Category: Second World War

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Kamikaze pilots WWII

One of the most powerful images of the Second World War is that of the Kamikaze. These were Japanese pilots who were sent on suicide missions, crashing their planes into targets. This short video...

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The Hitler Bomb Plot

In the July of 1944, there was an assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler. A bomb was meant to kill Hitler, but by an amazing twist of events, Hitler survived the blast. This was the...

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Surviving D-Day

Five years into World War II, the future of Europe hangs in the balance, as 34,000 US soldiers embark on a mission to launch the biggest attack ever from sea. This fascinating documentary, interviews...

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Operation Barbarossa

An Old BBC Documentary of Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22nd 1941. This documentary shows the events and implementation that lead up to the greatest land battle in world history...

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Battle of Stalingrad

The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943)was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city...

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D-Day: Juno Beach

Everyone knows that the United States and Great Britain invaded France at Normandy on D-Day. What people are less familiar with is that Canada also had it’s own beach. It could be argued that...

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Peace in Our Time?

Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of Britain, truly desired peace for Europe. He believed that Adolf Hitler could be negotiated and that Hitler’s stated intentions were sincere. The situation was Germany’s plan to send troops...

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Battle of Midway Analysis

The video included in this post has two different historical contexts of interest. On one hand, it is a documentary about the Battle of Midway in 1942 during the Second World War. On the...

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Biography of Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin cast a shadow over the entire Second World War and beyond. The war began with Stalin and Hitler agreeing to a pact and ended with them at each other’s throats. What do...

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The Battle of Wake Island

The Battle of Midway is a fairly well known battle in the pacific. Somewhat less well known is the Battle of Wake Island. The battle took place in 1941 and is worth learning about....

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My Favourite War Movie

I grew up watching war movies. I don’t want to date myself but our first TV was black and white and I didn’t know any war movies were in colour. I still have a...

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Operation Barbarossa

There are a handful of events that were turning points in the Second World Ear. One of those is Operation Barbarossa. At the beginning of the war, Germany and the Soviet Union had a...

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Darkest Hour – Review

There has been a renewal of historical movies related to the Second World War with the success of Dunkirk. One of the recent offering is Darkest Hour, featuring the first part of Winston’s Churchill...

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Dunkirk – Review

One of my biggest interests is that of military history. When I saw that they were making a movie of Dunkirk, I knew that I wanted to see it. The rescue of the soldiers...

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Hacksaw Ridge – Review

I finally had the opportunity to watch a movie that I had long wanted to see: Hacksaw Ridge. I must confess that I’m generally a fan of war movies, especially those set during World...

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The Gathering Storm – Review

A number of years ago, I picked up Their Finest Hour, which was the second volume of Winston Churchill’s series on the Second World War. I read it and enjoyed it. More recently, I...

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Juno Beach – Review

D-Day was the invasion of Normandy by the American and British, right? Actually the Canadians were there as well, not just to reinforce the British but to land on their own beach. The landing...

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Hitler and Christianity

I sometimes hear people say that Adolf Hitler was a Christian.  Therefore, the atrocities of Nazi Germany are another example of the evils of Christianity.  But is it true that Hitler and the rest...

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