World War II

1939–1945 global war between the Axis and the Allies

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 and the Axis. A state of total war emerged, directly involving more than 100 million people from more than 30 countries. The major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 70 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. Tens of millions of people died during the conflict due to genocides, premeditated death from starvation, massacres, and disease. Aircraft played a major role in the conflict which included the use of terror bombing, strategic bombing and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.

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The full Minnesota National Guard was activated for the first time since World War Two after four nights of civil unrest that has spread to other U.S. cities..
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The full Minnesota National Guard was activated for the first time since World War Two after four nights of sometimes violent protests that have spread to other..
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The aircraft is believed to have crashed in 1944 soon after taking off from a nearby RAF base.
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First published in November 2015 GR Editor’s Note Let us put this in historical perspective: the commemoration of the War to End All Wars acknowledges that 15..
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After the nightmare of the Second World War, the economies of Western Europe were on their knees. And so, on 3rd April, 1948, the United States launched an..
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President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia has passed its peak of coronavirus infections and ordered a World War II victory parade postponed by the..
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Moscow: An alligator who survived a bombing raid on the Berlin zoo in 1943 and found himself east of the iron curtain after World War II has died of old age at..
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A fire engulfed a warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf but firefighters managed to keep the blaze from destroying a historic ship.
 
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Over 100 firefighters helped to stop the blaze, which threatened a historic ship from World War II.
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