world war 2

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  • italian invasionof Ethiopia

    italian invasionof Ethiopia
    Italy attacked Ethiopia from Eritrea and Italian Somaliland without a declaration of war. In a war that lasted seven months, Ethiopia was outmatched by Italy
  • spanish civil war

    spanish civil war
    it was a military revolt against the Republican government of Spain, When a military coup failed to win control of the entire country, a civil war begin.
  • rape of nanjing in china

    rape of nanjing in china
    Japanese troops captured the Chinese city of Nanjing and embarked on a campaign of murder, rape and looting. between 250,000 and 300,000 people were killed, many of them women and children. about 20,000 women were raped.
  • german annexation of the sudetenland

    german annexation of the sudetenland
    hitler wanted to take the land back that was taken away from Germany during the treaty of versailles.
  • german invasion of poland

    german invasion of poland
    germany resented the fact that Poland had received the former German provinces of West Prussia, Poznan, and Upper Silesia under the Treaty of Versailles after World War I.
  • france and great britain dclare war on germany

    france and great britain dclare war on germany
    britain gave germany a deadline to withdraw from poland. after the deadline was passed britain declared war between the two.
  • pearl habor

    pearl habor
    2,403 dead, 188 destroyed planes and a crippled Pacific Fleet that included 8 damaged or destroyed battleships. japan sent two planes to attack the harbor.
  • el-alamein

    el-alamein
    The Battle of El Alamein, fought in the deserts of North Africa, is seen as one of the decisive victories of World War Two.
  • guadalcanal

    guadalcanal
    In the six months between August 1942 and February 1943, the United States and its Pacific Allies fought a brutally hard air-sea-land campaign against the Japanese for possession of the previously-obscure island of Guadalcanal.
  • stalingrad

    stalingrad
    The battle at Stalingrad bled the German army dry in Russia and after this defeat, the Germany Army was in full retreat
  • d-day

    d-day
    June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France.
  • phillippinies (battleof manila)

    phillippinies (battleof manila)
    In the battle the entire Spanish squadron was sunk, including the cruisers Maria Cristina and Castilla, gunboats Don Antonio de Ulloa, Don Juan de Austria, Isla de Luzn, Isla de Cuba, Velasco, and Argos...
  • yalta conference

    yalta conference
    In February, 1945, Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt met again. This time the conference was held in Yalta in the Crimea.
  • the end of the war in asia

    the end of the war in asia
    In Japan it is called "Commemoration Day of the End of the War".
  • droping of atomic bomb on hiroshima

    droping of atomic bomb on hiroshima
    The bomber's primary target was the city of Hiroshima, located on the deltas of southwestern Honshu Island facing the Inland Sea. Hiroshima had a civilian population of almost 300,000 and was an important military center, containing about 43,000 soldiers.
  • dropping of atomic bomb on nagasaki

    dropping of atomic bomb on nagasaki
    In mid-1942 a programme code-named the Manhattan Project was set up to develop a bomb. The scheme involved 100, 000 persons and took three years to complete. On 16 July 1945 the first atomic bomb was tested at a site called Trinity in New Mexico. The blast that resulted was the release of energy equivalent to 20 kilotons of TNT. The steel tower on which the device was mounted completely vaporized, and the sand around melted to glass.
    The Nagasaki bomb was of about 20 kilotons but did less damag
  • nuremberg trails

    nuremberg trails
    Twenty-four major political and military leaders of Nazi Germany, indicted for aggressive war, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, were brought to trial before the International Military Tribunal.