In this ‘Google Maps’ of World War II you can see 3,400 references to the most devastating conflict in history

The Second World War It was the most devastating conflict that humanity has ever had in its history. It lasted 6 years, between 1939 and 1945, and directly and indirectly involved more than a hundred countries grouped around the powers of the Axis (Germany, Italy and Japan) and the Allies (United States, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, China and France) and caused at least 80 million deaths between civilians and military personnel, although some estimates raise the figure to 100. Their main battlefield was Europewhich was full of traces of the conflict that you can now visit interactively through the interactive map Kilroy Trip.

This World War II ‘Google Maps’ responds to the name of ‘Kilroy’s Journey’ in allusion to the expression ‘Kilroy was here’here was Kilroy, protagonist of a graffiti very popular among allied soldiers which showed a person looking over a wall.

Kilroy Trip It is the work of the French non-profit organization of the same name that collects Thousands of relevant World War II locations. Browsing the map you can find hundreds of historical places, almost 3,400 points of interest provided with photos and descriptions that are grouped into a total of 13 categories which can be viewed independently of the map if preferred. These are bunkers, museums, buildings, memorials, aircraft, vehicles, cemeteries, ships, bridges, historic sites, photography, the Freedom Highway and stories.

The map has a search engine to enter a specific location such as the Omaha Beachone of the five in which the Allies landed on June 6, 1944 in the largest amphibious and airborne invasion in history, the operation Overlordeither Pearl Harborwhere Japan attacked the United States on December 7, 1941, causing the United States to enter the conflict. Or you can browse through it by clicking on the highlighted locations.

When you do this, the map opens a panel with an image and a brief description of the selected point of interest and an option to ‘details’ which leads to a tab with more information and photographs about the location.

Kilroy’s journey is made using the technology of OpenStreetMap and has 89 active contributors At the moment, a role that anyone can take and contribute information to the web. In addition to the web version, there is also an app for Android and web app for devices Manzana that bring the experience of rediscovering World War II to mobile format.