Links Relevant to U.S. Entry Into World War II
NOTE: there is relatively little available on the Web which is devoted solely to U.S. entry into WWII. These pages are not only the best of what I could find, but nearly constitute the entirety of it. There is, however, a huge amount of information regarding military history and collectables available and the following links, especially the lists of links, provide those as well.
|An excellent timeline about WWII in Europe from 1919 to1945.
The timeline is very richly augmented by links to pictures, text, audio
files, and biographies of major figures. However, as it is primarily
focused on the development and unfolding of the war in Europe, there
is relatively little focus on events as they unfolded in the U.S.
The main page of Historyplace.com
has links to other WWII timelines and history projects as well.
|A section of a site devoted to WWII. The main article, "History
of WWII," focuses mainly on the year wars, but there are chapters on the
a nice summary of the War in Brief,
a Diplomatic History
of the war which includes a discussion of why the U.S. abandoned its policy
of strict neutrality, and a good timeline of events from 1931 to 1946.
The main page also has links to biographies of most of the major figures
of the war period (including FDR
), photographs, and air combat films.
|WWII on the web. The site is primarily geared to collectors of
WWII memorabilia, though there is some useful government contact information
for researchers and a decent Links section (though it also is primarily
geared for collectors).
|This site contains a number of historical articles about rather obscure
topics relating to WWII (such as Afghanistan Diring WWII). One article,
Vichy and Pearl Harbor,
analyzes how Vichy-Japanese relations affected the eventual bombing of
Pearl harbor by Japan. Otherwise, not of much use.
|"Origninal documents regarding all aspects of the war." This
is an incredible resource. Includes the full text of hundreds of
treaties, speeches, declarations, and documents from many different nations
as well as alll of FDR's foreign policy speeches
and numerous timelines, just to name a few.
|This site is focused mainly on the military history of the war, though
it does have a fairly detailed seciton on the interwar period. The
timelines are heavily annotated and linked and are a useful starting point
for information on many different aspects of the war.
|The website for FRD's presidential library. This has a huge amount
of information about FDR. The library, and presumably the site, is
administered by the National Archives. The site has an extensive
number of presidential correspondance, manuscripts, and documents online.
They also have both scanned and textual versions of all of the papers from
the FRD's safe in the Oval Office.
In addition ot pictures and biographies, the site is an excellent source
for primary docuements from FDR's presidency.
|This is one of the most comprehensive lists of WWII links that I have
found on the web. Links are categorized into 23 general groups and
pretty much everyhting you could want is on there. The links, however,
are only very sparsely annotated.
|This is the other forerunner for the most comprehensive list of WWII
links on the web. Among the 18 categories of links, the ones that
are most relevant are: Americans at Home and at War,
Preparations and Diplomacy,
and Archives and Resources.
(These three categories alone have over 100 links). This list is,
though sporadically, far better annotated than the previous one.
|This more coprehensive "outline" of U.S. history contains a chapter,
Conflict Abroad, Social change at Home,
which covers the period between U.S. entry into WWI and the conclusion
of WWII and contains some very useful articles on the departure from U.S.
|This is an excellent list of links to primary documents from the interwar
period (1918-1941). Documets include everything from speeches by
national leaders to major international agreemets and municipal legislation.
Unfortunately, however, many of the links to the actual documents are to
<wiretap.spies.com> and, more often than not, does not work. Sometimes
it does, though. And it is good.
|This is also a list of links to primary documents form U.S. history.
It categorizes U.S. history into "periods" and groups the documents accordingly.
Of aprticular interest are the Interwar Period
and the Second World War and Aftermath.
Like the previous list of primary documets, many of the links are to the
unfortunately tempermental <wiretap.spies.com>.
|Another list of links to primary documents from U.S. hsitory.
This list is strikingly similar to the previous one (it too has sections
on the Interwar Period and the Second World War and Aftermath).
Overall, this list is more comprehensive and has been more recently updated.
It does, however, share the same problem with links to <wiretap.spies.com>
as the previous two sources of primary documents.
|The Avalon Project at Yale University. An indespensible online
collection of primary documents in law, history, and diplomacy. Many
of their WWII documets can be found here.
|Library of Congess home page. They have some material online
but I couldn't find anything I needed....
|Page with numerous, extensive timelines about U.S. military history
from the Civil War to World War II.