• Nazi invasion of Poland

    Nazi invasion of Poland
    The invasion started one week after the signing of the Molotov-RIbbentrop Pact on September 1 1939 and ended on October 6, 1939. Germany and the Soviet Union ended up dividing Poland.
  • France surrenders to Germany

    France surrenders to Germany
    Starting on May 10, Germany invaded France called the Battle of France. France took three weeks to surrender, but they finally did on June 22.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor was a surprise military attack on the United States in Hawaii. The Imperial Japanese Navy put an attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor to decrease the US Pacific Fleet's power and interference.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad was when Nazi Germany fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Russia. It started in August 23, 1942, and ended on February 2. This battle was known as one of the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare. Germany's military was crippled and the Soviet Union came out with a victory.
  • D-Day

    D-Day is the day that 160,000 Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy, France to fight Nazi Germany. The invasion was the largest assault ever launched. Five army divisions, 7,000 ships, and 11,000 aircrafts were involved. The Allies triumphed and continued on across Europe.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    V-E Day celebrates the date in which Europe gained victory over Germany.
  • FDR and Truman

    FDR and Truman
    Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States. He was President from 1882-1945. He led the US through world war and economic crisis. He worked with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin in leading the Allies. FDR became ill and died on April 12, 1945, leaving President Harry Truman in charge.
  • Hitler dies

    Hitler dies
    When Adolf Hitler was 56 he committed suicide along with his new wife, but long time mistress. After the bodies were found, they were burned in their home.
  • The first atomic bomb dropped on Japan

    The first atomic bomb dropped on Japan
    President Truman warned the people of Japan. He gave them an ultimatum of July 26, but they didn't listen. They dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and 3 days later, another one on Nagasaki.
  • VJ-Day

    Victory over Japan Day. Japan surrender to the Allied forces and WWII is over