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Resource Guide:
World War II – Europe

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
History World War II (1939-1945)D 731-838
England 20th CenturyDA 566-592
France 1940-1946DC 397
Germany Period of World War II, 1939-1945DD 256
Italy 1919-1945 FascismDG 571-572
Belgium 20th CenturyDH 677-694
Russia Soviet Regime 1918-1991DK 266-292
Poland History 1918-1945DK 4397-4420
Norway 20th Century Period of World War IIDL 527-537
Modern Spain 1939-1975DP 269.97-271
Switzerland 20th CenturyDQ 201-210

Sample Subject Headings

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  • World War, 1939-1945–Europe
  • World War, 1939-1945–Europe—Bibliography
  • World War, 1939-1945–Military life–American–England
  • World War, 1939-1945–Europe, Eastern
  • World War, 1939-1945–Europe–Sources
  • World War, 1939-1945–Archives
  • World War, 1939-1945–Europe–Maps
  • World War, 1939-1945–Armistices
  • World War, 1939-1945–Economic aspects–Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945–Europe, Western
  • World War, 1939-1945–Evacuation of civilians
  • World War, 1939-1945–Finance
  • World War, 1939-1945–Aerial operations, British
  • World War, 1939-1945–Air operations–American–Europe
  • World War, 1939-1945–Airborne troops
  • World War, 1939-1945–Biography–Dictionaries
  • World War, 1939-1945–Blockades
  • World War, 1939-1945–Campaigns & battles–Europe
  • World War, 1939-1945–Concentration camps–Germany–Dachau
  • World War, 1939-1945–Conscript labor–Germany
  • World War, 1939-1945–Cryptography
  • World War, 1939-1945–Moral and ethical aspects
  • World War, 1939-1945–Refugees–Europe
  • World War, 1939-1945–Occupied territories
  • World War, 1939-1945–Participation, Female
  • World War, 1939-1945–Peace
  • World War, 1939-1945–Personal narratives

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
D-Day, June 6, 1944 : the climactic battle of World War IID 756.5 .N6 A455
The European Theater of Operations: Cross-channel attackUA 25 .E74 .H245
Eyewitness history of World War IID 731 .R671
Hitler’s Luftwaffe : a pictorial history and technical encyclopediaUG 635 .G3 W6
I have lived a thousand years : growing up in the HolocaustDS 135 .H93 J33
The illustrated history of World War IID 743 .R211
In enemy hands personal accounts of those taken prisoner…e-Book
The last great victory : the end of World War IID 755.7 .W44
The Mediterranean Theater of Operations: Cassino to the AlpsUA 25 .M46 F531
The military history of World War II. European Land BattlesD 743 .D929
On borrowed time; how World War II beganD 741 .M65
The Oxford companion to World War IID 740 .O93
Radio goes to war the cultural politics of propaganda…e-Book
The Stars and Stripes : World War II Front PagesD 735 .S73
The Transportation Corps: operations overseasUA 25 .T226 B99
U.S. Army uniforms of World War IIe-Book
The Women’s Army CorpsUA 25 .S32 T71
World War II writingsD 756 .L54
Battle for Budapest one hundred days in World War IIe-Book
Churchill and the BritishDA 566.9 .C5 B66
Commanding the Red Army’s Sherman tanks the World War IIe-Book

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • World War II
  • War and Society
  • War Crimes Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
  • War in History
  • Military Affairs
  • Journal for Military History
  • Military History

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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