Brittany's Timeline of World War Two

  • Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the Nazi Party.
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    World War Two

  • Benito Mussolini

    Benito Mussolini appointed Prime Minister of Italy.
  • Josef Stalin

    Josef Stalin sole dictator of the Soviet Union (USSR)
  • Adolf Hitler

    Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany
  • Neutrality Act

    Neutrality Act passed by US Congress
  • Italian Army

    Italian Army invadesEthiopia in Africa.
  • Japanese Government

    Militarist take control of Japanese Government
  • Versailles Treaty

    Hitler sends troops into Rhineland of Germany in violation of the Versailles Treaty
  • Japan's Army

    Japan’s army pillages Nanjing, China; massacre a quarter of a million people.
  • Munich Pact

    Munich Pact signed giving the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia to Germany.
  • Nazis

    Nazis begin rounding up Jews for labor camps.
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact

    Nazi-Soviet Pact signed by Hitler and Stalin.
  • Invasion

    Sept 1st - Nazis invade Poland; Britain and France declare war on Germany.
  • Take Control

    Nazis invade Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium – take control.
  • Surrender

    Germany invades France and forces it to surrender
  • Battle of Britian

    Battle of Britain – Royal Air Force defeats German Air Force to prevent invasion of their island.
  • Peacetime Draft

    First time Peacetime Draft in US.
  • Hitler

    Hitler breaks Pact with Stalin’s Russia and invades -USSR now joins England in fighting the Germans.
  • Atlantic Charter

    Churchill and FDR issue the Atlantic Charter
  • Japanese

    Japanese invade French Indochina (Viet. Laos, Cambodia)
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor in Hawaii attacked by Japanese Naval and Air forces, US declares war on Japan, Germany and Italy declare war on the US.
  • Bataan Death March

    Philippines fall to Japanese – Bataan Death March.
  • Japanese Americans

    Japanese Americans interned in isolated camps.
  • Japanese Americans

    Japanese Americans interned in isolated camps
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway, turning point of war in the Pacific.
  • Armies in North America

    Russians stop Nazi advance at Stalingrad save Moscow British and US forces defeat German and Italian armies in North Africa
  • Zoot Suit Riots

    Zoot Suit Riots – Los Angeles, CA
  • Italy Surrenders

    July - Italy surrenders, Mussolini dismissed as Prime Min.
  • D-Day

    June - D-Day invasion of France at Normandy by Allies.
  • Allies Forces

    Aug. - Paris retaken by Allies Forces
  • Battle of the Buldge

    Dec. Battle of the Bulge – last offensive of German Forces.
  • FDR dies

    April 16th - FDR dies, Harry S. Truman becomes President
  • V-E Day

    May 8th - V-E Day, war ends in Europe
  • Atomic Bombs

    Aug. - First Atomic Bombs dropped
  • V-J Day

    Aug. 14th – V-J Day, Japan surrenders to Allied Forces
  • The Philippines

    Jan. – US forces return to recapture the Philippines.
  • War Crime Trials

    War Crimes Trials held in Nuremburg Germany; Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan.