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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to World War II:

World War II, or the Second World Warglobal military conflict from 1939 to 1945, which was fought between the Allied powers of the United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union against the Axis powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan, with their respective allies. Over 60 million people, the majority of them civilians, were killed, making it the deadliest conflict in human history.[1]

Essence of World War II[edit | edit source]

Main articles: World War II and Timeline of World War II

Causes of World War II[edit | edit source]

The Holocaust[edit | edit source]

Participants in World War II[edit | edit source]

Timeline of World War II[edit | edit source]

Summary timeline[edit | edit source]

Comprehensive timeline[edit | edit source]

World War II by region[edit | edit source]

World War II theatres, fronts, and campaigns[edit | edit source]

World War II by country[edit | edit source]

Other initiatives in World War II[edit | edit source]

Propaganda during World War II[edit | edit source]

People in World War II[edit | edit source]

Leaders in World War II[edit | edit source]

Military forces of World War II[edit | edit source]

Technology during World War II[edit | edit source]

Equipment of World War II[edit | edit source]

Vehicles of World War II[edit | edit source]

Weapons of World War II[edit | edit source]

Common military awards[edit | edit source]

Soviet Union[edit | edit source]

United States[edit | edit source]

United Kingdom[edit | edit source]

France and Belgium[edit | edit source]

Poland[edit | edit source]

Nazi Germany[edit | edit source]

The End of World War II[edit | edit source]

Aftermath of World War II[edit | edit source]

World War II in pop-culture[edit | edit source]

World War II lists[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Dunnigan, James; Albert Nofi. Dirty Little Secrets of World War II: Military Information No One Told You About the Greatest, Most Terrible War in History, William Morrow & Company, 1994. ISBN 0-688-12235-3

External links[edit | edit source]

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General
Media
On-line documents
Stories
  • WW2 People's War—A project by the BBC to gather the stories of ordinary people from World War II
Documentaries
  • The World at War (1974) is a 26-part Thames Television series that covers most aspects of World War II from many points of view. It includes interviews with many key figures (Karl Dönitz, Albert Speer, Anthony Eden etc.) (Imdb link)
  • The Second World War in Colour (1999) is a three episode documentary showing unique footage in color (Imdb link)
  • Battlefield (documentary series) is a television documentary series initially issued in 1994–1995 that explores many of the most important battles fought during the Second World War.
  • The War (2007) is 7-part PBS documentary recounting the experiences of a number of individuals from American communities.


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