Anna's WWII Timeline

  • Holocaust

    The Nazi’s killed over six million Jewish people
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    The Attack came without any warning or declaration of war. The attack on Poland included German tanks, infantry and cavalry that overcame Polish territory on several fronts with five armies, a total of 1.5 million troops.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    Also known as the “Lightening War” was a military air tactic that created psychological shock in enemy forces by the element of surprise and speed firepower.
  • Stalin attacks Finland

    Stalin attacks Finland
    An undeclared war fought for 16 days between Germany and Poland, in which Germany won
  • Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain

    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain
    Ruled the British people during World War II and led his country from the brink of defeat to victory.
  • Germany attacks France

    Germany attacks France
    Germany successfully invades and attacks France allowing them to advance into Beligum
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    United States aided its World War II allies with war materials, such as ammunition, tanks, airplanes, and trucks
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The Battle of Great Britain was a battle between Britain and Germany when German air forces (Luftwaff) failed and the Royal Air Force (Britain) won which created a block of invasion and supplied good conditions for Great Britain’s survival.
  • Hitler takes over Balkans

    Hitler takes over Balkans
    Hitler invaded and conquered the Blakans, because of this Germany obtained vital oil and food supplies from the Balkan countries
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Japan surprisingly attacked a US naval base causing the US to enter the war
  • Formation of the UN

    Formation of the UN
    Representatives of 26 nations at war with the Axis powers met in Washington with plans to maintain peace and security, other important objectives during World War II
  • Japanese Internment Camps

    Japanese Internment Camps
    Declared that all people of Japanese ancestry were excluded from the entire Pacific coast. And allowed local military commanders to designate military areas as exclusion zones from which any or all persons may be excluded
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Battle over seas fought with mostly aircraft against Japan and the United States
  • Guadalcanal

    Battle fought between Allied forces and Japan on an island where Japan was constructing a airfield.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The Soviets won in act to stop Germany from advancing into Soviet Union territory
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    Two part battle held on the coasts of Egypt mostly a stalemate between the Axis and Allied powers, however the Axis powers ended up gaining 66miles of land.
  • Tehran Confrence

    Tehran Confrence
    FDR, Churchill, and Stalin met to discuss the opening of a “second-front” in west Europe.
  • D-Day

    Allied invasion of Western Europe, fought on 5 different beaches in Normandy, France. Major impact leading to end of the war.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    FDR, Churchill, and Stalin met to plan the final defeat and occupation of Germany
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    War based on political, economic, and land distribution and had only limited access to weaponry.
  • FDR's Death

    FDR's Death
    Roosevelt had been suffering from advanced arteriosclerosis. He was so weak that for the first time in his presidency he spoke to Congress while sitting down he passed during his fourth term as president while posing for a self-portrait in Warm-Springs, Georgia.
  • Mussolini’s assassination

    Mussolini’s assassination
    Was assassinated on a train on his way to Italy
  • Hitlers Suicide

    Hitlers Suicide
    He died by a self-inflicted gunshot, while biting down on a cyanide capsule which led to the end of the War.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Stalin, Churchill, and Turman met to discuss the administration of Germany, occupation of Austria, and boarders of Poland.
  • Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasakiith

    Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasakiith
    A weapon with great explosive power that results from the sudden release of energy upon the splitting, a element such as plutonium or uranium. Hiroshima was the first city attacked by US Airforce B 29. Soon after Nagasakiith was attacked, both bombings were caused extreme damages
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nuremburg Trials
    Series of trails held in Germany in which Nazi leaders were tried as war criminals
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Due to half of Germany being in control by the Soviet Union, the Allied forces dropped supplies for the people because of their cut off to outside forces and foods.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Program created to rehabilitate 17 European economies
  • McArthur’s plan for Japan

    McArthur’s plan for Japan
    Rebuilt the country and formed a democratic government, and helped to draft a new constitution.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Barrier created to separate East Berlin from West Berlin
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    War almost became about due to the presence of a nuclear missile held in Cuba.