Key Battles and Events of WWII

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  • Germany invades Poland

    The location of where the event took place was Poland. The nations involved were Germany and Poland. The significance of this event was that it was one of the first major things to trigger world war 2.
  • Britain and France declare war on Germany

    The location of where the declaration of war took place in was Britain and France. The nations involved were Britain, France and Germany. The outcome of this was that a British ocean liner Athenia, was sunk by a German U-30 submarine. This was the first casualty after the declaration.
  • Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Britain

    The location of where Churchill becoming Britain’s Prime Minister was in Britain. The nation involved was solely just Britain. The significance of this was that May the 10th was the most dramatic day in British history. This was because Churchill became PM and that Germany ended the Phoney war by invading low countries.
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    Evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo)

    It took place on the Dunkirk seaport in France. The nations involved in this was Great Britain, France and Belgian troops. The outcome of this is that it allowed the Allies to continue the war. It was also a major boost to British morale.
  • Italy enters war on side of Axis powers

    The location of this taking place was in Italy. The nations involved were Italy, Germany and Japan. The significance of this event was that they fought with Germany in the war.
  • France signs armistice with Germany

    The location of France signing the armistice with Germany was near Compiègne, France. The nations involved were France and Germany. The outcome of this was that France surrendered to Germany, which resulted in them becoming part of the German colony.
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    Battle of Britain

    The location of the Battle of Britain was in Britain at the air bases, military posts and the civilian filled places. The nations involved in this was Germany and Britain. This was significant because it was a turning point in world war 2. This was because Germany didn’t succeed in evading any part of Britain and wasting most of their air resources.
  • Operation Sea Lion

    (put random date in because it was planned for late 1940)The location of Operation Sea Lion was that it was to attack Great Britain. The nations involved was Germany and Great Britain. The significance of this event was that it actually didn’t take place. This was because German high command didn’t believe the plan would work.
  • Tripartite Pact signed

    The location of the Tripartite Pact being signed was in Berlin. The nations involved were the ones of Axis powers which was Germany, Japan and Italy. The significance of this event was that they had a mutual agreement to assist each other, if either Germany, Italy or Japan was attacked by a nation not already involved in the war.
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    Siege of Tobruk

    The location of the Siege of Tobruk was in Tobruk, Libya. The nations involved were Australia, Czechoslovakia, Poland, The United Kingdom, Germany and Italy. The significance of this event was that Tobruk was one of the last allied fortresses in North Africa.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    The location of Operation Barbarossa was to take place in the Soviet Union. The nations involved were the Axis troops (Germany, Italy and Japan). The significance of this event was that Germany used lots of their troops and military and didn’t gain a foothold in the Soviet Union.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    . The location of the bombing of Pearl harbor was in Oahu, Hawaii. The nations involved were Japan, Germany and the United States of America. The significance of this event was that at the end of the day President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked congress if they could declare war on Japan.
  • Britain and US declare war on Japan

    The location of Britain and the United States declaring war on Japan was in both Britain and the USA. The nations involved with Britain, USA and Japan. The significance of this event was that Fiorello LaGuardia (New York Mayor) ordered the capture of all Japanese nationals. They were then transported to Ellis Island and held in custody forever.
  • Japan take Singapore

    The location of Japan taking Singapore was in an island city that was the capital of Straits Settlement of the Malay Peninsula. The nations involved in this event was Singapore and Japan. The outcome of this was that 61 million civilians died from air attacks.
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    Battle of Midway

    The location of the Battle of Midway was mostly on the island of Midway but also a little bit of Alaska. The nations involved were Japan and the United States. The significance of this event was that it was a turning point in the Pacific Campaign.
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    First Battle of El Alamein

    The location of the First Battle of El Alamein was El Alamein, Egypt. The nations involved were Britain, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Italy and Africa (Afrika Korps or German Africa Corps). The significance of this event was that Rommel’s Afrika Korps came back to the defensive side of this battle. This was after the Allies bought them into a standstill in Egypt.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    The location of the Battle of Stalingrad was in the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in the U.S.S.R. The nations involved were the Soviet Union and Germany which had the help from Italy, Croatia, Hungary, and Romania. The outcome of this event was that it was one of the bloodiest battles in history, with over 2 million military and civilian casualties. The Soviet Union succeed in stopping German advancing into the Soviet land. This was also a huge turning point in favour of the Allies.
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    Second Battle of El Alamein

    The location of the Second Battle of El Alamein was near an Egyptian railway halt of El Alamein. The nations involved were the Allies which included United Kingdom, India, Palestine, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Free French Forces, Kingdom of Greece and United States. On the Axis side the nations involved were Germany and Italy. The outcome of this event was that the Allies won forcing Rommel to retreat into Tunisia.
  • D-Day Landings

    The location of the D-Day landings was on the Northern coast of France (Normandy). The nations involved were America, Britain, Canada and France. The significance of this event was that it is also known as the beginning of the end or war in Europe.
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    Battle of the Bulge

    The location of the Battle of the Bulge was through the heavily forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front. The nations involved were Germany, and mainly America as they were holding up the defence there. The significance of this event was that English-speaking German commandos infiltrated American lines, and using captured U.S uniforms, trucks, and jeeps, impersonated U.S military and sabotaged communications.
  • Mussolini captured and executed

    Mussolini was found trying to go into Austria with his mistress disguised in a Luftwaffe coat and helmet with German soldiers. When found by Italian partisans they were shot and taken back to Milan and hung upside down publicly. The nations involved were Italy, Germany, Britain and America. The outcome of this event was that Mussolini died after trying to flee to Switzerland. Reason being was he didn’t want to fall to the British or Americans.
  • Hitler commits suicide

    The location of Hitler committing suicide was in his underground bunker in Germany. The nations involved were Germany and Russia. The significance of this event was that he took a cyanide capsule with his new wife Ava and then shot himself inside of the bunker. Nobody saw him pull the trigger, no photos or videos were taken and his body was not recovered. Some historians believe he didn’t commit suicide. Instead he took a U-boat and fled to Argentina.
  • German forces surrender

    The location of German forces surrendering was in Germany that related to German troops surrendering both in the West and East battles. The nations involved in this was Germany, Russia, France and the Soviet Union. The outcome of this event was that Russian General Ivan Susloparov didn’t have expect permission from the Soviet Premier Stalin to sign the surrender papers, even as a witness. This resulted in him being taken by the Soviet secret police and never heard from again.
  • V.E. day

    The location of V.E. day was in Great Britain and the United States (Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities in Western Europe) The nations involved were Great Britain and America and other cities in Western Europe. The significance of this day was that all these nations were celebrating the defeat of the Nazi war machine.
  • Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

    . The location of the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima was in Hiroshima. The nations involved were America and Japan. The significance of this event was that it was the first and only time any nation used atomic weaponry during wartime. Since war with Germany ended which the bomb was originally made for, America turned to Japan since their war was still raging. Americans dropped a five-ton bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Killing 80,000 immediately.
  • Soviet Union declares war on Japan

    The location of the Soviet Union declaring war on Japan was in Soviet Union and then into Manchuria. The nations involved were Japan and the Soviet Union. The outcome of this event was that 1 million Soviet Union soldiers poured into Japanese-occupied Manchuria (north-eastern China).
  • Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

    The location of the atomic bomb being dropped in Nagasaki was in Nagasaki. The nations involved were Japan and America. The explosion unleashed on Nagasaki had the equivalent force of 22,000 tons of TNT. The outcome of the atomic bomb being dropped (nicknamed ‘Fat man’) caused many deaths. The death toll was estimated to be between 60,000 to 80,000 but the exact number will never be known as the blast caused obliterated bodies and disintegrated records.
  • Japanese surrender- End of WWII

    The location of Japan surrendering was in Japan (USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay). The nations involved were Japan and the Allies (America, Britain, France and the Soviet Union). The outcome of this event was that it was the end of world war 2, the Allies had won since Japan was the only standing Axis power.
  • United Nation is born

    The location of the United Nations being ‘born’. The nations involved were the founders of the document (Great Britain, the Soviet Union and America). The original U.N declaration had 26 nations sign it to oppose Germany, Japan and Italy (aka the Axis powers) in January 1942. Later on (April 25, 1945) a conference in San Francisco with President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Churchill, and Soviet Premier Stalin leading it with representatives of 50 different nations attending.