Events of World War II

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In History
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    German Invasion of Poland that marked the beginning of WW 2 in Europe.
  • Battle of the Atlantic

    Battle of the Atlantic
    A six year continuous military campaign in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Invasion of France

    Invasion of France
    The German Invasion of France. Crushng Victory.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The massive air battle fought between German and British air forces for control of British Airspace.
  • Operation of Sealion

    Operation of Sealion
    Germany's planned invasion of Britain.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Germanies opening invasion agaisnt the USSR. Initially successful, Russian armies unprepared.
  • Battle of Leningrad

    Battle of Leningrad
    German seige of Leningrad, a Soviet city. Long and bloody, eventually resulted in a Soviet Victory.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    A surprise Japanese Aerial assault on US naval bases. Main cause of US entering WW2.
  • Battle of the Corral Sea

    Battle of the Corral Sea
    A major naval battle of WW2 between the US and Japanese navies. Resulted in US strategic victory and Japanese Tactical victory. US repelled Japanese invasion.
  • Battle of Midway

    US Navy thwarts Japanese fleests assault on Midway Atoll. Inflicted severe damage to Japanese navy.
  • Battle of Guadacanal

    Battle of Guadacanal
    An allied assault in the Pacific Theater on and around the island of Guadacanal.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Germans battled the Soviet Union for control of Stalingrad, resulted in German loss.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    The British and American Invasion of German held French North Africa.
  • Anzio Landings

    Anzio Landings
    Also known as Operation Shingle. An allied amphibious assasault against Axis help Italian ports of Anzio and Nettuno.
  • D-Day

    Operation Neptune, the Allied invasion of the Normandy Region of France. Part of larger Operation Overlord. Ended in Allied Vivtory.
  • Operation Market Garden

    Operation Market Garden
    A failed Allied assault into German held ands. Initially successful, it ended in a crushing allied defeat.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Major German offensive in Belgium. Resulted in an overwelming Ally victory, and crippled the German Military.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    US invasion of Japan held Iwo Jima. Fought for its two airfields, some of the bloodiest fighting of WW2.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Largest amphibious assault of WW2. Allies attemping to take control of Okinawa.
  • Battle of Berlin

    Battle of Berlin
    Final major offensive in Europe of WW2. Soviets and Allies invaded Berlin. Hitler commited suicide in his bunker. Ally victory.
  • Hiroshima

    The first Atomic Bombing of Japan.
  • Nagasaki

    Second atomic bombing of Japan. Forced Japan into a surrender.