War World 2

  • Japanese invasion of China

    Japanese invasion of China
    This invasion sparkeda full-blown conflict. The communists had been encouraged by Stalin, who saw Japan as an increasing threat on his far Eastern border and began supplying arms to China. China also recieved aid from Nazi Germany until Hilter decided to make an alliance with Japan in 1938. This led to the Nanking massacre.
  • Rape of Nanking

    Rape of Nanking
    Japanese Imperial Army marched into China's capital city of Nanking and proceeded to murder 300,000 out of 600,000 civilians and soldiers in the city. Japan wanted to wipe out China.
  • Germany's invasion of Poland

    Germany's invasion of Poland
    The Polish army was defeated within weeks of the invasion. German units had more than 2,000 tanks and over 1,000 planes. German units broke through Polish defenses along the border and advanced on Warsaw in a massive encirlcement attack. The German-Soviet Pack enabled Germany to attack Poland without the fear or the Soviet Intervention.
  • Fall of Paris

    Fall of Paris
    By the time that Germans entered Paris, 200,000 British and 140,000 French troops were evacuated to England. Nine allied destroyers and approximately 200 civilian vessels were lost during the evacuation, and the RAF suffered severe casualties covering the operation from the air. On June 10, Italy joined the war on German's side. Four days later the French capital fell.
  • German Blitzkrieg

    German Blitzkrieg
    German Blitzkreig is a term for lightning war in Germany, it's a military tactic used to cause a disorganization among rival forces with weapons such as tanks planes and artillery. German forces used the Bliztkreig when they invaded Poland in 1939 and in many other events.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Operation Barbarossa is a code name for Nazi Germanys invasion of the Soviet Union, it was put in motion on June 22, 1941. It was started by Adolf hitters desire to conquer the soviet territory.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The Japanese managed to destroy about 20 American naval vessels, eight enormous battleships, and more than 300 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack and 1,000 were wounded.
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    At the time of the Wannsee Conference, most participants were already aware that the National Socialist regime had engaged in mass murder of Jews and other civilians in the German-occupied areas of the Soviet Union and in Serbia.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    This battle was the turning point of WW2in Europe. The Russian army defeated the German army. After this defeat, the Germany army was in full retreat. Once the Germany army started moving to the city, the Russians had to fight in order to not let the city fall. The Russians could not let the Germans get hold of the oil fields in the caucaus. Stalin's order was not a step backwards.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    The surrendered Filipinos and American soldiers were rounded up by the Japanese and forced to march 65 miles from Marivels, Bataan Peninsula to San Fernando. The men were divided into groups of 100 and it took 5 days to complete the trip. It was said that thousands of troops died because of brutality from their captors. They were starve and beat the marchers. Survivors were taken to prisoner-of-war camps where thousands would die from diseases, mistreatment and starvation.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States defeated Japan in one of the most decisive naval battles of World War II. The victory allowed the United States and its allies to move into an offensive position. The battle began when U.S. bombers from Midway failed to strike Japanese force. The U.S planes quickly sank three of the heavy Japanese carriers and disabled the fourth heavy carrier. Midway ranks as a truly decisive battle.
  • Warsaw Ghetto uprising

    Warsaw Ghetto uprising
    Act of Jewish resistance that arose within the Warsaw Ghetto in German-occupied Poland during World War II, and which opposed Nazi Germany's final effort to transport the remaining Ghetto population to Treblinka extermination camp. At least 17 nazis killed, and 93 wounded. About 13,000 Jews were killed, and 56,885 deported, they were mostly german civilians.
  • Operation Gomorrah

    Operation Gomorrah
    Operation Gomorrah was an aerial bombing campaign that occurred in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. More than 1,500 German civilians were killed in the first attack. Britain lost only 12 aircraft, in the first attack.
  • Allied invasion of Italy

    Allied invasion of Italy
    Montgomery's 8th army began invading the Italian mainland and the Italian government. The Italian government agreed to surrender to the Allies. The Italians would be treated with leniency if they aided the Allies in expelling the Germans from Italy.
  • D-Day (Normandy Invasion)

    D-Day (Normandy Invasion)
    Over 160,000 allied troops landed on the coastline of French. More than 500 ships and 13,000 aircraft helped on this day and by the end of the day all allies got a hold of one foot of Europe. About 9,000 allied troops died or wounded.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    A major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe. 30,000 soldiers and 44,000 infantry forces were killed or captured. The Germans also lost a a large amount of weapons, specifically tanks. German industries would not be able to get these materials before the end of the war. Americans lost about 62,000 forces. British forces only lost about 2,000.
  • Liberation of concentration camps

    Liberation of concentration camps
    They found hundreds of sick and exhausted prisoners. they found all these prisoners in Aushwitz. The first prisoners were the soviet soldiers.
  • Operation Thunderclap

    Operation Thunderclap
    Code for a cancelled operation planned in August 1944 but was never used. The plan would have a massive attack on Berlin in the belief that would cause 220,000 casualties with 110,000 killed, many of them Germans which would shatter German morale. It was decided that the plan wasn't going to work.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    The battle of Iwo Jima was a major battle in which the U.S Marines landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War ll. Iwo Jima was defended by roughly 23,000 Japanese army and navy troops, who fought from an elaborate network of caves, dugouts, tunnels and underground installations.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    This day was also named Operation Iceberg. This day there was a series of battles where they were fought in Ryukyu Islands in the middle of the island of Okinawa. There was also a bug assault in the pacific.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    VE Day was a day of celebration. They celebrated the victory in World War ll where the Nazys surrendered in Germany.
  • Potsdam Declaration

    Potsdam Declaration
     A statement that called for the surrender of all Japanese armed forces during World War II. Japan refused these terms despite an Allied threat that "prompt and utter destruction" would happen. Reacting, to the Japanese, Truman ordered the atomic bomb to be used. The use of the new weapon on Hiroshima and Nagasaki led to the surrender of Japan on September 2.
  • Dropping of the atomic bomb

    Dropping of the atomic bomb
    The United States was given permission from the United Kingdom to drop a nuclear bomb in Japan. The cities that were harmed was Hiroshima and Nagaski. This occurred is the final stage of World War ll.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    This day Japan's formal surrender took place on the U.S.S Missouri , anchored on the bay of Tokyo. After this was the surrender of the Nazy Germany. When Japan was captured they brought six years of hostilities to a final and highly anticipated close.