• Nazi invasion of Poland

    Nazi invasion of Poland
    When Germany, along with the Soviet Union, invades Poland to begin World War 2. Poland was then divided shortly after by the two countries.
  • Assasination Attempt

    Assasination Attempt
    A bomb explodes shortly after Hitler gives his speech at the commemoration of the 'failed putsch.' Johann George Elser is later found to be responsible for the failed attempt.
  • Soviets invade Finland

    Soviets invade Finland
    After negotions between Finland and the Soviet Union failed, the Union launched the "Winter War" against the Finnish. The invasion occured after Finland refused to cede territory near Leningrad and Hango.
  • Germans invade Paris

    Germans invade Paris
    German troops marched into Paris in the early hours of this morning as French and allied forces retreated. French troops withdrew to avoid a violent battle and total destruction of Paris.
  • Germany invades the Soviet Union

    Germany invades the Soviet Union
    Germany disregards its nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union and attacks in what is known as operation Barbarossa.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the US Pacific Fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. US enters the war, opening the Pacific Theatre.
  • Stalingrad

    The Soviet Union repel the German Sixth Army and the war begins to turn in favor of the Allies
  • D-Day

    The Allied powers invade France at the shores of Normandy. This opens up the Western front to have Germany fighting on both sides.
  • Hitler Dies

    Hitler Dies
    Hitler commits suicide, shortly before the fall of Berlin and surrender of German forces in Europe.
  • Atom Bomb

    Atom Bomb
    The first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the United States.