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Timeline with major events of WWII

  • Anschluss between Germany and Austria

    Anschluss between Germany and Austria
    Germany expands, and signs Austria (Hitlers home country) up for a union
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  • Battle Britain

    Battle Britain
    Air battle in which germany attacks Britain in their soil.
  • France surrenders

    France surrenders
    France signs a treaty giving control of its land to the Axis powers, without much resistance
  • Lend-lease act

    Lend-lease act
    the U.S. agrees to provide weapons and supplies to allied forces, ending the neutrality of the U.S.
  • Pearl harbor attack

    Pearl harbor attack
    Japanese attack on U.S. military base in Hawaii, first direct act of war on U.S.
  • U.S. delcares war on japan

    U.S. delcares war on japan
    President Roosevelt signs a declaration of war aboard the USS Missouri
  • Japanese Air raids

    Japanese Air raids
    The U.S. begins a series of boming runs over japanese cities, with the eventual dropping of atomic bombs
  • Battle of the Coral Sea

    Battle of the Coral Sea
    Japan enters Coral sea near Solomon island to attack U.S. fleet, battle ensues
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Successful U.S. defense against japan at midway atoll
  • Battle of stalingrad

    Battle of stalingrad
    Decisive battle between Germany and Soviet Union, on Soviet soil.
  • D-Day

    "Operation Neptune"; American forces land on Normady beach, France: beginning of french liberation by American hands.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    German attack on Belgium and france, countered by Allied forces
  • Hitlers death

    Hitlers death
    Hitler kills himself, and convinces his wife if 40 hours; Eva Braun, to do the same. This occured in a German bunker, under Soviet attack
  • Germany surrenders

    Germany surrenders
    Germany signs an unconditional surrender, at Reims, France.
  • Japan surrenders

    Japan surrenders
    Japan signs an agreement on the USS Missouri, in Tokyo bay, ending WWII officially.