World War 2

The Second World War (World War 2) and its aftermath profoundly shook the foundations of civilization and had far reaching effects on the political, technological, and social development of the world. It shattered empires, led to the development of the atomic bomb, and the rise of the Soviet Empire. For good and bad, we still live with the consequences of World War 2.

This site provides information about the history of World War 2 including the causes of World War 2, major battles, and the people and leaders who shaped the war strategy on both sides.

World War 2

World War 2 Quotes

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French writer and aviator. Killed in action over France in 1944.

Never before have we had so little time in which to do so much. - President Franklin D. Roosevelt

In politics, as in grammar, one should be able to tell the substantives from the adjectives. Hitler was a substantive; Mussolini only an adjective. Hitler was a nuisance. Mussolini was bloody. Together a bloody nuisance. - Salvador de Madariaga y Rogo (1886-1978), Spanish diplomat and writer.

To save your world you asked this man to die: Would this man, could see you know, as why? - W.H. Auden (1907-1973), British Poet: Epitaph for an Unknown Soldier

The nation had the lion's heart. I had the luck to give the roar. - Winston Churchill, on his 80th birthday.

Occupied Berlin

Occupied Berlin after WW2

This is a rare colour photograph of occupied Berlin shortly after the end of the war. just 28 months after the allied victory, life in the American zone is beginning to retun to normal. Men and women wait at the bus stop next to war damaged buildings.

B-17 Bomber

B-17 Bomber

An American B-17 bomber returning to base in England after a mission over Germany.

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