The key events that led to WWII

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  • Germany and USSR invade Poland

    The invasion of Poland marked the beginning of World War II in Europe
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    Germany and USSR invade Poland

    The Germans defeated France in a very short period of time because they outsmarted the French by flanking them at their defenses.
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    Defeat of France

    France was defeated by Germany in a short period of time because the Germans outsmarted the French by going around and flanking the French behind their defenses.
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    Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces.
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    Battle of El Alamein

    A battle of the Western Desert Campaign for the second world war.
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    The Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad was a major and decisive battle of WWII in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad.
  • Normandy (D-Day) Landings

    The landing operations of the Allied invation of Normandy, during WWII.
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    Bombing of Dresden

    The bombing of Dresden was an attack on the ciry of Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony.
  • Execution of Mussolini

    During the last days of the war in Italy, Dictator Benito Mussolini attempted to escape the advancing Allied Army by hiding in a German convoy headed toward the Alps. Partisans stopped and searched the convoy at Dongo. They found him in the back of a truck wearing a private's overcoat over his striped general's pants. The partisans took him prisoner and he was later joined by his mistress, Clara Petacci, at Mezzegra. The council of partisan leaders, lead by the Communists, secretly decided
  • Hitler's Death

    Suicide by gunshot
  • Victory in Europe Day (VE Day)

    The date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, thus ending the war in Europe.