The Second World War

By jonl11
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    On Sept 2, 1939 Germany invaded Poland with the use of their "blitzkrieg" warfare. The Germans invaded Poland with their desire for imperial conquest. The German "Luftwaffe" (Airforce) and "Panzer" (Tank) was no match for Poland. Germany easily invaded Poland and this outcome led to the "phony war".
  • Evacuation of Dunkirk

    Evacuation of Dunkirk
    340,000 British troops were evacuated by the British Navy from Dunkirk Port, but could have easily been slaughtered by the German Army. This was considered one of Hitler's biggest mistakes because it let the British troops live to fight another day. This was a moral victory for the Allies because some of their best troops were saved. The British Navy successfully evacuated ther troops on the final day of June 4, 1940.
  • Fall of France

    Fall of France
    Germany invaded France with the use of "Blitzkrieg" warfare which was no match for France. Germany bypassed the Maginot Line by going through Luxembourg and using their powerful airforce to quickly dispose of the French resistance. Germany completely took over France on June 22, 1940.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    As Germany was still on their reign for imperial conquest they attempted to invade Britain. During the invasion of Britain, Hitler made a mistake because a German bomber squadron bombed London by accident, so Churchill the British Prime Minister took a stab back at Hitler and bombed Berlin. Hitler, appauled that Britain was even able to hit Berlin kept bombing London out of rage. At the end of September Hitler indefinitely postponed the invasion of Britain, due to the strong will of the British.
  • Winter War

    Winter War
    The Winter War started when the Red Army attacked Finland due to their desire for Imperial Conquest. The Finns put up a good fight but surrendered and signed a peace treaty on the 12 of March, 1942. June 15-17 the Red Army continued their attack and took the Baltic States (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia).
  • Battle of the Atlantic

    Battle of the Atlantic
    The Battle of the Atlantic occured becuase Britain was defending their open sea lanes to N.A. and their empire. These lanes were so important because they were used for trade between the USA and Britain. Without this safe route, N.A. goods would not reach Europe. Britain counter-acted and destroyed the U-boats, this battle ended in 1943.
  • Barbossa

    On June 22, 1941 Germany made an attack on Russia. Stalin (The Leader of Russia) was caught by surprise. The war was vicious and Nazis defeated the Red Army but were stopped due to the Russian winter, and November rains.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Germany continuing their attack on Russia attacked Stalingrad. This was intense, vicious warfare, and Hitler lost some of his best units. Germany was now on the defence due to this defeat to the Red Army. This allowed the Allies to the liberation of Eastern Europe.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    In the sweltering Egypt area, the Italian forces made an attack due to their desire for imperial conquest. The axis was defeated by the Allies in this battle. Which meant that the Suez Canal remained in Allied hands. Hitler was denied access to the oil of the Middle East and the Allies proved they could beat Hitler's best forces.
  • Italian Campaign

    Italian Campaign
    As the Allies were winning the war, they had to take out Italy. They attacked July 9, 1943 to weaken Germany's forces, but it was a very tough war. Mussolini the Italian Dictator was captured by Italian partisans and was hung and displayed in Milan. This war also occupied many German troops and was a major step in the liberation of Europe. The Allies defeated the German troops in Italy.
  • Normandy Invasion

    Normandy Invasion
    The Allies invaded Normandy to weaken Germany. Rommel correctly predicted whoever won the day on the beaches would win the war. Canada played a big part by invading Juno. After great sacrifice, the Allies had won. This began the liberation of Europe.
  • Battle of Bulge

    Battle of Bulge
    The Germans launched an offensive attack on the Allied front of Ardennes. This was their last chance to win the war and the last German effort. This battle demonstrated the difficulty in delivering the final blow to Hitler's forces. 200,000 Germans attacked an area with 80,000 Allies. The Germans advanced sixty miles before being stopped on Christmas day.