• Germany attacks Poland

  • Britain and France declare war on Germany

  • Germany enters Norway's major ports and Copenhagen

    Danes surrendered in 2 hours
    Norwegians held out until June
  • Hitler attacks Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands

    Luxembourg surrendered in 1 day
    Holland surrendered in 5 days
  • Germany attacks France

  • German troops invade Paris

  • Germany creates new French government at Vichy

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    Germany attackes Britain

    July & August- Germany attacks Britain with planes
    September- Germany bombs civilian targets in London
    Britain wins
  • Germany attacks the Soviet Union

    Germany attacks the Soviet Union, which violates the nonaggression pact
  • US offers Lend-Lease to Soviet Union

  • Soviet forces repulsed the German attack on Moscow

  • Japanese attack Pearl Harbor

  • Japan launches offensive in the Pacific

    Japanese attack Guam, Hong Kong, Malaya, Midway Island, the Philippine Islands, and Wake Island.
    Hong Kong = 18 days
    Wake Island = 2 weeks
    Singapore = 2 months
  • FDR declares war

  • Hitler declares war on the US

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    Battle of the Coral Sea

  • Period: to

    Battle of Midway

  • Period: to

    Battle of Stalingrad

  • Period: to

    Battle of Kasserine Pass

  • D-Day

  • Russian troops invade Auschwitz

    7,600 inmates - including Otto Frank, Anne Frank's father
  • American troops invade Dachau

  • FDR dies; Truman takes over

  • Hitler commits suicide

  • Victory in Europe Day