Articles tagged as World War II. The war, especially the effort of the Allies to win it, was the subject of songs, movies, comic books, novels, artwork, comedy routines—every conceivable form of entertainment and culture. World War II was a global war fought between 1939 and 1945 in which countries around the world were divided between two alliances: the Allies and the Axis. World War 2 officially started on September 1, 1939, after Germany invaded Poland, and it continued until 1945 when both Japan and Germany surrendered. 16 million American soldiers served in World War 2, along with the civilian supporters that worked behind the scenes for the war effort. All the latest breaking news on World War II. World War II started in 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. The effects of World War II are still being felt today. Browse The Independent’s complete collection of articles and commentary on World War II. Great Britain and France responded by declaring war on Germany. B-17 Flying Fortress; B-17, Queen of the Skies; B-24 Liberator; B-29 Superfortress; B-Reactor; Błyskawica radiostation; Błyskawica submachine gun; Børge Mathiesen May 21, 2020 Auschwitz Renovations Unearth Prisoners' Hidden Trove of Tools . The war in the Pacific ended when Japan surrendered on September 2, 1945. The war in Europe ended with Germany's surrender on May 7, 1945. World War 2 Records & Newspapers. These free articles and worksheets will teach your middle-school students how.

World War II touched virtually every part of American life, even things so simple as the food people ate, the films they watched, and the music they listened to.