World War Stories- World War II was one of the deadliest wars of the world. The casualty statistics vary to the highest degree with an estimated total dead ranged from 60 million to over 79 million. Civilians killed totaled from 40 to 52 million, and 13 to 20 million from these deaths were from war-related diseases and famine. For the Military alone it is estimated from 22 to 25 million and that includes deaths in captivity of about 5 million. Nobody wants to repeat another global war, but sometimes when a country is tempted to use their might to take territories terrible things could possibly stir another military conflict. China is now claiming that the vast south-China sea is theirs, they said that they have historical evidences to prove their claim. However other claimants have the same evidences too and if this kind of conflict cannot be settled diplomatically it could raise military tension. There were reports that most countries who have claims to the islets in South China Sea are gearing up to protect their sovereignty. China wanted to settle the problem diplomatically, but they kept telling other nations to stay out from their territory (South China Sea), do you think it is fair? That is not the way to settle things diplomatically. World War 2 in Europe started the way China did, when Hitler was confident enough that he had the military, the navy and power to crash small countries, he told the world that Poland was theirs and he wanted it back. The UN should not shrug off this issue like what other countries did before Hitler started his Blitzkrieg (Lightning War) and sparked the 2nd World War.
The UN should try calming the tension and make some sort of agreement that all claimants would get a fair share or maybe bring the issue to the international court and solve the issue peacefully, just like what Che Guevara did for Cuba. But how the issue can be brought to the International tribunal when some permanent members of the UN Security Council (France, the Republic of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States) are involved in the conflict and not only that they also have their own separate differences. Have you not noticed that most of these countries are involved in countless wars in the past? Our UN Security Council members are the superpowers we thought have the strength to maintain the peace of our world, but instead of encouraging peace they feed most of the small countries in South China Sea with weapons to defend themselves. Where do you think all these military build-ups in South East Asia would lead to?
Here are some of the best World War II pictures that I collected online, I don’t know who took these pictures, but anyways I hope it would open our minds and hearts that war would bring us only death and destruction. Who ever took these marvelous images they had seen the horror of World War II and the courage of every soldier who fought for freedom and survival. When there is War it is the people who suffer most and not the one who is initiating it. It is the people who will die first and not the leaders. In World War II, Hitler did not die in pain like the ones he killed and massacred, he died by his will. The emperor of Japan did not die like the ones they beheaded in Nanking, or like those killed by the Atomic explosions, he died by old age. Kim Jong-il of North Korea did not die like those in the Korean War, he died by his illness. Do we have to be idled always when our leaders are trying to spark a war?
German soldiers were the best in training and in firepower and foremost they were well-disciplined. Many Germans killed were as young as 18 years old, innocent and full of dreams. Just because their leader wants power they are the ones suffering to get it.
When Americans joined the War, it was like sending high school kids to college. America's military leaders were not fully aware what horror awaits their soldiers. But their superb intelligence and training equipped their men to survive and defend their foxholes at all cost.
Japanese entered the War with a good intention for the Asian people, but intentions and dreams should not be dealt through War. Here are some photos of Japanese army during horrors of World War II. Japanese forces as what we knew from many history books are brutal and cruel, but you are wrong. All soldiers during the war were brutal, war is war. Here are some pictures that show Japanese brutality and kindness.
These photos may look meaningful and full of messages on how difficult to live during the dark years of World War II. Who ever the victors, still they could not remember the event without tears in their eyes. The War wrapped every nation with Death, sadness, depression, poverty, hunger name it, almost every word that would describe the face of War is not enough to express the sacrifices and agonies of the people who were there. Now, we have great powerful countries and most of these countries have participated the second great war, but still they are making ways to use WAR as the solution for their political differences. War is defined in two words only -- DESTRUCTION AND DEATH. Let us pray for peace always. It is not reasonable for a country to declare WAR and kill millions of people just for the word FREEDOM.. It is unfair!