WW2 was a war than eventually encapsulated the entire world as it rolled out between 1939 to 1945 involving some thirty countries and over 100 million people.
Certainly it was the deadliest conflict in world history leaving up to 80 million dead, many more casualties and entire cities laid waste. It is commonly
accepted that WW2 started with the German invasion of Poland on 1st September 1939 and
the subsequent declarations of war by Britain and France who had pledged to protect
that nation. The war in Europe ended officially on 8th May 1945 when Germany
surrendered and the war in the Pacific ended on 15th August 1945 following Japan's surrender. Here you can play out the war in a series of some of the best online WW2 games.