World War II

  • Nazi Invasion of Poland

    Nazi Invasion of Poland
    The invasion of Poland marked the offical start of World War II. The invasion began right after one week after the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. German forces invaded Poland from the north, south, east, and west.
  • Tripartite Pact

    Tripartite Pact
    The Tripartite Pact is known as the Three-Power Pact or the Axis Pact. This pact was signed in Berlin, Germany by Germany, Japan and Italy. The pact stated that these countries would have a peace treaty for the next ten years. They would stand by each other by helping each other and cooperate together.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprised attack by the Imperical Japanese Navy. The attack was designed to stop the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions that the Japanese leaders were planning. It lead to the involvement of the United States to join World War II.
  • Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway was the most important naval battle of the Pacific Compaign. The Unitied States took back the control over the Pacific as a result of destroying hundreds of Japanese aircrafts. It was called "the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare."
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad was when Nazi Germany, who broke their treaty with Russia, fought against the Soviet Union for control over Stalingrad. The battle was a turning point for World War II. It was the bloodiest warfare battle, and it lead to a victory in the eastern part of Germany possible.
  • Battle of Kursk

    Battle of Kursk
    The Battle of Kursk was the final offensive that the Germans could put in the east. It was the largest battle for the usage of tanks and aerial warfare. The battle invovled the Germans and Soviet on the Eastern front.
  • D-Day

    D-Day was when the Normandy landings happened on Omaha Beach. It was known for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The operation was the largest invasion in world history. It included 160,000 troopings landing and 5,000 allied navy ships that were involved.
  • Battle of Bulge

    Battle of Bulge
    The Battle of Bulge was a German offensive line that was launched through the Ardennes Mountains region in Berlin. The "Bulge" was known for the initial incursion the Germans put into the Allies line of advance. Germany's goal was to split the British and American ally in half.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    Adolf Hitler, the German dictator, commited suicide. He killed himself by gunshot, and his wife, Eva Braun, commited suicide along with him by taking poision. However, it is unclear if Hitler took poison or killed himself by using a gun. A precause to his death was that the Berlin garrison would run out of ammunition by night fall.
  • First Atomic Bomb Dropped on Japan

    First Atomic Bomb Dropped on Japan
    The atomic bombing of Hiroshima was a result from Japan ignoring the United States, Republic of China, and United Kingdom's words of encouraging Japan to surrender. The atomic bombing killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima. A large number of people died from burns and radiation.