graded WWII battles-michelle

  • Battle of Poland

    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
  • Operation Barbossa

    Germanys invasion on russia
  • Pearl Harbor

    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
  • D-Day

    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
  • V-E day

    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
  • V-J day

    Japan surrendered to the allied forces