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Operation Overlord
Civilian deaths:11,000–19,000 killed in pre-invasion bombing[21] 13,632–19,890 killed during invasion[22] Total: 25,000–39,000 killedv t eOperation Overlord Invasion of NormandyPreludeAtlantic Wall BodyguardFortitude Zeppelin Titanic Taxable, Glimmer & Big DrumCombined Bomber Offensive Pointblank Transport PlanPostage Able Tarbrush Tiger FabiusInitial Airborne Assault British SectorTongaDeadstick Merville BatteryMallardAmerican SectorAlbany Boston Chicago Detroit Elmira Normandy
Normandy
landings American SectorOma
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Dutch Government-in-exile
The Dutch government in exile (Dutch: Nederlandse regering in ballingschap), also known as the London
London
Cabinet (Dutch: Londens cabinet) was the government in exile of the Netherlands, headed by Queen Wilhelmina, that evacuated to London
London
after the German invasion of the country during World War II
World War II
on 10 May 1940.[1]Contents1 Background and exile 2 Exile in London 3 See also 4 ReferencesBackground and exile[edit] Prior to 1940, the Netherlands
Netherlands
was a neutral country, generally on good terms with Germany. During World War II, Germany invaded the Netherlands. The Netherlands
Netherlands
surrendered just a few days later as its military had been unable to withstand the speed of Germany's blitzkrieg style attack
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Australia
Coordinates: 25°S 133°E / 25°S 133°E / -25; 133Commonwealth of AustraliaFlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Advance Australia
Australia
Fair"[N 1]Capital Canberra 35°18′29″S 149°07′28″E / 35.30806°S 149.12444°E / -35.30806; 149.12444Largest city SydneyNational language English[N 2]DemonymAustralian Aussie
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Army Group B
Army Group
Army Group
B (German: Heeresgruppe B) was the title of three German Army Groups that saw action during World War II.Contents1 Commanders 2 Chiefs of Staff 3 Order of battle3.1 Army Group
Army Group
HQ t
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OB West
The German Army Command in the West (Oberbefehlshaber West (German: initials OB West) was the overall command of the Westheer, the German Armed Forces on the Western Front during World War II. It was directly subordinate to German Armed Forces High Command. The area under the command of the OB West varied as the war progressed. At its farthest extent it reached the French Atlantic coast
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Operation Tarbrush
Operation
Operation
or Operations may refer to:Scientific operation Surgery, or operationContents1 Mathematics and computer science 2 Military 3 Business 4 Other uses 5 See alsoMathematics and computer science[edit] Operation
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Nygaardsvold's Cabinet
Nygaardsvold's Cabinet
Nygaardsvold's Cabinet
(later becoming the Norwegian government-in-exile) was appointed on 20 March 1935,[1] the second Labour cabinet in Norway. It brought to an end the non-socialist, minority Governments that had been dominating politics since the introduction of the parliamentary system in 1884, and replaced it with stable, Labour Governments that, with the exception of during World War II, would last until the coalition cabinet Lyng in 1963.[2] Since the cabinet Hornsrud intermezzo in the winter of 1928, a one-month Labour Government, the Labour Party had changed from revolutionary communism to social democracy. The main reason for the change of course was the realization of that Government power could be used for reforms that could lessen the impact of the economic crisis. In the 1933 election the party used the slogans "Work for everyone" and "Country and city, hand in hand"
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Dominion Of New Zealand
The Dominion
Dominion
of New Zealand
New Zealand
was the historical successor to the Colony of New Zealand. It was a constitutional monarchy with a high level of self-government within the British Empire. New Zealand
New Zealand
became a separate British Crown colony in 1841 and received responsible government with the Constitution Act in 1852. New Zealand chose not to take part in Australian Federation
Australian Federation
and became the Dominion
Dominion
of New Zealand
New Zealand
on 26 September 1907, Dominion
Dominion
Day, by proclamation of King Edward VII
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Free Luxembourgish Forces
The Luxembourgish government in exile (Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuerger Exil Regierung, French: Gouvernement en exil luxembourgeois, German: Luxemburgische Exilregierung), also known as the Luxembourgish government in London, was the government in exile of Luxembourg during the Second World War. The government was based in London between 1940 and 1944, while Luxembourg was occupied by Nazi Germany. It was led by Pierre Dupong, and also included three other Ministers. The head of state, Grand Duchess Charlotte, also escaped from Luxembourg after the occupation
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Czechoslovak Government-in-exile
The Czechoslovak government-in-exile, sometimes styled officially as the Provisional Government of Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
(Czech: Prozatímní státní zřízení československé), was an informal title conferred upon the Czechoslovak National Liberation Committee, initially by British diplomatic recognition. The name came to be used by other World War II
World War II
Allies as they subsequently recognised it. The Committee was originally created by the former Czechoslovak President, Edvard Beneš in Paris, France, in October 1939.[1] Unsuccessful negotiations with France for diplomatic status, as well as the impending Nazi occupation of France, forced the Committee to withdraw to London in 1940
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Free Belgian Forces
The Free Belgian forces
Free Belgian forces
(French: Forces belges libres, Dutch: Vrije Belgische Strijdkrachten) were soldiers from Belgium
Belgium
and its colonies who fought as part of the Allied armies during World War II, after the official Belgian surrender to Nazi Germany. It is distinct from the Belgian Resistance
Belgian Resistance
which existed in German-occupied Belgium. In 1940, Belgian pre-war émigrés and former soldiers who had escaped occupied Belgium
Belgium
were formed into units within the British military which later fought in the European and Mediterranean Theatres. These included an infantry formation, which later became the Brigade Piron, as well as Commando and paratroop units. Belgians also served in the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
and Royal Navy, serving in Belgian-only units as well as in majority-British units
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Greek Government-in-exile
The Greek government-in-exile
Greek government-in-exile
was the government in exile of Greece formed in the aftermath of the Battle of Greece, and the subsequent occupation of Greece
Greece
by Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
and the Fascist Italy. Due to the occupation of Greece
Greece
by hostile powers and Resistance opposition, the government-in-exile exerted minimal influence inside Greece. The government-in-exile was based in Cairo, Egypt. Hence it is also commonly referred to as the " Cairo
Cairo
Government" (Greek: Κυβέρνηση του Καΐρου). It was headed by King George II, which evacuated from Athens
Athens
in April 1941, after the German invasion of the country, first to the island of Crete
Crete
and then to Cairo
Cairo
in Egypt
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France
France
France
(French: [fʁɑ̃s]), officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France
France
in western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.[XIII] The metropolitan area of France
France
extends from the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the English Channel
English Channel
and the North Sea, and from the Rhine
Rhine
to the Atlantic Ocean. The overseas territories include French Guiana
French Guiana
in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans
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Landing Craft Tank
The landing craft, tank (or tank landing craft) was an amphibious assault craft for landing tanks on beachheads. They were initially developed by the British Royal Navy
Royal Navy
and later by the United States Navy during World War II
World War II
in a series of versions. Initially known as the "tank landing craft" (TLC) by the British, they later adopted the U.S. nomenclature "landing craft, tank" (LCT)
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin) (de facto) "Out of many, one" "Annuit cœptis" (Latin) "He h
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