Important People During The Second World War

Posted in: World War II
Written on 8th February 2013 12:14pm

There were many key figures that had a profound affect on the world during the Second World War. Here are five leaders that affected the outcome of the war.

The Second World War affected every person in the world at the time and a great number of people contributed to the war effort. Below, we give you five people that were leading crucial nations during the war and the effect they had upon it.


Sir Winston Churchill

He is regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of all time. Priminister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War, he stood alone as active opposition to Adolf Hitler.


Adolf Hitler

The leader of the Nazi Regime and Chancellor of Germany during the war. He is widely regarded as the most tyranical leaders of all time and was responsible for 5 million Jewish deaths.


Hideki Tojo

As Prime Minister of Japan, he was directly responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbor- which led to war between Japan and the United States.


Joseph Stalin

Leader of the USSR. His Red Army were instrumental in ending the war for the Allies in Europe, when they defeated the Germans and captured Berlin in May 1945.


Franklin D. Roosevelt

Roosevelt led the United States into the war four days after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, as the President at the time. He died shortly before Germany surrended and the war ended.

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