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World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War (after the recent Great War), was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.


1935: Italians in Ethopia

1936-39: Spanish Civil War

1937: Japanese in China


1939-40: War in Europe

1940: German invasion of Western Europe

1940: Battle of Britain

1940-41: War in the Mediterranean

1941: Axis attack USSR

1941: War in the Pacific

1941-42: Stalling of Axis Advance

1943-44: Allies gain Momentum

1944: Allies start to close in on Germany

1945: Victory Day


World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history. An estimated total of 70–85 million people perished, which was about 3% of the 1940 world population (est. 2.3 billion).

  • 1,206 Home Guard .
  • 50-55 million civilian deaths (Including 6 million Jews and 11 million other holocaust victims)
  • 21-25 million military deaths (Including 5 million prisoners of war).

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David Croft decided to set the comedies Allo Allo and Dad's Army mostly during that period.