World War II ended in May 1945 in Europe and August 1945 in the Pacific, but the effects of the war was felt long afterwards.
It can even be argued that the effects can even be noticed today.
The picture above is of Soviet soldiers with lowered standards of the defeated Nazi forces during the Victory Day parade in Moscow, on June 24, 1945.
Below are just some pictures of the aftermath of WWII.
Emaciated, but happy at their release from Japanese captivity, two Allied prisoners of war pack their meager belongings, after being freed near Yokohama, Japan, on September 11, 1945, by men of an American mercy squadron of the U.S. Navy.
Ethnic Germans from the Sudetenland make their way to the railway station in Liberec, in former Czechoslovakia, to be transferred to Germany July, 1946 photo. After the end of the war, millions of German nationals and ethnic Germans were forcibly expelled from both territory Germany had annexed, and formerly German lands that were transferred to Poland and the Soviet Union.
Broken down buses that have littered the streets of Tokyo are used to help relieve the acute housing shortage in the Japanese capital on October 2, 1946. Homeless Japanese who hauled the buses into a vacant lot are converting them into homes for their families.
German mothers walk their children to school through the streets of Aachen, Germany, on June 6, 1945, for registration at the first public school to be opened by the U.S. military government after the war.
The police in Germany blocked roads next to Berlin’s main train station in April 2018 an evacuation prompted by the discovery of an unexploded bomb from World War II.
October 1945 photo from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency, communist leader Kim Il Sung chats with a farmer from Qingshanli, Kangso County, South Pyongyang in North Korea.
Some of Poland’s thousands of war orphans at the Catholic Orphanage in Lublin, on September 11, 1946, where they are being cared for by the Polish Red Cross. Most of the clothing, as well as vitamins and medicines, are provided by the American Red Cross.
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