World War II
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John Forge's family had members fight in World War II. During the war, the British cracked a German encryption scheme. Isoroku Yamamoto crippled the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. Also during the war, France created the Maginot Line. One of the bloodiest battles in the war was the Battle of Stalingrad.
Following the Second World War, war photography was commonplace.
Distant affects of the war
Some in the 26th-century confused World War II with other wars, like the Hundred Years War, and the Thirty Years War. World War II is taught in Russian schools in the 26th-century. The attack on Pearl Harbor was compared to the 26th-century Fall of Reach by Chief Petty Officer McRobb. France's Maginot Line became idiomatically associated with a Forerunner defensive strategy through Forerunner translation software, after this strategy was discovered by humans.
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