Want to see how good triumphed over evil? Here's a lineup of some of the most memorable weapons brandished on both sides of the war to end all wars!
The Second World War began on September 1, 1939 with the German-led invasion of Poland. Over the next six years, it pitted troops of the Allied and Axis powers against each other in epic battles around the globe. Those soldiers carried weapons of all sorts with them. The weapons were designed specifically for warfare and they played a vital role in how the war unfolded and how it was finally won.
From the very beginning, it was clear that both tanks and aircraft would feature prominently in this war. It's no surprise then that artillery to combat them would be a focus for all armies involved in WWII. So, can you tell your anti-tank gun from your anti-aircraft gun? There are a couple in here you can test yourself on!
Arming individual soldiers was also of paramount importance. Countries scrambled to equip their troops with the best rifles, machine guns, hand grenades, knives and even spears. Some of them are quite easy to spot - others might make you stop and think twice. We know you're up to the challenge, so show us what you've got!
The end of WWII came with the decisiveness of two weapons never used before (or after). Just thinking about their sheer power is enough to blow your mind. Can you name them? We know you can, that's why they're both in the quiz!
It's time to show what's in your arsenal of knowledge about WWII weaponry. Take the quiz now!