The First Three Years Of WWII

By k8.z
  • Germany Invades Czechoslovakia

    Germany Invades Czechoslovakia
    When Germany invaded Czechoslovakia, the Union of Nations did not stop nor punish them. This ncouraged the idea that Germany could get away with more.
  • The Soviet- Nazi Pact

    The Soviet- Nazi Pact
    Hitler arranged a pact with the Soviets so to avoid having to split up the German armies when there was more then one war-front.
  • The Invasion of Poland

    The Invasion of Poland
    This was Germany's first invasion since the end of World War I. The invasion of Poland was the first official event of World War II.
  • The Phoney War (Sitzkrieg)

    The Phoney War (Sitzkrieg)
    This war was mostly fought on water where many British ships were lost. It was relatively quiet on land when this war was going on.
  • Canada Enters the War

    Canada Enters the War
    This was Canada's first independent declaration of war. In the end of the war, Canada had the fourth largest air force in the world.
  • The Invasion of Norway, Denmark, Holland, and Belgium

    The Invasion of Norway, Denmark, Holland, and Belgium
    When the Nazis invaded these countries, the world finally started to see that Germany was quickly taking over Europe. Had the war lasted a little longer, Germany probably would have "owned" almost all of Europe.
  • The Invasion of France

    The Invasion of France
    The Nazis took over France in just a little over a month. However, it was not easy as there were 163 650 casualties.
  • The Miracle at Dunkirk

    The Miracle at Dunkirk
    The French, British, and Belgian armies had underestimated the Nazis and were then short-handed at the battle of Dunkirk. Miraculously, hundreds of thousands of soldiers were rescued because of boats that came to shore through the Dunkirk Beach.
  • The Fall of France

    The Fall of France
    France agreed to sign an armistice. This showed the world that France was giving up.
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    Britain was one of the biggest empires at this time. Germany's invasion was a huge "wake-up call" to the world as it showed the power of the Nazis.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    This was the code name for Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union. They attacked 2900 km of warfront which is the largest in the history of warfare.
  • The Attack on Pearl Harbour

    The Attack on Pearl Harbour
    This attack on the United States was lead by the Japanese. The intention to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with the military actions that the Japanese were planning.
  • The Nazi Occupation of Europe

    The Nazi Occupation of Europe
    This is a map showing how much land the Nazis occupied by 1942. January 1st is not the actually date.