• World War II - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.In a state of total war, directly involving more than 100 million people from more than 30 countries, the major participants ...
  • World War II | Facts, Summary, Combatants, & Causes ...

    www.britannica.com/event/World-War-II World War II, conflict that involved virtually every part of the world during 1939–45. The main combatants were the Axis powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan) and the Allies (France, Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and China). It was the bloodiest conflict, as well as the largest war, in history.
  • World War II: Causes and Timeline | HISTORY.com - HISTORY

    www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii World War II was the biggest and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries. Sparked by the 1939 Nazi invasion of Poland, the war dragged on for six bloody years until the Allies ...
  • World War II: Summary, Combatants & Facts - HISTORY

    www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/world-war-ii-history World War II was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. Rising to power in an unstable Germany, Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist (Nazi Party) rearmed the nation and signed treaties ...
  • World War II - HistoryNet

    www.historynet.com/world-war-ii World War II summary: The carnage of World War II was unprecedented and brought the world closest to the term “total warfare.”On average 27,000 people were killed each day between September 1, 1939, until the formal surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945.
  • World War II | Military Wiki | Fandom

    military.wikia.org/wiki/World_War_II World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), 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 and the Axis.A state of total war emerged, directly involving more than 100 million people from over 30 countries.
  • An Overview of World War II - thoughtco.com

    www.thoughtco.com/world-war-ii-overview-2361501 The bloodiest conflict in history, World War II consumed the globe from 1939 to 1945. World war II was fought predominantly in Europe and across the Pacific and eastern Asia, and pitted the Axis powers of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Japan against the Allied nations of Great Britain, France, China, the United States, and Soviet Union.While the Axis enjoyed early success, they were ...
  • World War II at 75: War's end -- celebration and ...

    dailygazette.com/.../world-war-ii-at-75-war-s-end-celebration-and-remembrance Editor's Note: This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Schenectady City Historian Chris Leonard observes the milestone with a six-story series of articles that examines ...
  • World War II - history.navy.mil

    www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/.../world-war-ii.html The Naval History and Heritage Command has commemorated the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Navy's experiences in World War II since 2016, with the anniversary of the 7 December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, and will continue through 2020, culminating with the anniversary of the Japanese surrender ceremony aboard USS Missouri (BB-63) on 2 September 1945. Throughout the multi-year commemoration ...
  • Beginning of World War II (video) | Khan Academy

    www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/.../beginning-of-world-war-ii World War II was the largest conflict in all of human history. The largest and bloodiest conflict And so you can imagine it is quite complex My goal in this video is to start giving us a survey, an overview of the war. And I won't even be able to cover it all in this video. It is really just a think about how did things get started.