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World War II Articles

Modern history has been indelibly shaped by World War II, and its importance cannot be overstated. Involving the vast majority of the globe’s nations, it was the deadliest conflict in human history, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.

While World War II remains one of the most studied and talked-about historical fields, there’s so much to unpack that it seems like a truly endless subject. We’re here to break down every angle of the conflict. 

Want to learn more about the Holocaust? Discover the courageous acts of Jewish resistance fighters, or the best nonfiction books, ranging from eyewitness accounts to sweeping historical studies of the genocide. Curious about the experience of soldiers? Dive into our military history coverage, including everything from the attack on Pearl Harbor and torpedo-fueled conflicts in the Pacific to the bravery of the Purple Heart Battalion, a segregated regiment of Japanese-Americans. Then there’s the question of women’s involvement in the war, from daring female spies to battlefield nurses to those who entered the workforce for the first time and held the economy together on the homefront.

Wherever your WWII interest lies, we have a story for you—and many more to come.

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The 10 Best Books By and About Winston Churchill

The prime minister was also a prolific writer and historian.

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win a Bundle of New World War II Books!

Enter for a chance to win two novels and one biography, all centered around this costly conflict.

11 Books About World War II's Eastern Front 

This brutal conflict killed more combatants than all other theaters of the war combined.

Crack Open a Heartwarming New Historical Novel Set in 1940s London

The Good Time Girls at War centers around an iconic dance hall.

30 Essential World War II Books That Examine Every Angle of the Conflict

From the Pacific theater to the coast of France, discover the greatest World War II books.

11 Must-Read Books About World War II Weapons

These technological advancements influenced the outcome of the war. 

How American GIs Brought Spam to the World

The canned meat gained popularity during WWII and evolved into a cultural icon.

The Mathematician Who Saved Hundreds of Flight Crews

This Jewish refugee took a different approach to armoring planes.

36 Eye-Opening Books About the Holocaust

From firsthand accounts to comprehensive studies, these books examine the tragedies of the Holocaust.

Victory at Sea: The Dramatic Rise and Fall of Naval Powers During World War II

Historian Paul Kennedy chronicles the emergence of a new world order.

The Last Charge of the Bicycle Brigade

The humble bicycle had a suprisingly important role in both world wars.

The Dead Man Who Duped Hitler: The Beyond Bizarre Tale of WWII’s Strangest Operation

Now a major motion picture starring Colin Firth, Operation Mincemeat involved a corpse, a fake fiancée, and the successful invasion of Sicily.

The Remarkable Life of Abba Kovner, the Holocaust Survivor Who Sought Revenge

He was one of the first to recognize the Nazis were committing genocide.

How Martha Gellhorn Became the Only Woman to Land on Normandy Beach

The accomplished war correspondent was determined to see the action.