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Under a War-Torn Sky

Usborne (British edition) educational guide and links onBombers and WWII, the French Resistance and Special Operations, the Great Depression

Web Sites About WWII

Comprehensive and compelling, BBC's website on WWII
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/

PBS' moving exploration of America's WWII

https://www.pbs.org/thewar/ 

https://www.pbs.org/perilousfight/

https://ca.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/world-war-ii/#.XnfgZdNKh0s

http://www.pbs.org/thewar/resources.htm

WWII Oral History Project

https://www.gpb.org/wwii

Teaching American History

https://teachingamericanhistory.org/collections/wwii-core-documents/

National WWII Museum

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/the-war


The American Air Corps

https://www.army.mil/aviation/aircorps/

https://www.si.edu/spotlight/wwii-aircraft

https://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/history-ww2-25-airplanes-180954056/

https://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/ww2_aircraft.php

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/local/flyover/

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/american-airmen-in-britain-during-the-second-world-war


POWs

Allied POWs in a Nazi POW camp, Stalag Luft 1
http://www.merkki.com/


The French Resistance

https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/resistance-movements/the-french-resistance/

https://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=153

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/world-war-ii/french-resistance/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaZETaKMMko

Amazing and inspiring personal accounts of the French Resistance:

https://spartacus-educational.com/FRresistance.htm

British S.O.E agents with the French Resistance

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/spies-saboteurs-and-d-day

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-secret-british-organisation-of-the-second-world-war

Under A War-Torn Sky Book Talk and Read-Aloud with FCPS TV

In this mini-talk and reading of UNDER A WAR-TORN SKY, L. M. Elliott talks about how well-researched period fiction humanizes history, bringing it alive through the compelling story of individual characters. She reads a chapter in which Henry Forester has his first encounter with the French Resistance as they help him escape from a train, asking the listener to count the "maquisards" involved in the getaway.

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