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Canadian Encyclopedia
The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...
Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and underst...
Merchant Navy Commemorative Theme Project
During the Second World War, a total of 25,343 merchant ships, with 164,783,921 tons of cargo on-board, sailed from North America to Britain. However, the true cost of the war at sea was in human lives lost in defence of freedom -...
National Archives of the United States
As the nation's record keeper, it is our vision that all Americans will understand the vital role records play in a democracy, and their own personal stake in the National Archives. Our holdings and diverse programs will be availa...
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum stimulates leaders and citizens to confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity and strengthen democracy. A public-private partnership, fe...

News Releases

Merchant Navy Veterans Day of Remembrance Ceremony
2013-09-06
Merchant Navy Commemorative Theme Project
Merchant Navy Veterans Day of Remembrance Ceremony. September 8, 2013, National War Monument, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Join us as we recognize the contributions and sacrifice of the Canadian Mercha...

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Dutch resistance
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Dutch resistance to the Nazi occupation during World War II.
February strike (The Netherlands)
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A general strike organized during World War II in The Netherlands against the anti-Jewish measures and activities by the Nazis.
Jörg Friedrich
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Jörg Friedrich is a Berlin-based author of books on history commonly described as an "independent German Historian". Friedrich is best known for his publication Der Brand (2002) in which he portrays t...
German resistance
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The opposition by individuals and groups in Nazi Germany to the regime of Adolf Hitler between 1933 and 1945.
The Good War, Revisited
The Bombing of Pearl Harbor: What FDR Knew
Cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Each Pearl Harbor day offers a fresh opportunity for those who correctly believe that Franklin Roosevelt knew of an impending attack by the Japanese and welcomed it as a way of snookering the isolatio...
A Marxist History of the World part 87: The Causes of the Second World War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
As Hitler sought to expand Germany's sphere of influence in Europe, Britain's policy of appeasement reflected the interests of the British ruling classes – until German power became overwhelming.
A Marxist History of the World part 88: The Second World War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
With the great powers fighting to defend their empires, the Second World War would re-divide the world between competing blocs of capitalists.
A Marxist History of the World part 89: 1941-1945: barbarism in a world gone mad
Faulkner, Neil
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2012
Counterfire
The Second World War was characterised by primeval savagery. Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia and Militarist Japan waged war with unprecedented brutality, but the ‘democracies’ also committed terrible w...
A Marxist History of the World part 90: The Second World War: resistance
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Large parts of Occupied Europe were liberated by local resistance movements. But the potential for a revolutionary transformation was smothered at birth.
A Marxist History of the World part 92: The Great Boom
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In the first three decades after the war, the world economy experienced unprecedented growth rates and falling unemployment. But the boom rested on unstable foundations.
A Marxist History of the World part 94: End of Empire?
Faulkner, Neil
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2012
Counterfire
In spite of the imperialist powers' attempts to cling on to their colonies, formal empire was finished by the late 1970s. But this was not the end of imperialism.
Operation Source
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Operation Source was a series of attacks to neutralise the heavy German warships - Tirpitz, Scharnhorst and Lutzow - based in Northern Norway, using X-class midget submarines. The attacks took place i...
Operation Valkyrie
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Operation Valkyrie was an emergency continuity of government operations plan developed in Nazi Germany for the Territorial Reserve Army of Germany to execute and implement in case of a general breakdo...
Rescue of the Danish Jews
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When Hitler ordered that Danish Jews be arrested and deported on 1-2 October 1943, many Danes took part in a collective effort to evacuate the roughly 8,000 Jews of Denmark by sea to nearby neutral Sw...
Resistance during World War II
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Sousa Mendes, Aristides de
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Portuguese diplomat who ignored and defied the orders of his own government for the safety of war refugees fleeing from invading German military forces in the early years of World War II. (1885-1954).

Sources Bookshelf

George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
Book
1980
A biography of George Orwell.
The Green Trees Beyond
A Memoir
Lawrence, R. D.
Book
1994
R.D. Lawrence, a self-taught biologist whose first years of life coincided with the Spanish civil war, and who later became a noted as well as self-taught Canadian biologist.
Hitler's Propaganda Machine
Rutherford, Ward
Book
1978
The Holocaust
The Fate of European Jewry, 1932-1945
Yahail, Leni
Book
1990
An comprehensive history of Hitler's war on the Jews of Europe.
Mussolini
Hibbert, Christopher
Book
1972
War Leader Book No. 13 in Ballantine's Illustrated History of the Violent Century ...
The Oxford History of Modern War
Townshend, Charles
Book
1997
The book is a military history, principally from the defeat of the Ottoman besiegers of Vienna in 1683.
The Patricias: A Century of Service
Bercuson, David, J.
Book
2013
There have been many books that have examined the various regiments of the Canadian Forces. But few have been written with the depth of expertise and wealth of imagery seen in The Patricias: A Century...
Through Blood & Sweat
A Remembrance Trek across Sicilly's World War II Battlegrounds
Zuehkle, Mark
Book
2015


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