Key events of World War 2

  • Manhattan Project

    many people feared that Hitler would build an atomic bomb after word spread that German scientist had split the uranium atom (fission). However, one of Hitlers mistakes was his persecution of Jewish scientists. This persecution resulted in numerous scientists seeking asylum in the United States. One such scientist was Albert Einstein. Einstein, abandoning his belief in pacifism, urged then president Franklin Roosevelt to develop an atomic bomb before Hitler did. Eventually Roosevelt agreed and t
  • Battle of the Coral Sea

    The Battle of the Coral Sea, in early May 1942, was one of the major turning points of the Pacific War. It was the first battle in which aircraft carriers engaged each other, and the first naval battle in which neither side's ships sighted or fired directly upon each other. The engagement ended with no clear victor, but the damage suffered, and experience gained by both sides, during and after the conflict, set the stage for the Battle of Midway one month later.
  • Battle of Midway

    was an important turning point in World War II. The Japanese sent a majority of their navy towards Midway island, which was being used by the U.S. as an airfield. It was fought by aircraft launched from aircraft carriers. Four Japanese fleet carriers were lost along with their crew. The U.S. lost the carrier Yorktown. In the end, the Japanese had to turn back their fleets after losing vital air superiority.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    El Alamein was a tank battle fought in Egypt during World War 2 between Britain's Eighth Army led by Bernard Montgomery and Germany's Afrika Corp led by Erwin Rommel for access to oil supplies in the region.
  • Battle of Guadalcanal

    Guadalcanal was a major turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II. Japan had a large stronghold in the Pacific, and were increasing their strength. Guadalcanal marks the turning point. It also marks the last major classic naval battle.
  • Battle of El Alamein 2nd Battle

  • Invasion of Italy

    it pulled German forces from Western and Eastern fronts, but it cost a large amount of Allied casualities and didn't give the Allies any strategic points from which to attack Germany from.
  • Operation Overload

    Operation Overload was a military undertaking by which the army of Rhodesia moved 50,000 people into 21 Chiweshe protected villages.
  • Battle of Leyte Gulf

  • Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of The Bulge was a battle fought in Belgium, across the Siegfried Line. It was the battle right after the Americans took the Hürgenwald. The battle is most recognized from two perspectives: the 101st Airborne surrounded in Bastogne, and the 1st Infantry Division pressing the Germans back up through the Bulge. It was a great long series of battles and operations
  • The Yalta Conference

    they meet with Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Americans and japenese fought wich bascically was the WW2
  • V.E Day

    VE stands for Victory in Europe. This is the day that the nazi party surrendered to the allies. It was May 8th 1945.
  • Little boy Atomic Bomb

    it detonated at an altitude of 1,800 feet over Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945. The result of the Manhattan Project, begun in June 1942, "Little Boy" was a gun-type weapon, which detonated by firing one mass of uranium down a cylinder into another mass to create a self-sustaining nuclear reaction. Weighing about 9,000 pounds, it produced an explosive force equal to 20,000 tons of TNT.
  • Fat Man Atomic Bomb

    A "Fat Man" bomb was dropped over Nagasaki, Japan, on Aug. 9, 1945, near the end of World War II. Released by the B-29 Bockscar, the 10,000-pound weapon was detonated at an altitude of approximately 1,800 feet over the city. The bomb had an explosive force (yield) of about 20,000 tons of TNT, about the same as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Because of Nagasaki's hilly terrain, however, the damage was somewhat less extensive than of the relatively flat Hiroshima.
  • V.J D-day

    This stands for Victory in Japan, when the Allies won over the Japanese and they surrendered at the end of WW II, August 1945.