German plane bombing Warsaw in 1939
Clockwise from top left: 1. Commonwealth troops,2. Japanese buries Chinese,3. Soviet soldiers,4. Japanese,5. Soviet troops, 6. German Submarine
Both sides gained new allies. First Italy (11 Jine,1940)and Japan (7 Dec !941) joined Germany to form axis against France and Britain. The USA joined the Allies onMarch 1941, as a result of Japan's action. Italy invaded Somaliland to move the war to Northern africa, , germany invaded Greece, Yugoslavia and Crete. Axis powers initially wason the offensive. Hitler suddenly invaded Russiaon 22 June, 1941 and the whole scenario was completely changed.
Imperialist war turned into Peoples' war.