World War II By: Steven Reinhardt

The Conflict

World War II, also WWII, or the Second World War, was a global military conflict that took place between 1939 and 1945. It was the largest and deadliest war in history. The date commonly given for the start of the war is September 1, 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland. Within two days the United Kingdom and France declared war on Germany, although the only European battles remained in Poland. Pursuant to a then-secret provision of its non-aggression Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the Soviet Union joined with Germany on September 17, 1939, to conquer Poland and to divide Eastern Europe.

We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on beaches, landing grounds, in fields, in streets and on the hills. We shall never surrender. -Winston Churchill.
Battle During World War II

Helping Back Home

During this war many citizens also played a part in the war. They had to ration various materials and food in order to send those supplies to the troops overseas. This war also brought the United States out of the great depression due to the fact that their was an increase in production of various goods.

The world must know what happened, and never forget. - General Eisenhower, while visiting nazi death camps, 1945.
United in this determination and with unshakable faith in the cause for which we fight, we will, with God's help, go forward to our greatest victory. - General Dwight D. Eisenhower

The Holocaust

On August 15, 1945, Japan formally surrendered. World War II was over. A new age of nuclear weapons had begun, and a cold war between the two superpowers that emerged from the war the United States and the Soviet Union would result in many “surrogate wars” in the decades to come, wars fought in and between nations backed by one side or the other.

People In Concentration Camps

The End Of World War II

On August 15, 1945, Japan formally surrendered. World War II was over. A new age of nuclear weapons had begun, and a cold war between the two superpowers that emerged from the war the United States and the Soviet Union would result in many “surrogate wars” in the decades to come, wars fought in and between nations backed by one side or the other.

World War II was by far the largest and bloodiest was known to man and we should not forget the people who served in order to see a bright future for the world.

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