World War II

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  • Nazi Invasion of Poland

    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 in Europe. The invasion began on 1 September 1939, one week after the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, and ended on 6 October 1939 with Germany and the Soviet Union dividing and annexing the whole of Poland.
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  • The Reichstag

    The Reichstag
    Adolf Hitler addresses the Reichstag, saying that if Jews lead the world into war, it would cause the destruction of Jews in Europe.
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    The Battle of Britain begins. A three-month battle fought in the skies over Britain will include destructive bombing raids on London and other cities, but by the end of October, the British will hand Hitler his first defeat.
  • Bombing at Pearl Harbor

    Bombing at Pearl Harbor
    The United States is thrust into war when Japan launches a devastating surprise attack on the U.S. Naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. Four U.S. Navy battleships were sunk and 2,402 men were killed and 1,282 wounded. President Franklin Roosevelt will ask the Congress to declare war on Japan the following day, December 8th.
  • Battle of Stalingard

    Battle of Stalingard
    It was amongst the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare with the higher estimates of combined casualties amounting to nearly two million deaths. In the defeat, the crippling losses suffered by Germany's military proved to be insurmountable for the war. The battle was a turning point in the war, making a German victory in the East impossible.
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill between November 28 and December 1, 1943, It was the first World War II conference amongst the Big Three (the Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom) in which Stalin was present. The central aim of the Tehran conference was to plan the final strategy for the war against Nazi Germany and its allies, and the chief discussion was centered on the opening of a second front in Western Europe.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    Over 160,000 Allied troops and 30,000 vehicles are landed along a 50-mile stretch of fortified French coastline and begin fighting on the beaches of Normandy. By day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded.
  • Assassination Attempt on Hitler

    Assassination Attempt on Hitler
    The Normandy Landings inspired the plotters to attempt an assassination in the face of the Allied breakout. Von Stauffenberg placed a briefcase with a bomb inside Hitler’s “Wolf’s Lair” — his command post for the Eastern Front in Rastenburg, Prussia. The bomb was one of many British bombs confiscated by the Abwehr, the German intelligence organization. He placed the bomb under the conference table and left. He and the other plotters believed Hitl
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    Adolf Hitler committed suicide by gunshot in his Führerbunker in Berlin His wife Eva committed suicide with him by ingesting poison. That afternoon in accordance with Hitler's prior instructions, their remains were carried up the stairs through the bunker's emergency exit, doused in petrol and set alight in the Reich Chancellery garden outside the bunker.
  • Bomb Dropped in Japan

    Bomb Dropped in Japan
    On Monday, August 6, 1945, at 8:15 AM, the nuclear bomb "Little Boy" was dropped on Hiroshima by an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, directly killing an estimated 80,000 people. By the end of the year, injury and radiation brought total casualties to 90,000–140,000. Approximately 69% of the city's buildings were completely destroyed, and about 7% severely damaged. Japan Later Surrendered on August 14.