world war 2 1938 1940

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  • Leading up to the war

    Leading up to the war
    The immediate causes of the War of 1812 were a series of economic sanctions taken by the British and French against the US as part of the Napoleonic Wars and American outrage at the British practice of impressment, especially after the Chesapeake incident of 1807.
  • there were two sides in the war

    there were two sides in the war
    The opposing sides were: Germany, Austria-Hungary and their allies, including Bulgaria. Great Britain, France and Russia who were known as 'The Triple Entente'.
  • Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin sign a nonaggression pact

    Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin sign a nonaggression pact
    The Hitler-Stalin Pact. On August 23, 1939, Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression pact, stunning the world, given their diametrically opposed ideologies. But the dictators were, despite appearances, both playing to their own political needs.
  • germany invaded poland

    germany invaded poland
    Germany invades Poland. On this day in 1939, German forces bombard Poland on land and from the air, as Adolf Hitler seeks to regain lost territory and ultimately rule Poland. World War II had begun. The German invasion of Poland was a primer on how Hitler intended to wage war–what would become the “blitzkrieg” strategy ...
  • Great Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declare war on Germany

    Great Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declare war on Germany
    On September 3, 1939, Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declared war on Germany, two days after the Nazi invasion of Poland; in a radio address, Britain's King George VI said, “With God's help, we shall prevail.” The same day, a German U-boat torpedoed and sank the British liner SS Athenia some 250 miles off ...Sep 2, 2017
  • Hitler and Stalin divide Poland

    Hitler and Stalin divide Poland
    As the terms were rejected, Josef Stalin had a free hand in pursuing the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact with Adolf Hitler, signed on 23 August 1939. The non-aggression pact contained a secret protocol dividing Northern and Eastern Europe into German and Soviet spheres of influence in the event of war.
  • Germany Invades Norway and Denmark

    Germany Invades Norway and Denmark
    On this day in 1940, German warships enter major Norwegian ports, from Narvik to Oslo, deploying thousands of German troops and occupying Norway. At the same time, German forces occupy Copenhagen, among other Danish cities.
  • Germany invades the Netherlands Belgium and Luxembourg

    Germany invades the Netherlands Belgium and Luxembourg
    The German invasion of Luxembourg was part of Case Yellow (German: Fall Gelb), the German invasion of the Low Countries—Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands—and France during World War II. The battle began on 10 May 1940 and lasted just one day.
  • Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain

    Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain
    Churchill becomes Prime Minister. Friday 10 May 1940 was one of the most dramatic days in British history. The government was in disarray as Winston Churchill became PM and, on the continent, Germany ended the Phoney War by invading the Low Countries.
  • The Bloodiest Battles of World War II

    The Bloodiest Battles of World War II
    The Battle of Stalingrad caused about two million casualties from Soviet and Axis forces and stands as one of the century's worst military disaster. It was one of the bloodiest battles in history and is considered as one of the major battles in the World War II.Feb 21, 2014