Events of WWII- By Michaela Campbell

  • Anschluss

    Germany occupies Austria and the form a Union. This Union was called Anschluss. The Union was against the terms of the Treaty of Versailles.
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    Important events of WWII
  • The Munich Conference

    The Munich Conference
    This conference was held in Germany without the presence of Czechoslovakia. The Munich agreement is signed by the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Germany. The agreement gave Germany control of the Sudetenland, without permission from Czechoslovakia.
  • Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

    Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact
    The Soviet Union and Germany met to sign the Nazi-Soviet Non- Agression Pact. It ensured that the Soviet Union and Germany would not attack eachother. This allowed Germany to take over Poland without having to fight The Soviet Union at the same time.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany attacks Poland from both land and air. His goal is to gain back lost territory and gain control of Poland. This upsets Britain and France, who are both allies of Poland. This marks the beginning of WWII. The Soviet- Union cannot attack Germany to protect Poland because they have signed the Nazi-Soviet Non- Aggression Pact.
  • War on Germany

    War on Germany
    Great Britain and France are angry that Germany invaded Poland. To protect Poland, allies France and Great Britain declare war of Germany. This is the end of appeasement and the beginning of WWII.
  • German air raid

    German air raid
    On October 16, German bombers attack British warships.This is the first German air raid on Great Britain. Two German bombers were shot down. Three British ships were damages and 15 sailors were killed in the attack.
  • Operation Weserubung

    Operation Weserubung
    Germany invades Denmark and Norway to prevent Great Britain and France from occupying the territory. Germany claims that their goal in this invasion was to protect the neutrality of Denmark and Norway.
  • Battle of the Netherlands

    Battle of the Netherlands
    Germany invades Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg using bombs, tanks, and planes.
  • Holland Surrenders

    Holland Surrenders
    Holland has lost thousands of soldiers and can't hold off Germany any longer. The 5 day attack ends with Holland surrendering to Germany.
  • Belgium Surrenders

    Belgium Surrenders
    Belgium is next to surrender to the overpowering German dictator, after a devastating loss of men and damages.
  • Norway Surrenders

    Norway Surrenders
    Norway is the last to surrender to Germany after the Battle of the Netherlands.
  • Italy Declares War

    Italy Declares War
    Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini, declares war on France and Great Britain. France and Great Britain were being defeated by Germany, and Mussolini was conmvinced that they would soon surrender.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The Battle of Britain was the first major air campaign fought completely by air force. The battle was between Germany and The United Kingdom. Because Britain did not surrender, and Germany did not gain air force superiority, it is known as the first major loss for Hitler's army in WWII.
  • US Prepares for War

    US Prepares for War
    The United States starts to prepare for war. They recruit big companies to start building war machines. The US also starts giving aid for the allies.
  • Lend- Lease Bill

    Lend- Lease Bill
    FDR signs the Lend-Lease Bill. This means the US will only help and tradwe with allies who are not currently at war or fighting another country.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched a surprise air attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a devastating attack for the US, who lost over 2,400 people.
  • US Declares War

    US Declares War
    The attack on Pearl Harbor angered the US so much that they abandoned their policy of isolation and declared war on Japan.
  • War on The US

    War on The US
    Now that the US is officially involved in WWII, Germany and Italy both declare war on the US. They do this to support their axis ally, Japan. The US just declared war on Japan days before after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • Internment Camps

    Internment Camps
    The United States s currently at war with Japan. All Japanese- Americans on the US West Coast are moved to internment camps away from the coast. The US is hoping to avoid Japanese- Americans giving aid to Japan or providing Japan with information about the US plans and strategies.
  • Germany Surrenders at Stalingrad

    Germany Surrenders at Stalingrad
    The allied powers had a Germany army surrounded at Stalingrad. After months, the axis forces were out of food and ammunition. The army in Stalingrad surrendered.
  • Victory in Europe

    Victory in Europe
    VE Day is when the allies decided to formally accept the unconditional surrender of Germany. This marked the end of WWII in Europe.
  • D- Day

    D- Day
    156,000 allied troops landed on a 50- mile beach in Normandy. This lead to the liberation of France. D-Day was the beginning of the end of WWII.
  • Victory in Japan

    Victory in Japan
    The US accepts Japans surrender. This event officially ended all of WWII. A formal surrender ceremony was held in Tokyo Bay, Japan.