The Second World War is the largest event in the history of mankind. No populated continent was untouched by its operations. The colonial empires of Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Soviet Union, United States, China, Japan, and countless other nations were engaged in military operations of every size from small commando raids to massed tank battles. Innumerable new weapons and methods of destruction were developed as the world was engulfed in war from the bottom of the seas to the skies above. The war also fought and suffered by civilians, who may have numbered half of the estimated fifty million people killed between 1936-1945. The war, however it had ended, would have changed the world irreversibly. The proximate cause of its conclusion America’s detonation of atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Red Army’s victory over Germany. For the first time, you will be able to see World War II through the eyes of the press. The reporters were there on the front lines recording it as it happened. You’ll never get closer to the events of this time.
Please sit back, get comfortable, and enjoy “WWII Seen Through The Eyes Of The Press.”