eBook Voices of World War II: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life, 1st Edition

  • Priscilla Roberts
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  • ISBN-10: 0313386633
  • ISBN-13: 9780313386633
  • DDC: 940.53092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 236 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released May 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

This book collects a wide variety of primary-source documents drawn from across the United States, Europe, and Asia that illuminate the events and experiences of World War II -- the most devastating war in human history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
How to Evaluate Primary Documents.
Chronology.
1: The Coming of War in Europe.
2: Fascist Pageantry: William Shirer on the Nürnberg Rallies, 1934.
3: Clare Hollingworth Describes the German Invasion of Poland, September 1939.
4: W. H. Auden, “September 1, 1939”.
5: From Poland to Pearl Harbor.
6: Henry R. Luce, “The American Century,” February 1941.
7: “America First”: U.S. Opposition to Intervention in World War II: Charles A. Lindbergh, Radio Address, April 23, 1941.
8: Mitsuo Fuchida’s Recollections of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.
9: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “A Date which will Live in Infamy”: December 7, 1941.
10: Fighting the War.
11: The Siege of Leningrad: Diary of Anna Petrovna Ostroumova-Lebedeva, March–May 1942.
12: A Russian “Night Witch”: Reminiscences of Lieutenant Olga Lisikova, Pilot, Commander of Douglas C-47 Aircraft.
13: The Eastern Front: Recollections of Hans Heinrich Herwarth von Bittenfeld on the German Occupation.
14: The Eastern Front: Reminiscences of General Aleksey Kirillovich Gorlinskiy on the Soviet Advance, 1944–1945.
15: D-Day: Diaries of Forrest C. Pogue.
16: German Infantryman Robert Vogt Describes the D-Day Landings and the Normandy Campaign.
17: David K. E. Bruce Describes the Liberation of Paris, August 24–25, 1944.
18: Technology and Air Power.
19: Letter from an American Bomber Pilot: Robert S. Raymond to Betty Raymond, January 27, 1943.
20: Will of Kamikaze Pilot Ryōji Uehara, Late 1944 or Early 1945.
21: Father Johannes A. Siemes Recalls the Atomic Attack on Hiroshima of August 6, 1945.
22: Toshikazu Kase, Account of the Japanese Surrender Ceremony, September 2, 1945.
23: Wartime Victims and Survivors.
24: A Pacifist Point of View: Rev. Arle Brooks, Statement upon His Conviction for Draft Evasion, January 1941.
25: Conditions in the Warsaw Ghetto: The Diary of Stanislaw Rozycki, November–December 1941.
26: The Final Solution: Minutes of the Wannsee Protocol, January 20, 1942.
27: Conspiracies of Silence: Oral History of Martin Koller on German Massacres of Jews.
28: The Internment of Japanese Americans: Recollections of Mary Tsukamoto.
29: Roy M. “Max” Offerle Recalls Working on the Burma–Thailand “Death” Railway.
30: Japan’s Occupation of the Philippines: Claro M. Recto to Lt. Gen. Takaji Wachi, June 15, 1944.
31: Japanese Biological Experiments: Testimony of Anonymous Hygiene Specialist of Unit 731.
32: Comfort Women: Account of Ms. K, an Anonymous Korean Woman.
33: German Women in Wartime: Reminiscences of Juliane Hartmann.
34: The War’s Social and Economic Impact.
35: The Aryan Obsession: Heinrich Himmler, Order to the Members of the German SS and Police, October 28, 1939.
36: The British Home Front: Recollections of Pamela Lazarus, October 10, 2001.
37: Women and Work: Oral History of Lola Weixel.
38: Racial Conflicts in the U.S. Army: Recollections of Allen Thompson, 758th Tank Battalion.
Appendix 1: Biographical Sketches of Important Individuals Mentioned in the Text.
Appendix 2: Glossary of Terms Mentioned in the Text.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Editor.