WWII Timeline

  • Nazi Invasion of Poland

    Began WWII. Great Britain and France declare war on the German Reich two days later
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    WWII Timeline

  • Germany Begins Attacks

    The Germans attack against Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and France. The first operstion was called "Case Yellow" the second was "Case Red"
  • Germany Attacks Soviet Union

    German forces invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, less than two years after the German-Soviet Pact was signed. Three army groups, including more than three million German soldiers, supported by 650,000 troops from Germany's allies.
  • Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor

    Japanese attack on the American naval base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This entered America into the war.
  • Germany and Italy Declare War on US

    Because the United States declared war on Japan, Italy and Germany, Japan’s allies, declared war on the United States, making the U.S. a full partner in the war against Germany.
  • The German Sixth Army is surrounded

    Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad. Causing them to surrender later. It was one of the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare with the higher estimates of combined casualties amounting to nearly two million deaths.
  • The Western Allies land in Sicily

    The armed forces of Britain, the United States and Canada landed on the Mediterranean island of Sicily. It was the first major landing of British troops on European soil since the fall of Crete.
  • D-Day

    Allied troops land in Normandy. There was an airborne assault landing of 24,000 British, American, Canadian and Free French airborne troops and an amphibious landing of Allied infantry and armoured divisions on the coast of France. The operation was the largest amphibious invasion in world history.
  • Hilter's Suicide

    Adolf Hitler committed suicide by gunshot in his Führerbunker in Berlin His wife Eva (née Braun), committed suicide with him.
  • America Drops Atomic Bomb on Japan

    America droped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima causing the Japanese to surrender to the United States and its allies.