World War II
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County of Los Angeles Public Library Virtual Reference Collection
This database of ebooks, which includes World War II, World War II Reference Library and many more reference sources, is available to students through the Los Angeles County library system. Use the barcode number on the back of your Manhattan Beach Public Library Card to login. If you don't have your own library card, you can use the MCHS ID #. Ask at the library or email Mrs. Sullivan for the ID #.
Biography Resource Center
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ABC-CLIO Daily Life Through History
All aspects of daily life in different cultures from Ancient to Modern times, including material on the Holocaust and World War II.
Some Quality Websites:
IWitness from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute provides more than1,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. You can browse videos without an account, but you will have access to more options if you register, to create an account, enter MCHS's keycode: 992621ex47
Shmoop.com on World War II - Shmoop.com offers quality information on a variety of topics in a fun, easy-to-follow way. This page has information and links about World War I.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook: World War II. A collection of public domain and copy-permitted texts on modern European and World history.
BBC History Site on World War II
National Archives World War II Records
New York Times World War II
News about World War II (1939-45), including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
The story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in American and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives.
Combat Artists of World War II
Oral History Archive
Over 32,000 pages of full-text, searchable oral history are just a click away! The primary source material collected by the Rutgers Oral History Archives since 1994 is available to students, teachers, researchers and scholars free of charge and without restriction.
Oral History: Women and World War II
An Oral History of Rhode Island Women during World War II
The Fly Girls
World War II Propaganda
Guns, tanks, and bombs were the principal weapons of World War II, but there were other, more subtle forms of warfare as well. Words, posters, and films waged a constant battle for the hearts and minds of the American citizenry just as surely as military weapons engaged the enemy.
Veterans History Page
Time Magazine Vault
The Women's Army Corps
Women's Efforts in World War II
Experience of American soldiers