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World War II Images and Photos

Your visual guide to World War II

The historical events in the years 1933-1945 have far-reaching consequences until this day. The Great Depression of 1929 accelerated the rise of the NSDAP in Germany and in January 1933 Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany. The Invasion of Poland in 1939 marks the beginning of the Second World War - a war that would extend far beyond the borders of Europe and end with the unconditional surrender of the Wehrmacht. Below is a visual guide using striking World War II images.


Rise of the NSDAP

Rise of the NSDAP - WW2 Images
Munich, Bavaria, Germany The arrest of communist and Marxist city councilors during the Beer Hall Putsch of November 1923 / © SZ Photo / Scherl / Bridgeman Images


Invasion of Poland WW2

Invasion of Poland WW2 Images
Images of WW2 German soldiers during the invasion of Poland, 1939 (b/w photo) / © SZ Photo / Bridgeman Images


The course of World War II

Winston Churchill Images WW2
Images of World War II: Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965) / Universal History Archive/UIG / Bridgeman Images


The end of World War II

WRENS VE Day Glasgow, UK, WW2 images
WRENS and sailors celebrate VE Day in Gordon Street, Glasgow, 8th May 1945 (b/w photo) / © Mirrorpix / Bridgeman Images


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