World War II

By 12kkeay
  • Battle for Britain

    Germany had an air campaign against the U.K. Winston Churchill's famous quote is, "The Battle of France is over. I expect the Battle of Britain is about to begin." It was th first battle to be fought completely by air.
  • Vichy France begins

    Vichy government formedOn June 22, 1940 Germany and Vichy France signed an armistace, surrender agreement. It ended the third republic and on July 10, 1940 started a new government with Marshall Henri Philippe Petain as head with full power.
  • Japan joins the Axis

    Japan, Germany and Italy all signed the pact which was named after the Tripartite Pact.
  • Hitler breaks non-aggression agreement and invades soviet union.

    Hitler breaks non-aggression agreement and invades soviet union.
    Hitler began Operation Barbarossa and invaded the Soviet Union but failed. The battles started on the fronts. Then moved to the north,center, and south.
  • FDR approves "shoot on sight"

    He delcared it when he said Germany was guilty of piracy.
  • Pearl Harbor attacked

    Pearl Harbor attacked
    The Japanese attacked a U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.It was a military strike led by the Japanese military. 353 Japanese people attacked with bombs, torpedo planes, and aircraft carriers.
  • Germany and Italy declare war on U.S.

    Germany and Italy declared war on the U.S. in response to the U.S. declaring war on Japan for Pearl Harbor.
  • Bataan Death March

    The march was the transfer of prisoners of war; both American and Filipino. The transfer was full of physical abuse and murder of prisoners and civilians by Japan forces. The people had to go through tropical heat. If they fell down or couldn’t continue or protested they would be killed.
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    The Battle of Coral SeaIt was the naval battle between Japan and the allies during WWII. It took place for 4 days above Austrailia. It ended in a draw. It was important because it broke Japan's sting of victories.
  • U.S. forced to leave the Philippines

    General MacAurthurDuring the Seige of Bataan
    MacAurthur was forced to retreat on February 2, 1942 because of the Japanese attacks. However, Johnathan Wainright remained there with troops until May 6, 1942 when he surrendered at the Battle of Corregidor.
  • Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway was a battle of the Pacific Campaign of WWII that took place in 1942. Japan was trying to make it so the US wasn’t a power in the Pacific. The United States defeated Japan when 5 Japanese vessels were destroyed for 2 American vessels.
  • Guadalcanal

    Alexander Vandergrift and 19,000 marines landed in Guadalcanal. They withstood attacks such as the Battle of Tanaru River, Bloody Ridge, and Matanikau River. Over 24,000 Japanese soldiers were sent there to fight.
  • General Eisenhower and his forces land in North Africa

    The British-American invasion was called Operation Torch. America thought that Operation Sledgehammer would be effect but the went with Torch instead.Operation sledgehammer was to land in Europe as soon as possible. British wanted to land in French to increase chances of ending the war sooner.
  • End of Stalingrad

    End of Stalingrad
    Germany fought the Soviet Union for the city of Stalingrad in Russia. It began July 17, 1942. It was a brutal and bloody battle (bloodiest in Germany lost the battle in WWII.
  • Rome falls

    Rome fell to Allied troops. Rome was the first axis capital to fall.
  • D-Day

    D-Day is when the Allies invaded Normandy, France. The D in D-Day stands for designation. Canada, U.K., and U.S. invaded. Later Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece and Netherlands joined. The invasion began at night with paratroopers, naval attacks, and air attacks. They stayed until late July.
  • MacArthur returns to Philippines

    MacArthur returned with troops of Krueger's sixth army. He walked through the water onto shore. He had a prepared speech. The island was still under fire.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    A German offense of WWII in the forests of Belgium’s Ardennes Mountain. They moved equipment and troops at night. Germany wanted to split Britain and U.S. lines apart and destroy the allies so that they could renegotiate a treaty in the axis’s favor. It was the largest and bloodiest battle of WWII.
  • U.S. raising flag on Mt. Suribachi

    U.S. raising flag on Mt. Suribachi
    Six U.S. soldiers raised the flag in Iwo Jima during the battle in WWII. There were 5 marines and 1 corpsman. The photograph won the Pulitzer Prize for Photography.
  • Hitler commits suicide

    Hitler commits suicideHe killed himself 8 days before Germany surrendered at the Battle of Berlin. He swallowed a cyanide capsule and shot himself in the head.
  • V-E Day

    Victory in Europe Day waqs when the Allies accepted the surrender of Germany and ended the Third Reich.
  • Hiroshima

    The capital and one of the largest cities of Honshu. Honshu is the largest island of Japan. It was first city to be destroyed by a nuclear weapon. The United States Army Air Forces dropped the bomb.
  • Nagasaki

    Nagasaki is the capital and largest city of Kyushu in Japan that was bombed during WWII. It was the last city to have a nuclear attack.
  • Formal Surrender of Japan

    It became known as V-J Day. It stood for “Victory Over Japan Day.” It was the day that Japan formally surrendered and ended WWII.
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day stood for “Victory Over Japan Day.” Japan surrendered and ended WWII.
  • Japanese ambassadors arrive in Washington, DC to discuss Pacific island violations

    They discussed after war desisons and punishments.
  • Truman becomes president

    Truman becomes president
    Truman recieved 49.6% of the vote. He was a democrat. His vice president was Barkley. Dewey recieved 45.1% of the vote. He was a republican. Thurmond was a dixiecat who recieved 2.4% of the vote.