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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
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 v.2
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

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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