World War II

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  • Nazi Invasion of Poland

    It was an invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union, and a small Slovak contingent that marked the start of World War II. The invasion began on 1 September 1939, one week after the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact,The Polish army was defeated within weeks of the invasion.The Polish territory divided between Germany, the USSR, Lithuania and Slovakia
  • Hitler begins Operation Barbarossa

    This operation leads to the invasion of Russia.
  • Japan bombs Pearl Harbor

  • Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway begins & Japanese attack installations on the island & det6ect one of the 3 American carriers. The American planes sink all 4 Japanese carriers that were present at the battle.
  • D Day

    D Day was a major turning point of World War 2.The American, British, & Canadian forces invade France at the beaches of Normandy.
  • Battle of Berlin

    Marked the end of World War 2 in Europe.It was fought between April & May.
  • First atomic bomb dropped on Japan

    During the final stages of WWII the U.S. conducted 2 atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki.Large numbers died from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries.