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, Soviet Union, and China 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

Causes of World War II

Causes of World War II

The Holocaust

The Holocaust

Participants in World War II

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

18 airborne division

Technology during 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


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


  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,true true -Thomas William Morrow & Company, 1994. ISBN 0-688-12235-3

External links

  • Yahoo—"World War II"
  • Directory of Online World War II Indexes & Records
  • WWW-VL: History: WWII
  • World War II Database
  • The Second World WarSpartacus Educational
  • Deutsche Welle special section on World War II created by one of Germany's public broadcasters on World War II and the world 60 years after.
  • Canada and WWII
  • End of World War II in Germany
  • World War II Encyclopedia by the History Channel
  • World War II Awards and their recipients.
  • U.S. National Archives Photos
  • World War II Poster Collection hosted by the University of North Texas Libraries' *Digital Collections
  • World War II Propaganda Leaflet Archive
  • World War 2 Pictures In Colour
  • Multimedia map—Presentation that covers the war from the invasion of the Soviet Union to the fall of Berlin
  • Radio news from 1938 to 1945
  • The Art of War Online Exhibition at the UK National Archive
On-line documents
  • World War II Military Situation Maps. Library of Congress
  • After Action Reports (AAR’s) and other official documents about the American Divisions during the Second World War
  • Maps from the Pacific and Italian theaters
  • Officially Declassified U.S. Government Documents about World War II
  • The Soviet History of World War II, 28 October 1959—Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Current Intelligence.
  • Daily German action reports
  • WW2 People's War—A project by the BBC to gather the stories of ordinary people from World War II
  • 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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