Canada and World War Two

By ss11yh
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    World War Two in Europe

  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Germany invades Poland, which is considered as the beginning of World War Two.
  • Phoney War

    Phoney War
    During September 1939 and May 1940, the Phoney War happened. In these 7 months, Britain and France's troops stationed along France's border, but the Germany did not have any move.
  • Britain and France declare war on Germany

    Britain and France declare war on Germany
    Britain and France had sworn to defend Poland and they declared war on Germany.
  • Canada declares war on Germany

    Canada declares war on Germany
    Canada declared war on Germany, 7 days after Britain and France.
  • Germany attacked Denmark and Norway

    Germany attacked Denmark and Norway
    Germany renewed its blitzkrieg attacking Denmark and Norway. The attack is surprising and with lighting speed. Germany used tanks to crash through enemy lines and they used planes to bomb the enemies.
  • Invasion of the Netherlands

    Invasion of the Netherlands
    The German forces moved quickly through Belgium, and finally into France.
  • Evacuation began

    Evacuation began
    After the German forces got into France, the Allied forces decided to try an evacuation by sea. The Brithsh navy rounded up everyboat capable of navigating the English Channel.They headed across the Channel for the beaches of Dunkirk.
  • German bombed Dunkirk

    German bombed Dunkirk
    The German Lufhwaffe bombed the port of Dunkirk, making the escape by the Allies even more difficult.
  • Evacuation completed

    Evacuation completed
    Nearly 340000 Allied soldiers were brought to safety in Britain.
  • France surrendered.

    France surrendered.
    The Germany army continued its sweep through France. The French army was no match for the powerful German troops, and then they surrendered. Britain and the Commonwealth now stood alone against Germany.
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    The German Luftwaffe started a messive bombing campaign, aimed at destroying harbours and shiping facilities in southern England. Later, German planes bombed London and other cities, terrifying and killing civilians. These raids became know as "the Blitz".
  • Germany invades USSR

    Germany invades USSR
    The Soviets were surprised and unprepares for the attack. The German troops pushed the Soviet army deep into the Soviet Union. But the German troops lost their advantage because of the long and bitterly cold Soviet winter.
  • The Invasion of Italy

    The Invasion of Italy
    Canadian soldiers participated in the Allies'invasion of Sicily. Two weeks later, the Allies were successfu.
  • Italy surrenders

    Italy surrenders
    Mussolini had been thrown out of office and the new government of Italy surrendered to the British and the USA. They then agreed to join the allies. The Germans took control of the Italian army, freed Mussolini from imprisonment and set him up as head of a puppet government in Northern Italy.
  • Canadian win the Battle of Ortona

    Canadian win the Battle of Ortona
    Canadian soldiers fought house by house and street by street. Canadian fought for a month abd lost 1372 soldiers before the Germans withdrew.
  • D-Day

    The Allies launched a full-scale invasion of Europe. They attacked and landed on the beach in Normandy. It took the Allies weeks of constant fighting to work their way inland. Then, they began an eleven-month advance through France and Belgium, towards Germany.
  • Allied force attacked Germany

    Allied force attacked Germany
    The Canadians were given a separate task: the liberation of the Netherlands. The fighting was slow. Over 6300 Canadians were killed in the operation.
  • Germany surrendered

    Germany surrendered
    While the Allies invaded Germany from the west, the Soviet Union attacked from the east. Facing certain defeat, Germany surrendered.