WWII Timeline Timetoast History 10 Assignment

  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invaded poland on September 1, 1939. The polish army was defeated in weeks
  • France surrenders to Germany

    Germany conquered France, leaving Britian the last standing demoracy. Germany allowed france the bottom 2/5 of the Country.
  • Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

    Suprise attack from Japanese on American navel base in Pearl Harbor. It forced America into the war. Over 2,000 lives were lost and the pacific fleet was crippled.
  • Battle of Midway

    This battle was fought over a tiny, strategic, island in the pacific. Before this, Japan had naval superiority, but this battle showed that we were equal. Four Japanese carriers were sunk when the Japanese's auprrise attack was found ot by american intelligence. This allowed us to better prepare.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    June 28, 1942-January 31, 1943. The advancing German army turned around to capture a large city named Stalingrad. The fighting was really brutal. Germany would conquer a street by day, and the soviets would claim it back by night. The Soviet army carried out a counter defense and trapped the germans in the city. The germans surrendered on January 31st.
  • D-Day

    Otherwise known as Operation Overlord, it was an attempt to make the largest and fastest move or men and supplies from Britian to France. It was successful, but with heavy loss from both sides. The Germans were fortified behind the beach and were ready for the landing of the soldiers.
  • Allies Liberate Paris

    This is when the allies took back paris. A german general disobeyed orders and did not burn the city down.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    The last major offensive from the nazis, began on December 16. It was the last attempt the Germans had to stop the allies from conquering Germany. It is actually called The Ardennes Offensive. For the beginning of the battle, the Germans had advanced a great amount, but it had reached a stalemate. the stalemate was broken when the Germans simply couldn't feul their army, The allies took the battle on January 16th, 1945.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    It started on the 14 of feburary and lasted for 36 more days. Part of a plan America had for winning, It consisted of capturing the island. for a strategic purpose. One example was to build air fields.
  • FDR Dies, Truman becomes President

    FDR dies, ad truman becomes president: April 12, 1945.
    The end of the war was close, and FDR's health was bad. He died of a celebral hemrage.
  • Hitler commits sucicide

    Hitler was in his underground bunker. Berlin was about to fall to tthe allies. Instead of being taken prisnior he took his own life.
  • VE Day

    Known as "V"ictory in "E"urope day. It is he offical celebration for the allies victory in europe, when Germany collapsed. The picture illustrates VE Day in Paris.
  • Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima

    1st attemp truman uses to get japan to surrender. He used the tactic of nuclear bombing so we would not have to invade japan, becaus ethere would be massive losses of life for Americans too.
  • Atomic Bomb dropped on Nagasaki

    The nuclear bombing of Nagasaki took place on August 9, 1945. this was because Americans wanted japan to surrender, without any casuilites to Americans.
  • VJ Day

    August 19, 1945, When Japan surrendered to the allies. Known as victory in Japan, ending WWII