1942 1953


  • Battle of Singapore

    Battle of Singapore
    While holding off Japanese forces and becoming overwhelmed, the British, Australian, and Indian forces surrender.
  • Battle of Java Sea

    Battle of Java Sea
    The Battle of Java Sea is the Allies' failed attempt to stop the Japanese expansion into Java.
  • Dutch East Indies Surrender

    Dutch East Indies Surrender
    The Dutch East Indies unconditionally surrender to the Japanese.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    70, 000 American and Filipino defenders surrender to the Japanese. The Japanese force them to march 26.2 miles while ill and starving, these POWs are beaten while marching.
  • Doolittle Raid

    Doolittle Raid
    The Doolittle Raid is the first time the Japanese had been attacked in their capital, Tokyo. The Americans drop 14 tons of bombs on Tokyo. As well as the first time Army planes are loaded and take off of a Navy carrier, the USS Hornet.
  • Battle of the Coral Sea

    Battle of the Coral Sea
    World War II naval and air engagement in which a U.S. fleet turned back a Japanese invasion force that had been heading for strategic Port Moresby in New Guinea.
  • Second Battle of Kharkov

    Second Battle of Kharkov
    The Second Battle of Kharkov was the last major engagement between Axis and Soviet forces on the Eastern Front during World War II, before the Race arrived.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The Battle of Midway was the United States first and one of the most decisive battles of World War II.
  • Tobruk is Captured

    Tobruk is Captured
    Tobruk captured by Rommel’s Panzer Army Afrika. Churchill called the defeat a “disgrace”. 35,000 Allied troops are surrendered and Rommel is promoted field-marshal.
  • First Battle of El Alamein

    First Battle of El Alamein
    Axis positions near El Alamein, only 66 miles from Alexandria, were dangerously close to the ports and cities of Egypt, the base facilities of the Commonwealth forces and the Suez Canal.
  • Invention of Napalm

    Invention of Napalm
    The United States made a new kind of substance called napalm. Napalm was made to burn a lot longer and was used to in the following wars.
  • Battle of Guadalcanal

    Battle of Guadalcanal
    The Americans land at the Guadalcanal. 25,000 Japanese and Americans are killed.
  • The Manhattan Project

    The Manhattan Project
    The Manhattan Project push to make the first nuclear bomb. Led by the United States, as well as getting support by the United Kingdom and Canada.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad was the largest battle in history. Both the Germans and Soviets had 1 million soldiers in total. It was also the bloodiest battle in history, with well over 1.9 million deaths. Mostly being Soviet.
  • Second Battle of El Alamein

    Second Battle of El Alamein
    The Second Battle of El Alamein was one of Britain's most decisive battle of World War II. Fighting the Germans and Italians away from the Suez Canal.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    The first Americans land on the West to help the Allies in Africa. The Americans storm the beach as they take heavy fire. When they realize it's not the enemy who is firing at them. It's the French.
  • Chicago Pile-1

    Chicago Pile-1
    The World First Nuclear Reactor is built by the Americans in Chicago.
  • The German retreat to Tripoli

    The German retreat to Tripoli
    The Germans are pushed back by the Allies and are desperate of more force. The German retreat back to the capital city of Tripoli, Libya.
  • Warsaw Holocaust Uprising

    Warsaw Holocaust Uprising
    The Warsaw Holocaust Uprising began after German troops and police entered the ghetto to deport its surviving inhabitants.
  • End of the North African Campaign

    End of the North African Campaign
    The Germans surrender in North Africa, the campaign ends less than 10 days later on the 16th.
  • Battle of Kursk

    Battle of Kursk
    The Battle of Kursk is the largest tank battle in history. With 6,000 tanks, including 2,000,000 troops and 4,000 aircraft.
  • Allied Invasion of Sicily

    Allied Invasion of Sicily
    The Allies invade the island of Sicily, with the help and communications of the Italian Mafia.
  • Mussolini is Arrested

    Mussolini is Arrested
    In 1943, Mussolini is arrested because he was voted out of power by his own Grand Council, arrested after a visit with the king and sent to the island of La Maddalena.
  • Italy Surrenders

    Italy Surrenders
    Italy surrenders after the invasion of Sicily, causing the Fascist regime and Benito Mussolini to fall.
  • Italy Switches Sides

    Italy Switches Sides
    After the fall of the Fascist regime and Mussolini, the non-Fascist Italy now joins the Allies to fight against Nazi Germany.
  • Battle of Tarawa

    Battle of Tarawa
    The Battle of Tarawa was the first time in the Pacific War that the United States had faced serious Japanese opposition to an amphibious landing.
  • Battle of Monte Cassino / Monte Cassino is bombed

    Battle of Monte Cassino / Monte Cassino is bombed
    The Battle of Monte Cassino was one of the four lines of defense to protect Southern Italy and Rome. The day the battle started, the Allies dropped 1,200 tons of bombs on the extremely historical building.
  • Battle of Anzio

    Battle of Anzio
    The Battle of Anzio was an attack made on the city of Anzio by the Americans. The point of this attack was to go around the 4 highly fortified lines of defense made by the Axis in Southern Italy.
  • Battle of Narva

    Battle of Narva
    The German Army Detachment "Narwa" and the Soviet Leningrad Front fought for possession of the strategically important Narva Isthmus.
  • Operation Ichi-Go

    Operation Ichi-Go
    Operation Ichi-Go causes the Japanese to control Mainland China
  • Invasion of Normandy (D-Day)

    Invasion of Normandy (D-Day)
    The Invasion of Normandy, also known as D-Day, was the purpose to take and liberate France from Nazi Germany. Attempting to break through Germany's Atlantic Wall, the Allies successfully do that but, the Americans at Omaha Beach run into very heavy fire, killing 2,400 Americans.
  • Battle of the Philippine Sea

    Battle of the Philippine Sea
    The naval battle of World War II between the Japanese Combined Fleet and the U.S. Fifth Fleet. Known as “the greatest carrier battle of the war,” it accompanied the U.S. landing on Saipan and ended in a complete U.S. victory.
  • Warsaw Uprising

    Warsaw Uprising
    Warsaw Uprising, insurrection in Warsaw during World War II by which Poles unsuccessfully tried to oust the German army and seize control of the city before it was occupied by the advancing Soviet army. The city of Warsaw is destroyed by the Wehrmacht.
  • Liberation of Paris

    Liberation of Paris
    The Allies reach the French capital of Paris. A small uprising made by the French is helped by the Allies.
  • King Michael's Coup

    King Michael's Coup
    In a radio broadcast to the Romanian nation and army on the night of 23 August King Michael issued a cease-fire, proclaimed Romania's loyalty to the Allies, announced the acceptance of an armistice offered by Great Britain, the United States, and the USSR, and declared war on Germany.
  • Operation Market Garden

    Operation Market Garden
    Operation Market Garden was one of the biggest operations the Allies created. Though it helped the Allies get a foothold of the Netherlands from the Nazis, it proved to be a huge Allied failure.
  • Battle of Leyte Gulf

    Battle of Leyte Gulf
    The Battle of Leyte Gulf was a decisive battle won by the American's. The battle crippled most of Japan's navy. This battle permitted the American's control of the Pacific. As well as the largest naval battle in history.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    The Battle of the Bulge was the German Wehrmacht's last major offensive of the war.
  • Auschwitz is Liberated

    Auschwitz is Liberated
    While on the hunt for Germans, the Soviets ran into a horrific sight. They found the concentration camp of Auschwitz.
  • The Yalta Conference

    The Yalta Conference
    The Yalta Conference was the meeting between the Big Three, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill. At Yalta, the Big Three agreed that after Germany's unconditional surrender, it would be divided into four post-war occupation zones, controlled by U.S., British, French and Soviet military forces.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    The Japanese fought for the island of Iwo Jima very fiercely because it gave the Americans the opportunity to bomb Tokyo and make it back with enough fuel.
  • The Western Allies invade German territory

    The Western Allies invade German territory
    The Western Allies make into Western Germany after having trouble crossing the Rhine River. The Germans destroyed every bridge across the Rhine except one, leaving the Americans to cross before the Germans blew it up at the Battle of Remagen
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    The Battle of Okinawa was the bloodiest battle in the Pacific of World War II. 14,000 Americans were killed while 110,000 Japanese were killed.
  • Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin Roosevelt's death sends shock waves across the United States and to the Allied leaders. Franklin Roosevelt was the longest serving president of the United States, serving 3 terms from 1933-1945.
  • Harry S. Truman

    Harry S. Truman
    After the death of Franklin Roosevelt, his presidency is given to his Vice President, Harry S. Truman.
  • Battle of Berlin

    Battle of Berlin
    The Battle of Berlin was one of the most significant battles, after 6 years, the Allies finally made it to the German capital city of Berlin.
  • Execution of Benito Mussolini

    Execution of Benito Mussolini
    In April of 1945, Benito Mussolini was found and captured by Italian Partisans trying to flee Italy. He was tortured, killed, and hung upside down publicly along with his wife, Rachele Mussolini.
  • Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide

    Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide
    As the Soviets were closing in on Berlin, Adolf Hitler went into his bunker where he committed suicide, as well as his family and dog.
  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany Surrenders
    After the Soviets captured Berlin and Hitler committed suicide, Germany surrenders on the 7th of May.
  • First Atomic Bombing of Japan

    First Atomic Bombing of Japan
    After the death of Franklin Roosevelt. after a few months into his presidency, Harry Truman decides to use the atomic bombs to end the war. He sends an agreement to surrender.
  • Second Atomic Bombing of Japan

    Second Atomic Bombing of Japan
    Three days later, while awaiting their response, Japan never responds to the agreement of surrender, and Truman decides to drop a second atomic bomb.
  • Japan's verbal surrender

    Japan's verbal surrender
    Japanese Emperor Hirohito, verbally announces their surrender
  • Japan's Official Surrender

    Japan's Official Surrender
    On the American battleship, the USS Missouri, The Japanese signed the agreement to their unconditional surrender. World War II is finally over. 70-85 million lives are lost, making it the world's deadliest conflict in human history.
  • United Nations

    United Nations
    After the war, the United Nations is formed, in order to hold peace throughout the world.
  • Nuremberg Trials

    Nuremberg Trials
    After the war, the people who have committed war crimes are put on trial.
  • Central Intelligence Agency

    Central Intelligence Agency
    In 1946, Harry Truman forms the Cia (Central Intelligence Agency).
  • Philippines Independence

    Philippines Independence
    The Philippines are granted independence from the United States.
  • The Cold War Begins

    The Cold War Begins
    The biggest intelligence war in history begins and is being led by the two surviving superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    Jackie Robinson is the first African-American to play in a professional baseball league.
  • Indian Independence

    Indian Independence
    India gains independence from the United Kingdom
  • WHO

    The United Nations establish the World Health Organization
  • The First Arab-Israeli War

    The First Arab-Israeli War
    The First Arab-Israeli War gained Israel its independence.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Soviets block off trade routes to Berlin, Truman figures they'll just fly the supplies in.
  • NATO

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is formed and push to keep peace in the world.
  • First Soviet Atomic Bomb

    First Soviet Atomic Bomb
    The Soviets create their first nuclear weapon
  • Another Communist Country

    Another Communist Country
    For 5 years, the Chinese Nationalists and Communists have been fighting. In 1949, the Nationalists finally lost to the much stronger Communist army. China becomes communist.
  • Hydrogen Bombs

    Hydrogen Bombs
    The United States was the first country to make and test the first Hydrogen Bomb, with the approval of Harry Truman in early 1950.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The leaders of North and South Korea wanted to unite Korea into one but under their own regiment. In order to do so, the Soviets gave the North Koreans permission to launch an attack on South Korea, starting the Korean War.
  • United States Join the Korean War

    United States Join the Korean War
    In response to the North Korean attack on South Korea, the United States joins the Korean War to help stop the spread of Communism.
  • Seoul Falls

    Seoul Falls
    After the invasion of South Korea, the North Koreans take the capital city of South Korea, Seoul, after 3 days.
  • Battle of Inchon

    Battle of Inchon
    American and British troops land behind enemy lines at the city of Inchon, near the city of Seoul. The Allies in the south make a push at Pusan and the Allies in the North make a push at Inchon, pushing the North Koreans out of South Korea.
  • China enters the Korean War

    China enters the Korean War
    In fear that the Allies might keep going north, the Chinese send troops into North Korea to help stop the advance of the Allies.
  • The Allies Reach Pyongyang

    The Allies Reach Pyongyang
    After the Allied landing at Inchon, the Allies pushed North into Korea, the Allies reach the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.
  • Douglass MacArthur is Fired

    Douglass MacArthur is Fired
    Douglass MacArthur is fired for publically disagreeing with Truman to use a nuclear bomb on China.
  • Battle of Heartbreak Ridge

    Battle of Heartbreak Ridge
    The Battle of Heartbreak Ridge, also known as the Battle of Wendengli, was a month-long battle in the Korean War which took place between September 13th and October 15th, 1951.
  • New President

    New President
    After Harry S. Truman, World War II General, Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected President of the United States.
  • The Korean War Ends

    The Korean War Ends
    After 3 years of war, North and South Korea sign an armistice. The Korean War is over.