WWII was the most disastrous conflict mankind has ever known in terms of lives lost and property destroyed. The war took place in two theaters and was virtually two different wars happening simultaneously–a war mainly against Germany and another against Japan. Because this is such a monstrous war, it will be discussed in two segments: first, the war against Japan, and next, the war against Germany.
Wars have constantly solved mankind’s issues. The tactics and stories of battles from these wars have lived throughout the millennia and hopefully will live for millennia to come. Looking back upon history and seeing the tactics used from battle to battle, war to war, and century to century helps us understand how wars are won.
If one can understand wars and why they started, one can see why events played out in history and made the world the way it is today.