Second World War


: the war that was fought mainly in Europe and Asia from 1939 to 1945

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Recent Examples on the Web After the defeat of Japan in the Second World War, when the country was in ruins, the new democratic government stepped up this transformation. Johann Hari, TIME, 9 May 2024 It was also shared on the eve of the anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 8 May 2024 Birch said that more unexploded missiles and bombs have fallen in Gaza than anywhere in the world since at least the Second World War. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 8 May 2024 By pure happenstance, Evelyn found a Spanish historian, Josep Calvet, whose research specializes in refugees’ escape from Nazism through Spain and the Pyrenees during the Second World War. Lauren Costantino, Miami Herald, 6 May 2024 During the Second World War, libraries burned, the Soviets took books from Germany and the Nazis took books from Russia. Rachel Donadio, New York Times, 1 May 2024 Hazanavicius for his latest film adapted the Second World War novel of the same title by Jean-Claude Grumberg that is set against the events of the Holocaust and told with magical realism. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Apr. 2024 In the decades following the Second World War, resource consumption skyrocketed—a development that’s become known as the Great Acceleration. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 20 Apr. 2024 Gathered below are a handful of images of some of the many ways people put bicycles to use during the Second World War. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 17 Apr. 2024

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“Second World War.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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