World War II is remembered as one of the deadliest and monumental wars in human history, that has largely shaped the world as we know it today.* With a tremendous loss of life and destruction of many cities, World War II devastated much of Europe and Asia, and the geopolitical implications of the war are acting even today.

In this post, we’ve gathered up 87 historic World War II photographs from some of the historical websites and the Wikimedia commons, that serve as a reminder and chronicle the war effort, both in the battles and in the down-time.

Some images do contain depictions of violence, so exercise your own good judgment before proceeding.

Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it, so let us remember.