Timeline: World War II

  • Japanese Invasion Of China

    Japanese Invasion Of China
  • Rape Of Nanking

    Rape Of Nanking
    In the year of 1937, Japanese troops, after the invasion of china, poured into the city of Nanking raping, murdering and enslaving Chinese woman of all ages for the entertainment and pleasure of seeing Chinese woman suffer. for six weeks Nanking, for men but for woman especially became a reality nightmare. At least twenty thousand woman were raped in Nanking in the first four weeks of the Japanese occupation, and many were mutilated and killed after the Japanese troops were done with them.
  • German Invasion Of Poland

    German Invasion Of Poland
    After signing the non aggression pact, on September 1, 1939, Hitler took his plans to conquer Poland by sending German troops to bomb Poland's capital, Warsaw, using a new military strategy called Blitzkrieg. the reason for his actions was to bring "living space," for the German people, This action however, set off another war between Britain, France vs Germany itself.
  • German Blitzkrieg

    German Blitzkrieg
    Blitzkrieg, a German term for "lightning war" was a new military tactic brought by Germany during WWII that was intended to bring a more swift victory to ones country when it came to winning, annexing, or getting a hold of ones land or valuable possessions.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    On June 22 1941 Adolf Hitler, ordering his armies to head eastward for the invasion of the soviet union, sends over three million German solders, 150 divisions and three thousand tanks to smash across the frontier into the soviet unions territory. the Russians being highly underestimated however wins victory against the Germans knowing that Barbarossa had failed, and Nazi Germany confronted a two-front war that they couldn't win in attempt to enslaving the Slavic population.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japanese plans bombed American sailors at the naval base located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii using the blitzkrieg strategy. The reasoning for this action was to expand Japanese territory, hopefully securing the vast natural resources available in the U.S.There were more than 2,300 American casualties- including over 1,100 wounded. this attack on the U.S. provoked President Roosevelt to authorize the United States Congress to declare war the next day after the infamy speech
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    Hitler soon grew impatient waiting for Jews to die from famine and disease put upon from the concentration camps, so instead ordered the "Wannsee Conference" a high-level meeting of Nazi officials that took place in Berlin on January 20 1942, to discuss the final solution or in other words the systematic killing of the entire Jewish population
  • Bataan death March

    Bataan death March
    the Baatan death march that the Japanese had established for prisoners of war, during the year of 1942 was a 50- mile long march for Filipino and American troops in attempt to getting them to their prisoner camp destination out of the 70,000 prisoners however who started the Baatan death march, only 54,000 survived experiencing famine, unbearable heat, and brutal treatment from the Japanese troops.
  • Battle of midway

    Battle of midway
    After the attack of pearl harbor Japanese next targeted midway island 1,500 miles west of Hawaii, the location of the key American artfield for more land. Admiral Yamamoto commander of the Japanese fleet however didn't know that the allied code breaker notified the American forces that an attack was coming. thus, the american forces had time to prepare for the attack and when doing so, in time of attack they destroyed 332 Japanese plans and all four aircraft carriers.
  • Battle of midway

    Battle of midway
    therefor the war was a success for the Americans.
  • Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

    Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
    The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was the 1943 act of Jewish resistance that arose within the Warsaw Ghetto in German-occupied Poland during World War II., and in which the people began to fight for their freedom. the resistance against the German troops didn't go so well because the Germans compared to the Jewish were much more resilient with their nuclear power and weapons but in addition their resistance did symbolized their strength and courage towards the Germans.
  • Operation Gomorrah

    Operation Gomorrah
    Britain had suffered the deaths of 167 civilians as a result of German bombing raids in July. The attack during the last week of July 1943, Operation Gomorrah, created one of the largest firestorms raised by the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces in World War II, killing 42,600 civilians and wounding 37,000 in Hamburg and virtually destroying most of the city.
  • D-Day Battle of Normandy

    D-Day  Battle of Normandy
    the battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944 resulted in the allied liberation of western Europe from Nazi Germany's control. the battle of Normandy, was known as the biggest land- sea- air operation in history and the end of war in Europe. there were 156,000 troops 11,000 planes, 4,000 landing craft and 600 worships. Allied troops fought there way ashore freeing France, Bulguim, Luxembourg and much of the Netherlands and by late August Paris from German occupation.
  • Liberation of Concentration Camp Prisoners

    Liberation of Concentration Camp Prisoners
    in the years of 1944 and 1945 the allies freed prisoners of war from Nazi Germany concentration camps and several other killing centers in attempt to do nothing but the right thing.
  • Operation Thunderclap

    Operation Thunderclap
    operation thunderclap was the code for a cancelled operation planned in August 1944. the plan was to attack Berlin to get an outcome of 220,000 casualties that would shatter Germans confidence in being superior.
  • Battle of Bulge

    Battle of Bulge
    In attempt to break the allied supply line between the American and British forces, Hitler instead was facing allied forces moving toward Germany from the west and the soviet army from the east. this meant that Germany was facing a war between two fronts, the western and eastern front. German tanks were able to break through the 75-mile front in Ardennes but the allies eventually pushed them back provoking Germany to retreat because of the lack of reinforcement.
  • Battle of Bulge

    Battle of Bulge
    therefore the war was a success for the allies.
  • Battle Of Iwo Jima

    Battle Of Iwo Jima
    The Battle of Iwo Jima was a major battle in which three U.S. Marine divisions landed on when being defended by 23,000 Japanese army and navy troops in the year of 1945. eventually however U.S troops fought their way through Japaneses forces for a month and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II in attempt to
    get a closer base near the Japanese coast.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    The battle of Okinawa was the first and last battle in the pacific during world war II, in which 287,000 U.S troops attacked 130,000 Japanese soldiers for the outcome of more than 77,000 Japanese casualties and more than 65,000 casualties—including 14,000 dead in the part of the allies.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    VE Day in may, 9 1945 was known as the end of the war in Europe when Germany surrendered its armed forces to the allies.
  • Dropping of the atomic bombs

    Dropping of the atomic bombs
    On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima and another one on the city of Nagasaki in attempt to provoke the Japanese to surrender to the Americans. the bombing however instead destroyed 90% of the city's population and or injured those who were a least mile away from the bombing especially due to the increase of radiation.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    September 2, 1945 was the day and year that japan surrendered to the Americans effectively ending world war II