time line from 1939 to 1945

  • 1939

    Germany takes over Czechoslovakia Despite the assurances given by Hitler in the Treaty of Munich, he marched into Czechoslovakia and takes over the country.Britain rearms and reassures Poland. Britain had begun re-arming and a highly secret radar early warning system was installed along the east coast. they decler war
  • invasion of poland

    German Invasion of Poland (September 1, 1939-October 6, 1939)--Germany invaded Poland on September 1, and Britain, France, and Canada, declared war on Germany on September 3. The Soviet Union joined the war on Germany's side on September 17, with the Soviet Invasion of Poland from the east. The German Invasion of Poland , marks the beginning of World War Two in Europe. this was blitzcrege
  • the battle of the atlantic

    The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign inWorld War II, running from 1939 to the defeat of Germany in 1945.the battle was fought on boats mostly but there were a few aircrafts. It was at its height from mid-1940 through to the end of 1943. The Battle of the Atlantic pitted U-boats and other warships and aircraft of the German Air Force gainst the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Navy, and Allied merchant shipping.the Germans also sought to prevent the build of allies
  • the battle of the atlantic

    supplies and equipment in the British Isles in preparation for the invasion of occupied Europe. The defeat of the U-boat threat was a pre-requisite for pushing back the Germans. Winston Churchill was later to state
    The Battle of the Atlantic was the dominating factor all through the war. Never for one moment could we forget that everything happening elsewhere, on land, at sea or in the air depended ultimately on its outcome.
  • the battle of the atlantic

    The outcome of the battle was a strategic victory for the Allies the German blockade failed but at great cost: 3,500 merchant ships and 175 warships were sunk for the loss of 783 U-boats.It has been called the "longest, largest, and most complex" naval battle in historyThe Allies gradually gained the upper hand, overcoming German surface raiders by the end of 1942 and defeating the U-boats by mid-1943, though losses to U-boats continued to war's end.
  • the battle of the atlantic

    the battle of the atlantic was manliy planes nearly 1200 british planes were lost and nearly 1700 german plaes were lost. after dunkirk hitler was the master of europe
  • 1940

    The months following Britain's declaration of war are referred to as the phoney war because Britain saw no military action.
    1940 Hitler invades Denmark and Norway Hitler invaded and occupied Denmark and Norway to safeguard supply routes of Swedish ore and also to establish a Norwegian base from which to break the British naval blockade on Germany.
    10 May 1940 Blitzkrieg Hitler launched his blitzkrieg against Holland and Belgium. Rotterdam was bombed almost to extin
  • battle of britan

    The First World War had to be fought mainly on the ground. World War Two was a different kind of war as it was both on the ground and from the air.in July 1940, Hitler gave orders for the preparation of a seaborn invasion of Britain, called Operation Sealion. To make this easier, he sent the Luftwaffe to destroy Britain's Royal Air Force first.
    The germans used the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed detroy britan. nearly 1200 british planes were lost.
  • build up to the african war

    Italy's Fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini, announced that Italy was entering the war. Mussolini was worried by the apparent ease with which Germany was gaining territory in Europe, and wanted to assure himself a place at whatever peace negotiations would take place when Germany achieved a final victory. It would only take the death of a thousand or so Italian soldiers, he believed, to ensure a seat at the conference table after the war. Meanwhile as France crumbled and its government sued f
  • 1941

    German and Italian troops attacked Yugoslavia, Greece and the island of Crete.
    22 June 1941 Hitler attacks Russia - Operation Barbarossa Hitler sent 3 million soldiers and 3,500 tanks into Russia. The Russians were taken by surprise as they had signed a treaty with Germany in 1939. Stalin immediately signed a mutual assistance treaty with Britain and launched an Eastern front battle that would claim 20 million casualt
  • african war

    Italy launches a counter-offensive in Albania against the Greeks, the first of 46 Italian attacks - all repulsed by the Greeks. British and Australian forces capture Tobruk in North Africa. The Italian defenders lost 25,000 either killed, wounded or captured.The British start a mechanised movement which encircles the Italians to the south of Benghazi.German and British forces clash for the first time in the Western Desert. the germans then take back bengarzi
  • operation barbossa

    this was a code name for a nazi attack on the soviet union.Over 4. 5 million troops of the Axis powers invaded the USSR along an 2000 mile front.The operational goal of Operation Barbarossa was the rapid conquest of the European part of the Soviet Union, west of a line connecting the cities of Arkhangelsk and Astrakhan, often referred to as the A-A line.Tactically the Germans had won some resounding victories and occupied some of the most important economic areas of the country,
  • operation barbossa

    after the operation failed it opened up the western flance
  • pearl harbour

    The Japanese attack the American Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbour. In the two hour raid that followed, 18 warships, 188 aircraft and 2,402 servicemen were lost. Luckily, the 3 aircraft carriers of the fleet were all at sea at the time of the attack.Britain and America declare war on Japan then
    Germany declares war on America.
  • 1942

    the british and the americans declared war on Japan.
    the Japanese take Singapore The Japanese captured Singapore from the British, taking some 60,000 prisoners.
    the Battle of Midway The USA defeated the Japanese navy at the Battle of Midway. Following this victory, the US navy was able to push the Japanese back.

    the Allies in N. Africa General Alexander was given a hand-written directive from Churchill ordering that his main directive was to be the destruction of the German-I
  • 1943

    The British and American forces managed to defeat the Axis forces in North Africa
    the Allies take Sicily The allied troops had won the island of Sicily.
    the italians surrenders Mussolini had been thrown out of office and the new government of Italy surrendered to the British and the USA. They then agreed to join the allies. The Germans took control of the Italian army, freed Mussolini from imprisonment and set him
  • 1944

    The siege of Leningrad was take away by the Soviet army.
    Rome liberated Although Italy had surrendered in September, it was only now that the allies were able to capture Rome from the Germans.
    D-Day The allies launched an attack on Germany's forces in Normandy, Western France. Thousands of transports carried an invasion army. The Germans who had been fed false information about a landing near Calais
  • dropping of the atomic bombs

    the americans thought that the japanese would never give up so they made a atomic bomb to force tye japanese into surrender. the atomic bomb was first droped on hirosima. the japanses did not give up so they dropeed one on fucushima . luckly for the japanese they gave up other wise the americans would have droped one on tokyo. only 7 people survied both atomic bombs
  • 1945

    The Allies crossed the Rhine while Soviet forces were approaching Berlin from the East.
    Roosevelt President Roosevelt died.
    Russians reach Berlin The Russians reached Berlin shortly before the US forces.
    Mussolini was captured and executed .
    Hitler commits suicide The German leader, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bombproof shelter together with his wife and dog.
  • d-day

    this battle was the end for germany because the british , americans and canadians ataked 5 differnt beaches along the side of france to get back teritory. the americans attacked 2 places along with the british who attacked 2 places but the canadians only attacked one