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History Research Guide - World War II: Technology

A guide to the resources available in the library on World War II.

Books in the Library

Soldiers with Two Tanks

Soldiers with Two Tanks
Soldiers with Two Tanks, 1945. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Possible Topics

Here are some topic questions to help you get started on your paper.

World War II brought about some of the technology that we use today.  Can you think of any technology we use today that was pioneered in World War II? What technology has changed because of the war? How did it change? What impact did technology have after World War II?

During World War II Hitler pressed his scientists to develop the V2 rocket. How did the United States gain control of that technology? Did the United States employ that technology to its advantage? How? Why were scientists like Wernher Von Braun so important to the United States? What impact did Von Braun and his scientists have on Huntsville and the surrounding area?

Military weapons advanced rapidly after World War I. What technological advances rose out of World War II? Compare the military weapons of Great Britain and Germany. Compare Japan and the United States. What weapons worked best against each other? What weapons worked least? How did the military adjust to the various climates they fought in? Were weapons modified to handle those climates? What impact did radar have on military technology? How did this help in fighting the war?

 

Online Resources

Juvenile Non-Fiction Books