World War Ii

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war. It lasted from 1939 to 1945, though some related conflicts in Asia began before 1939. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people, from more than 30 different countries. In a state of "total war", the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources.
Posts about World War Ii
  • Sorry Doesn’t Have to Be the Hardest Word: BC’s Apology Act

    … report prepared by the province’s Ombudsman entitled The Power of Apology: Removing the Legal Barriers. In the report, Howard Kushner, Acting Ombudsman for the province, wrote: “In more than six years as the Ombudsman … I have observed that a sincerely offered apology will often satisfy a person who has a complaint. In her 1995 Annual Report…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 11 readers -
  • Racism, American style

    … to agree. Even when blacks stepped forward to serve their Country in World War II, and routinely proved their valor in combat, they were forcibly segregated from whites and were rarely recognized for their contributions. Later, when LBJ passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 banning racial discrimination in employment, formerly southern Democrats were so incensed that they renounced their party affiliation and became Republicans. Tags: racial discrimination, Racism …

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 10 readers -
  • Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

    …; and to provide for the temporary suspension of judicial and administrative proceedings and transactions that may adversely affect the civil rights of service members during their military service. These U.S. Supreme Court cases, decided during and after World War II, set forth the legal understanding of this law. Boone v. Lightner 319 U.S. 561, 575…

    Ron Sykstus/ Bond and Botes- 23 readers -
  • Independence Day Message for Whistleblowers

    … the whistle on mistreatment of British prisoners of war. If the Continental Army under George Washington secured our freedom from tyranny, it remains the duty of our armed forces today to keep us safe from external threats. These folks are certainly heroes who should always be thanked. (Special thanks to you Dad, a World War II P-51 pilot, ace…

    Due Diligence- 37 readers -
  • Chamber’s Dumb Arguments Against the Overtime Rule

    … a release claiming that the new overtime rule “threatens nonprofits and state and local governments.” Their release is accompanied by a photo of several Boy Scouts sitting by a fountain in front of the World War II Memorial in Washington DC. Boy Scouts, war heroes, the Washington Monument and an American flag – the only thing missing from the picture…

    Due Diligence- 23 readers -
  • The Other Crisis

    … entry. Indeed, despite our geographical separation from that event, the people of the United States have nevertheless been keenly aware and interested in what has credibly been described as the worst displacement of people since World War II. For good or bad, the European crisis has further been a hot-button topic this campaign year with fears…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 12 readers -
  • World War II era aircraft exhibition

    … World War II-era aircraft will be on display Wednesday through Friday during the Wings of Freedom Tour at Alexandria International Airport. Featured will be the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell and North American P-51 Mustang. The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour is taking its “living history…

    Alexandria Personal Injury Attorney- 29 readers -
  • Morgan Stanley—Churning Accounts of an Elderly Customer

    … Lenehan, 92, giving her punitive and compensatory damages, attorneys’ fees, and other costs that amounted to $1.06 million, FINRA notes. Justin Amaral Allegedly Shifted Thousands of General Electric Shares from Genevieve Lenehan, Shares She Acquired Working as a secretary at the manufacturing firm, beginning during World War II Justin Amaral…

    Alan Rosca/ Investment Fraud Lawyers- 50 readers -
  • Haunted Places in Dallas-Fort Worth

    … jumped to her death from the roof of the building. Some have reported smelling her perfume in her former room on the southeast corner of the seventh floor. When a tour of World War II veterans and their spouses were touring the hotel, as they entered the “Brazos Room,” most members of the group reported hearing faint clanking dishware, voices…

    Sadie Horner/ Rasansky Law Firm- 40 readers -

    … Brann & Isaacson celebrates the 100th birthday of Irving Isaacson. After serving with distinction in the U.S. Army and the Office of Strategic Services in World War II, which he described in his memoir, Memories of an Amateur Spy, Irving practiced law at the firm until just a few years ago. During his long distinguished career, he also…

    Brann & Isaacson- 30 readers -
  • 125th Birthday of Secretary Charles Erwin Wilson

    … as president of General Motors during World War II and as Secretary of Defense for President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Life of "Engine Charlie" Charlie Erwin Wilson lived from 1890 to 1961. Wilson earned a degree in electrical engineering and later engaged in the professions of engineering and business. By 1941, Wilson was president of General Motors…

    Jordan Bublick/ Miami Bankruptcy Law Blog- 39 readers -
  • Helping Homeless Veterans

    … it. The periods of war for date of service are as follows: World War II – December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 Korean War – June 27, 1952 January 31, 1955 Vietnam War – August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975 Persian Gulf War – August 2, 1990 through such a date is prescribed by presidential proclamation or concurrent resolution of Congress, neither of which…

    Ron Sykstus/ Bond and Botes- 36 readers -
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