Highlights of WWII 1939-1945

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  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Beginning of WWII
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    WWII

  • Allies declare war on Germany

    Allies declare war on Germany
  • Germany invades France

    Germany invades France
  • Miracle of Dunkirk

    Miracle of Dunkirk
    British soldiers, trapped between the English Channel and advancing German soldiers, are saved from France. 300,000 troops are saved.
  • France surrenders

    France surrenders
  • Battle of Britain begins

    Battle of Britain begins
    Germany begins bombing Britain - Operation Sea Lion
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Signed by the U.S.A.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    The German invasion of Russia begins.
  • FDR and Churchill announce the Atlantic Charter

    FDR and Churchill announce the Atlantic Charter
  • Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor

    Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor
  • Mass murder of Jews by gassing begins at Auschwitz

    Mass murder of Jews by gassing begins at Auschwitz
  • Battle of Stalingrad begins

    Battle of Stalingrad begins
  • Himmler orders the liquidation of all Jewish ghettos in Poland

    Himmler orders the liquidation of all Jewish ghettos in Poland
  • Mussolini arrested and the Italian Fascist govt. falls

    Mussolini arrested and the Italian Fascist govt. falls
  • After being rescued by Germany, Mussolini re-establishes his govt.

    After being rescued by Germany, Mussolini re-establishes his govt.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    Allied forces storm the shores on the northern coast of France
  • Last use of gas chambers at Auschwitz

    Last use of gas chambers at Auschwitz
  • Mussolini is captured and killed by Italian partisans

    Mussolini is captured and killed by Italian partisans
  • Hitler commits suicide

    Hitler commits suicide
  • Victory in Europe Day

    Victory in Europe Day
  • First atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan

    First atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan
  • Second atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan

    Second atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan
  • Victory over Japan Day

    Victory over Japan Day