SECOND WORLD WAR
Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. The vast majority of the world’s countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history , it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. second world war was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of which were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, starvation, disease, and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare.
During second world war, some 350,000 women served in the U.S. Armed Forces, both at home and abroad. They included the Women’s Air force Service Pilots, who on March 10, 2010, were awarded the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal. Meanwhile, widespread male enlistment left gaping holes in the industrial labor force. Between 1940 and 1945, the female percentage of the U.S. workforce increased from 27 percent to nearly 37 percent, and by 1945 nearly one out of every four married women worked outside the home.
The backstory of weapons employed in second world war on land, sea and air was the intense focus of the scientific /tech communities to create the means for the greatest devastation.
Earlier wars may have planted the seeds for lethality, but this new war that engulfed the planet was a quantum leap into the future of weaponry.
The reader will hardly forget the game changer: the atomic bomb that made hyperbole an understatement.
The weapons were often utilized with a degree of barbaric cruelty and hatred. How else can history explain over 60 million dead . Automation became a standard for what had merely been mechanical.