World War II

  • Nazi invasion of Poland

    Germany invades Poland, World War 2 begins.
  • The evacuation at Dunkirk ends

    The evacuation at Dunkirk ends. 338,000 troops were rescued. Churchill declares that Britain will never surrender
  • British forces in Egypt

    British forces in Egypt counter attack the Italians and advance along the Libyan coast
  • Hitler sends Rommel

    Hitler sends Rommel and the Afrika Korps to help the Italians in North Africa
  • The Japanese Navy attacks Pearl Harbor

    The Japanese Navy attacks Pearl Harbor and the Phillipines, and the US joins the war.
  • The battle of Midway

    The battle of Midway. Four Japanese carriers are sunk, and one American carrier. Japan's naval superiority is lost.
  • Italy surrenders

    Italy surrenders. The German forces in northern and central Italy occupy it
  • The Russians

    The Russians reach the old German-Russian border in central Poland
  • The Marines land in Leyte

    The Marines land in Leyte, in the Philippines. In response, the Japanese Navy begins to use Kamikaze suicide pilots.
  • The first atomic bomb

    The first atomic bomb dropped on Japan