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World War II

Official Name
World War II
Event Aliases
Second World War, WWII

Universe

Locations
Europe, Asia, Africa

Characters




Creators
Robert Kanigher, Bob Haney, Ed Herron, Garth Ennis, Roy Thomas and many others (see individual comic titles for further info)

First appearance

Unknown

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History

World War II (abbreviated WWII), or the Second World War, was a worldwide conflict which lasted from 1939 to 1945. Caused by the expansionist and hegemonic ambitions of Germany, Italy, and Japan and economic tensions between all major powers, World War II was a confluence of two conflicts respectively started in China (the Second Sino-Japanese War), and in Poland (the Invasion of Poland). This global conflict split a majority of the world's nations into two opposing camps: the Allies and the Axis. Spanning much of the globe, World War II resulted in the deaths of over 60 million people, making it the deadliest conflict in human history.

1940 - The Spear of Destiny

In November of 1940, German Chancellor Adolph Hitler acquired a powerful mystic weapon known as the Spear of Destiny. With it, he intended on manipulating its power to dominate all of Europe. A British officer named Smythe learned of Hitler's plans and informed American president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Roosevelt, pressured by Congress to maintain an isolationist stance, refused to openly involve the United States in England's war with Germany. Instead, he formed the Justice Society of America.

1941 - Pearl Harbor

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 5, 1941, US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gathered all available Mystery Men and asked them to unite for battling sabotage and similar at the home front during World War II. Their activities were limited to the home front so they could not fall under the influence of Adolph Hitler's Spear of Destiny.

The Squadron soon included also the members of the Justice Society of America (during war time also called the Justice Battalion), the Freedom Fighters and the Seven Soldiers of Victory. Later there was a sub group of younger heroes, dubbed the Young All-Stars, who also were part of the All-Star Squadron.

1945 - The Death of Hitler

The Unknown Solder

Official records state that Reich Chancellor Adolph Hitler and his new bride Eva Braun committed suicide in a hidden bunker in Berlin in April of 1945. This is erroneous however and the true incidents that took place on that day are known to but a few. During the Battle of Berlin, the Unknown Soldier was sent on a mission to stop a Nazi super-weapon - vampiric octopuses called "Nosferatu". On April 29, 1945, he infiltrated Hitler's bunker, killing him and assuming the dictator's identity in order to call off the weapon's deployment. He then made Hitler's death look like a suicide. [1]

Aftermath

With the death of Adolph Hitler, Berlin soon fell to Russian forces. Several U.S. units, including Easy Company, were still active during this time. On May 1st, 1945, only one day after Hitler's death, the time-displaced essence of Alec Holland, the Swamp Thing, took root in the body of a possible ancestor, Alexander Holland. Holland had been killed by enemy fire in Germany, but the Swamp Thing was able to reanimate his body and communicate with the soldiers of Easy Company. Together, they raided a slaughterhouse which was actually a front for one of Hitler's magus bunkers. The abattoir was run by the Transylvanian Nazi Anton Arcane. Arcane used this facility as a staging ground for his experiments in cellular reanimation and it was here that the very first Un-Men were conceived. A U.S. air strike decimated the facility and Arcane was believed killed when he was gored by a steer. Arcane survived however and would return years later to plague the Swamp Thing. [2]

Parallel Dimensions

Vertigo

Tales told under the Vertigo banner do not all take place within the same reality. Many of them even take place on New Earth. In one possible reality, a British detachment of soldiers known as the Rifle Brigade embarked upon a strange mission called "Operation: Bollock". Mission parameters for this venture involved finding the lost testicle of Adolph Hitler. [3] Whether the adventures of this Rifle Brigade takes place within New Earth continuity or its own separate continuity is unknown.

Earth-X

On Earth-X, World War II was a prolonged conflict that extended for decades. American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt passed away from a heart attack in 1944, leaving the country in such a state, that Nazi Germany was able to develop atomic weaponry. By this point, both countries were reluctant to use such destructive capabilities against the other for fear of retaliation that the conflict continued using conventional warfare. Adolph Hitler's Nazi war machine soon reached American shores and dominated the country. Members of the famed Blackhawk Squadron nobly gave their lives fighting the Axis powers. [4] American soldiers tried to fight back, but by this point Hitler's scientists had developed mind control technology that weakened the opposition's willpower. By the early 1970s, the flag of the Third Reich flew across the entire nation. Some proved to be immune to the effects of the mind control devices, and small resistance pockets began to form in various cities.

See also: Earth-10

Earth-50

The history of World War II as it occurred in the WildStorm Universe is similar to how it took place in other realities. The grim member of the Authority known as the Midnighter once traveled back in time on a mission to assassinate Hitler when he was but a young officer. He failed in this endeavor, but left a distinct impression on the Austrian by kicking him savagely in the groin.

Wonder Woman

World War II was a major plot device in season one of the Wonder Woman live action television series. Operating from a "secret Nazi base" in Berlin, officers in the Third Reich conducted their affairs in an effort to undermine America's war effort. They established a vast network of spies and saboteurs who infiltrated America's military apparatus, targeting weapons factories, military bases and government offices. To combat the Nazi threat, the War Department established the Air Corps Intelligence Division under the command of General Philip Blankenship. Blankenship's top man was former Air Force major Steven Leonard Trevor. In the Spring of 1942, the Amazon princess Diana came to the United States on behalf of the people of Paradise Island and adopted the guise of Wonder Woman. She also adopted the mortal alias Diana Prince and joined the Air Corps Intelligence Division holding the rank of Yeoman 1st Class. As Wonder Woman, Diana fought many Nazi agents and was even held prisoner in a Nazi stronghold in Germany. She fought against scheming aristocrats such as the Baroness Paula von Gunther as well as athletic power houses like Fausta - the Nazi Wonder Woman. After the war Wonder Woman returned to Paradise Island where she remained for more than thirty years.

Terra Obscura

In the Earth-ABC universe's parallel planet Earth, Terra Obscura, Hitler was killed by Captain Future (Andrew Bryant).

Issues

Issues in event are unknown.

Paraphernalia

Items: None known.
Vehicles: Grumman XF5F Skyrocket; M3 Stuart Light Tank (Haunted Tank); Messerschmitt Bf 109; Messerschmitt Me 262
Weapons: War Wheel; Spear of Destiny

Notes

  • In some parallel universes, the Nazis won World War II. See Earth-X and Earth-10.

Trivia

  • No trivia.

Recommended Reading

  • World War II

Related Articles

Links and References

References


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World War II
Beginning:

September 1, 1939

End:

September 2, 1945

Place:

Earth

Outcome:
Belligerents

Allied Nations (also operating under the name of "United Nations"[1])

Axis Nations

Commanders
  • Nazi Germany
  • Empire of Japan
  • Italy
  • Romania
  • Hungary
  • Finland (Co-Belligerent)
  • And many more Earth nations
Strength

Joint Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine forces.

Joint Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine forces.

Casualties
  • Around 50,000,000 total (mostly Soviet and Chinese civilians)
  • Around 12,000,000 total (mostly German and Japanese civilians)
  

World War II, or abbreviated as WWII, was an international human conflict that occurred on Earth between 1939 and 1945.

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History

World War II was the second global military conflict in Human History. The war started when Adolf Hitler, Führer of Nazi Germany, invaded Poland. Britain and France were sworn to protect this country, and so war broke out. At this time, World War II wasn't a World War, it was just a war in Europe. But Hitler had invaded many of the bordering countries beforehand such as Austria, Czechoslovakia and Luxembourg.

Hitler and his 3rd Reich had efficiently recreated a new German "Reich" (Empire). Soon, the Soviet Union, which had sided with Hitler before the war, had tried to invade Finland. This war, quickly became another World War. Soon, other nations began helping the Nazi War effort, including the Empire of Japan, and Italy. But also, other countries started to join the Allied War effort as well, with the Soviet Union and the United States entering the war in 1941.

These countries may have been the entire reason the war was won by the Allies. But still, the Allies won by the skin of their teeth, for if it wasn't for the overwhelming amount of soldiers with them, Germany and Italy would control Europe, Africa and the Americas while Japan would control Asia and Oceania. With the help of the two atomic bombs being dropped on Japan, nicknamed "Little Boy" and "Fat Man", the world was launched into the Atomic/Nuclear Age. Over 72,000,000 people died on both sides in the six year conflict, many being civilians from the Soviet Union, the Republic of China and the Axis Powers.

The United Nations

Main article: United Nations

As a result of the Allied victory (the United States of America, Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and others) over the Axis Nations (Nazi Germany, Italy, Japan and others), the United Nations Charter was signed on June 26, 1945, marking the replacement of the defunct League of Nations and the creation of the United Nations. The United Nations were formed with a goal of international peacekeeping by means of collective security.

Types of ammunition still in use in the Human-Covenant War

  • .30 caliber (confetti maker)
  • .50 caliber (M41 LAAG)
  • 7.62mm Ammunition. (MA5B AR, MA5C AR, M808B Scorpion MBT Coaxial machine gun)
  • 90mm gun (M808B Scorpion)

Trivia

Miscellaneous

  • The paratroopers dropped behind enemy lines on D-Day and during Operation Market Garden inspired the UNSC's ODSTs, although the concept had to be rethought for Zero-G.
  • It may be possible that the Brute Spike Grenade was inspired by a German hand grenade known as the "the Potato Masher" or more specifically the "Stielhandgranate".

References in Halo

  • Colonel Herzog apparently researched World War II extensively.[2]
  • The war has been analyzed in comparison to the Human-Covenant War.[3]
  • The Maginot Sphere mentioned by the Forerunner in the Terminals is inspired by the Maginot Line, the French defensive fortifications along the Franco-German border stretching from the Ardennes to the Franco-Swiss border before the war.
  • John Forge's family has had a military tradition dating back to this time.

Sources

  1. Declaration by United Nations
  2. I Love Bees [1]
  3. Halo Graphic Novel

Related Pages

Wars In Human History
World War II (1939 - 1945) | Jovian Moons Campaign (2160) | Rain Forest Wars (2162) | Mars Campaign (2163) | Interplanetary War (2160 - 2170) | Inner Colony Wars (2400s) | Insurrection (2494-) | Human-Covenant War (2525 - 2553)

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Marvel Database

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World War II
Official Name
Aliases
WWII, Second World War, World War Two

Universe


Characters



Contents

Event Synopsis

World War II, or the Second World War, was a worldwide conflict fought between the Allied Powers and the Axis Powers, from 1939 until 1945.

Synopsis

Event Locations: Europe, Asia, Africa, Pacific Ocean
First Appearance: First appearance unknown
Cast of Characters:


Synopsis: World War II, or the Second World War, was a worldwide conflict fought between the Allied Powers and the Axis Powers, from 1939 until 1945.

History

Pre-War: Early 1940's

  • In the early 1940's, before the United States entered World War II, the Red Skull was particularly involved with subversive activities in the United States. The United States government created the costumed persona of Captain America so that there would be a costumed counterpart to the Red Skull. It was in the United States, before America officially entered World War II, that the Red Skull had his first conflicts with Steve Rogers, the original Captain America, the man who became his principal and perennial nemesis.
  • Captain America, his sidekick Bucky, the original android Human Torch, the Torch's sidekick Toro, and Namor the Sub-Mariner acted together to oppose the forces of Nazism. When these superheroes saved the life of Prime Minister Winston Churchill from Master Man, the thankful Churchill suggested that they should become a team, known as the Invaders.

1945

  • During the final days of the war, on or before April 18, 1945 [1] Captain America was trying to stop a bomb-loaded drone-plane launched by Nazi technician Baron Heinrich Zemo when the plane exploded, apparently killing his partner Bucky; and throwing Cap unhurt into icy Arctic waters. The Super-Soldier Formula prevented crystallization of Captain America's bodily fluids, allowing him to enter a state of suspended animation. He was later found and revived by the Avengers.
  • On April 30, 1945 The Human Torch killed Hitler in self defense, in Hitler's bunker. Hitler's consciousness would survive in the form of the Hate-Monger.
  • Magneto is incarcerated in the Auschwitz concentration camp. He meets his wife Magda there and escapes with her during its evacuation.
  • Wolverine fights as a commando/special agent for the Canadian Army. He may have also been a spy for the Allied Forces and it was recently revealed that he may have spent time in the Sobibor concentration camp.

Notes

  • No special notes.

  1. What If? #4 - Colonel Farrow reads from a Top Secret Dispatch dated April 18, 1945

Trivia

  • No trivia.

See Also

Links and References

  • None.

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