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Contents Introduction Part One: Setting the Stage Chapter 1: Prelude to War Hitler¿s Rise to Power Germany in Disarray Fascism Takes Hold of Italy Japanese Aggression American Isolationism Isolationism Following the First World War Chapter 2: Fanning the Flames Germany Rearms Hitler Takes Austria Czechoslovakia Divided and Conquered Hitler Pushes East Hitler Takes Denmark and Norway The Fall of France Mussolini Joins the Fray Japan Extends Its Military Might Chapter 3: The United States Enters the War The Attack on Pearl Harbor A Well-Planned Attack Pearl Harbor Investigations The American Response Hawaii under Martial Law The American Internment Camps Part Two: The Major Battles Chapter 4: Europe The Battle of the Atlantic The Battle of Britain Germany¿s Soviet Campaign The Italian Campaign The Normandy Invasion The Battle of the Bulge The Soviet Offensive Chapter 5: North Africa Egypt Germany Enters the African War Great Britain Reorganizes The Northwest Africa Campaign The North African Assault Allied Forces Work Together Chapter 6: The Pacific The Battle of the Coral Sea Wake Island Midway The Philippines The Battle of Guadalcanal The Battle of Iwo Jima The Battle of Okinawa Part Three: The Major Players Chapter 7: The Political Leaders Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Winston Churchill Emperor Hirohito Hideki Tojo Franklin Delano Roosevelt Charles de Gaulle Joseph Stalin Harry S Truman Chapter 8: The Military Leaders Isoroku Yamamoto Erwin Rommel Dwight Eisenhower Bernard Montgomery George Patton Douglas MacArthur Chester Nimitz Masaharu Homma Karl Dönitz George Marshall William Halsey Chapter 9: Other Prominent Figures Adolf Eichmann Joseph Goebbels Heinrich Himmler Rudolf Hess Eleanor Roosevelt Chiang Kai-shek Marshal Philippe Petain Henry L. Stimson Anne Frank Oskar Schindler Part Four: On the Battlefront Chapter 10: Ground Weapons Personal Guns Artillery Antiaircraft Weapons Tanks Land Mines Other Land Weapons Chapter 11: Air Weapons Bombers Bombs Fighter Planes Gliders Guided Missiles and Rockets Airships Chapter 12: Weapons and Vessels at Sea Aircraft Carriers Battleships Destroyers Submarines Other Sea Weapons Liberty Ships Chapter 13: The Horrors of War Battlefield Conditions Casualties Suffer the Children Prisoners of War Battlefield Injuries and Medicine Chapter 14: The Axis Giants Fall Germany Surrenders Japan Surrenders Part Five: Nazism and the Holocaust Chapter 15: German Anti-Semitism The Need for a Scapegoat Legislated Genocide Jews in German-Occupied Lands The Final Solution Concentration Camps Secrets and Propaganda Chapter 16: The War Crimes Trials The Nuremberg Trials Nazi Loyalists Trial Results The Tokyo Trials The Doctors¿ Trial Part Six: America During the War Years Chapter 17: Life at Home Hard Times on the Home Soil Rationing War Bonds The Role of Propaganda Chapter 18: The Roles of Women During the War Women Called to Morale Duty The USO Women at Work Women at War Chapter 19: The War in the Media¿During and After On the Big Screen Animation Chronicling the War The Influence of Comic Art Chapter 20: Rebuilding the World The Yalta Conference Brief Friends The United Nations The Postwar Pacific Korea Vietnam Appendix A: Resources Appendix B: The Holocaust in Numbers Appendix C: World War II Timeline Appendix D: Awards and Decorations Index
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World War, 1939-1945.