World War 2 Documents, Resources, Maps, Forums


This page contains various World War II information and resources broken down into the following categories:



World War II Archive & Document Collections


The American War Library

The world's largest online military, veteran and military family registry with over 72 million listings from pre-Revolutionary War to the present.


Avalon Project - World War II Documents

Yale Law School's collection over 60 significant World War II related documents.


Government Views of D-Day, 1944 - CCNY Libraries

Extensive collection of resources related to D-Day.


Hawaii War Records Depository

Archive collection on Hawaii during the World War II years.


HyperWar: World War II on the World Wide Web

The content of HyperWar consists primarily of World War II related official documents produced by various agencies of the United States, United Kingdom and British Commonwealth governments.


Internet Modern History Sourcebook: World War II

Includes links to a number of historical documents related to the Second World War.


Library and Archives Canada

Access online resources, services and the collection of Library and Archives Canada: Canadian documentary heritage (publications and records) providing knowledge about Canadian society and serving as the collective memory of the Government of Canada.


National Archives of Australia

Extensive collection of records related to Australia's role in the Second World War.


The National Archives (UK)

The National Archives has a huge collection of records on the individuals who fought throughout Britain's military history, as well as on strategies, campaigns and equipment.


The National Archives - World War II 

World War II records, documents, photographs and films from the National Archives of the U.S.


Online World War II Indexes & Records

This web site is a directory of links to online military indexes and records for USA genealogy research. Included are rosters, databases of soldiers, and listings of military and war casualties. Also included are some links to sources for military records in other countries (for World War I & II).


Paperless Archives

Access to thousands of pages of once secret historical documents, recordings, photos, video and audio.


SMU - Historic Government Documents from World War II

Southern Methodist University's collection of U.S. government publications from World War II including over 340 informational pamphlets, reports, instructions, regulations, declarations, speeches, and propaganda materials distributed by the U.S. Government Printing Office.


World War II - CBC Digital Archives

World War II related radio and television clips from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.


World War II Document Collection

A collection of documents relating to World War II from Vincent Ferraro.


World War II - Historical Text Archive

The Historical Text Archive publishes high quality articles, books, essays, documents, historical photos, and links, screened for content, for a broad range of historical subjects. The HTA is a collection of primary and secondary materials and links to other resources relating to history and culture.


World War II Reels is a volunteer effort to bring archived history of World War II to the internet. 


WWII Archives Foundation

Large collection of photographs, documents and information about World War II.



General World War II Resources:


Axis History Factbook

Everything you need to know about Germany and its allies.


BBC - History - World War II

The causes, events and people of the most destructive war in history.


The Best of World War II

Thoughts and reviews on books, web sites, music and movies pertaining to this global conflict.


Canada at War - WWII is dedicated to the memory of the tremendous Canadian contribution in both World Wars, and a place of remembrance for all our fallen since 1914: from St. Julien to Ortona, to Kap'yong, Medak, Kandahar and beyond.


David Thronley's History of World War II

An overview of the Second World War.


EyeWitness To World War Two

Your ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it, presented by Ibis Communications, Inc. a digital publisher of educational programming.


George Duncan's Historical Facts of WWII

This web site is a compilation of facts gathered from various sources including encyclopedias, almanacs, magazines, newspapers and the hundreds of books published since the end of WWII. A summary of facts that are considered not to be of common knowledge.


History Channel - World War II

History channel's World War II encyclopedia. - World War II

World War Two was the most destructive war in human history. Watch World War Two videos, speeches and explore the D-Day timeline on History.Com


History Link 101

Links to battles, biographies, daily life, maps, pictures and research on World War II - designed for world history classes.


HistoryNet is the home of Weider History Group, the world's largest history magazine publisher, with content from ten history and military history titles such as World War II, Military History, Vietnam, America's Civil War, MHQ, and many more.


Lone Sentry

Photographs, documents and research on World War II.


Military History Encyclopedia on the Web

Military History Encyclopedia on the Web hopes to become your first port of call for any aspect of military history.


Military History Network

Primarily World War II and Cold War military history in the Mediterranean theater, with excursions into other times and places of interest.


Military History Online - World War II

A webzine of community-submitted articles.


Open Directory Project - World War II

Includes a large selection of World War II links.


Second World War

This site is intended to be a general World War Two resource, providing background information, special features and useful and interesting facts. Hopefully this will be a useful aid to those studying the history of World War II.


Spartacus International - Second World War

Encyclopedia of the second world war.


The War Experience

The War Experience web site has been designed as an educational resource for teachers and their students as well as anyone who is interested in learning more about individuals who served in the Second World War or were affected by it. The site was created to support THE WAR, a 14-hour documentary from acclaimed filmmaker, Ken Burns that focuses on Americans and their experience in World War Two.


The Wartime News

Since the launch of Wartime News in 1995, its popularity has grown, with editions now mailed to a wide readership around the UK and overseas. Each issue of this quarterly publication features personal reminiscences of the Second World War, many being published for the first time. Events that made news headlines over 65 years ago are being told today and are timely reminders of the tremendous struggle to overthrow the Nazi domination of Europe. Written by the veterans themselves, Wartime News features their experiences of war, many as very young men and women, never having left home before. Those memories are so strong and clear today and can only be described by those who were there, some enduring the harshest conditions imaginable.

World War II Military publications archive. Historical magazines, newspapers, booklets, manuals, documents, militaria and collectibles and more.


Wikipedia - World War II

Wikipedia's extensive World War II page.


The World at War, History of WW 1939-1945

This informative site is intend for enthusiasts of the history of World War 1939-1945, in unique day by day entries.


World History by History Link 101 - World War II

History Link 101's World War II page connects you to the best of battles, biographies, daily life, maps, pictures and research on World War II.


The World War 2 Collection - Footnote

Experience World War II like never before. Read firsthand accounts, view photos never-before-seen on the internet, and add your own stories, photos and documents.

The top resource for World World 2 information on the Internet. We offer information on World War 2 history, facts, weapons, quotes and more. is brought to you by the Weider History Group, the world’s largest publisher of history magazines. contains daily features, photo galleries and over 1,200 articles originally published in our various magazines. If you are interested in a specific subject, try searching our archives—you are bound to find something to pique your interest.


World War II, analyzed

Extensive information and resources on virtually all aspects of World War II.


World War II Database

World War II database is your World War II history reference destination.


World War II Magazine

World War II magazine is about the leaders, battles, weapons & men who fought in history’s greatest conflict. Our magazine utilizes dramatic photographs, illustrations, and detailed maps and graphics to bring to life the stories of famous leaders and unsung men and women, the stories of battles and weapons in the world’s greatest conflict.


World War II Plus 55

Day to day history of World War II around the globe and featuring the Battleship Washington and the men who sailed on her.


World War Two In Depth

A special online exhibit from the BBC - the causes, events and people of the most destructive war in history.


Yahoo - World War II

Yahoo's World War II directory.


Additional Resources:


World War II Special Topics

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of resources on a number of special topics related to World War II.


World War 2 Subject Index

Detailed index of EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information and resources related to World War II. This includes battles, maps, pictures, photos, documents, timelines, museums, forums, D-Day, Pearl Harbor, the European, African and Pacific war theaters, ships, u-boats, naval forces, aircraft, aviation, air forces, tanks, weapons, personal stories, military units, militaria, collectibles, books, video clips and special World War II topics.