World War II involved almost every part of the planet and lasted from 1939-1945. The main participants were the Allies: France, Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union and to a lesser extent, China. The Axis powers were Germany, Italy and Japan. This war saw unspeakable horrors and events unfold as well as touching acts of humanity. In here, you’ll see examples of both. Be warned, some of the images might be disturbing or offensive.