World War II: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection, 1st Edition

  • Spencer C. Tucker Texas Christian University
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  • ISBN-10: 1851099697
  • ISBN-13: 9781851099696
  • DDC: 940.5303
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1927 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released September 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Overview

With more than 1,700 cross-referenced entries covering every aspect of World War II, the events and developments of the era, and myriad related subjects as well as a documents volume, this is the most comprehensive reference work available on the war.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
About the Editor.
ABC-CLIO Military History Advisory Board Members.
Contents.
List of Entries.
List of Maps.
Foreword.
Preface.
General Maps.
Origins of the War.
Overview of World War II.
Legacy of the War.
1: Aachen, Battle of (September 13-October 21, 1944).
2: Abadan, Iran, British Attack on (August 25, 1941).
3: ABDA Command.
4: Abe Hiroaki (1890-1949).
5: Abe Koso (1892-1947).
6: Abe Nobuyuki (1875-1953).
7: Abrams, Creighton Williams (1914-1974).
8: Abrial, Jean Marie Charles (1879-1962).
9: Absolute National Defense Zone.
10: Adachi Hatazō (1890-1947).
11: Adam, Wilhelm (1877-1949).
12: Admiralty Islands Campaign (February 29-May 18, 1944).
13: Adriatic Sea, Naval Operations in.
14: Aegean Sea Naval Operations.
15: Afghanistan.
16: Africa.
17: African Americans in World War II.
18: Afrika Korps.
19: Ainsworth, Walden Lee “Pug” (1886-1960).
20: Airborne Forces, Allied.
21: Airborne Forces, Axis.
22: Aircraft, Bombers.
23: Aircraft, Fighters.
24: Aircraft, Gliders.
25: Aircraft, Jet and Rocket.
26: Aircraft, Lighter-Than-Air.
27: Aircraft, Naval.
28: Aircraft, Production of.
29: Aircraft, Reconnaissance and Auxiliary.
30: Aircraft, Transport.
31: Aircraft Carriers.
32: Airlift.
33: Air-Sea Rescue.
34: Air Warfare, Fighter Tactics.
35: Air Warfare, Ground-Attack Aviation.
36: Air Warfare, Naval.
37: Air Warfare, Strategic Bombing.
38: Aitken, William Maxwell (1879-1964).
39: Aixinjueluo Puyi (1906-1967).
40: Alam Halfa, Battle of (August 31-September 7, 1942).
41: Alamogordo (July 16, 1945).
42: Alaska-Canadian Highway.
43: Albania.
44: Aleutian Islands Campaign (1942-1943).
45: Alexander, Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George (1891-1969).
46: Allen, Terry de la Mesa (1888-1969).
47: Allied Military Tribunals after the War.
48: Alphabet, Operation (June 5-8, 1940).
49: Alsace Campaign (November 1944-January 1945).
50: Altmark Incident (February 16, 1940).
51: Amau Doctrine (1934).
52: Ambrosio, Vittorio (1879-1958).
53: America First Committee (1940-1942).
54: American Battle Monuments Commission.
55: Amphibious Warfare.
56: Anami Korechika (1887-1945).
57: Anders, Władysław (1892-1970).
58: Anderson, Frederick Lewis, Jr. (1905-1969).
59: Anderson, Sir Kenneth Arthur Noel (1891-1959).
60: Andrews, Frank Maxwell (1884-1943).
61: Angelis, Maximilian de (1889-1974).
62: Anglo-German Naval Agreement (June 18, 1935).
63: Anglo-Soviet Treaty (May 26, 1942).
64: Animals.
65: Antiaircraft Artillery and Employment.
66: Antiaircraft Defense of Surface Ships.
67: Anti-Comintern Pact (November 25, 1936).
68: Antishipping Campaign off Norway.
69: Antisubmarine Warfare.
70: Antitank Guns and Warfare.
71: Antonescu, Ion (1882-1946).
72: Antonov, Alexei Innokentievich (1896-1962).
73: Antwerp, Battle of (September 4-October 2, 1944).
74: Anzio, Battle of (January 22-May 25, 1944).
75: Arakan Campaign, First (October 1942-May 1943).
76: Arakan Campaign, Second (December 1943-July 1944).
77: Arcadia Conference (December 22, 1941-January 14, 1942).
78: Arctic Convoys.
79: Ardeatine Massacre (March 24, 1944).
80: Ardennes Offensive (December 16, 1944-January 25, 1945).
81: Arima Masafumi (1895-1944).
82: Armaments Production.
83: Armored Cars.
84: Armored Personnel Carriers.
85: Armored Warfare.
86: Arnauld de la Perière, Lothar von (1886-1942).
87: Arnim, Hans Jürgen Dieter von (1889-1962).
88: Arnold, Henry Harley “Hap” (1886-1950).
89: Art and the War.
90: Artillery Doctrine.
91: Artillery Types.
92: Aruga Kosaku (1897-1945).
93: Asaka Yasuhiko (1887-1981).
94: Athenia, SS, Sinking of (September 3, 1939).
95: Atlantic, Battle of the.
96: Atlantic Charter (August 14, 1941).
97: Atlantic Wall.
98: Atlantis, KMS.
99: Atomic Bomb, Decision to Employ.
100: Attlee, Clement Richard (1883-1967).
101: Auboyneau, Philippe Marie Joseph Raymond (1899-1961).
102: Auchinleck, Sir Claude John Eyre (1884-1981).
103: Aung San, U (ca. 1915-1947).
104: Auphan, Paul Gabriel (1894-1982).
105: Australia.
106: Australia, Air Force.
107: Australia, Army.
108: Australia, Navy.
109: Austria.
110: Automedon, Sinking of (November 11, 1940).
111: Auxiliary Vessels.
112: Avranches, Battle of (August 7-12, 1944).
113: “Axis Sally” (1900-1988).
114: Bab el Mandeb Strait.
115: Babi Yar Massacre (September 29-30, 1941).
116: Baby Blitz (January-May 1944).
117: Bach-Zelewski, Erich von dem (1899-1973).
118: Bader, Sir Douglas Robert Steuart (1910-1982).
119: Badoglio, Pietro (1871-1956).
120: Bagramyan, Ivan Khristoforovich (1897-1982).
121: Bagration, Operation (June 22-August 29, 1944).
122: Bai Chongxi (1893-1966).
123: Balbo, Italo (1896-1940).
124: Balck, Hermann (1893-1982).
125: Baldwin, Stanley (1867-1947).
126: Balikpapan, Battle of (January 24, 1942).
127: Balkans Theater.
128: Balloon Bombs.
129: Baltic Sea, Naval Operations in.
130: Ba Maw (1893-1977).
131: Bär, Heinrich (1913-1957).
132: Barbarossa, Operation (June 22, 1941).
133: Barbey, Daniel Edward (1889-1969).
134: Barkhorn, Gerhard (1919-1983).
135: Barrage Balloons.
136: Barents Sea, Battle of (December 31, 1942).
137: Barré, Georges Edmund Lucien (1886-1970).
138: Baruch, Bernard Mannes (1870-1965).
139: Bastico, Ettore (1876-1972).
140: Bastogne, Battle for (December 19, 1944-January 9, 1945).
141: Bataan, Battle of (January 7-April 9, 1942).
142: Bataan and Corregidor, Recapture of (January 29-February 8, 1945).
143: Bataan Death March (April 1942).
144: Batov, Pavel Ivanovich (1897-1985).
145: Battle Cruisers.
146: Battleships.
147: Bay of Biscay, Battle of (December 28, 1943).
148: Bay of Biscay Offensive (February-August 1943).
149: Bayerlein, Fritz (1899-1970).
150: Bayonet.
151: Bazooka.
152: Beck, Ludwig (1880-1944).
153: Belgium.
154: Belgium, Air Force.
155: Belgium, Army.
156: Belgium Campaign (May 10-28, 1940).
157: Belov, Pavel Alekseyevich (1897-1963).
158: Beneš, Edvard (1884-1948).
159: Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986).
160: Bennett, Henry Gordon “Cocky” (1887-1962).
161: Bergamini, Carlo (1888-1943).
162: Bergeret, Jean Marie Joseph (1895-1956).
163: Berlin, Air Battle of (November 1943-March 1944).
164: Berlin, Land Battle for (March 31-May 2, 1945).
165: Bernadotte, Folke (1895-1948).
166: Besson, Antoine Marie Benoit (1876-1969).
167: Beta Convoy Battle (November 9, 1941).
168: Béthouart, Marie Émile Antoine (1889-1982).
169: Bevin, Ernest (1881-1951).
170: Bey, Eric (1898-1943).
171: Bhamo, Siege of (November 14-December 15, 1944).
172: Biak, Battle for (May 27-August 17, 1944).
173: Biak, Naval Battle of (June 8-9, 1944).
174: “Big Week” Air Battle (February 20-25, 1944).
175: Billotte, Gaston Henri Gustave (1875-1940).
176: Bismarck, Sortie and Sinking of (May 1941).
177: Bismarck and Tirpitz, German Battleships.
178: Bismarck Sea, Battle of (March 2-5, 1943).
179: Biting, Operation (February 27-28, 1942).
180: Bittrich, Wilhelm (1894-1979).
181: Black May (May 1943).
182: Black Sea, Area of Operations.
183: Blackshirts.
184: Blamey, Sir Thomas Albert (1884-1951).