During world war ii the germans issued captured semi-auto pistols and revolvers of the occupied countries the semi-auto pistol is a practical firearm and the germans looked upon the pistol as a badge of rank by both the officers and enlisted men.
Life on the home front during world war ii was a significant part of the war effort for all participants and had a major impact on the outcome of the war governments became involved with new issues such as rationing, manpower allocation, home defense, evacuation in the face of air raids, and response to occupation by an enemy power. World war ii coming just two decades after the last great global conflict, the second world war was the most widespread and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries and resulting in more than 50 million military and civilian deaths (with some estimates as high as 85 million dead.
Nazi germany is the common english name for germany between 1933 and 1945, when adolf hitler and his nazi party (nsdap) controlled the country through a dictatorship under hitler's rule, germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the gleichschaltung legal process. World war ii, also called second world war, conflict that involved virtually every part of the world during the years 1939–45 the principal belligerents were the axis powers— germany , italy , and japan —and the allies— france , great britain , the united states , the soviet union , and, to a lesser extent, china.
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After the successful allied invasions of western france, germany gathered reserve forces and launched a massive counter-offensive in the ardennes, which collapsed by january at the same time, soviet forces were closing in from the east, invading poland and east prussia. German side of world war 2 germany in world war 2 germany's role in world war 2: cause of war, strategy, major battles, victories, blunders, and the top german leaders and generals who participated in world war 2 the concept of blitzkrieg the german invasions of poland, france, and russia, and d-day are covered.
Germany during world war ii: a child's experience by trudy hamilton - 1 of 3 - my name is edeltraud gerda hamilton my friends call me trudy i was born in stuttgart, germany in 1936 i have a twin-sister whose name is helga ingeborg and she lives in arlington, texas i also have a brother, siegfried erick who still lives in stuttgart.