war world 2

  • Invasion of Poland

    The morning after the Gleiwitz incident, German forces invaded Poland from the north, south, and west. As the Germans advanced, Polish forces withdrew
  • Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces[25], and was also the largest and most sustained aerial bombing campaign to that date
  • Operation Barbarossa

  • Operation Sealion

    By early November 1939, Adolf Hitler had decided on forcing a decision in the West by invading Belgium
  • Pearl Harbor

    After 1868, when the Commander of the Pacific Fleet visited the islands to look after "American interests," naval officers played an important role in internal affairs. They served as arbitrators in business disputes, negotiators of trade agreements and defenders of law and order.
  • Battle of Midway

    The Japanese plan was to lure the United States' few remaining aircraft carriers into a trap. The Japanese also intended to occupy Midway Atoll as part of an overall plan to extend their defensive perimeter in response to the Doolittle Raid.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    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. However, the German offensive bogged down in house-to-house fighting.
  • Operation Torch

    The Allies believed that the Vichy French forces would not fight, partly because of information supplied by American Consul Robert Daniel Murphy in Algiers.
  • Anzio Landing

    The Germans threw attack after attack against the beachhead in an effort to drive the landing force into the sea.
  • Battle of Leningrad

    The capture of Leningrad was one of three strategic goals in the German plan,
  • Operation Market Garden

    remnants of German forces withdrew across the Low Countries and eastern France towards the German border by the end of August.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    the germans last attempt to brake out
  • Battle for Berlin

    Starting on 12 January 1945, the Red Army began the Vistula–Oder Offensive across the Narew River and, from Warsaw, a three-day operation on a broad front which incorporated four army Fronts.
  • Hitler's Suicide

    In accordance with Hitler's prior instructions, their remains were carried up the stairs to ground level and through the bunker's emergency exit,
  • Battle of Okinowa

    the Allies were approaching Japan, and planned to use Okinawa, a large island only 340 miles away from mainland Japan, as a base for air operations on the planned invasion of Japanese mainland
  • Hiroshima

    After the han was abolished in 1871, the city became the capital of Hiroshima prefecture.