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Under a War-Torn Sky

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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