World War Two Time Line...Brandy

  • German U Boats sink merchant ships

    Germany had broken the Treaty of Versailles by creating more U boats and using unrestricted submarine warfare. It was a cause of world war two.
  • Vichy France Begins

    June 22, 1940... The Germans had previously invaded France, broke through the Maginot Line, and taken over Paris to give France a new government called the Vichy. It was controlled by Germany.
  • Battle of Britain

    It was important to this time period because the British Royal Air Force defeated the larger German airforce called the Luftwaffe and defeated them for the moment in submarine warfare. This postponed Germany's invasion of Britain.
  • Japan Joins Axis

    Japan joins Italy and Germany as allies in the signing of the Tripartite Pact
  • Hitler breaks Non-Aggression Act

    Hitler breaks Non-Aggression Act
    He broke the act by invading the Soviet Union under Operation Barbarossa because he wanted the Eastern part of the Soviet Union.
  • FDR approves "Shoot on Sight"

    FDR allows US navy to attack or shoot any axis power vessel.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The attack was by Japan on Pearl Harbor. This was important to the time period because many Americans had died, many naval ships were destroyed, and it was one of the main incidents that brought America into the war.
  • Japanese ambassadors arrive in Washinton, DC

    They came to Washington DC to destroy all records of bombing intentions.
  • Germany and Italy declare war on the US

    They declare war on the US because the US was now at war with Japan and they were obligated to help thier ally.
  • MacArthur Promises to return

    MacArthur promises to return to the Phillipines to fight for thier freedom against Japan.
  • Bataan Death March

    The Bataan Death March took place in the Phillipines, by the Japanese making prisoners of war march to work camps and beatings and murders of the prisoners were very common.
  • Battle of the Coral Sea

    A major battle between the Allied naval and air forces against the Japanese navy. It was a japanese tactical victory and a Strategic one for the allies.
  • Battle of Midway

    It was the most important battle of the Pacific Capaign between the US and Japan, where the US beat and inflicted extreme damage on the Japanese Navy.
  • Guadalcanal

    This battle occurred in the Pacific theatre of the war between the allies, predominately american, and Japan. It was an Allied victory
  • Genral Eisenhower and the North African Campaign

    The allied forces defeated the Germans who had taken control of the area that was mostly French territories. The campagin was devised by the President and Winston Churchill. Dwight D. Eisenhower who lead the American forces.
  • End of Battle of Stalingrad

    The battle was a decisive Soviet victory, by which part of the German army had been destroyed or severly damaged.
  • SIcily Falls

    This was an allied offensive operation that was anphibious and airborne. It was a great victory for the allies because it helpped Mussolini lose a lot of power.
  • Rome falls

    The fall of Scicily and other allied advancements caused Mussoini's power to be diminished, thus the fall of Rome.
  • D-Day

    D-Day was the first day of the invasions by the Allies that took place in Normady, France and it was a successful campaign.
  • MacArthur returns

    He returned to the phillipines to lead American troops in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944, This was one the biggest naval battle of that time period and it was where japanese"kamikazes" first began. It was a great win for the Allies because it basicallly destroyed the Japanese navy.
  • Kamikaze attacks begin

    The Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944, which took place in the Philippines. This was one the biggest naval battle of that time period and it was where japanese"kamikazes" first began, which are suicide attempts designed to weaken or destroy the enemy.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge occurred in along a fifty-mile bulge in Belgium and Luxembourg. The Americans fought the the Germans for days, and were begining to weaken but soon airpower attacked the germans and brought supplies. This battle was important because the loss shook German power and morale.
  • US flag raised on Mt. Suribachi

    US flag raised on Mt. Suribachi
    This was during the battle of Iwo Jima, and the photograph has become a national icon and won the Pulitzer Prize for Phoography the same year it was published.
  • Truman Becomes President

    Truman Becomes President
    He becomes president because FDR died of a cerebral hemorrage.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    He was realized that Germany was being defeated and was devestated and so, he when the allies were coming for him on April 30th he killed himself and his wife, Ava Braun.
  • V-E Day

    The day war in Europe was over and the Allies won.
  • Okinawa Taken

    The Americans over took the island from Japanese power.
  • Hiroshima

    Hiroshima, was an important place to this time period because it was the first city that the Atomic bomb was used on. The bomb was brought by an American bomber called Enola Gay and it caused an extreme amount of destruction and deaths. Even more deaths occurred from radiation.
  • Nagasaki

    Nagasaki was an important Japanese city because it was a naval port where torpedos were made and it was the second city that suffered the attack of the atomic bomb. The bombing was caused by the Russians.
  • Formal Surrender of Japan

    The surrender took place on the USS Missouri, and this surrender concluded World War Two.
  • V-J Day

    This was Victory in Japan day, which was when they surrendered.