World War 2

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  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    Germany invaded Poland and using a new war tactic called Blitzkreig. The result from it was Decisive Axis and Soviet victory. Beginning of World War II.
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  • Germans invade Denmark in Norway

    Germans invade Denmark in Norway
    Germany's assault on Denmark and Norway.Germany invaded Denmark and Norway, ostensibly as a preventive manoeuvre against a planned, and openly discussed, Franco-British occupation of both these countries
  • Invasion of France

    Invasion of France
    known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries, which ended the Phoney War.
  • Battle for The Hague

    Battle for The Hague
    part of the Battle of the Netherlands between the Royal Netherlands Army and German paratroopers.German paratroopers dropped in and around The Hague and were given orders to capture Dutch airfields and the city
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    it was the air campaign waged by the Luftwaffe against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940. The objective of the campaign was to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force
  • Operation Sealion

    Operation Sealion
    Germany's plan to invaded the United Kingdom but Sea Lion was postponed indefinitely on 17 September 1940 and never carried out.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union. Over 4.5 million troops of the Axis powers invaded the USSR along with 600,000 motor vehicles and 750,000 horses. Despite some successes, the Germans were pushed back from Moscow and could never mount an offensive simultaneously along the entire strategic Soviet-German front again.
  • Battle of Leningrad

    Battle of Leningrad
    It was one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history and one of the most costly in terms of casualties. It resulted in a Soviet victory.
  • 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 on the morning of December 7, 1941. After this event the United States declared war on Japan, entering World War 2
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    Battle of Coral Sea
    major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    is widely regarded as the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. The Japanese operation, like the earlier attack on Pearl Harbor, aimed to eliminate the United States as a strategic power in the Pacific.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad, The battle's outcome was disastrous for Germany, making its victory in the East impossible. The battle marked the turning of the tide of war in favour of the Allies. It was amongst the bloodiest battle in the history of warfare, with the upper estimates of combined casualties coming to nearly two million
  • Battle of Guadacanal

    Battle of Guadacanal
    It was part of the Allied strategic plan to protect the convoy routes between the US, Australia and New was the second major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    British-American invasion of French North Africa. British commanders believed an attack on French North Africa which would clear the Axis Powers from North Africa, improve naval control of the Mediterranean Sea and prepare for an invasion of Southern Europe in 1943.
  • Battle of the Bismarck Sea

    Battle of the Bismarck Sea
    United States Fifth Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) attacked a Japanese convoy carrying troops to Lae, New Guinea .
  • Battle of Tarawa

    Battle of Tarawa
    It was the first American offensive in the critical central Pacific region.It was also the first time in the war that the United States faced serious Japanese opposition to an amphibious landing.
  • Anzio Landing

    Anzio Landing
    was an Allied amphibious landing against Axis forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno, Italy. it was intended to out flank the Germans.
  • D-Day

    Allied invasion of Normandy, The operation was the largest amphibious invasion of all time, with over 160,000 troops landing on the normandy beaches of France.
  • Operation Market Garden

    Operation Market Garden
    was an Allied military operation, fought in the Netherlands and Germany, and was the largest airborne operation of all time. The operation plan's strategic context required the seizure of bridges across the Maas, Rhine, as well as several smaller canals and tributaries
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    was a major German offensive launched toward the end of World War II, The offensive was planned with the utmost secrecy, minimizing radio traffic and moving of troops and equipment under cover of darkness.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    The U.S. invasion was charged with the mission of capturing the three airfields on Iwo Jima The battle produced some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting in the Pacific Campaign of World War II.Of the more than 18,000 Japanese soldiers present at the beginning of the battle, only 34 were taken prisoner.
  • Battle of Okinowa

    Battle of Okinowa
    was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War. The battle resulted in one of the highest number of American casualties of any World War II engagement. Japan lost over 100,000 troops, and the Allies suffered more than 50,000 casualties.
  • Battle for Berlin

    Battle for Berlin
    Decisive Soviet victory; Allied victory in the European theatre of World War II, dissolution of Nazi Germany. Red Army breached the German front as a result of the Vistula–Oder Offensive and advanced westward as much as 40 kilometres a day. Soviet fronts attacked Berlin from the east and south, while a third overran German forces positioned north of Berlin
  • Hitler's Suicide

    Hitler's Suicide
    Adolf Hitler committed suicide by gunshot in his Führerbunker in Berlin, because the allies were closing in from all directions
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    The World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.
  • Hiroshima

    During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted two atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki
  • Nagasaki

    During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted two atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    Day on which the Surrender of Japan occurred, effectively ending World War II, and subsequent anniversaries of that event.