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A post-war or postwar period is the interval immediately following the end of a war. The term usually refers to the short period after World War II (ended in 1945). A post-war period can become an interwar period or interbellum, when a war between the same parties resumes at a later date (such as the period between World War I and World War II). By contrast, a post-war period marks the cessation of armed conflict entirely.

A French family returns to their village, Buron, northwest of Caen, which was completely destroyed during fighting, 18 July 1944.