World War 2

  • Use of Concentration Camps Starts

    Use of Concentration Camps Starts
    The first concentration camp was opened outside of Berlin in Oranienburg. The SA was eventually replaced by Himmler's SS as the concentration camp system expanded to house and ever increasing number of political opponents and Jews. the first campls included Dachau in southern Germany near Munich, Buchenwald in central Germany near Weimar, aand Sachenhausen near Berlin in the north.
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    World War Two

  • Nazis and Soviets Sign a Pact

    Nazis and Soviets Sign a Pact
    Soviet Russia' Foreign Minister Molotov signs the Nazi-Soviet Non-aggression Pact.
    Desirous of strengthening the cause of peace between Germany and the U.S.S.R., and proceeding from the fundamental provisions of the Neutrality Agreement concluded in April, 1926 between Germany and the U.S.S.R., have reached the following Agreement:...
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    The German Army invades Poland and annexes the free city of Danzig.Then there was the first use of Blitzkrieg. Britain and France the gave Germany an ultimatum to leave and blackout and evacuation plans were put into place in Britain.
  • Britain and France Declare War on Germany

    Britain and France Declare War on Germany
    Germany ignored the ultimatum and Britain and Frnace declared war on Germany. British tropps (the BEF) were sent to France. The passenger liner "Athenia" was sunk by U-30 off of Ireland. 112 of the passengers were killed.
  • Germany Launches 'The Blitz' on London

    Germany Launches 'The Blitz' on London
    On 7 September 1940, the air raid sirens went off as the German Air Force, the luftwaffe, launched a massive raid on London. Over 350 bombers flew across the Channel from airfields in France and dropped 300 tons of bombs on the docks and streets of the East End of London.
  • President roosevelt Signs the Lend-Lease Act

    President roosevelt Signs the Lend-Lease Act
    Congress passed the Lend-Lease Act. The legislation gave President Franklin D. Roosevelt the powers to sell, transfer, exchange, lend equipment to any country to help it defend itself against the Axis powers.
    A sum of $50 billion was appropriated by Congress for Lend-Lease. The money went to 38 different countries with Britain receiving over $31 billion. Over the next few years the British government repaid $650 million of this sum.
  • Germany Attacks Soviet Union

    Germany Attacks Soviet Union
    Operation Barbarossa was based on a massive attack based on blitzkrieg. Hitler had said of such an attack that "when the attck on Russia starts, the world will hold its breath." Three army groups attacked Russia on June 22nd 1941. Army Group North, led by von Leeb, Army Group Centre, commanded by von Bock and Army Group South commanded by von Rundstedt.
  • Germans Surrender at Stalingard

    Germans Surrender at Stalingard
    On this day, the last of the German forces fighting at Stalingrad surrender, despite Hitler's earlier declaration that "Surrender is out of the question. The troops will defend themselves to the last!"
  • D-Day Invasion at Normandy

    D-Day Invasion at Normandy
    The D-Day Invasion of Normandy laid a beachhead for the Allies on the Western Front of Europe. This battle was the single most important battle on the Western front because a defeat would have been tragic for Allied morale. D-Day is the military codeword for the paratrooper operations on the night of June 5 and the beach landings on the morning of June 6 in Normandy.
  • 4th- 11th Conference at Yalta

    4th- 11th Conference at Yalta
    This war conference is where the Big Three, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin issued the Yalta Agreement, their "Declaration on Liberated Europe."
    The conference at Yalta attempted to deal with the fate of postwar Europe, specifically the borders of Poland where the war began six years before, and the fate of Japan, whose ongoing tenacity kept America at war after the fall of Germany.
  • V-E (Victory in Europe) Day

    V-E (Victory in Europe) Day
    Tuesday 8 May 1945 was 'Victory in Europe' (VE) Day, and it marked the formal end of Hitler's war. With it came the end of six years of misery, suffering, courage and endurance across the world.