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The Major Battles Of World War II

  • German Anschluss with Austria

    Hitler went ahead with his plans to unify all German-speaking people
  • Treaty of Munich

    Hitler, Chamberlain, Daladier of France and Mussolini of Italy met in Munich and agreed that Hitler should have the Sudetanland of Czechoslovakia
  • Start Of World War 2

    Start Of World War 2
    Hitler invated Poland.
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    start to finish of WWll

  • Blitzkrieg

    Hitler launched his blitzkrieg aka lightning war against Holland and Belgium. Rotterdam was bombed almost to extinction. Both countries were occupied.
  • Chamberlain resigns

    Neville Chamberlain resigned after pressure from Labour members for a more active prosecution of the war and Winston Churchill became the new head of the wartime coalition government.
  • WWII : Dunkirk

    WWII : Dunkirk
    A major part of the German Invation of France.
  • Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo)

    The British commander-in-chief, General Gort, had been forced to retreat to the coast at Dunkirk. The troops waited, under merciless fire, to be taken off the beaches.
  • Italy enter war on side of Axis powers

    Italy entered the war on the side of the Axis powers
  • Pearl Harbor

    The Japanese, who were already waging war against the Chinese, attacked the US pacific fleet at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, as a preliminary to taking British, French and Dutch colonies in South East Asia.
  • Britain and US declare war on Japan

    Britain and the United States declared war on Japan
  • Japanese take Singapore

    The Japanese captured Singapore from the British, taking some 60,000 prisoners
  • Kakoda

    Japanese troops landed on the northern coast of then New Guinea and unexpectedly began to march over the Owen Stanley Ranges with the intent of capturing Port Moresby.
  • D-Day

    The allies launched an attack on Germany's forces in Normandy, Western France.
  • German forces surrender

    German forces in Italy surrendered to the Allies
  • Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

    The Japanese generals refused to surrender. The US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima
  • Japanese surrender

    The Japanese unconditionally surrendered to the allies ending the second world war.