Germany and Russia signed a pact to divide and conqure Poland, they launched their invasion on septmeber 1st 1939. Battle of Bzura gave germans the main advatage by October 8th Germany annexed western Poland. Used Blitzkreig
Battle of France
Italy declared war on france...ended in an armisistce after the battle of dunkirk
Battle of Dunkirk
Germany entered fFrance through neutral Belgium , Germans trapped french and british forces before they could escape. Violent attacks, beat britsih army and attacked paris, France surrended in June.
Battle of Britain
as soon as the battles in france were over Gernamy advanced to Britain, fought entirley by airforce. Britian did not surrender or agree to an armistice. First major "loss" for Hitler
Germanys invasion on russia
Japans sneak attack on america. Brought America into war. Japan bomed Pearl Harbor (naval base) in hawaii. devastaed america.
Battle of Midway
In Japan, important Naval Battle. 6 months after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor American severley damaged Japans naval fleet
Forces fought against Germany on the shores of Normandy, Airforces landed in different parts tp distract German forces from the real landing spot s Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. Win for america, britian and france
Battle of El Alamein
Halted the Axis forces from gaining Egypt
Battle of Stalingrad
Battle for the control of the Russian city; Stalingrad. One of the bloodiest battles and had the most civilian casualties(2 million)
Germany lost. therfore they could never control the east.
Battle of Leyte Gulf
US invaded island of Leyte gulf in Japan, destroying the rest of their naval forces.
Battle of the Bulge
Germany attacked (surprise attak) but American rienforcements and airforce attacks sealed germanys loss.
Battle of Iwo Jima
US captured the island of Iwo Jima. Right in the beggining US was winning. only 216 captured out of 18,000 soilders....the rest were dead.
Battle of Okinawa
Allies wanted to use Okinawa as an airforce base; fighting was going back and forth until the bomings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki-caused Japan to surrender
President of Germany Karl Dönitz accepted the terms of surrender by the Allied forces after Hitlers death (suicide)
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
America dropped atomic bomb on Hiroshima first killing tens and thousands of people, destroyed miles of land. 3 days later they dropped another on Nagasaki