Defense of the Philippines, 1941 (World War II Documentary)

On 8 December 1941, Imperial Japanese bombers and fighters launched an unprovoked attack on U.S. airfields in the Philippines. Simultaneously, Japanese infantry landed at several key beaches on the main island of Luzon. This was but the first phase of Japan’s plan to seize the Philippines and use its strategic harbors as intermediate staging bases… Continue reading Defense of the Philippines, 1941 (World War II Documentary)

World War II: Crash Course World History #38

Crash Course World History is now available on DVD! Visit to buy a set for your home or classroom. In which John Green teaches you about World War II, aka The Great Patriotic War, aka The Big One. So how did this war happen? And what does it mean? We’ve all learned the facts about… Continue reading World War II: Crash Course World History #38