10 Moving and gut wrenching images of WW II
World War II or the Second World War was a global war fought between the years of 1939 and 1945. The war took place between the Axis powers comprising of Germany, Italy, Japan and their supportive countries led by German chancellor Adolf Hitler and Mussolini against the Allied forces of the Great Britain, the Soviet Russia, France and the United States of America led by Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin.
The war caused death of over 85 million civilians and soldiers and has got the moniker of the deadliest conflict in human history. It saw the first ever use of atomic bombs in war when America dropped two atom bombs on Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The war ended in 1945 with the death of Adolf Hitler and surrender of Japan. Here are some heart-wrenching images from the WW II that will remind you that war was indeed hellish.
1 Starved to death
During the invasion of Russia, Hitler decided to lay siege in one of the biggest cities of Russia in Leningrad (present day Saint Petersburg). The siege began on 8th September 1941 and ended on 27th January 1944, lasting for 872 days. It caused severe shortage of rations like food items and other items essential for living. Anywhere from 1,117,000–4,500,000 people, like the little child in the image died due to starvation or disease during the siege.