Michael Woodbury World War II Time Line

  • World War II begins

    It is generally accepted that on this day World War 2 began. Germany Attacked Poland also on this day.
  • Germany invades multiple countries

    Geramny invades France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Neville Chamberlain also resigns as British prime minister.
  • Italy Invades France

    Italy invades France and declares war on France and the United Kingdom.
  • France surenders

    France surenders to Axis powers. France is divided up between Italy and Germany.
  • Britain Attacks French Fleet

    Britain attacked the Frecnh Fleet off the coast of Algeria, as they thought with the French's immenent surrender, it would become part of the German fleet set to attack Britain.
  • Operation Barbarossa Begins

    The Axis begin their assault on the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.
  • Japanese Attack Allied Assests in Southeast Asia

    Japanee Forces attack American and British assest in Southeast Asai. This includes Shanghai, Vietnam, and Hong Kong.
  • Rome is Captured

    Allied forces invade and take over Rome.
  • Soviets launch Operation Bagration

    Soviet forces launch Operation Bagraton, in which they destroy the German Attack Center.
  • Germans attack Soivets in Kursk

    Germany forces assault Soviet troops at the Kursk Bulge. The Germans failed to defeat the Soviets.
  • Americans invade Sicicly

    American forces invade Sicily and Mussolini is arrested by his people, causing panic among Italian forces.
  • Soviets Launch Counter Offensive

    Soviet Forces launch a massive counter offensive against the Axis forces occupying Soviet Russia.
  • D-Day

    D-day begins, in which the Allies launched a massive offensive against the Germans to push back into France.
  • Paris is Liberated

    Paris is liberated by French resistance forces.
  • German Counter Attack

    Germans launched a desperate counter attack against the allied forces in the Andrennes mountain range.
  • Yalta Confrence

    Jospeh Stalin, Winston Churchill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt met in Yalta to discuss how to deal with post war Europe.
  • FDR Dies

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office. He was succeded by Harry Trueman.
  • Mussolini dies

    Mussolini is killed by Italian partisans.
  • Italy Surrenders

    Axis forces in Italy surrender.
  • Berlin Capture

    The Reichstag in Berlin is captured, ending the reign of the Third Reich. Hiltar also commits suicide on this day.
  • Geramns surrender in Western Europe

    Germans fighting in Western Europe surrender.
  • Germany Surenders

    Germany surendered to Allied forces. It also known as V-E day, for Victory in Europe.
  • Allied Leaders Meet.

    Leaders of Allied nations met to discuss how to handle Germany after the war. They met in Potsdam, Germany.
  • Japan Surenders

    Japan surrenders to the Allied forces after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagaitka. It is also called V-J day, for Victory in Japan.
  • United Nations is Formed

    The United Nations is officially recognized as being created on this day.