• Nazi Ivasion of Poland

    Nazi Ivasion of Poland
    Germany invades Poland. Poland was defeatedafter a few weeks of the invaison. The German army was strong because of their use of planes and over 2,000 tanks. Warsaw surrendered to the Germans on September 27, 1939.
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  • Belgium surrenders

    Belgium surrenders
    Belgium was neutral until the Germans invaded it for the second time on May 10th, 1940. The invasion was part of Hitler's western offensive.The Germans were striking the Netherlands and Belgium at the same time. The king of Belgium asked for an aristice with the Germans, but instead he got offered to surrender. He accepted the offer on May 28, only 18 days after the invasion.
  • Test use of Zyklon-B gas at Auschwitz

    Test use of Zyklon-B gas at Auschwitz
    This event happened during the Holocaust that was going on at the same time as WWII. Aschwitz was a the biggest concentration camp in Germany. The concentration camps were for the Jews that were captured. Zyklon-B gas was poured into the gas chambers at Auschwitz when the Jews were forced into them which included adults and children.
  • Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor

    Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor
    Japanese planes attacked the Pearl Harbor base and as a result the US joined WWII the next day.
  • Battle of the Coral Sea

    Battle of the Coral Sea
    The point of this war was that the Japanese wanted to capture Port Moresby, which is on New Guinea's southeastern coast. The operation executed by the Japanese included two seaborne invasion forces, a minor one targeting Tulagi, in the Southern Solomons, and the main one aimed at Port Moresby. They had two aircraft carriers named Shokaku and Zuikaku.
  • Allied landing in Dieppe fails

    Allied landing in Dieppe fails
    The Allies planned to raid Dieppe so they could seize the French port for only a small amount of time. By seizing the French port, the allies wanted to capture prisoners and see the German's reaction to their arrival. The landing at Dieppe failed because the allies landed 8 miles off Dieppe. Not long after their landing, the Germans were warned of an attack and got ready to attack back. The Allies were in trouble.
  • Allies win the battle of the Bismarck Sea

    Allies win the battle of the Bismarck Sea
    This battle included heavy losses on the Japanese, In the fighting, all eight of the Japanese transports were sunk by American motor torpedos. The torpedo attacks by America happened on March 3-4.
  • D-Day

    D-day was the invasion of France by the Americans. 150,000 men and nearly 30,000 vehicles were transported across the trememndous English channel to the French beaches. The fwere the French beaches where the Americans landed in were Omaha and Utah.
  • US armies invade Peleiu island

    US armies invade Peleiu island
    The US had a specific strategy used on Peleiu island. They used "massive naval bombardment of land-based targets that preceded troop landings, which were supported by strafing and bombing runs by carrier-based aircraft." Peleiu island had many caves which came to the Japaneses' advantage.
  • 1st Atomic Bomb dropped on Japan

    1st Atomic Bomb dropped on Japan
    The first bomb dropped on Japan was dropped on Hiroshima. The bomb was dropped by an American B-29 bomber. The bomb killed 80,000 people and had 90% of the city destroyed.