WWII Timeline

  • Nazi Invasion of Poland

    Nazi Invasion of Poland
    Beginning of World War II; Polish army was defeated within weeks of invasion.
  • Warsaw Surrenders

    Warsaw Surrenders
    Warsaw surrenders quickly, and WWII has begun. Poland now barely kept to exist as an independent country.
  • Yellow Stars

    Yellow Stars
    Nazis orders jews to wear yellow Stars of David to classify them as Jews.
  • Hitler Declares War on the United States

    He did this in response to Pearl Harbor,
  • Allies Bomb Rome

    Allies Bomb Rome
    Despite the Pope begging for Rome not to be bombed, it did.
  • Soviet Troops Capture Warsaw

    In August 1944, the Soviets began pushing the Germans west, ending up in Warsaw. Poland thought that if they rose to power they would defeat Germany. Unfortunately, the Soviets, rather than aiding the Polish uprising, they took over.
  • Mussolini is captured and hanged by Italian partisans

  • Hitler Kills Himself

    Hitler Kills Himself
    He did this becacuse he knew he had lost and his dreams of domination had shattered; He did not want to be taken prisoner. He shot himself in the temple, while simultaneously biting into a cyanide capsule.
  • First Atomic Bomb Dropped on Japan

    First Atomic Bomb Dropped on Japan
    The US drops a bomb on Japan in order to end the war. It had 20000 tons of TNT and devistates the country.