Contemporary | World War II | Battle of Stalingrad 1942-1943 02435383
Contemporary | World War II | Battle of Kursk 1943 00398427
Contemporary | World War II | 'Second World War: German evacuees colonizing the ''Reichsgau Wartheland'', 1939-1945' 00405247
Contemporary | World War II | Battle of Berlin 1945 02101519
Contemporary | World War II | Military Surrender of the German Wehrmacht 1945 02101449
Contemporary | World War II | Siege of Warsaw, 1939 00405030
Contemporary | World War II | German-Russian border and German deployment, 1941 02101227
Contemporary | World War II | Start of Barbarossa, 1941 02381732
Contemporary | World War II | Advance of German troops, summer 1941 02381735
Contemporary | World War II | Soviet prisoners, 1941 02381733
Contemporary | World War II | Offensive towards Moscow in the end of 1941 02381734
Contemporary | World War II | German fallback before Moscow in winter, 1941 02101552
Contemporary | World War II | Operations of the German airforce in the Second World War, 1939 00404990
Contemporary | World War II | Outbreak of the First World War 01.09.1939 02100959
Contemporary | World War II | German Occupation of Denmark 09.04.1940 00466101
Contemporary | World War II | Germany occupation of Norway 09.04.1940 00466188
Contemporary | World War II | German Occupation of Luxembourg 10.05.1940 00466372
Contemporary | World War II | Battles in Belgium 10.05.1940 00466407
Contemporary | World War II | Battles in the Netherlands 1940 00466493
Contemporary | World War II | Start of the Battle of France 10.05.1940 00466591
Contemporary | World War II | Armistice in Compiegne 22.06.1940 00467264
Contemporary | World War II | Germany declares war to the USA 11.12.1941 00340059
Contemporary | World War II | Holidays and leisure in Germany, before the outbreak of World War II, 1939 00404372
Contemporary | World War II | Japanischer Angriff auf Pearl Harbour, 1941 02100305
Contemporary | World War II | Start of Barbarossa, 1941 02381732
Contemporary | World War II | Nazi Germany: Armament, 1935-1939 00363882
Contemporary | World War II | Escape on the eastern front, 1944/1945 02100784
Contemporary | World War II | The last weeks in peace and the outbreak of the war 1939 in Poland 00404833
Contemporary | World War II | France immediately before World War II 1939 00404724
Contemporary | World War II | Europe immediately before the outbreak of World War II, 1939 00404239
Contemporary | World War II | Germany, Siegfried Line, before the outbreak of the Second World War, 1939 00404492
Contemporary | World War II | Mobilization in Germany, 1939 00404515
Contemporary | World War II | Great Britain, before the outbreak of World War II, 1939 02101536
Contemporary | World War II | Mobilization in Great Britain, 1939 00404670
Contemporary | World War II | Bombing of Cologne in World War II 00011852
Contemporary | World War II | Sports and public life in Germany, before the outbreak of World War II, 1939 00404411
Contemporary | World War II | Mobilization in france 1939 00404758
Contemporary | World War II | Second World War: English-French military mission in Moscow, August 1939 00404814
Contemporary | World War II | Second World War: Battles in Gdansk, september - december 1939 00404934
Contemporary | World War II | Gdansk from 01.01.1939 until 31.08.1939 00404860
Contemporary | World War II | 50th anniversary of the beginning of the war 00404920
Contemporary | World War II | Bloody Sunday - homicide of ethnic Germans during WWII, September 1939 02101261
Contemporary | World War II | Start of the Second World War, 01.09.1939 00404889
Contemporary | World War II | Joseph Goebbels Sportpalast speech 18 February 1943 00319601
Contemporary | World War II | Surrender of the Modlin Fortress in the Second World War 00405021
Contemporary | World War II | D-Day in France 1944 02100480
Contemporary | World War II | Battle of Britain 1940-1941 00323591
Contemporary | World War II | Second World War: Capitulation of Warsaw, 1939 00405053
Contemporary | World War II | German Afrika Korps in Northafrica starting 11.02.1941 00333305
Contemporary | World War II | Warsaw occupied by the Germans during the Second World War 00405067
Contemporary | World War II | Battles of El Alamein, 1942 02100330
Contemporary | World War II | Second World War: Polish captives and civilians before december 1939 00405104
Contemporary | World War II | Battle of Monte Cassino, 1944 00104486
Contemporary | World War II | Second World War: Poland under German occupation, 1939 - 1944 00405128

World War II

The German invasion of Poland on the 1st of September 1939 plunged the world into the second great war of the 20th century.

After quick and successful "Blitzkrieg" campaigns of conquest in Poland, Denmark, Belgium and France, the German air force suffered a defeat in the Battle for Britain. In the racial-ideological war of extermination against the Soviet Union and for the desired "living space" in the east, the German advance finally came to a halt and the Battle of Stalingrad in the winter of 1942/43 marked a turning point at the eastern front and in the course of the Second World War in Europe.

After Japan's attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the United States entered the war. Meanwhile, the Allies began to bomb German cities with air raids. After the landing of U.S. troops in the Normandy on June 6, 1944, France and Belgium were freed from Hitler's Germany and in the spring of 1945 the Allies crossed the Rhine. In the east, the Red Army pushed back the Wehrmacht further and further, arriving at Berlin in April 1945. Germany and the Axis powers had lost the war and the unconditional surrender of the Wehrmacht followed on May 8, 1945.