Ten Events of WW2

  • The Invasion of Poland

    The Invasion of Poland
    The invasion of Poland is considered to be the event that started the second world war. England had agreed to give Poland military aid if Hitler decided to invade. When Hitler did invade Poland, Britain was forced to take military action. Before this event Britain and the other alliance countries were being submissive towards Hitler in order to avoid another war.
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  • Aushwitz

    Aushwitz was the largest network of concitration camps and labor camps and was where the deaths of over one million people took place. The concintration camps were Hitlers attempt at genocide and showed Hitlers determination and lack of respect for human rights.
  • Blitzkreig

    This is a military tactic where tanks, infantry and other military units are mobilized and concentrated to create a quick and powerful force. This tactic was used to conquer Western Europe and the Soviet Union. This method proved effective and was a significant part of the war because of how it helped the Germans.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The Battle of Britain was a completely air fought war that when won by the British, shifted the opinion of the United States from a belief that Britain would not survive the war, to a much more opptomistic opinion and decided to support them though out the war. The support of the United States was important because it gave the alliance the aid it needed.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Operation Barbarossa was a code name for the invasion of the Soviet Union. The battle totaled to 95% of all the German's casualties during the war. This was a devastating blow to the German's and definatly affected the outcome of World War Two. If the Germans were able to achieve their goal of capturing the Soviet capitol, the Soviet Union may have collapsed.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    At the begining, the United States wanted to stay out of the war taking place over seas but after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt was forced to enter the war. This event brought in a whole new power house country into play and gave an advantage for the countries opposing Hitler.
  • D-day

    D-Day was a turning point for World War Two. It was the start of the invasion of Western Europe by the allied countries and paved the way for the allied victory. This was also the beginning of the liberation of France.
  • Bombing of Dresden

    Bombing of Dresden
    The Bombing of Dresden was a controversial bombing on a presumed cultural German city. Many civilians were killed in this bombing and is considered by some to be a war crime.
  • Hitler's Death

    Hitler's Death
    The deadth of Hitler did not have much of an effect on the outcome of the war but it did have a effect on the moral of the Nazi political figures and the SS solidiers. It created unease since the man who many germans trusted and believed in had lost faith and killed himself.
  • The dropping of the atomic bombs

    The dropping of the atomic bombs
    The dropping of the atomic bombs is considered to be the end of World War Two by many historians. This is significant because is was a devastating blow to the Japanese and forced them to end the war just a couple days after.