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  • The Invasion of Poland

    The Invasion of Poland
    • 6 October 1939. This was when both the Soviet Union and the Nazis invaded Poland and divided and annexed all of Poland. The Polish resistance was futile and Germany took over.
  • Battle of France

    Battle of France
    German invasion of France which resulted in France becoming german occupied and split up into divisions.
  • The Miracle of Dunkirk

    The Miracle of Dunkirk
    This was also known as the Dunkirk evacuation, and it was when all the allied troops that were stranded and they were rescued from the Germans who would surely kill or capture them.
  • Battle of Dunkirk

    Battle of Dunkirk
    • june 4th 1940. It was between the Germans and the Allies and the Germans ended up forcing the Allies to retreat.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Summer + Autumn of 1940. This battle was the first major air campaign to be faought and it was fought between Germany and Britain for control of Britain. Germany lost because they were unable to gain air control or get a surrender from Britain.
  • Sandwhich of North Africa

    • the end of 1943. also known as the "North African Campaign." This was when Italy first declared war and t
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    This was Hitlers invation of the Soviet Union. 4.5 million Axis troops invaded the USSR. The German's failed this operation.
  • Battle of Moscow

    Battle of Moscow
    • January 28, 1942
      • January 28 1942. The German attack to capture the city fails due to Soviet counter offensives and severe winter storms which paralyzes the German Army. Germany lost 200,000 men killed/wounded/captured and Soviet Union lost 700,000 killed/wounded/captured
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    This was a devasting attack made on the United States naval base in Hawaii by Japan. 353 Japanese bombers destroyed almost all of the American base and marked America's entry to WWII.
  • Battle of Alamein

    Battle of Alamein
    1 July 1942 - 27 July 1942.
    This battle took place between the Nazis, commanded by Erwin Rommel and the Allies comanded by Claude Auchinleck. It was in a desert and the results of the battle stopped the Germans from entering into egypt.
  • Battle of Stalingrad (USSR)

    Battle of Stalingrad (USSR)
    August 23, 1942 - February 2, 1943
    This was a battle that was fought between the Nazis and the Soviet Union, the battle was for control of the city of Stalingrad. This violent battle is known as one of the "bloodiest battles in warfare." Eventually the Nazis gave in.
  • Battle of Kursk

    Battle of Kursk
    -13 July 1943 This was Germany's last offensive against the USSR over 300000 people were killed/wounded and Germany accepted a draw.
  • Normandy Landings

    Normandy Landings
    Also known as "D-Day." This was the day that the Allies first invaded Normandy to fight the Germans. There were many casualties and is known as the single largest "amphibious invasion" to date.
  • Battle of Vistula

    -March 30, 1945. This was between Germany and the Russians, The russians won as a result of a german retreat, although both suffered signifigant loses.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    -26 March 1945. This was a pacific battle fought between America and the Japanese, and the battle was for the control of the island Iwo Jima. There were high casualties but Japan lost.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    -late June of 1945. This key battle was also known as "Operation Iceberg. The Allies (Most American) landed on this island which is about 350 miles from japan and attacked to gain the island as a center for air operations. There was many kamikaze attacks from the Japanese. Japan lost.
  • Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day)

    Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day)
    This was when the surrender of the Axis was accepted by the Allies. The allies pretty much knew Hitler would surrender after his suicide on April 30th 1945.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    A pacific naval battle of key importance to WWII. Fought between Japan and the United states. America won it.