World War II

  • Nazi invasion of Poland

    an invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union, and a small Slovak contingent that marked the start of World War II in Europe.
  • Battle of Moscow

    Took place between October 1941 and January 1942. The Soviet defensive effort frustrated Hitler's attack on Moscow, capital of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the largest Soviet city.
  • The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

    was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
  • Battle of Midway

    One of the most important battles of the Pacific Campain of World War 2 where the United States Navy decisively defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy. This was done by American codebreakers being able to determine the date and location of the attack, enabling the forewarned U.S. Navy to set up an ambush of its own.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Nazi Germany's fight with Russia (the Soviet Union) for control of Stalingrad. It was marked by its brutality and disregard for military and civilian casualties. Combined casualties were around 2 million.
  • D-Day

    The landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy. he assault was conducted in two phases: an airborne assault landing of 24,000 troops and an attack by water of 160,000
  • The First atomic bomb dropped on Japan

    Code-named "Little Boy" this bomb was developed by the Manhattan Project in the United States. Approximately 600 milligrams of mass were converted into energy. It exploded with energy between 13 and 18 kilotons of TNT. 130,000 to 150,000 people had died from this one bomb. Japan would surrender in the end due to more bomb threats.