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WWII Events

  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    On this day in history, Germany invaded poland. The Polish Army was defeated within weeks of the invasion. After heavy firing and bombing, Warsaw surrendered to the Germans on September 27, 1939. This is a picture of German troops parading through Warsaw after the surrender of Poland.
  • County Fair

    County Fair
    Thousands of persons of all faiths, attending the county fair, joined in a peace demonstration as Great Britain declared war on Nazi Germany. Although the picture is not the county fair this happen at it still ressembles a county fair taking place in 1939.
  • France Surrenders to Germany

    France Surrenders to Germany
    Hitler unleashes his Blitzkreigh invasion on France with furry on May 10, 1940. The French abandon Paris declaring it an open city, also allowing Germany to enter the French capitol without resistance on June 14th. France has had enough and signs a Armistice with Germany in the same place where Germany surrendered to France in WWI. My picture is the railroad car in which the Armistice was signed.
  • Highland Park Zoo

    Highland Park Zoo
    Highland Park Zoo, completely overhauled and modernized, was reopened to the public. The zoo is a classic victorian atrocity, holding the animals in nothing less than prison cells. It was torn down in the 1980's to make room for modern facilities. Although this is the zoo after being modernized, it depicts how the zoo used to look.
  • Japaneese Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japaneese Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The 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. After the battle 2,403 were dead, 188 destroyed planes and a crippled Pacific Fleet that included 8 damaged or destroyed battleships. The next day the US declared war on Japan. The picture is a photograph from a Japanese plane of Battleship Row at the beginning of the attack. The explosion in the center is a torpedo strike.
  • Volunteers

    Volunteers
    More than 1200 Pittsburgh young men volunteered for enlistment in the armed services in one day. They felt they need to help out in the war effort. They volunteer freely before the draft. Although theese are not the volunteers from Pittsburgh theese are other young men that served in the army.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The Battle of Midway is the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. It took place between June 4th and June 7th. The United States Navy defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy attack against Midway Atoll. American codebreakers were able to determine the date and location of the attack, giving the US time to prepare.the picture is the USS Yorktown during the battle, shortly after it was hit by three Japanese bombs.
  • Blackout

    Blackout
    On this day in history the Pittsburgh Steelers first "blackout" practice took place. This is one of the Steelers most memorable practices. This depicts a "blackout" help before their sixth superbowl. I chose this picture bevcause it depicts a 'blackout' and is another important event in Steeler history.
  • The Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad is considered to be the turning point in WWII. The Battle of Stalingrad is battle in WWII in which Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in southwestern Russia.My picture depicts the city in ruins after the battle.
  • Steel Workers

    Steel Workers
    A 44 cents-a-day wage increase was approved by the War Labor Board to "Little Steel" firms. The meeting took place at William Penn Hotel. This is not a picture of the William Penn Hotel in 1942, but it is a picture of the hotel. The William Penn Hotel was the only hotel at the time with air conditioning.
  • 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.More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day. The assault was conducted in two phases: an air assault and a landing of Allied infantry and armoured divisions on the coast of France. The picture is U.S. Army troops wading ashore on Omaha Beach. Omaha Beach had the most fatalities.
  • Westinghouse Strike

    Westinghouse Strike
    A mass rally outside a East Pittsburgh Westinghouse composed of over 20,000 employees reaffirmed a no strike pledge for the duration of the war. This is an actual picture of the Westinghouse strike. Police were sent to clear strikers from the streets.
  • Survey

    Survey
    A survey showed war contacts totaled up to $903,398,644, with $322,000,000 of it delivered to the front lines. I chose this picture because Pittsburgh was loosing tons of money to theese people.
  • Allies LiberateParis

    Allies LiberateParis
    The liberation started with an uprising by the French Resistance against the German Paris garrison. The Liberation of Paris took place during World War II from 19 August 1944 until the surrender of the occupying German garrison.This marked then end of the liberation of France by the Allies, the restoration of the French Republic and the exile of the Vichy government to Sigmaringen in Germany.The picture is Parisians cheerin as Allied tanks roll past the Arc de Triomphe
  • Trapped

    Trapped
    Thousands of Christmas shoppers are stranded downtown by a 15-inch snowfall. All hotel were filled and lobbies served as service shelters. Schools and other activites had to be shutdown for two days. This picture isnt of the snowstom in 1944, but it is a picture of the snowstorm we recently had. School and works had to be closed down for multiple days the snow was so bad. I also used it because it depcits how bad the snow was back then, and there were less efficient ways of getting rid of it.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    The Battke of the Bulge was the last Nazi offense again the Allies in WWII. It was a last attepmt by Hitler to split the Allies in two in their drive towards Germany and destroy their ability to supply themselves. I used this picture to show the fighting conditions that were endured, Its also Germanys tank on the way to Belgium.
  • Dr. John G. Bowman

    Dr. John G. Bowman
    The nation's most paid educator resigned after 50 years of being the chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh. His name was Dr. John G. Bowman. I could not find a picture of John, so i just used the school he worked for.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    In this battle the United State fought to capture Iwo Jima from Japan. They wanted to capture the two airfeilds.Of the more than 18,000 Japanese soldiers present at the beginning of the battle, only 34 were taken prisoner.The rest were killed or were missing and assumed dead.The picture is raising of the U.S. flag on top of Mount Suribachi by five Marines and one Navy Corpsman. The picture became the iconic image of the battle and has been heavily reproduced.
  • Great Fire

    Great Fire
    The city marked the 100th anniversary of its great fire of 1845 with a parade and pageantry. On Thursday, April 10, 1845, at 12 o’clock noon, a fire broke out in some frame buildings situated on the southeast corner of Ferry and Second streets. This fire engulfed 1/3 of the city. My picture is an artists drawing of the fire.
  • FDR Dies

    FDR Dies
    FDR's FuneralFranklin was complaining about a "terrific pain in the back of my head" and collapsed unconscious. A doctor immediately recognized the symptoms of a massive cerebral hemorrhage and gave the president a shot of adrenaline into the heart in a vain attempt to revive him. FDR died that day and left Vice President Harry S. Truman in charge of a country still fighting the Second World War. I used this picture because this is Franklins Georgia home where he died.
  • Suspended

    Suspended
    All schools, works, and activities were suspended for the deathe of the president. All churches were asked to hold a special prayer ceremony. I used this picture because theese were all the people at FDR's church ceremony.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    Adolf Hitler commited suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. He was holed up in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin. The cover of US armed forces newspaper The Stars and Stripes, 2 May 1945, announced that Hitler is dead.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    This is the day when WWII Allies accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany.The unconditional surrender of Germany was signed at Reims on May 7 and ratified at Berlin on May 8. The picture is the London Daily Mirror anouncing the surrender and everyone celebrating in London. In the newspaper it states "Suddenly, spontaneously, delirously, the people of London, denied VE Day officially, held their own jubilation."
  • Pennsylvania College for Women

    Pennsylvania College for Women
    Dr. Paul R. Anderson, dean of Lawrence College in Appleton, Wisconsin, was elected president of Pennsylvania College for Women. This is an actual picture of the school.
  • Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

    Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima
    By order of President Harry S. Truman, the U.S. dropped the nuclear weapon "Little Boy" on the city of Hiroshima.They bombed Hiroshima because it was a city of considerable military importance, containing Japan's Second Army Headquarters, as well as being a communications center and storage depot.Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima. The picture is the mushroom cloud over Hiroshima after the dropping the bomb.
  • Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki

    Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki
    During the final stages of WWII the US conducted two atomic bombings against the cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. On this day in history the "Fat Man" was dropped over Nagasaki. The two bombinga are the only events of nuclear weapons used in war. Roughly 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki were killed, with half of the deaths occurring on the first day. The picture is the The Fat Man mushroom cloud over Nagasaki it rises 18 km (11 mi, 60,000 ft) into the air from the focus.
  • Steel Mills

    Steel Mills
    Russian labor leaders arrived in the city to tour the district's steel mills. This is one of the mills the Russian leaders toured. This mill is still up and running today.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    VJ Day is when it was announced Japan surrendered to the Allies, officially ending WWII. This day is known as "Victory over Japan Day".The term has been applied to both the day on which the initial announcement of Japan's surrender was made in the afternoon of August 15, 1945, in Japan, and because of time zone differences, to August 14, 1945.The image is a Japanese representatives aboard the USS Missouri at the Surrender of Japan.
  • Surrender of Japan

    Surrender of Japan
    The city was jubilant over the surrender of Japan. They celebrated by parading the streets. My picture is an old picture of Pittsburgh depicting where the parades were held.
  • Laid Off

    Laid Off
    7,000 workers were laid off as the first cancellation of a war contract became effective. This angered many people and brought the employment rate down. I used this image because layoffs effect families greatly now as they did back then.