Ending of World War II

By MTD643
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    End of WWII

  • Germany Withdrawl

    Germans begin to withdrawl from the Caucasus
  • Soviet Offensive

    Soviets begin an offensive against Germany in Stalingrad
  • Casablanca Conference

    -Between Churchill and Roosevelt -During the conference, Roosevelt announces the war can end only with "unconditional German surrender."
  • Montgomery

    The eighth army takes Tripoli
  • First Bombing Raid

    By the Americans on the Germans in Wilhelmshaven
  • Germans Surrender

    • Germans Surrender at Stalingrad
    • The first major defeat of Hitler's Army
  • Soviet troops take Kursk

  • Battle of the Kasserine Pass

    • Between the U.S. 1st Armored Division and German Panzers in North Africa
  • Germans Withdrawl

    • From Tunisia, Africa
  • Germans Re-Capture Kharkov

  • Axis Withdrawl

    • Axis forces in Tunisia begin a withdrawal toward Enfidaville as American and British forces link.
  • SS attacks Jewish Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto

  • Allies Take Tunisia

  • British Air raid on the Ruhr

  • Germanys Last Offensive

    • Germans begin their last offensive against Kursk
  • Allies Bomb Rome

  • Germans Evacuate Sicily

  • Italians Surrender to Allies

    Italians Surrender to Allies
    Badoglio government surrenders to the Allies. Effects-
    -Germans immefdiately seize control of Rome and Northern Italy
  • Allies attack Salerno, Italy

    Allies attack Salerno, Italy
    Allies land on the beaches near Naples
  • Germans Occupy Rome

  • Russians take over Kiev

    Russians take over Kiev
    Russians recapture Kiev in Ukraine.
  • British Air Raid on Berlin

  • Soviets Advance into Poland

  • Leningrad relieved after a 900-day siege

  • Allies bomb the monastery at Monte Cassino

  • Second Allied attempt to capture Monte Cassino begins

  • Soviet troops begin an offensive to liberate Crimea

  • Germans retreat from Anzio

  • Allies liberate Rome

    Allies liberate Rome
    Allied troops liberate Rome Efffects-
    -American bombers could hit Germany for the first time
  • Allies "Second Front" against Germany

    Allies "Second Front" against Germany
    US and British troops land on the Normandy beaches successfully Effects-
    -Opened a second front against Germany
  • Operation Bagration begins (the Soviet summer offensive)

  • British and Canadian troops capture Caen, France

  • Anne Frank and family arrested by the Gestapo in Amsterdam, Holland

  • Finland and the Soviet Union agree to a cease-fire

  • Allies liberate Athens; Rommel commits suicide

  • Germans withdraw from the Ardennes

  • Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin meet at Yalta

  • Soviet troops capture Danzig

  • Assassination of Benito Mussolini

    Assassination of Benito Mussolini
    Facist group captures and then kills Benito Mussolini. He was hung by his feet and beaten to death. Effects-
    -Italians form new government
    -Led to the end of the war in Europe
  • Blondi overdoses on Cyanide

    Blondi overdoses on Cyanide
    Hitler received capsules of Cyanide, but he didn't believe that they would actually work, so he tested it on his dog Blondi, who then died from it immediately.
  • Hitlers Suicide

    Hitlers Suicide
    Hitler committed suicide by a single gunshot in a bunker in Berlin
  • Germany Surrenders to the Soviets

    Germany Surrenders to the Soviets
    German forces were surrounded in Breslau and then surrendered.
  • Allies conquer Okinawa

    Allies conquer Okinawa
    -Last Island stop before the Japanese Islands
  • Hiroshima

    US drops first atomic bomb on Hiroshima
  • Soviets Declare war on Japan

    The Soviets declare war on Japan and invades Manchuria