World War 1, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. Over nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a result of the war, a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents’ technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by gruelling trench warfare. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, and paved the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved. Unresolved rivalries still existed at the end of the conflict contributed to the start of World War 2 only twenty-one years later. [Read more…]
World War 2 was fought in many places and affected many individuals throughout the war. It changed the landscape of the continents and led to the creation of a Jewish nation-state. This is a brief World War 2 Timeline that chronicles many of the major events that occurred before, during, and after the war. If you would like to read a more detailed timeline then scroll to the bottom and check out some of the online resources I have listed to get access to some of the best websites about World War 2.