World War II
Clockwise from top left: Chinese forces in the Battle of
Wanjialing, Australian 25-pounder guns during the Fi...
Adolf Hitler at a German National Socialist political rally in Weimar, October 1930
Italian soldiers recruited in 1935, on...
1.Soldiers of the German Wehrmacht tearing down the border crossing between Poland
and the Free City of Danzig, 1 Septembe...
1.US Marines during the Guadalcanal Campaign, in the Pacific theatre, 1942
2.Red Army troops following T-34 tanks, in a co...
2.The German Reichstag after its capture by the Allies, 3 June 1945
Japanese foreign affairs minister Mamoru Shigemitsu si...
Hungarian Jews after disembarking at the German Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp,
May 1944
A mass grave inside the German...
1.A Britain tank used in 2nd
worldwar
2.A mushroom cloud after bombing in Hiroshima
Little Boy (atomic bomb)
A post-war Li...
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World war 2

  1. 1. World War II Clockwise from top left: Chinese forces in the Battle of Wanjialing, Australian 25-pounder guns during the First Battle of El Alamein, German Stuka dive bombers on the Eastern Front winter 1943–1944, US naval force in the Lingayen Gulf, Wilhelm Keitel signing the German Instrument of Surrender, Soviet troops in the Battle of Stalingrad The League of Nations assembly, held in Geneva, Switzerland, 1930
  2. 2. Adolf Hitler at a German National Socialist political rally in Weimar, October 1930 Italian soldiers recruited in 1935, on their way to fight the Second Italo-Abyssinian War 2.Japanese Imperial Army soldiers during the Battle of Shanghai, 1937 1.The bombing of Guernica in 1937, sparked Europe-wide fears that the next war would be based on bombing of cities with very high civilian casualties 2.German Panzer I tanks near the city of Bydgoszcz, during the Invasion of Poland, September 1939
  3. 3. 1.Soldiers of the German Wehrmacht tearing down the border crossing between Poland and the Free City of Danzig, 1 September 1939 1.View of London after the German "Blitz", 29 December 1940 2. German Luftwaffe, Heinkel He 111 bombers during the Battle of Britain Mitsubishi A6M2, "Zero" fighters on the Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier Shōkaku, just before the attack on Pearl Harbor Red Army soldiers on the counterattack, during the Battle of Stalingrad, February 1943
  4. 4. 1.US Marines during the Guadalcanal Campaign, in the Pacific theatre, 1942 2.Red Army troops following T-34 tanks, in a counter-offensive on German positions, at the Battle of Kursk, August 1943 1.American troops approaching Omaha Beach, during the Invasion of Normandy on D- Day, 6 June 1944 2.German SS soldiers from the Dirlewanger Brigade, tasked with suppressing partisan uprisings against Nazi occupation, August 1944 1.Yalta Conference held in February 1945, with Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin
  5. 5. 2.The German Reichstag after its capture by the Allies, 3 June 1945 Japanese foreign affairs minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on board the USS Missouri, 2 September 1945 Ruins of Warsaw in January 1945, after the deliberate destruction of the city by the occupying German forces Chinese civilians being buried alive by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army, during the Nanking Massacre, December 1937
  6. 6. Hungarian Jews after disembarking at the German Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp, May 1944 A mass grave inside the German Nazi Bergen-Belsen concentration camp; where many captured Jewish, Polish, and Soviet inmates were sent to perform forced labour work and later exterminated, 1945 Nuclear "gadget" being raised to the top of the detonation tower, at Alamogordo Bombing Range; Trinity nuclear test, July 1945
  7. 7. 1.A Britain tank used in 2nd worldwar 2.A mushroom cloud after bombing in Hiroshima Little Boy (atomic bomb) A post-war Little Boy model Fat Man Replica of the original "Fat Man" bomb

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