WHAT'S INSIDE: WORLD WAR II

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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  • Conferences & Agreements
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Wavell, Archibald Percival Wavell, First Earl (1883-1950), a British army officer.

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