The Great Depression and WW2

1929-1945

The Great Depression

The Great Depression was one of the hardest times in American history. It started on October 29, 1929 and ended in 1939 with the U.S. joining WW2.

WW2

The war in Europe began in earnest on September 1, 1939 with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, and concluded on September 2, 1945, with the official surrender of the last Axis nation, Japan. However, in Asia the war began earlier with Japanese interventions in China, and in Europe, the war ended earlier with the unconditional surrender of Germany on May 8, 1945.

WW2 Pictures

The end of WW2

May 8, 1945 when Germany surrenderd to Allied Powers


August 16, 1945 when Japan surrended to Allied Powers