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General Accounts
American Military History, Maurice Matloff, Gen. Ed. (Center of Military History: 1973)

Diplomatic History
(Political Papers, Policy Statements, Treaties, Declarations of War, Surrender Documents, etc.)

Pacific Theater of Operations
"East Wind, Rain"
[War Comes to China and the Pacific (1900-1941)]

"Rising Sun"
[Japanese Conquests (Philippines, Wake, Guam, Malaya, East Indies, etc: 12/41-5/42)]
The Tide Turns
[Doolittle Raid, Coral Sea, Midway--4/42-7/42]
"...I've Served My Time in Hell"
[The Struggle for Guadalcanal (8/42-1/43)]
The Bismarcks
[New Georgia, Bougainville, etc.]
New Guinea
[MacArthur's war in the jungle]
"Their Only Armor..."
[The Seizure of Tarawa and the Gilberts (11/43)]
Seizure of the Marshalls
[Kwajalein, Roi-Namur: 1944]
Seizure of the Marianas
[Guam, Saipan, Tinian: 1944]
"Prelude to the Philippines"
[Seizure of the Admiralties, Carolines, & Palaus (Peleliu): 1944]
"I Have Returned"
[Liberation of the Philippines]
"Uncommon Valor"
[The Battle for Iwo Jima (2-3/45)]
"The Final Battle"
[The Seizure of Okinawa (4-5/45)]
"The Fat Lady Sings"
[Victory in the Pacific (Air War, Surrender, Occupation)]

European Theater of Operations
(including Atlantic, North African, Mediterranean and Near Eastern theaters)
"Round One"
[Poland, Scandinavia, Low Countries, France, Battle of Britain (1939-1941)]

Battle of the Atlantic
[The war against the U-boats, Iceland]
[The U.S. Build-up in the U.K.]

The Eastern Front
[Balkans, Greece, Russia]
North Africa
[The desert war, TORCH]
The Mediterranean
[Sicily, Italy]
Southern France
[ ]
The Mediterranean Air War
[ ]
[Normandy invasion: 1944]
Northern France
[From break-out to the Rhine: 1944]
The Ardennes
[Battle of the Bulge]
The Last Campaign
[Germany, Central Europe]
The Air War over Europe
[ ]
Surrender & Occupation
[After the war; Nuremberg trials]

China-Burma-India Theater of Operations

The American Theater of Operations
Defense of the Americas, Military & Industrial Mobilization, and Domestic Impact of the War

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Appendices and Other Source Material

Other Useful Sources

23 April 2009

Compiled and formatted by Patrick Clancey, HyperWar Foundation