More than 75 years ago, the world was embroiled in a horrific struggle as powers split into two sides, the Allies and Axis, and fought around the globe. Some experts estimate that 75 million people died in World War II, including about 20 million military personnel and 40 million civilians, many of whom died because of deliberate genocide, massacres, mass bombings, disease and starvation. This number may be on the low side as most countries' records are classified. Socially, racism and sexism were still prominent in many areas of the world and these barriers were slowly being removed by determined men and women.
Historic Autographs has chronicled the year 1945 because of the monumental importance of the end of World War II. This trading card series tells the year-long story of one of the most influential years in World History. Although centered around the events of WWII that occurred in 1945, other events, people, sports and achievements are also highlighted. Historic Autographs hopes you enjoy collecting and learning about this impactful era in world history.