JUSTIN MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY

World War Two Hall

     Welcome to the World War Two Hall, a gathering of Collections regarding the Largest Conflict between Men in History. With origins in the early thirties, the general conflagration began in 1937 by Japanese invasion of China, expanded, or many would say began, in September of 1939 wth Germany's invasion of Poland in Europe , grew further with the German invasion of Russia in June of 1941 and entered the its largest form with the United States joining the fray in December of 1941 after Japan made surprise attacks against the US as well as the United Kingdom, Australia and Free Dutch Possessions in the Pacific. Various other countries joined the fray along the way until much of the World had an active role to some degree.  The conflict continued with many millions being killed before the war ended in 1945. It ended only when the despicable German Empire, the Third Reich as they styled themselves, was crushed by the Allied powers in May of 1945 and the Evil Imperial Japanese Empire brought to its knees by the Atomic Bomb attacks in August of the same year. 

     The effects of those horrible years, however, were felt far beyond 1945.  Thousands died even after the end of hostilities due to wounds suffered or illness or the continuing deprivations caused by the war's destruction of much of Europe's and Asia's economic infrastructure. It was not until the end of 1946 that America even considered the war over, so long did it take for their fighting men to return home from their far flung missions of freedom. The boundaries of Europe and Asia were changed and the modern governments of much of the World were recreated in the years that immediately followed. In the process the Cold War was delineated and begun and the Fall of Colonialism initiated. Technology developed in the war began to trickle into modern life while women who had flocked to factories for war production went back to the kitchen, but would not stay there long. Today the political social and economic effects of the War continue to ripple into our daily lives.  It is the single most important modern event, and was also the perhaps the most Noblest of wars, with many countries giving up millions of their young men to overthrow true evil and free others who could not free themselves.  If you know nothing of this Conflict, you simply must read more if you have any desire to know why the world you live in today functions as it does.  If you are an expert on the subject, I still imagine you will find items novel and of interest.  In any case read on and pay your respects to the millions of men who struggled and fought, who died, for the Freedom of the World in that time of peril and honor, of terror and glory.

Original Exhibits

Collection Library, Titles of works on the Conflict

D-Day, 6th of June, The Invasion of Normandy Collection, Exhibits regarding the Normandy Invasion of June 6, 1944

Victory over Europe, An Article on the Effectiveness of the Strategic Bombardment of Germany 1943-1945

Loaned Exhibits

Items located outside of the Museum, Use Back Key To Return

Aircraft Carrier Tactics of World War Two, Article with references

American Battle Monuments Commission with a Database of WWII casualties

The Battle of Britain,  Nice Site with Daily RAF reports, Audio Tapes, etc

Combat Stories of World War Two,  Many anecdotes and historical stories

Diary of Genjirou Inui, 2nd Lt, 8th Independent Anti-tank Gun Company, IJA

Heavy Bomb Groups of World War Two, Dedicated to units and veterans of USAAF B17, B24 and B29 units

Japan at War, 1931-1945, Articles and Links on Japanese War Effort, Culture et cetera

Pearl Harbor Remembered, Site with Veteran Bios, Maps, History and Links

Pearl Harbor Survivor Remembers, 1995 Article on service with Kaneohe CMH recipient

Pearl Harbor Utok, History Site in Foreign Language, (Russia or Finnish or something), with good map/photos

PKKA-CA Main Page, Page Devoted to the History of the World War Two era Soviet Red Army

Planes and Pilots of World War Two, Articles about and by the aviators of the war and their aircraft

World War Two Analyzed, A Page dedicated to the War

World War Two Plus 55, Day by Day listing of notable events throughout the conflict

The Role of the Jeep Carrier in World War Two, History on a major US Navy type used in WWII

LINKS

THE HISTORY OF AIR-DROPPED LEAFLET PROPAGANDA, with reference to their use in WWII

World War Two Web Ring, A site of links to various  mutually linked World War Two Sites

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