Second World War
The Second World War is the biggest, bloodiest and most tragic armed conflict in world history. Then died almost 60 million people. It was between 1 September 1939 to 2 September 1945. The war took place in Europe, Africa, Asia, and in all oceans. Most of countries which took place in the war were: Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States and the USSR.
Adolf Hitler with his army began the war with attack on Poland. German also occupied Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg and unexpectedly France gave up very quickly.
In the same time German-Italian army was trying to conquer Africa. At the beginning German-Italian forces were successful, but after a long conflict they were forced to leave Africa.
At the first step of war Germany quickly invaded the territory of the USSR. During this time Japan attacked the American in the Pearl Harbour.
The German army in the east stopped at Moscow. Germany lost the battle in Stalingrad. In 1944 Soviets crossed the boundary of Poland. Also Japanese were losing the battles. After successes they treated failure as a failure.
6 June 1944 the Americans and the British conducted a landing on the beaches of Normandy. They managed to break the German resistance and begin to march in occupied Europe. Surprise met them in the forests of the Ardennes, where the Germans began the counteroffensive, which, ended in defeat of the Nazis. Shortly after the Russians began to besiege Berlin, which gave up on 2 May 1945, Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945. Japan surrendered on September 2, 1945.