World War II by Mark Reaume November 9, 2010

By reemer
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    The invasion ended the the policy of appeasement of Germany as the Allies finally realized that Hitler would never be satisfied. They had previously allowed him to annex Austria and Czechoslovakia without a response.
  • Canada declares war on Germany

    Canada declares war on Germany
    Canada enters the war officially as an ally of The United Kingdom and France. It was the first time in Canadian history that the country declared war as a soverign nation
  • Germany invades France

    Germany invades France
    The Germans invaded France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands all on the same day and these all became German and Italian occupied regions.
  • Germans fight on two fronts

    Germans fight on two fronts
    Germany invades Russia, opening up a second front to fight on. Now they must battle England, France and their allies in the West while they fight Russia in the East. Some see this as the turning point in the war.
  • Japan attacks Pearl Harbour

    Japan attacks Pearl Harbour
    Roosevelt's speech after the Pearl Harbour attack The Japanese launch a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbour in Hawaii. This drew the Americans into the war on the side of the Allies.
  • Battle of Dieppe

    Battle of Dieppe
    An allied attempt to take the Port of Dieppe from the Germans. Over 6000 mostly Canadian troops participated and almost 60% of those who reached shore were killed, injured or captured. None of the major goals of the mission were accomplished.
  • D Day

    D Day
    The Allies invade German occupied Normandy. Over 160 000 troops landed on over 80km of coastline. It was the largest amphibious invasion of all time.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    Canadian contributions to the war Victory in Europe! Germany surrenders and the European portion of the war is finally over!
  • The US drops the atomic bomb.

    The US drops the atomic bomb.
    The US dropped the first ever atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The bomb caused an unprecednt amount of devastation and the effects were shocking. Two days later, another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki forcing the Japanese to surrender.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    Japan surrenders, effectively ending World War II. The Japanese maintained a public position of fighting until the end even after Germany was defeated. But the devastation caused by two atomic bombs finally broke their spirit. References: Title picture- http://berkehttp://worldwar-2.net/prelude-to-war/prelude-to-war- Germany invades Poland- http://www.historyguy.com/worldwartwo/german_invasion_of_poland_1939.htm atomic bomb http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/bernstein08/2008/