World War II

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World War I


Jovian Moons Campaign

World War II
A civilian farmer carrying a wounded soldier through a World War II battlefield. From Forever We Fight.


1939[1][Note 1]-1945[2]




  • The first use of human nuclear weapons.[2]

World War II,[4][5] also known as the Second World War[3] and the Great Patriotic War,[1][Note 1] was a conflict on Earth.[3]



John Forge's family had members fight in World War II.[6] During the war, the British cracked a German encryption scheme.[7] Isoroku Yamamoto crippled the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.[8] Also during the war, France created the Maginot Line.[4] One of the bloodiest battles in the war was the Battle of Stalingrad.[3]

End of the war[edit]

The war came to a close with the first usage of human nuclear weapons at Nagasaki and Hiroshima.[2] The bomb at Hiroshima left a domed structure still standing.[9]


Shortly after the war[edit]

With the war's close in 1945, people danced in the streets and climbed lampposts to hoist flags, which were all recorded.[1][Note 1]

Following the Second World War, war photography was commonplace.[10]

Distant affects of the war[edit]

Some in the 26th-century confused World War II with other wars, like the Hundred Years War, and the Thirty Years War.[7] World War II is taught in Russian schools in the 26th-century.[5] The attack on Pearl Harbor was compared to the 26th-century Fall of Reach by Chief Petty Officer McRobb.[11] France's Maginot Line became idiomatically associated with a Forerunner defensive strategy through Forerunner translation software, after this strategy was discovered by humans.[4]


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Given the known scale of the war, on top of the known end date of the conflict as well as the character making the comments knowing about World War II, it is almost certain that the 6 year Great Patriotic War is World War II.


  1. ^ a b c Halo: Glasslands, chapter 1
  2. ^ a b c Halo Encyclopedia (2009 edition), Timeline, p. 31
  3. ^ a b c d Halo: Encyclopedia, Famous UNSC Ships, p. 260-261 (2009)
  4. ^ a b c Halo Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Halo Universe, The Forerunners Introduction, p. 175
  5. ^ a b Halo: Glasslands, page 321
  6. ^ Halo Wars: Official Strategy Guide, Factions: UNSC Leaders, Spirit of Bloody Fire. Cutter. Bloody hell., p. 22-23
  7. ^ a b I love bees, Axon Clips, Chapter 4 - Herzog: "Enigma"
  8. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 4
  9. ^ Halo Legends, Origins
  10. ^ Jake Courage (defunct, Archived)
  11. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 283