As it’s name implies, World War II involved countries from all over the globe. The war lasted six long years from 1939 to 1945 and in the end, the war turned into a battle between two parties: the Axis and the Allies.
WWII was the largest, most widespread war in history, involving 30 countries and 100 million people.
Although all wars are tragic, WWII had some especially tragic moments including the Holocaust, mass bombings, and nuclear strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Total fatalities have been estimated at 50 to 85 million, which makes the Second World War the deadliest in history.
Here’s a compilation of some of the most amazing photos from World War II.
There’s not many things quite as fear-inspiring as a nuclear bomb as shown in this picture of an atomic bomb test by the US in the mid-1940s. The sad truth is that bombs like this were used throughout the war in instances like Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing countless innocent people in the process.