World War II

  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The Battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be faught entirely by air forces, and was also the largest and most sustained aerial bombing campaign to that date. The british won.The failure of Germany to destroy Britain's air defences, or force Britain to negotiate a surrender, is considered Germany's first major defeat and one of the turning points in World War II.
  • Battle of Shanghai

    Battle of Shanghai
    In July 1937, Japan captured the former Chinese imperial capital of Beiping after instigating the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, which culminated in the Japanese campaign to invade all of China.[27] The Soviets quickly signed a non-aggression pact with China to lend materiel support, effectively ending China's prior cooperation with Germany.
  • Battle Of Khalkin Gol

    Battle Of Khalkin Gol
    On 29 July 1938, the Japanese invaded the USSR and were checked at the Battle of Lake Khasan. Although the battle was a Soviet victory, the Japanese dismissed it as an inconclusive draw, and on 11 May 1939 decided to move the Japanese-Mongolian border up to the Khalkin Gol River by force. After initial successes the Japanese assault on Mongolia was checked by the Red Army that inflicted the first major defeat on the Japanese Kwangtung Army.[30][31]
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    This invastion is also known as the September Campaign or the 1939 Defensive War. German forces invaded Poland from the North, South, and West. This war resulted in a Soviet victory and the beginning of World War Two.
  • Invasion of France

    Invasion of France
    Also known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries, executed on 10 May 1940, which ended the Phoney War. The battle consisted of two main operations. In the first, Fall Gelb. German armoured units pushed through the Ardennes, to cut off and surround the Allied units that had advanced into Belgium.
  • Invasion Of France

    Invasion Of France
    Also known as the Fall of France. was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries. Ended the Phoney War. German forces outflanked the Maginot Line to attack the greater French territory. The French government fled to the city of Bordeaux, and France's main city of Paris was occupied by the German Wehrmacht. an armistice was signed between France and Germany, going into effect on 25 June. For the Axis Powers, the campaign was a spectacular victory.
  • Operation Sealion (proposed)

    Operation Sealion (proposed)
    Operation Sealion was a proposed plan formed by Germany to Invade the United Kingdom during World War II. For the operation to be carried out, it would have required air supremacy over the English Channel. Since Germany got defeated in the Battle of Britain Sealion was never carried out onits proposed date.
  • Invasion Launched

    Invasion Launched
    In June 1941, the European Axis launched an invasion of the Soviet Union, giving a start to the largest land theatre of war in history, which, from this moment on, was tying down the major part of the Axis military power.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    This operation was code name for Nazi Germany's invastion of the Soviet Union During World War II. 4.5 million troops of Germany, Japan, and Italy (also known as the "Axis Powers") set out to invade USSR. In additon to the large number or troops, there was also 600,000 motor vehicles and 750,000 horses. Axis conquers vast areas of the USSR & inflicts heavy losses on the Red Army, but fails in its overall strategic goal of defeating the USSR in a Blitzkrieg campaign/
  • Battle of Leningrad

    Battle of Leningrad
    Also known as the Leningrad Blockade. was a prolonged military operation by the German Army Group North and the Finnish Defence Forces to capture Leningrad in the Eastern Front theatre. It was one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The next day United States declared war on Japan, bringing them into WWII. Four U.S. Navy battleships were sunk in Pearl Harbor (two of which were raised and returned to service later in the war) and all of the four other battleships present were damaged. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed, 2,402 personnel were killed and 1,282 were wounded.
  • Battle of the Coral Sea

    Battle of the Coral Sea
    Japan planned to extend the land they had for war. one invasion went to New Guinea and the onther invasion went to the Solomons. the invasion of port Moresby was twarted by the Americans. & because the Americans were denied the services of their newest carriers, the allies won the battle of the coral sea.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The Battle of Midway is widely reguarded as one of the most naval battles of World War II. This battle was six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. It was an American Victory. Historians say it to be "the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare."
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in southwestern Russia.The battle marked the turning of the tide of war in favour of the Allies.The German offensive to capture Stalingrad proceeded rapidly in the late summer of 1942, supported by Luftwaffe bombing which reduced much of the city to rubble.
  • Battle of Guadacanal

    Battle of Guadacanal
    It was the second major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan. It was fought on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theatre of WWII. It was an allied voctory!
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    Operation Torch was the British-American invasion of French North Africa. The Soviet Union had pressed the United States and Britain to start operations in Europe, and open a second front to reduce the pressure of German forces on the Russian troops- british commanders believed that this would end in disatster. An attack on French North American was proposed instead. Britain and American Won the invastion.
  • Anzio Landing

    Anzio Landing
    Anzio Landing was the landing of 110.000 American and British troops under the command of General Lucas. The German's were totally surprised
  • D Day

    D Day
    160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory. It was an allied victory.
  • Operation Market Garden

    Operation Market Garden
    Lasted 73 days. biggest airborne attack that has ever been launched. The Allies airforce proved to be more sucessful and they won the attack.
  • Battle of tarawa

    Battle of tarawa
    on november 20th, the first assalts took place. they all fought until the last man, to should how fierce the next battles would be. out of 4700 defenders, only 17 survived.
  • Battle of Bulge

    Battle of Bulge
    Also known as the Ardennes Offensive. Launched toward the end of World War II through the densely forested Ardennes Mountains region of Wallonia in Belgium, The offensive was planned with the utmost secrecy, minimizing radio traffic and moving of troops and equipment under cover of darkness. Although ULTRA suggested a possible attack, and the Third U.S. Army's intelligence staff predicted a major German offensive, the Allies were still caught by surprise.
  • Battle of Berlin

    Battle of Berlin
    the Red Army breached the German front as a result of the Vistula–Oder Offensive and advanced westward as much as 40 kilometres a day, through East Prussia, Lower Silesia, East Pomerania, and Upper Silesia, temporarily halting on a line 60 kilometres east of Berlin along the Oder River. 2 Soviet Troops attacked from the east and south while a third overran German forces positioned north of Berlin.Before the battle was over, German Führer Adolf Hitler and many of his followers committed suicide.
  • battle of Iwo Jima

    battle of Iwo Jima
    The fighting was 36 days long. the US wanted to capture iwo jima because it would provide a landing spots for their planes to enter japan. 26000 americans suffered injuries and 6800 of those died. out of 20000 japanese, only 1083 survived.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    This was an eighty-two day battle fought in Okinawa, Japan. The battle has been referred to as the "Typhoon of Steel." This was an invasion against the Japanese from the Allies. It was an allied victory.
  • Hitlers suicide

    Hitlers suicide
    Hitler had begun to realize that the war was over and he would not win. His troops tried to surrender which made him ashamed and angry of his own troops. and Mussolini had been captured and killed a day before. Hitler then retired to his room with his new wife, Eva Braun. He shot himself in the head and Eva took a cyanide pill.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    The Allies marched over to the Rhine, defeating Germany. Hitler commited suicide ending the Germans time in the war. Germany officially surrendered on may 8th.
  • Hiroshima

    Hiroshima
    at 31000 feet, the bomb was dropped at 8:15 am. it weighs 97000 pounds, & the power of it shook the plane that dropped it. it detonated 1900 feet above the city. the power was equivalent to 15000 tons of TNT. within minutes 9 out of 10 people on ground zero were dead. the immediate death toll was somewhere around 100,000, but within 5 years, 200,000 were dead as a result of the radiation. The effects of the radiation still linger in the survivors. Almost every building was destroyed.
  • Nagasaki

    Nagasaki
    Originally, the bomb "Fat Man" was supposed to be dropped onto the city of Kokura, but there was too many problems and they had to drop it somewhere soh Nagasaki was their next target. At 11:02 am, at 1,650 feet, the bomb was dropped onto Nagasaki. there was almost 200000 people in the city when the bomb has dropped. the explosion was over 43 square miles. the initial damage was actually less than the damage at Hiroshima because of the geography of the land.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    Japan surrendered unconditionally to the allies, ending the war. It is formally known as victory over japan day. On September 2, the surrender became official in Tokyo bay.