This site features information about the worldwide military conflict of World War II, which involved 61 countries and lasted from 1939-1945. Links to additional World War II resources are also provided.
These preserved trenches from World War I in France were dug in the deep woods, giving soldiers the cover they needed during battle. Today they are empty but for a couple of inches of snow, and the scene is peaceful and serene.
Discount stores date back to the late 1940s and early 1950s, just after the end of World War II. They were conceived during the post-war economic boom, to serve the consumer needs of baby boomer families.
Antique airplanes are reminiscent of an era gone by. This photo shows the rotary motor and wooden propeller of a red World War I era biplane that is on display at the Air & Space Museum in San Diego's Balboa Park.