Major Allied Offensives

  • Gattle of the Coral Sea

  • US attack Solomon Islands

  • Casablanca

  • Marines captured Guadalcanal

  • The Battle of Stalingrad

    The Soviets force the entire German Sixth Army to surrender. Was the bloodiest battle in human history. About 91,000 taken prisoner.
  • Allies attack Sicily

    Shortly after the Allies defeated the Afrika Korps in Tunisia, they ataked Sicily.
  • Italy overthrows Fenito Mussonini

    Italians overthrew the government of Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.
  • Allied forces attack Italy

    During the next nine months, Allied toops slowly advanced up the Italian peninsula against strong German resistance.
  • Meeting in Iran

    Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met in Tehran, Iran.
  • Admiral Nimitz bagan thrust through Central Pacific

  • Rome is captured

  • D-Day

    Invasion of France
  • Allies broke through German lines around the Normandy beachheads

  • US captures Saipan, Tinian, and Guam

  • Attempt to assassinate Hitler

    Some German officers, convinced that the war was lost, tried to assassinate Hitler.
  • Election of 1944

    FDR wins a 4th term against Thomas Dewey