Outline of World War II

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 IIEdit

Causes of World War IIEdit

The HolocaustEdit

Participants in World War IIEdit

Participants in World War II

Timeline of World War IIEdit

Summary timelineEdit

Comprehensive timelineEdit

World War II by regionEdit

World War II theatres, fronts, and campaignsEdit

World War II by countryEdit

Other initiatives in World War IIEdit

Propaganda during World War IIEdit

People in World War IIEdit

Leaders in World War IIEdit

The 'Big Three'Edit


Military forces of World War IIEdit

Technology during World War IIEdit

Technology during World War II

Equipment of World War IIEdit

Vehicles of World War IIEdit

Weapons of World War IIEdit

Common military awardsEdit

Soviet UnionEdit

United StatesEdit

United KingdomEdit

France and BelgiumEdit


Nazi GermanyEdit

The end of World War IIEdit

Aftermath of World War IIEdit

World War II in pop-cultureEdit

Books about World War IIEdit

See alsoEdit


  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 linksEdit

On-line documents
  • 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.