Category: War in Brief

World War 2 Developments in Naval Warfare

Naval developments in World War II may be divided into four categories: (1) carrier operations, (2) amphibious operations, (3) mobile logistics, and (4) antisubmarine warfare. But the development that overshadowed all others was the task force system. A system whereby both carrier and amphibious operations were conducted in the Pacific. Also of major importance was […]

Diplomatic History – From Axis Mastery to Allied Recovery 1941 to 1943

From 1941 through 1943 the Allies fought stubbornly, forged weapons, and designed a strategy to wrest the initiative from the Axis. Meanwhile, Axis exploitation of the captive nations served as a constant reminder to the Allied peoples of what was at stake in the global war. Greater East Asia Coprosperity Sphere The Japanese leaders knew […]

Events Leading to WW2

At the end of World War I the victorious nations formed the League of Nations for the purpose of airing international disputes, and of mobilizing its members for a collective effort to keep the peace in the event of aggression by any nation against another or of a breach of the peace treaties. The United […]

Military Course of the War

The bitter struggles and the enormous casualties suffered by Great Britain and France in World War I had engendered in their military leaders a defensive attitude with a reliance on such permanent fortifications as the Maginot Line and on blockade as means of subduing a resurgent Germany. Placing their faith in the impotent League of […]

Diplomatic History of the War and Postwar Period

The League of Nations having failed through inertia and internal discord to prevent war, the major powers aligned themselves in rival groups. In September 1940, Germany, Italy, and Japan signed the Tripartite Pact in Berlin, formalizing the Axis coalition. Hitler’s invasion forced the Russians into the Franco-British camp. As the war progressed, the United States […]