World War II

  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    World War Two begins when Germany invades Poland under the rule of Hitler.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain begins.
  • Operation Sealion

    Operation Sealion
    Hitler plans Operation Sea Lion.
  • Tripartite pact signed

    Tripartite pact signed
    Tripartite (Axis) Pact signed by Germany, Italy and Japan.
  • Operation Barbrossa

    Operation Barbrossa
    Gernany attacks Soviet union and operation Barberossa begins
  • scorched earth policy

    Stalin calls for a scorched earth policy.
  • first use of gas

    First experimental use of gas chambers at Auschwitz.
  • Battle of Leningrad

    Battle of Leningrad
    also known as the Leningrad Blockade
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor; Hitler issues the Night and Fog decree.
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    Battle of Coral Sea
    imperial japan vs. United States
  • Battle of Midway

    Until the Battle of Midway, the Japanese Navy possesed naval superiority over the United States
  • Battle of Guadacanal

    Battle of Guadacanal
    Naval Battle
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    U.S. invades of North Africa
  • Battle of Tarawa

    Battle of Tarawa
    Japan vs. US
  • Anzio Landing

    Allies land at Anzio in Italy.
  • D-Day

    D-Day landings in France
  • Operation Market Garden begins

    Allied airborne assault on Holand
  • Battle of Bulge

    also known as the Ardennes Offensive and the Von Rundstedt Offensive
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    operation detachment
  • Battle of Okinowa

    between Japan and the US
  • Battle of Berlin

    Battle of Berlin
    the final major offensive of the European Theatre of World War II
  • Hitler's Suicide

    Hitler's Suicide
    Hitler and his wife commited suicide in their fuhrerbunker
  • VE day

    World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany
  • Hiroshima

    Japan bombs the city of Hiroshima
  • Nagasaka

    Japan drops nuclear bomb on the city of Nagasaka
  • VJ day

    VJ day
    Victory over Japan Day