World War 2The 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.
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.
An American B-17 bomber returning to base in England after a mission over Germany.