Alex Seaton and Brendon Mathews

Timeline created by BrendonGotSDC
  • Japan Invades China

    Japan Invades China
    Japan seeked a vast amount of natural resources, and invaded China, taking what they could, they slaughtered 10 to 20 million Chinese civilians.
  • Rape on nanking

    Rape on nanking
    mass murder and mass rape by Japanese troops against the residents of Nanking, the capital of the Republic of China. The massacre occurred over six weeks starting December 13, 1937, the day that the Japanese captured Nanjing. During this period, soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army murdered an estimated 40,000 to over 300,000 Chinese civilians and disarmed combatants,and perpetrated widespread rape and looting The Nanking Atrocities: Fact and Fable". Wellesley.edu. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
  • German Blitzkrieg

    German Blitzkrieg
    A german war tactic used successfully on multiplle countries throughout World War II. Preserving human lives and limiting the expenditure of artillery.
  • Germanys invasion of Poland

    Germanys invasion of Poland
    On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. The Polish army was defeated within weeks of the invasion. From East Prussia and Germany in the north and Silesia and Slovakia in the south, German units, with more than 2,000 tanks and over 1,000 planes, broke through Polish defenses along the border and advanced on Warsaw. http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005070
  • Fall of Paris

    Fall of Paris
    German tanks rolled into Paris, 2 million Parisians had already fled, with good reason. In short order, the German Gestapo went to work: arrests, interrogations, and spying were the order of the day, as a gigantic swastika flew beneath the Arc de Triomphe. The United States did not remain completely idle, though. On this day, President Roosevelt froze the American assets of the Axis powers, Germany and Italy http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-enter-paris
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    On June 22, 1941, Adolf Hitler launched his armies eastward in a massive invasion of the Soviet Union: three great army groups with over three million German soldiers, 150 divisions, and three thousand tanks smashed across the frontier into Soviet territory. The invasion covered a front from the North Cape to the Black Sea, a distance of two thousand miles. By this point German combat effectiveness had reached its apogee. http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/operation-barbarossa
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    A surprise attack by the Japanese on America. Twenty American naval ships were destoryed including eith large battleships. Two thousand Amercian soldiers were killed. A thousand were wounded.
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    The Final Solution was the code name for the deliberate, physical annihilation of the European Jews. At some still undetermined time in 1941, Hitler authorized this European-wide scheme for mass murder. Heydrich convened the Wannsee Conference to inform and secure support from government ministries and other interested agencies relevant to the implementation of the Final Solution,”and to disclose to the participants that Hitler himself had tasked Heydrich and the RSHA
    http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    This fleet engagement between U.S. and Japanese navies in the north-central Pacific Ocean resulted from Japan’s desire to sink the American aircraft carriers that had escaped destruction at Pearl Harbor Torpedo bombers became separated from the American dive-bombers and were slaughtered (36 of 42 shot down), but they diverted Japanese defenses just in time for the dive-bombers to arrive; some of them had become lost, and now by luck they found the Japanese. http://www.history.com/topics/world-
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad (July 17, 1942-Feb. 2, 1943), was the successful Soviet defense of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in the U.S.S.R. during World War II. Russians consider it to be the greatest battle of their Great Patriotic War, and most historians consider it to be the greatest battle of the entire conflict. It stopped the German advance into the Soviet Union and marked the turning of the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the bloodiest battl
  • Kasserine Pass

    Kasserine Pass
    On this day, German General Erwin Rommel and his Afrika Korps launch an offensive against an Allied defensive line in Tunisia, North Africa. The Kasserine Pass was the site of the United States’ first major battle defeat of the war. His first strike was repulsed, but with tank reinforcements, Rommel broke through on February 20, inflicting devastating casualties on the U.S. forces. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-the-kasserine-pass
  • Operation Gamorrah

    Operation Gamorrah
    In vengeance of 167 civilian deaths, British bombers drop 2,300 tons of incendiary rounds
  • Allied Invasion of Italy

    Allied Invasion of Italy
    The Allied Invasion of Italy was the Allied landing on mainland Italy on 3 September 1943, by General Harold Alexander's 15th Army Group (comprising Lieutenant General Mark Clark's U.S. Fifth Army and General Bernard Montgomery's British Eighth Army) during the Second World War. The operation followed the successful invasion of Sicily during the Italian Campaign.
  • D-DAY Normandy invasion

    D-DAY Normandy invasion
    Overlord was the largest air, land, and sea operation undertaken before or since June 6, 1944. The landing included over 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes, and over 150,000 service men.

 After years of meticulous planning and seemingly endless training, for the Allied Forces, it all came down to this: The boat ramp goes down, then jump, swim, run, and crawl to the cliffs. http://www.dday.org/history/d-day-the-invasion/overview
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    involved the 287,000 troops of the U.S. Tenth Army against 130,000 soldiers of the Japanese Thirty-second Army. At stake were air bases vital to the projected invasion of Japan. By the end of the 82-day campaign, Japan had lost more than 77,000 soldiers and the Allies had suffered more than 65,000 casualties including 14,000 dead. http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-okinawa
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day, or simply V Day was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 (7 May in Commonwealth realms) to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces. It thus marked the end of World War II in Europe.
  • Dropping of the atomic bomb

    Dropping of the atomic bomb
    The capacity to end the war with Japan was inHarry Trumans hands, but it would involve unleashing the atomic bomb. Regardless, on August 6, 1945, a plane called the ENOLA GAY dropped an atomic bomb on the city of HIROSHIMA. Instantly, 70,000 Japanese citizens were vaporized. In the months and years that followed, an additional 100,000 perished from burns and radiation sickness. August 14th the Japense surrendored. http://www.ushistory.org/us/51g.asp
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    News of the surrender was announced to the world. This sparked spontaneous celebrations over the final ending of World War II. On September 2, 1945, a formal surrender ceremony was held in Tokyo Bay aboard the USS Missouri. At the time, President Truman declared September 2 to be VJ Day.