World War 2 Insightful Essays

Welcome. This website aims to enhance insight of interesting and exciting World War 2 topics. Instead of over-detailed or too technical essays, its focus is presenting and explaining why and how things happened the way they did in World War 2, with a better perspective of when they happened during that war.

Sections: Strategy , Battles , Weapons , People , Intelligence


The "big picture" of the warring nations in World War 2.

Battles and operations

The dramatic battles and operations, from vast campaigns to small but important raids, in land, at sea, and in the air, that decided the outcome of World War 2.


From the ancient spear, to 21st century "smart" weapons, many wars saw the appearance of new weapons based on amazing technologies. But none saw such a dramatic and diverse flow of new scientific developments and new weapons as World War 2. During six years of war, the most scientifically advanced nations recruited the best minds, and enormous resources, to an unprecedented arms race.




Leaders, Generals, Heroes

Despite the mobilization of millions, individuals greatly influence the course and outcome of wars.

Political leaders:

Military leaders: Aces and heroes:


In World War 2, military intelligence dramatically advanced. The use of new scientific methods and technologies, as well as great human efforts involving endless work, great risks, and brilliant thinking, made intelligence become an equally important part of the armed forces, a crucial element for victory.

Military Theory

How to fight? How to win? - the following essays answer these questions, and provide many concrete examples from World War 2.

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