World War II

September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945

Six years of a gigantic war, fiercer and more destructive than any in history.

Fifty-five million dead; 3,000,000 missing; the domination of the world at stake.


2194 Days of War Рby Cesare Salmaggi & Alfredo Pallavisini Р1977


Sudetenland Occupation

Saturday, 1-October-1938

German troops begin the occupation of the Sudetenland. The operation has been prepared in the minutest detail months before, an obvious proof that the fate of the Sudetens was sealed long before the Munich Pact was signed.

Munich Pact

Thursday, September 29, 1938

The Munich Pact is signed by Arthur Neville Chamberlain (Great Britain), Edouard Daladier (France), Adolf Hitler (Germany), and Benito Mussolii (Italy).