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  • Francis Ferdinand

    Francis being assassinated caused the war between Austria-Hungary and Serbia.
  • Battle of Poland

    Germany Invades Poland using a tactic known as Blitzkrieg (lightning war). Used fast moving tanks, airplanes and infantry to surprise attack the Polish
  • Diversity in the Armed Forces

    Americans from all ethnic and racial back-rounds fought during World War II.
  • Island Hopping

    island-hopping," establishing a line of overlapping island bases, as well as air control. The idea was to capture certain key islands, one after another, until Japan came within range of American bombers.
  • George Patton

    On 1st October 1940 Patton was promoted to brigadier general and given command of the 2nd Armed Division based at Fort Benning. Rated highly by General George Marshall, in January 1942, Patton was placed in charge of the Desert Training Centre at Indio, California. Later that year Patton joined General Dwight D. Eisenhower in organizing Operation Torch.
  • Battle of Dunkirk

    German forces attacked the Low Countries
  • Battle of the Atlantic

    The Battle of the Atlantic was a fight for Britain's very survival
  • Battle Of Britian

    Hitler ordered his forces to invade Britain. As a prelude to the cross-Channel invasion, the German Air Force (the Luftwaffe) was to overpower Britain's air defenses
  • The Selective Training and Service Act

    Required all males aged 21 to 36 to register for military service.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Japan attacked the United States.
  • Rommel begins another offensive in North Africa

  • Battle of Midway

    this is when japan attacked america on Midway Island
  • Battle of El Alamein

    The Battle of El Alamein, fought in the deserts of North Africa, is seen as one of the decisive victories of World War Two. The Battle of El Alamein was primarily fought between two of the outstanding commanders of World War Two, Montgomery, who succeeded the dismissed Auchinleck, and Rommel
  • D-Day

    the day the invasion of western europe began
  • The Battle of the Buldge

    The Battle of the Bulge, fought over the winter months of 1944 – 1945, was the last major Nazi offensive against the Allies in World War Two. The battle was a last ditch attempt by Hitler to split the Allies in two in their drive towards Germany and destroy their ability to supply themselves.
  • Battle of Leyte Gulf

    American and Japanese battle lasting 3 days, first battle in which Japanes kamikazes were used. America was victorious.
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    the United States used a massive, atomic weapon against Hiroshima, Japan. This atomic bomb, the equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT, flattened the city, killing tens of thousands of civilians. While Japan was still trying to comprehend this devastation three days later, the United States struck again, this time, on Nagasaki.
  • Nagasaki

    Second atomic bomb dropped on Japan