World War II
DescriptionWorld War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's countries - including all of the great powers. It was the most widespread war in history and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. These objects from the Grand Rapids Public Museum's Collection include a variety of archival materials and objects that offer military, personal as well as national and global perspectives on the War.