our world war two timeline

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    the german army invaded denmark and norway

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    adolf hitlers dad retired and he started school

  • - Hitler threatens Jews during Reichstag speech

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    Telegram from Adolf Hitler in Berlin the telegram said i hereby grant full power to negotiate. in the name of the german reich

  • Britain and Poland sign a Mutual Assistance Treaty.

  • Nazis invade Poland.

    On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. To justify the action, Nazi propagandists accused Poland of persecuting ethnic Germans living in Poland. They also falsely claimed that Poland was planning, with its allies Great Britain and France, to encircle and dismember Germany.
  • Canada declares war on Germany; Battle of the Atlantic begins.

    After Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, the United Kingdom and France declared war on September 3. To assert Canada's independence from the UK, as already established by the Statute of Westminster 1931, Canada's political leaders decided to seek the approval of the federal parliament to declare war.
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    at 4:56 pm on 7/9/1940 the air raid sirens wailed as the greman air force , the luftwaffe, launched a massive raid on london

  • iwo jima

    Five Marines and a Navy hospital corpsman raise the flag on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, using a piece of Japanese pipe as a mast, February 23, 1945. Three of the flag raisers were later killed as the fighting raged on. By March 16, when Iwo Jima was declared secured, 6,821 Americans and 21,000 Japanese (the entire force) had died. The flag raising photo and subsequent statue came to symbolize being a Marine.