World War II was a global war which started in 1939 and ended in 1945. Between fifty and eight five million people died worldwide. It was one of the saddest times in human history; the loss of human lives was just too much.
The tragedy was captured by numerous photographers, each stationed within their own countries. The moments they captured will forever be inked into our heads, as we remember the loss and few victories which took place. Here are 20 pictures that capture the essence of World War II.