post. I predict you will become a productive member
..and 2 years later he has 16 posts

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Post by Imperious leader » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:59 pm

Thats equals your contribution at Axis and Allies.org for the same time period.
We really need an Axis and Allies World War one game so i can play that on August 1st, 2014.

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