European Theatre

  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Who: The Country of Germany
    What: Germany and their leader Hitler, invaded a neighboring country Poland.
    Where: Poland
    Why: Germans used an excuse to invade that they were acting in self-defence for their country.
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    Battle of Britain

    Who: Germans agaisnt the United Kingdom
    What: German air force went against the United Kingdom airforce in the first war all by air.
    Where: United Kingdom airspace
    Why: The Germans wanted to gain control of the Royal Air Force
  • Lend-Lease Act Signed

    Lend-Lease Act Signed
    Who: The United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt
    What: Document stating they are no longer neutral in the war, and would not send arms to foreign countries anymore.
    Where: Washington D.C.
    Why: Signed so the USA would stop sending arms to countries in the war.
  • Germany declares war on America

    Germany declares war on America
    Who: Germany, United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt
    What: United states declared the navy to fire on a German vessel
    Where: Berlin, Germany
    Why: United States gave arms to other countries and fired at German vessels
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    Who: Germany and the Soviet Union.
    What: Battle fought between Germany and the USSR to gain contol of the city Stalingrad.
    Where: Stalingrad, Russia
    Why: Germany thought it would give them a better chance to control the rest of Russia. Looked at the battle as a gateway.
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    Battle of El Alamein

    Who: The Axis and Allied powers
    What: Battle between the axis and allied powers, Axis powers trying to gain control of Suez canal, Egypt and oil fields.
    Where: El Alamein, Egypt
    Why: Axis powers tried to take control of Egypt, oil fields, and the Suez canal.
  • Allies land in Italy

    Allies land in Italy
    Who: The Allied forces.
    What: Aliied force land on mainland Italy to take control.
    Where: Salerno, Italy
    Why: The Allied forces landed there so they could gain control of the Mediterranean Sea
  • D-day Invasion

    D-day Invasion
    Who: 160,000 allied troups and Nazi's.
    What: Allied troups landed along a 50 mile stretch on the French coastlines.
    Where: French coastlines, Normandy
    Why: They wanted to advance to fight the Nazi's and take control of Hitler and Germany.
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    Battle of the Bulge

    Who: Hitler, Germany agaisnt the Allied forces ( USA, France, Britain)
    What: Hitler launched an attack at mainly American lines.
    Where: Belgium
    Why: Hitler wanted to break up the alliance between Britain, France, USA by attacking their front line creating a bulge in the line. Therefore the name Battle of the Bulge.
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    Yalta Confrence

    Who: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Joesph Stalin
    What: Meeting between the " Big Three" to discuss the post war reorginization of Europe after the war.
    Where: The Livadia Palace near Yalta
    Why: So they could discuss how to reorganize the war-torn Europe.
  • FDR Death

    FDR Death
    Who: Franklin Roosevelt
    What: FDR died
    Where: Warm Springs, Georgia
    Why: FDR had bad pains in the back of his head then had a stroke. He was ill very much later in his life.
  • Hitler commits suicide

    Hitler commits suicide
    Who: Adolf Hitler
    What: Hitler commits suicide by gunshot with his wife.
    Where: Berlin, Germany
    Why: Germany was losing the war and the USA was advancing. The Red army had Berlin circled.
  • Victory in Europe Day

    Victory in Europe Day
    Who: The allied forces and Germany
    What: The allied forces accepted the surrender of Germany
    Where: Europe, Germany
    Why: Hitler committed suicide and a new leader took over and only lasted a little over a week. The Red Army swept through Germany and took control