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Questions related to aspects of World War II (1939-1945 AD). An international conflict whose major participants were the fascist countries of Germany, Italy, and Japan engaged against the allied nations of the UK, France, China, the USSR, and the USA. The conflict began with the German invasion of Poland and formally ended with the American victory over Japan.

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I think you are mistaken with the wars. This is true for the Great War. Russian forces were poorly equipped and helmets were the last thing Russian industry would have thought of. Here is a picture …
answered Jun 12 '13 by Voitcus
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He could have killed his wife, Nadezhda Alliluyeva. After a public spat with Stalin at a party dinner, Nadezhda was found dead in her bedroom, a revolver by her side.[2] Regardless, the official a …
answered Jun 20 '13 by Voitcus
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I'm not sure if you agree with this, as this is a military example, but "generals are prepared to the previous wars" so I think this is worth mentioning. In his works (finalized with the "Achtung Pan …
answered Jul 22 '13 by Voitcus
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The main problem was, that Poland and USSR were not in the state of war. The Polish government believed that Soviets will stop the aggression and forbid Polish troops to fight against Russians. It wa …
answered Jun 11 '13 by Voitcus
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The documents were published by Federal Archive Agency (I hope this name translates so, in Russian it is Федеральное архивное агентство) of Russian Federation in April 2010 on personal order by Russia …
answered Aug 28 '13 by Voitcus
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In the movie Enemy at the Gates there is a moment when Nikita Khrushchev comes to take control over the Soviet forces defending Stalingrad, even making previous commander commit suicide (is this true? …
asked Jun 12 '13 by Voitcus
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My opinion (again: opinion) is that it was unimaginable not to honor France as a victor of the WW1. After winning the Great War France was a top Power in the world, even if we call it now something as …
answered Jun 25 '13 by Voitcus
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In Poland "Phoney war" is treated as betrayal by UK and France, who only declared war against Germany and did not perform any other actions. This combined with Soviet attack on 17th September is said …
asked Nov 21 '13 by Voitcus
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Some Polish sources: Online http://www.osrp1939.policja.katowice.pl/Lista_Katyn-Pamietamy.pdf - "The list of people murdered in Katyń, Charkov, Tver, Mednoye, promoted posthumously" http://www.kate …
answered Jul 29 '15 by Voitcus
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As I read about western front during the WW2 there is usually big topic about the "D-Day", then clearing Normandy (capturing Cherbourg), then liberating Paris and then authors quickly move to "Race to …
asked Jul 24 '13 by Voitcus
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The French Revolution begun in 1789 and the Battle of Waterloo was 1815, 25 years later. I think you could also find many examples during Hundred-Years War. Also crusades can be set in 10-30 year ste …
answered Jun 10 '13 by Voitcus
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EDIT: text in bold was added later to not suggest that this practice was common. I'd known from stories told by my Grandmother and other people of Her age, that after entering pre-war Polish territor …
asked Jun 26 '13 by Voitcus
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(I have read this discussion but I feel it does not answer completely) Why haven't Germans massively use chemical warfare during WW2? The Wikipedia has a text, but for me the reasons are weak: S …
asked May 8 '15 by Voitcus
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The First World War in the West was for 4 years restricted to trench warfare. Gaining enemy territory cost many human lives for both sides. The main (or maybe most spectacular) battles were Verdun and …
asked May 8 '15 by Voitcus
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I have read this excellent answer in which @Semaphore provides sources confirming that German defenders of Tsingtao were treated very well during World War I, which even lead to some tradition in loca …
asked May 12 '15 by Voitcus

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