Welcome to a collection of the most interesting World War II photos. From black and white photos to full-color images of the war that lasted 1939 to 1945. Although those are the official dates there were many conflicts that lead up to 1939 that provoked the global war. The war involved more than 100 million people from 30 countries. Here is a picture gallery that takes you through one of the largest wars this planet has ever seen.
German Prisoners of War Captured by American
Germans captured by the Americans actually had high praises for America. They spoke well of the country and 5,000 of them settled into the United States after their release. Thousands more willingly returned to visit.
Necessity Breeds Ingenuity
All sorts of weird configurations of firing weapons were created in World War II out of necessity. In this case, a Russian squad in training during the Crimean Front in 1942 was photographed with a seemingly mobile machine gun. While the photo was staged for publicity, in reality, they likely had to carry the beast to move quickly. The wheels did little help moving through the rubble.