World War II, conflict that involved virtually every part of the world during 1939–45. The main combatants were the Axis powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan) and the Allies (France, Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and China). It was the bloodiest conflict, as well as the largest war, in history.
Mar 01, 2016 · Heinrich Ortgies designed a 7.65mm pistol in 1919 that proved popular with German police and army officers and was manufactured by the Deutsche Werke of Berlin until 1924. Between 1921 and 1931 Deutsches Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) produced their 7.65mm Modell 22 pistol, which was another close copy of the FN Modele 1910.