World War II was a disastrous global war, started just after two decades of The Great War. The conflict involved virtually every part of the world, with over 30 countries, directly and indirectly, involved in the deadliest war. 75 million people died, including soldiers and civilians, which counts for 3% population at the time. Many civilians died because of deliberate genocide, massacres, mass-bombings, war crimes, diseases, and starvation. The Soviet Union alone lost around 27 million people, including 8.7 million militaries and 19 million civilians. Millions more were injured, and still more lost their homes and property. Here below is a collection of colorized photographs from WWII. These photographs show soldiers on battlefields, women working in factories making weapons, and many more.
Suddenly, Bernard’s five-year-old son broke free of his mother’s grasp and sprinted into the military formation to take his smiling father’s hand. In that instant, an alert Vancouver Daily Province photographer, Claude Dettloff, snapped the shutter. Soon, his unforgettable image of little Warren “Whitey” Bernard was being printed by leading publications throughout North America. It was later used in Canada’s war bond drives with the plea, “help bring my Daddy home.” Jack Bernard survived the war and was reunited with his son in 1945