National Archives and Records Administration
The official site of NARA, with a gallery of WWII memorabilia and propaganda
entitled "Powers of Persuasion:
Poster Art from World War II." Look for Rosie The Riveter in It's A Woman's War, Too!
Also part of the NARA site, we want to call special attention to the NAIL database. This indispensable resource
allows you to retrieve digital copies of selected textual documents, photographs, maps, and sound recordings.
WWII Poster Database
The Government Publications Department at Northwestern University Library has a comprehensive
collection of over 300 posters issued by U.S. Federal agencies from the onset of war through 1945. An excellent resource!
A beautiful website featuring powerful images of FDR, the Depression and World War
II from the Corbis digital archive.
A World War II Memorial
Learn about a proposed national memorial and how you can help make it become a reality.
German Armed Forces In WWII
A comprehensive website on the military history of the German Armed Forces
and European Axis Allies from 1933-1945. An excellent resource by Jason Pipes.
Remembering Pearl Harbor
A site created to honor the survivors of Pearl Harbor, their families and friends, and those who died during the attack. Includes survivor's first-hand accounts.
An excellent website from The Encyclopeadia Britannica on the Normandy Invasion, featuring a segment called Imagining D-Day, The History Behind "Saving Private Ryan".
Guts and Glory
Part of the PBS The American Experience series, these programs profile D-Day and The Battle of the Bulge, and includes several first-hand accounts of people who were there.
World War II Resources
An extensive list of primary source material, such as original government documents, treaties and transcripts of speeches. From the University of North Carolina.
World War II Timeline
An overview of the war complete with pictures, maps and a selected bibliography.
The World War II Sounds and Pictures Pages
A wealth of sounds and pictures from the second world war, including FDR's renowned 'Day In Infamy' speech.
In 1943, A Walt Disney cartoon, Der Fuehrer's Face, (1.6MB RealAudio) combined a previously
released, very popular song of the same name with the character of Donald Duck. The song, initially popularized
by flamboyant bandleader Spike Jones, was perfectly suited to this animated caricature of Nazi Germany.
'Propaganda films' like this were not uncommon during the war effort,
and gave the US government (with Hollywood's help, of course) a means to shape the American perception of the era.
Der Fuehrer's Face won an
Academy Award (Best Short Subjects, Cartoons), but has since been banned by Disney from American reissue.
Check out these sites for animation stills:
Still #1 Still #2
Chemical Mortar Battalions
This site is dedicated to the men who served in the U.S. Army's chemical mortar battalions in World War II and the Korean War.
It is dedicated to every one of them, and urges us to remember that "Freedom Is Not Free".
Chemical Corps Regimental Association
The Chemical Corps Regimental Association was established to promote the heritage, esprit, and professionalism of the Chemical Corps.
Click on the "LINKS" button for more information on Private Art's unit, The 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion.
Army Home Page
The official site of the US Army.