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Germany in the summer of 1939 - a snapshot on the eve of catastrophe
Germany in the summer of 1939 - a snapshot on the eve of catastrophe
25  DOCUMENTS
August 2019 - 80 Years since the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact
August 2019 - 80 Years since the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact
46  DOCUMENTS
1939 - Invasion of Poland
1939 - Invasion of Poland
33  DOCUMENTS
Alois Beck
Alois Beck
25  DOCUMENTS
Hans Eckle (1908 - 2012)
Hans Eckle (1908 - 2012)
25  DOCUMENTS
The Blitz 1940-1941
The Blitz 1940-1941
68  DOCUMENTS
1941 - PEARL HARBOR
1941 - PEARL HARBOR
73  DOCUMENTS
Siege of Leningrad (1941-1944 )
Siege of Leningrad (1941-1944 )
101  DOCUMENTS
London & World War II
London & World War II
73  DOCUMENTS
Flying Tigers
Flying Tigers
20  DOCUMENTS
1941  Operation Barbarossa - invasion of the Soviet Union
1941 Operation Barbarossa - invasion of the Soviet Union
87  DOCUMENTS
1943 STALINGRAD
1943 STALINGRAD
33  DOCUMENTS
1944 - D-DAY
1944 - D-DAY
134  DOCUMENTS
1944 - Operation Market Garden
1944 - Operation Market Garden
20  DOCUMENTS
1944/45  - Death marches (Todesmärsche)
1944/45 - Death marches (Todesmärsche)
12  DOCUMENTS
1945 - The Battle of Berlin
1945 - The Battle of Berlin
184  DOCUMENTS
August 2019: 75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising
August 2019: 75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising
39  DOCUMENTS
January 2020 - 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
January 2020 - 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
175  DOCUMENTS
1945 - Liberation - VE Day
1945 - Liberation - VE Day
130  DOCUMENTS
Henning Langenheim - Mordfelder (Murder fields)
Henning Langenheim - Mordfelder (Murder fields)
50  DOCUMENTS
1945 - Battle of Bulge
1945 - Battle of Bulge
23  DOCUMENTS
1945 - The bombing of Dresden
1945 - The bombing of Dresden
70  DOCUMENTS
1945 - Zero Hour
1945 - Zero Hour
37  DOCUMENTS
1945 - In Colour
1945 - In Colour
145  DOCUMENTS
1945 - Tony Vaccaro
1945 - Tony Vaccaro
103  DOCUMENTS
1945 - Yevgeny Khaldei
1945 - Yevgeny Khaldei
158  DOCUMENTS
1945 - Abraham Pisarek
1945 - Abraham Pisarek
119  DOCUMENTS
1945 - Flight and displacement
1945 - Flight and displacement
72  DOCUMENTS
1945 - Suicides
1945 - Suicides
37  DOCUMENTS
1945  German Surrender
1945 German Surrender
116  DOCUMENTS
1945 Capitulation of Japan
1945 Capitulation of Japan
34  DOCUMENTS
1945 - The Yalta Conference
1945 - The Yalta Conference
45  DOCUMENTS
1945 - End of the War
1945 - End of the War
200  DOCUMENTS
1945 - Potsdam Conference
1945 - Potsdam Conference
64  DOCUMENTS
1945 - Nuremberg Trials
1945 - Nuremberg Trials
131  DOCUMENTS
1945 - Rebuilding Europe
1945 - Rebuilding Europe
160  DOCUMENTS
1945 - Founding of the United Nations
1945 - Founding of the United Nations
34  DOCUMENTS
Women of the World War II
Women of the World War II
85  DOCUMENTS
World War II in cinema
World War II in cinema
110  DOCUMENTS
1945 - Art
1945 - Art
73  DOCUMENTS
World War II in Soviet art
World War II in Soviet art
45  DOCUMENTS
World War II in posters
World War II in posters
110  DOCUMENTS
World War II illustrated by Giuseppe Rava
World War II illustrated by Giuseppe Rava
36  DOCUMENTS
World War II today - historical re-enactment
World War II today - historical re-enactment
55  DOCUMENTS
World War II - maps of battles
World War II - maps of battles
152  DOCUMENTS
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Second World War (1939 - 1945)
World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies (France, Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and, to a lesser extent, China) and the Axis (Germany, Italy, and Japan).

The war was in many respects a continuation, after an uneasy 20-year hiatus, of the disputes left unsettled by World War I. The 40,000,000–50,000,000 deaths incurred in World War II make it the bloodiest conflict, as well as the largest war, in history.