There were more than 16 million Americans who served in World War II. Many of the heroes were not recognized in their lifetimes. Some ended in lessened circumstances, or torture and death, because of their efforts to save lives during the agonies of war. Millions died, but millions were saved by actions of people caught in a war that seemed like it would never end. Some of their stories are captured here.
The First World War was supposed to be the war that ended all wars, hence the name: the Great War. The Great War was off to a bad start from the German perspective. The plan was to fend off France and Russia while focusing on the main purpose, helping Austria-Hungary deal with Serbia.
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During the 1950s, the big fear was nuclear war. From the Soviet Union's perspective, having a communist stronghold so close to the American border was a dream come true. By the early 1960s, there was a strong undercurrent of tension between the Americans and the Soviets. Aside from the disastrous loss of life and dignity at the Bay of Pigs, something else happened. The line was firmly drawn in the sand. The world was on the brink of nuclear war.
This is a short collection of untold stories about the women heroes in the extraordinary World War Two. These women have been footnotes in history, and at least one of them was a model for women in James Bond books and movies. The women, however, have remained in the shadows of the stories of the Second World War. These women fade into history even though their actions were crucial in changing the outcome of the war.
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War has a tradition of changing the social and economic map of a country. The concept of family was completely torn apart by the widespread devastation of the Second World War. This audiobook looks at the experiences of six people from various sectors who were involved in this global conflict.
The Holocaust remains as a reference to the destruction of about six million Jews. The collection of undesirables began in 1933 with the construction of the first concentration camp. As Hitler's power grew, he rounded up others that he considered undesirable. Hitler had come into power and the slow destruction of Jews was put into place.
The Vietnam War was fought like a war and it ended with both sides believing that they won. But it was not a war that started with a formal declaration of war. The number of struggles for power that are part of the fabric of Vietnam is almost overwhelming.