World War II

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  • World War II Begins

    World War II Begins
    On September 1, 1939, Hitler invaded Poland from the west; two days later, France and Britain declared war on Germany, beginning World War II. On September 17, Soviet troops invaded Poland from the east.
  • Poland Surrenders

    Poland Surrenders
    After heavy shelling and bombing, Warsaw surrendered to the Germans on September 27, 1939.
  • Germany invades Norway & Denmark

    Germany invades Norway & Denmark
    German warships enter some of Norway's major ports deploying thousands of German troops and occupying Norway. In Denmark, King Christian X, convinced his army could not fight off a German invasion, surrendered almost immediately.
  • Germany invades France, Belgium, Luxembourg & Holland

    Germany invades France, Belgium, Luxembourg & Holland
    German troops overran Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and France in six weeks starting in May 1940.
  • Dunkirk Evacuation

    Dunkirk Evacuation
    On the 27th of may, 1940, The Dunkirk evacuation was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, in the north of France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940 (9 days).
  • Italy declares war on France and Britain

    Italy declares war on France and Britain
    On the 10th of June, the Italian dictator declared war on Britain and France because He now saw that Hitler was winning the war and he wanted to secure some territories for Italy.
  • Battle with Britain Begins

    Battle with Britain Begins
    On July 10, 1940, the Germans begin the first in a long series of bombing raids against Great Britain
  • D-DAY

    D-DAY
    Troops from the UK, the US, Canada, and France attacked German forces on the coast of northern France, on 6 June 1944
  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany Surrenders
    On May 7, 1945, Germany surrenders to the Allies in France, ending World War II and the Third Reich. This was following the death of Hitler.
  • Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    6 Aug 1945 was the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Bringing the war with Japan to a speedy end and sparing American lives. Also seen as a way of demonstrating the new weapon of mass destruction to the Soviet Union.