World War 2 Insightful Essays

Welcome. This website aims to enhance insight of interesting and exciting World War 2 topics. Instead of over-detailed or too technical essays, its focus is presenting and explaining why and how things happened the way they did in World War 2, with a better perspective of when they happened during that war. I think it's more useful and interesting to learn about World War 2 that way.
This website is a collection of independent essays, so although it will take me a long time to "fully" cover that war, the available essays already provide substantial content. I'm adding essays as my time and muse permits.
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Sections: Strategy , Battles , Weapons , People , Intelligence

Strategy

The "Big picture" perspective of the strategy and war effort of the warring nations in World War 2.

Battles and operations

The dramatic battles and operations, from vast campaigns to small but important raids, in land, at sea, and in the air, that decided the outcome of World War 2.

Weapons

From the ancient spear to today's GPS-guided bomb, many wars saw the appearance of new weapons based on amazing technologies, but none saw such a dramatic and diverse flow of exciting new scientific developments and new weapons as World War 2. During six years of war, the most scientifically advanced nations recruited the best minds and enormous resources to an unprecedented arms race.

Land weapons:

Planes and air weapons:

Ships and naval weapons:

Leaders, Generals, Heroes

Despite the mobilization of millions, individual people greatly affected the course and outcome of wars. National leaders, Generals and Admirals, aces and heroes, and brilliant scientists.

Intelligence

In World War 2, military intelligence dramatically advanced. The use of new scientific methods and technologies, as well as great human efforts involving endless work, great risks, and brilliant thinking, made intelligence become an equally important part of the armed forces, a crucial element for victory.

Military Theory

How to fight? How to win? - the following essays answer these questions, and provide many concrete examples from World War 2.

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