World war ii

World War Two

Timeline created by clairean11 in History
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
4acdf9a16c56f9ddb3f5a77143fa9d51 Hitler Becomes Chancellor The President of Germany made Hitler the Chancellor. As a chancellor, he used his authority to build his power. When the Reichstag burned down, he blamed this on Communists, and demanded troops to "protect himself," but instead used the army to increase his power.
Hitler fuhrer Death of Hindenburg After Hindenburg dies, Hitler declares himself Führer. As the Führer, banned all other political parties other than the Nazi party. He also remilitarized Germany and reintroduced the military draft directly in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. However, the Allies decided not to take action.
Jewish Hitler Releases Nuremburg Laws Nuremburg Laws were a series of anti-Semetic laws (anti-Jew). These laws were intentionally against Jews, and restricted their freedom as much as possible. For example, German Jews lost their citizenship, and weren't allowed to marry or have a relationship with anyone who was Aryan.
S hist ec 05622 16x9 Germany Occupies Rhineland Germany's occupation of Rhineland worried France, because Germany was remilitarizing on their border. So France asked Britian for help, but Britain still pursued the policy of appeasement.
Franco4 The Spanish Civil War When the civil war in Spain arose, Hitler gave armed support to the Nationalist Army in Spain, and helped Francisco Franco win the Civil War. Germany sent soldiers, planes, tanks, and munition. Hitler used this was as a "dress rehearsal" for the second world war.
Munich conference The Munich Conference At the Munich Conference, Germany declares itself allies with Italy, led by Mussolini. The Allies still pursue the policy of appeasement.
German troops parade warsaw poland Germany Invades Poland Germanyinvades Poland, which causes the second World War to begin.
King george Allies Respond to Germany's Attack Britain, France, and New Zealand declare war on Germany 2 days after Germany invades Poland. The Allies abandon their policy of appeasement.
34721661731d73360348bbcad2290009 1m.png Britain Attacks Germany British Air Force strikes German Navy. With this attack, the war has begun.
Neutrality2 US declares Neutrality The United States declare their stance in the war (neutral) because they don't want to get involved in another European conflict. At the same time, Germany moved farther into Poland to attack France.
German leader adolf hitler in german occupied france posing in front of eiffel tower France Falls France is defeated under Germany's Attack. Germany attacks by using the strategy called Blitzkrieg, where it attacked Paris with bombs first, then troops. WHen Paris fell, all of France fell with it.
2b11437fd50acdb56f612cec37e947f2 Mussolini invades North Africa Mussolini invades North Africa because he beginst to think that if he doesn't act soon enough, he will not gain anything from the war. So he invades Egypt (Britain's terrotory)
Gallery%20lend%20lease%20shipment Lend Lease Act The United States' Congress issues the Lend Lease Act which allows the Allied nations to buy American weapons and arms.
1015 Britain Strikes Back at Italy Britain is very successful in its attack to drive back Italy and Hitler has to come save Italy. Because of this, Hitler had to separate his forces, which caused his downfall.
3 41 Countries joing the Axis Powers Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary join the Axis powers, while Greeca and Yugosavia resist.
Adolf hitler in maribor marburg slovenia 1941 Hitler Attacks Yugoslavia and Greece After Hitler invades Yugoslavia and Grece, Yugoslavia surrenders in 11 days, while Greece surrenders in 17. They become Germany territory.
29 Hitler Launches Operation Barbarrossa Operation Barbarrossa was the code name for the German attack on USSR. This occurred even though Germany had a non-aggression pact with USSR, because Hitler secretly wanted to exterminate the Russian race.
Churchill roosevelt%281%29 Atlantic Charter The Atlantic Charter was set up by the Roosevelt (president of the US) and Churchill (British Prime Minister) when they secretly met up. This charter upheld free trade among nations and the right of people to choose their own government.
300px u9submarine German U boat Attacks US When a German U boat fired on a US ship carrying weapons to Britain, Us retaliated, and an undeclared war raged between US and Germany.
Uewb 09 img0655 Leningrad Under Seige Hitler's forces cause Russian forces to retreat, and eventually upt them under seige at Leningrad. In order to force Russians to surrender, Hitler tries to starve the Russians. However, Stalin refuses to give up and 1 million out of 2.5 million people die.
3946268859 4f56a9c28b Hitler Attacks Moscow Instead of continuing the seige in Leningrad, Hitler decides to attack Moscow. But the Russian Winter caused Hitler to lost 500,000 soldiers.
Pearl02 Pearl Harbor The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, a US military base located in Hawaii. This marks the beginning of the Pacific battle in the WW2, and US's unvolvement in the war.
African americans wwii 001 US declares war on Japan After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the US joins the WW2 as a part of the Allies and the US and Great Britain declare war on Japan.
Warpostcard Hitler Declares War on US Because Japan had joined the Axis powers, Hitler declares war on the United States.
Doolittle jh Doolittle's Raid on Japan Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle bombed Tokyo and other cities. Even though the damage done was minimal, it raised American moreals and convinced people that the Japanese were not invulnerable.
2484972 3x2 940x627 Battle of Coral Sea US navy fough the Japanese, and even though the Allies suffered more damage but it was something of a victory, since the US was successful in stopping Japanese expansion. IN this battle, neither navy fought directly, but attacked each other by dropping bombs on them via ariplanes.
Midway Battle of Midway The Japanese attacked the island of Midway (near Hawaii) but the US had already known about this. Before the Japanese could attack, US attacked them, and the attack crippled the Japanese forces and caused them to retreat. After this attack, the Allies took on the offensive
El alamein  1 Battle of El Alamein The Allied forces decided to take back control of North Africa, and sent troops to Egypt. The Germans had positioned themselves in an Egyptian village called El Alamain. IN Novermber 4, the Allies claimed victory. From here, the Allies proceeded to take ove Italy.
300px marines rest in the field on guadalcanal Battle of Guadalcanal When the US learned that the Japanese were building an airbase in Guadalcanal, they attacked. In the end, Japanese retreated, and began to call this island, "the island of death".
Resized battle stalingrad 4 Battle of Stalingrad When Hitler couldn’t conquer Moscow or Leningrad, he sent troops to Stalingrad. The city was heavily destroyed by bombs, but Stalin told his generals to protect the city named after him to their death. Although the Germans had been winning, the Soviets attacked on Nov. 19 from outside and trapped the Germans inside the city. The Germans surrender on Feb 2, 1943.
Tumblr m25ea4nglt1qz9tkeo1 500 Operation Torch This was an operation where Allies, led by Eisenhower, landed in Algeria and Morocco after the Germans fled from the Battle of El Alamein. This battle caught the Germans between two fronts in Egypt, and eliminated German forces form Africa.
Italie%20 %20kaart Invasion of Italy The Allied forces now turn their attention to Italy. The land on Sicily, and capture it in a month. They overthrow Mussolini, but when the Germans counterattacked, Mussolini was put back in power.
39960023 rome getty 238 Allies Take Over Rome After their fighting within Italy, the Allies march into Rome. However, the fight in Italy doesn't end until Germany's surrender in 1945.
D day invasion omaha buildup D-Day Invasion The Allies planned an attack against Hitler. But in order to throw off the Germans, they set up troops in the south of France, while the actual attack was in Normandy. The invasion was successful, and the Allies advanced toward Paris. This showed that Hitler wasn't unstoppable.
Macarthur Battle of Leyte Gulf Douglas MacArthur, who was ordered away from Leyte, returned to the Philippines. Within 4 days of fighting with the advancing Allied troops, Japanese navy had lost disastrously, and the Us had eliminated the Japanese navy as an opposing force in the war.
Nazi germany conquers france 2 Battle of the Bulge As the Allies avdanced on two fronts ( US, France and UK were pushing Germany back form the West, and the USSR was pushing from the East) Hitler tried to break through the attack. His attack pushed through the Allied defense, but Germany was forced to retreat even furthur, as the attack was not successful enough.
Usmc c okinawa p29b Battle of Okinawa American troops moved into Okinawa from Iwo Jima. The Japanese fought hard, but in June 21, the battle ended, with Japanese losing 100,000 troops
27468496 Hiroshima Bombing US decided to use Atomic bombs on Japan because they felt that it was the quickest way to end the war. Truman warned the Japanese government that unless they surrendered, the US will use the atomic bombs. But the Japanese did not answer, and the US dropped an atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
Nagasaki bomb Nagasaki Bombing Because Japan had still not surrendered after the atomic bombing of Hirpshima, the Us dropped another atomic bomb in Nagasaki. The Japanese soon surrendered after this attack.
0 Japan Surrenders Japan surrenders, and the second World War comes to a close.