The War

WWII History from Historians and Curators at The National WWII Museum
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Battle of Bataan

After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, they invaded Luzon, Philippines in January 1942. Despite insufficient supplies, American and Filipino troops were able to fight for three months. Eventually, they surrendered to Japanese troops and were forced into the Bataan Death March—where some of the most horrific war crimes were committed by the Japanese. 

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    Unsung Witnesses of the Battle of Stalingrad

    As many as half a million civilians remained in Stalingrad when the Germans approached in the late summer of 1942. Those who survived the initial onslaught and did not manage to flee, had to eke out a living on a battleground ravaged by incessant bombardment and street fighting. An overwhelming majority of them were women and children.

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    A Man for No Seasons

    In World War II, Seydlitz was a skilled field commander, rising through division and corps command, distinguishing himself at Demyansk and Stalingrad.

Medal of Honor Recipients of World War II

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European Theater of Operations

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Pacific Theater of Operations

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Home Front

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