World War II was a dark period in the history of the world. This section covers topics about some of the many people and events that took place during the course of World War II.
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Resistance to German occupation was widespread throughout Europe. In Western Europe the resistance movement centered around underground (secret) organizations that committed sabotage, aided downed Allied fliers, and worked with Allied intelligence agents.

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Joseph Goebbels

Goebbels, Joseph Paul (1897-1945), a German Nazi propagandist. As minister of propaganda in Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, 1933-45, he not only used the press, radio, and other forms of communication to serve the Nazi regime, but also molded German cultural life to that end.

Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor: July 1941-December 1941

Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor was the major event that caused the United States to enter World War II. On December 7, 1941, Japan bombed the harbor, which damaged 300 planes, eight battleships, and killed over 2,000 people. Learn more about the attack.

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