WWII was a global war that was under way by 1939 and ended in 1945. It involved a vast majority of the world’s nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million people serving in military units.
In a state of “total war”, the major participants placed their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities at the service of the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by significant events involving the mass death of civilians, including theHolocaust and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare, it resulted in 50 million to over 70 million fatalities. These deaths make the war the deadliest conflict in human history!!
Below an American flag is hoisted up in France
The war ended with the total victory of the Allies over the Axis in 1945. World War II altered the political alignment and social structure of the world. The United Nations (UN) was established to foster international cooperation and prevent future conflicts. The Soviet Union and the United States emerged as rival superpowers, setting the stage for the Cold War, which lasted for the next 46 years. Meanwhile, the influence of European great powers started to decline, while the decolonisation of Asia and Africa began. Most countries whose industries had been damaged moved towards economic recovery. Political integration, especially in Europe, emerged as an effort to stabilise postwar relations.
Below are some images that show our very own doing what they were called upon for.. Not realizing that they set a path for style and defined a generation, while fighting a war and trying to make it home! We salute and thank them for their dedication to a nation that remains free, due to their sacrifices! These men and woman Hold It Down more than ANYONE!
We decided to put a little inspiration. This is a long video, so watch the take off then skip to about 20:30 and get inspired to LIVE LIFE TO IT’S FULLEST !!!
-HOLDING IT DOWN-