World War Two was the greatest conflict of all history, only a generation after the first 'War to end all Wars'. But when Hitler's Germany smashed into Poland in September 1939, it became clear that the new European war would be no repeat of the 1914-18 stalemate.
But in December 1941, Hitler's divisions stood poised at the gates of Moscow, as, faraway in the Pacific, his Japanese allies stunned America with fateful attack on Pearl Harbor. America was now a full Allied combatant in the Pacific, in Africa and, eventually, in Europe, as the war swung towards the Allied cause.
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