Outline of World War II

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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

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

Causes of World War II

The Holocaust

Participants in World War II

Timeline of World War II

Summary timeline

Comprehensive timeline

World War II by region

World War II theatres, fronts, and campaigns

World War II by country

Other initiatives in World War II

Propaganda during World War II

People in World War II

Leaders in World War II

Military forces of World War II

Technology during World War II

Equipment of World War II

Vehicles of World War II

Weapons of World War II

Common military awards

Soviet Union

United States

United Kingdom

France and Belgium

Poland

Nazi Germany

The End of World War II

Aftermath of World War II

World War II in pop-culture

Books about World War II

See also

References

  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

Directories
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.