Online World War II Indexes and Records - WWII
Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Perfect for genealogists, researchers, historians and more.An enormous number of men and women were involved

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Perfect for genealogists, researchers, historians and more.

An enormous number of men and women were involved in active service during the Second World War. Phil Tomaselli tracks down elusive record s.

It’s now over 70 years since the start of the Second World War and possibly the greatest war ever undertaken by Britain and her Empire is slowly fading into history. The number of veterans 
is getting smaller all the time
 and what, only a few years ago perhaps, was a question of talking to a relative about their role in the
war has now become a historical investigation. However, family historians will be delighted to
 know that records for all three services in the Second World
War survive in their entirety.

The British Expeditionary Force crossed into France on the outbreak of war in September 1939. For months they waited in France but, when Germany invaded France, Belgium and Holland in 1940, they were rapidly hustled back to Britain in the emergency evacuation of Dunkirk.

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Perfect for genealogists, researchers, historians and more.

An enormous number of men and women were involved in active service during the Second World War. Phil Tomaselli tracks down elusive record s.

It’s now over 70 years since the start of the Second World War and possibly the greatest war ever undertaken by Britain and her Empire is slowly fading into history. The number of veterans 
is getting smaller all the time
 and what, only a few years ago perhaps, was a question of talking to a relative about their role in the
war has now become a historical investigation. However, family historians will be delighted to
 know that records for all three services in the Second World
War survive in their entirety.

The British Expeditionary Force crossed into France on the outbreak of war in September 1939. For months they waited in France but, when Germany invaded France, Belgium and Holland in 1940, they were rapidly hustled back to Britain in the emergency evacuation of Dunkirk.

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2 ), also known as the Second World War , was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's countries —including all of the great powers —eventually forming two opposing military alliances : the Allies and the Axis . It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war , the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort , erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources.

World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history , marked by 50 million to 85 million fatalities, most of which were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres , the deliberate genocide of the Holocaust , strategic bombing , starvation, disease and the first use of nuclear weapons in history. [1] [2] [3] [4]

The start of the war in Europe is generally held to be 1 September 1939, [9] [10] beginning with the German invasion of Poland ; Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later. The dates for the beginning of war in the Pacific include the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War on 7 July 1937, [11] [12] or even the Japanese invasion of Manchuria on 19 September 1931. [13] [14]

Many people in the war listened to radio and long playing records en masse. By 1940, 96.2% of Northeastern American urban households had radio . The lowest American demographic to embrace mass distributed music, Southern rural families, still had 1 radio for every two households. [1]

Similar adoption rates of electronically mass distributed music occurred in Europe. During the Nazi rule, radio ownership in Germany rose from 4 to 16 million households. [2] As the major powers entered the war, millions of citizens had home radio devices that did not exist in the First World War . Also during the pre-war period, sound was introduced to cinema and musicals were very popular.

" Lili Marlene " was the most popular song of World War II with both German and British forces. Based on a German poem, the song was recorded in both English and German versions. The poem was set to music in 1938 and was a hit with troops in the Afrika Korps . Mobile desert combat required a large number of radio units and the British troops in the North African Campaign started to enjoy the song so much that it was quickly translated into English. The song was used throughout the war as not only a popular song, but a propaganda tool.

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Perfect for genealogists, researchers, historians and more.

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Perfect for genealogists, researchers, historians and more.

An enormous number of men and women were involved in active service during the Second World War. Phil Tomaselli tracks down elusive record s.

It’s now over 70 years since the start of the Second World War and possibly the greatest war ever undertaken by Britain and her Empire is slowly fading into history. The number of veterans 
is getting smaller all the time
 and what, only a few years ago perhaps, was a question of talking to a relative about their role in the
war has now become a historical investigation. However, family historians will be delighted to
 know that records for all three services in the Second World
War survive in their entirety.

The British Expeditionary Force crossed into France on the outbreak of war in September 1939. For months they waited in France but, when Germany invaded France, Belgium and Holland in 1940, they were rapidly hustled back to Britain in the emergency evacuation of Dunkirk.

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2 ), also known as the Second World War , was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's countries —including all of the great powers —eventually forming two opposing military alliances : the Allies and the Axis . It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war , the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort , erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources.

World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history , marked by 50 million to 85 million fatalities, most of which were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres , the deliberate genocide of the Holocaust , strategic bombing , starvation, disease and the first use of nuclear weapons in history. [1] [2] [3] [4]

The start of the war in Europe is generally held to be 1 September 1939, [9] [10] beginning with the German invasion of Poland ; Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later. The dates for the beginning of war in the Pacific include the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War on 7 July 1937, [11] [12] or even the Japanese invasion of Manchuria on 19 September 1931. [13] [14]

Many people in the war listened to radio and long playing records en masse. By 1940, 96.2% of Northeastern American urban households had radio . The lowest American demographic to embrace mass distributed music, Southern rural families, still had 1 radio for every two households. [1]

Similar adoption rates of electronically mass distributed music occurred in Europe. During the Nazi rule, radio ownership in Germany rose from 4 to 16 million households. [2] As the major powers entered the war, millions of citizens had home radio devices that did not exist in the First World War . Also during the pre-war period, sound was introduced to cinema and musicals were very popular.

" Lili Marlene " was the most popular song of World War II with both German and British forces. Based on a German poem, the song was recorded in both English and German versions. The poem was set to music in 1938 and was a hit with troops in the Afrika Korps . Mobile desert combat required a large number of radio units and the British troops in the North African Campaign started to enjoy the song so much that it was quickly translated into English. The song was used throughout the war as not only a popular song, but a propaganda tool.

World War II , or the Second World War – global military conflict from 1939 to 1945, which was fought between the Allied powers of the United States , United Kingdom , and Soviet Union against the Axis powers of Germany , Italy , and Japan , with their respective allies. Over 60 million people , the majority of them civilians, were killed, making it the deadliest conflict in human history . [1]

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Perfect for genealogists, researchers, historians and more.

An enormous number of men and women were involved in active service during the Second World War. Phil Tomaselli tracks down elusive record s.

It’s now over 70 years since the start of the Second World War and possibly the greatest war ever undertaken by Britain and her Empire is slowly fading into history. The number of veterans 
is getting smaller all the time
 and what, only a few years ago perhaps, was a question of talking to a relative about their role in the
war has now become a historical investigation. However, family historians will be delighted to
 know that records for all three services in the Second World
War survive in their entirety.

The British Expeditionary Force crossed into France on the outbreak of war in September 1939. For months they waited in France but, when Germany invaded France, Belgium and Holland in 1940, they were rapidly hustled back to Britain in the emergency evacuation of Dunkirk.

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2 ), also known as the Second World War , was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's countries —including all of the great powers —eventually forming two opposing military alliances : the Allies and the Axis . It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war , the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort , erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources.

World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history , marked by 50 million to 85 million fatalities, most of which were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres , the deliberate genocide of the Holocaust , strategic bombing , starvation, disease and the first use of nuclear weapons in history. [1] [2] [3] [4]

The start of the war in Europe is generally held to be 1 September 1939, [9] [10] beginning with the German invasion of Poland ; Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later. The dates for the beginning of war in the Pacific include the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War on 7 July 1937, [11] [12] or even the Japanese invasion of Manchuria on 19 September 1931. [13] [14]

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