World War II, 1939-1945

Eyewitness to World War II
– articles on important events of World War II. Includes primary sources. From EyeWitness History

Second World War, 1939-1945
– topics include: Background, Chronology, Political figure, Battles, Resistance, Nazi Germany, Holocaust, Home Front, Women at War. From Spartacus Educational

World War II (3 September 1939 – 15 August 1945)
– overview of World War 1, timeline of campaigns and photos. From RSL Virtual War Memorial

World War Two
– causes, events and people of World War II. From BBC

The Holocaust

Holocaust Chronicle
– timeline of events including photographs. Based on the companion book of the same title published by Publications International, Chicago

Nazi propaganda – Primary sources
– Propaganda was central to Nazi Germany. This website is a collection of English translations of National Socialist propaganda. From Randall Bytwerk, Calvin College

People of the Holocaust
– looks at victims, perpetrators, bystanders, resisters, rescuers, liberators, survivors and children. From University of South Florida

Timeline of the Holocaust
– Rise of the Nazi Party, Nazification, The ghettos, The camps, Resistance, Rescue and liberation, The aftermath. From University of South Florida

History Reference Centre

Articles on U.S. and world history from pre-history to the present day

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Gale Student Resources in Context

Student Resources Database

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Non fiction eBooks

World War II – Australia

Australia’s War 1939-1945
– description of events, including primary and secondary sources, images, posters and artwork. From Department of Veteran’s Affairs

All in – ‘leaving home’
– changing role of women between 1940 and 1945 with many joining the auxiliary services.From Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Second World War video
– archival visual material relating to aspects of the Second World War. From  National Film and Sound Archive

World War II – 1939-1945
– links to: Overview and chronology of the conflict – Australian Home Front during WW2 – Battle for Australia – Supplementary information and anecdotes. From ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee