Important events in WW11

  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    This day is considered the beginning of WW11, it is the day when Germany first invaded Poland. The Luftwaffe bombed the city of Bojarska B. ZniszczenieWieluń, Poland, many civilians died.
  • Britain & France Declare War On Germany

    Britain & France Declare War On Germany
    After the bombing of Poland, Britain and France being Poland’s allies declared war on Germany.
  • France signs Armistice with Germany

    France signs Armistice with Germany
    On this day France and Germany signed an armistice, which is an agreement to stop fighting for a certain amount of time.
  • On October 1940..

    On October 1940..
    On October 12, hitler proposes operation Sea Lion which was a plan to invade Britain since they were not able to win the Battle Of Britain. On October 23, Hitler tries to persuade France and Spain to join him and be his ally, but both countries prefer to be isolated. On October 31, The Battle Of Britain ends. Hitler failed and Britain won.
  • On March 1941...

    On March 1941...
    On March 11, The lend-lease bill is signed by Presdet Roosevelt (USA) which states that the US will help supply the Allies in the war without restrictions. On March 26, Hitler suposedly said "I decided I will destroy Yugoslavia"
  • The Operation Barbarossa

    The Operation Barbarossa
    Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. It was the largest military operation of the WW11. Even though they had a signed the German-Soviet nonagression pact in 1939, Hitler decided to attack them the following year.
  • On July 1941...

    On July 1941...
    On July 7, germany occupies Iceland. On July 25, Britain and Russia occupy Iran. On July 10, the Germans invade the Ukraine.
    On July 31,Hitler gives intructions to Goring to prepare for the Final Solution.
  • Attack On Pearl Harbor

    Attack On Pearl Harbor
    Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. They killed more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed. Twelve ships sank or destroyed in the attack and nine other vessels were damaged. More than 160 aircraft were destroyed and more than 150 others damaged.
  • The Final Solution

    The Final Solution
    This was the Nazi plan to exterminate the Jewish people. It is unknown because this was not written in text. First, "The Night Of The Broken Glass" and boycotts, and then they started making ghettos in Poland and Jews were transferred there. When they invaded the Soviet Union the Nazi soldiers would kill entire Jewish communities. After the Wannsee conference in January, Jews were deported from all over Europe to six extermination camps. About 3 million jes were gassed in the camps.
  • On April 1942...

    On April 1942...
    On April 9, U.S. troops on Bataan in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese , and the Bataan Death March begins.On April 18, Doolittle's raiders bomb Tokyo.
  • Battle Of Midway

    Battle Of Midway
    After the bombing of Pearl Harbor the Japanese naval fleet had won manyy battles and was very strong. The Battle Of Midway was between the USA and Japan. The Americans has ships positiones already there, and they had quick replacements of ships because of their close proximity to Hawaii. This battle is one of the most impotant of the war. Before this, the Japanese has complete contorl of the Pacific Ocean. But, after this battle the USA dominated, and the Japanese never fully recovered form it.
  • The Battle Of Guadalcanal

    The Battle Of Guadalcanal
    The Australians and the Americans were fighting against the Japanes to take back control of the Solomon Islands. Guadalcanal was the biggest of them. The Americans fought there because it was thought that the Japanese was building an airfield there. They fought until February 1943, and the USA was successful. Both the Japanese and the Americans lost a lot but the Japanese lost over 2000 airplanes and dozens of hard to replace ships. The Americans were successful in replacing their damaged ships.
  • D-Day

    This was the day Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control during WW11. On this day, 6,000 landing ships and other vessels carrying 176,000 troops began to leave England for the trip to France. That night, 822 aircrafts filled with parachutists headed for Normandy. An additional 13,000 aircraft were mobilized to provide air cover and support for the invasion.
  • The Battle Of The Bulge

    The Battle Of The Bulge
    This was the last major offense of the Germans in the war. This was an attempt to push the Allied front line west from northern France to northwestern Belgium. The Germans had 250,000 soldiers in the initial attack , against 80,000 Americans. They attacked at a poorly protected land, which the Allies had thought was highly unlkely to be attacked from. The Germans were successful because the Americans retreated.
  • The Yalta Conference

    The Yalta Conference
    In Yalta, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin made important decisions regarding the future progress of the war and the postwar world. It was areed the if the Soviets helped in the Pacific they would be granted conrl over Manchuria which was one of the biggest accomplishments of this conference.
  • The Battle Of Okinawa

    The Battle Of Okinawa
    When the americans landed on Okinawa they faught against 12, 000 Japanese troops and are able to defeat some. The Japanese then have desperate change of strategy and defend the island, instead of fighting at the edge. When the soldiers land they face no deaths but at the maindland the suffer more than 50,000 casualties. The Japanese then started doing suicide raids and they quickly failed because they ran out of planes. They finally surrendered.
  • Nazi Germany Surrenders

    Nazi Germany Surrenders
    On this day in 1945, the German High Command, General Alfred Jodl, signs the unconditional surrender of all German forces, East and West, at Reims, in northwestern France.
  • Atomic Bombing Of Hiroshima

    Atomic Bombing Of Hiroshima
    On this day president Harry S Truman, ordered an atomic bomg to be released onto Hiroshima. A Japanese civilian city. The bomb was dropped by parachute and exploded 580m (1,900ft) above the ground. Between 60,000 and 80,000 people were killed instantly.
  • Bombing Of Nagasaki

    Bombing Of Nagasaki
    After the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan did not surrender. So three days later they dropped the bomb in Nagasaki, killing 140,000 people instantly.
  • Formal Surrender Of Japan

    Formal Surrender Of Japan
    On this day Japan finally formally surrendered. General McArthur ws there with the emperor and he signed two documents. One for the Allies and one for the Japanese government.