Category Archives: World War I/World War II

The Battle of Midway, Part Three

(Editor’s note: here’s the third installment of Chris Ketcherside’s article on the Battle of Midway!)

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Misconceptions of WWII, Part Three

(Editor’s note: This is the final part of Chris Ketcherside’s series on myths relating to World War II. Thanks again for reading!!)

6) Blitzkrieg = planes and tanks

This is not so much a myth as it is a general perception, stemming from what German tactics appeared at the time, the principle weapons they used, and, simply the term “blitzkrieg” which of course is German for “lightning war.”

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Misconceptions of WWII, Part Two

(Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series about popular misconceptions about World War II,written by a reenacting friend. The final post will be put up tomorrow. Enjoy!)

3) The Allies won primarily through material and industrial power

It’s likely I’ve dispelled this conception in the discussions above, but it is often a separate and distinct discussion.

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Misconceptions of WWII, Part One

(Editor’s note: This is another submission from Chris Ketcherside, the author of the previous post on “Why Learn History?” This time, Chris has focused on debunking misconceptions of World War II. I’m splitting his post into three posts spanning the next three days so check back for its continuation!)

Originally, I wanted to call this entry “Myths of WWII” but that sounded too much like something the History Channel would air, so then I thought I’d call it “Mythconceptions”, but that sounded pretty stupid, so hopefully the title got enough attention to get you this far.

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