By | April 15, 2017

Today’s world is still living with the consequences of World War 2, the biggest conflict in history. 70 years ago on 1 September 1939, Germany invaded Poland without warning, sparking the beginning of World War Two. By the evening of 3rd September, Britain and France were at war with Germany and within a week, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa had also joined the war. The world was plunged into World War II for 25 years. Six long and bloody years of total war, fought over many thousand square kilometers followed. Hedge Rows of Normandy on the streets of Stalingrad, the icy mountains of Norway to the sweltering deserts of Libya, insect-infested jungles of Burma to the coral reefed islands of the Pacific. On land, sea and air, Poles fought Germans, Italians fought Americans and Japanese fought Australians in a conflict that was finally solved by using nuclear weapons. World War 2 bring any major empire in the war for global domination and at its end, more than 60 million people have lost their lives and most of Europe and a large part of Asia lay in ruins.

was a global military conflict permanently from 1939 to 1945, involved the most nations of the world, including all the major powers: after formation of two opposing military alliances, the Allies and the Axis powers. It was the most widespread war in history, with over 100 million soldiers mobilized. In a state of “total war”, presented the main participants its economic potential, industry and research to serve the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by significant events, the mass death of civilians, including the Holocaust and the only use of nuclear weapons in war, it was the deadliest conflict in human history.

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Gen. Douglas MacArthur signs as Supreme Allied Commander during formal surrender ceremonies on the USS MISSOURI in Tokyo Bay. Behind Gen. MacArthur are Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright and Lt. Gen. A. E. Percival, September 2, 1945