THE SECOND WORLD WAR
The Second World War was the most devastating and largest conflict in human history.
So far reaching was its impact that I doubt there is a single person on earth who doesn't either know about it or have a personal connection to it in some way. We still feel the consequences of this desperate struggle, borders drawn across the world in the years after 1945 have sowed conflict and unrest into the modern age. The fact is though its a far better state of affairs from the alternative of Tyranny and Despotism ruling the world.
From the fields of Alberta harvesting grain, to the factories of the Soviet Union and jungles of the South Pacific, this war was fought on every front imaginable and by people from all walks of life. Millions of Indian, African and Asian troops left their homelands to fight, labour and die on foreign soil. Men and women from nearly every country on earth took part in this war.
Much has been written of the battles, politics and machines of "The War" as it has become known, endless volumes of books, movies and games have interested and enthralled generations and i am proud to add these interesting tales to that library.
This website is not political and all uniforms and artifacts are presented for their historical importance, with their own stories, as researched and written by us at The War Dungeon.
Great Britain and her Empire
Age Shall not Weary them, Nor the years condemn...
From all corners of the empire, men and women of every race color and creed answered the call to defend Great Britain and her allies. Fighting and dying on every front of the war. The sons and daughters of the commonwealth would give their lives in the pursuit of freedom, justice and many for the man beside them.
The British Empire martyred itself in the Great War to save Europe from Germany, unbeknownst to anyone at the time this was just the first round.
The Dominion of Canada
To those who fall I say, You will not die but step into immortality
-Sir Arthur Currie
The Great war was one of the defining moments in the history of Canada. The war dramatically transformed the nation socially and economically, so many rushed to enlist they had to close the recruitment offices! Canada was about to show the Empire and the World exactly what they could do and by the end of it Canadians had forged a nation, together.
Through the battles of Kitcheners wood, Passchendaele, The Somme, Vimy and Hill 70 Canadians faced all the horrors and glory of war.
The German Kaiserreich
"Germany must have her place in the sun."
The soldiers of the Fatherland would march to war against enemies in the east and the west, her ships patrolled and fought as far away as Africa, Asia and South America. The industrial Might of Germany would help to churn the fields of Europe into a blasted hell scape, scarcely seen in history. These men and women would serve bravely, fighting for their Kaiser and for Germany.
The Republic of France
France would play host to the worst fighting the Great War had to offer, losing over 1,300,000 soldiers between 1914-1918. Many battlefields of this war were in France, with armies fighting over villages and cities, farms and more. Reducing them to nothing more than hollow ruins and blasted craters.
The French who for so many years were "The Old Enemy" to the British, would find themselves fighting again side by side trying to hold back the seemingly relentless tide of German Fieldgrey.
"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity"
The United States of America
The United States would join WW1 in 1917 alongside Britain and France, reluctant to get involved in a foreign war sentiment changed over time. Several key events led to the US declaring war on Germany. This would bring the as yet unseen Industrial Might of the worlds rising super power to bear, swiftly concluding the Great War.