World war 2

World War II

  • Nazi Invasion of Poland

    Nazi Invasion of Poland
    The invasion of Poland is what started the war. When the Nazis invaded Poland, this forced it's allies France and the United Kingdom to declare war on Germany's forces. Plans were carried out for the annexing of Poland to Germany.
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    World War II Timespan

    The period in which World War II began and ended
  • Battle of France

    Battle of France
    The Germans invaded France territories forcing British and French troops back to Great Britain. This battle caused France to surrender, but pockets of rebellion throughout France continued.
  • Holocaust

    The holocaust begins with Jews being herded like animals to concentration camps. Here, jews were mistreated, tortured, and killed for crimes they didn't commit. The holocaust was started by Hitler and the SS were in charge of the "Death Camps". Millions of Jews were killed and tortured until they were liberated by Allied Forces
  • Pearl Harbor Attacked

    Pearl Harbor Attacked
    On Sunday December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, one of the United States largest naval bases and fleets were suddenly atacked by Japanese forces. A total of about 2,300 Americans died that day and 21 ships were either destroyed or damaged. This event marked the entrance of the United States into World War II
  • D-Day Normandy

    D-Day Normandy
    One of the largest amphibious assults in the history of the world commenced by Allied forces. The objective was to secure a beachhead for futher assult on Nazi forces in Europe. Over 160,000 troops were deployed into 5 different sectors of the large beach. They were Juno, Sword, Omaha, Juno, and Utah. The previous night Allied Paratroopers landed behind enemy lines in order to help aid the assult on the Axis powers.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    The purpose of this battle was to capture 2 Japanese airfields and cut off commercial merchant ships from supplying the Japanese home island. This also the location of where the famous picture was taken that motivated Americans to buy war bonds to help support the war efforts.
  • The First Atomic Bomb Dropped on Japan

    The First Atomic Bomb Dropped on Japan
    The war in Europe was over Axis Powers had no choice but to surrender. However, Japan kept on fighting the Americans in the Pacific front even after being asked to surrender. After Japan denied the ultimatum to surrender to Allied forces, the Americans had little choice but to drop"Little Boy" an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima. The result killed about 100,000-160,000 people. Even after this disaster, the Japanese goverment didn't surrender until a second bomb was dropped.