World War 2 By Clarence

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    World War 2 Started and Finished

  • Australians involvement in World War 2

    Australians involvement in World War 2
    Prime Minister Robert Gordon Menzies announced the beginning of Australia's involvement in the Second World War on every national and commercial radio station in Australia.
  • The Start Of The Australians joining World War 2

    The Start Of The Australians joining World War 2
    Almost a million Australians, including men and women, went in World War 2. They fought in campaigns against Germany and Italy in Europe. The Mediterranean and North Africa, also against Japan in south east Asia and in other parts of the Pacific.The Australian mainland came under attack for the first time, as Japanese aircrafts bombed towns in north-west Australia while the Japanese midget submarines attacked Sydney harbour.
  • R.A.N participated in operarions against Italy

    R.A.N participated in operarions against Italy
    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) participated in plans against Italy after its entry into the war.
  • HMAS Sydney attacked Bartolomeo Colleoni

    HMAS Sydney attacked Bartolomeo Colleoni
    At sea off Crete in the Mediterranean, 19 July 1940: Italian cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni under attack from HMAS Sydney near Cape Spada.
  • Australians versus the Germans

    Australians versus the Germans
    Up to 14,000 Australians kept on standing against continous attacks by the German's in the Libyan Port in Tobruk, where they were besieged between April and August 1941.
  • Australians joined Syria

    Australians joined Syria
    In June and July 1941, Australians joined in a successful alliance of Syria, a mandate of France and the Vichy government.
  • Australians in battle of Britain

    Australians in battle of Britain
    A few Australians went in the Battle Of Britain in August and September, but the Australian army weren't in battle until 1941, when the 6th, 7th, and 9th Divisions joined Allied operations in the Mediterranean and North Africa.
  • Japan entered the war

    Japan entered the war
    Japan entered the war in December 1941 and quickly achieved a continous victories, resulting in the job of most of south-east Asia and large areas of the Pacific by the end of March 1942.
  • Japan and Germany captured Australians

    In the Second World War, over 30,000 Australian servicemen were taken prisoner and 39,000 gave their lives. Two-thirds of those taken prisoner were captured by the Japanese during their advance through south-east Asia in the first weeks of 1942. While those prisoners of the Germans had a strong chance of returning home at the end of the war, 36 per cent of prisoners of the Japanese died in captivity.
  • After feeling calm in Tobruk, the 6th and 7th Divisions left from the Mediterranean Theatre for the war against Japan

    After feeling calm in Tobruk, the 6th and 7th Divisions left from the Mediterranean Theatre for the war against Japan
    After feeling calm in Tobruk, the 6th and 7th Divisions left from the Mediterranean Theatre for the war against Japan. The 9th Division remained to play an important role in the teamed victory at El Alamein in October 1942 before it also left for the Pacific. By the end of 1942, the only Australians remaining in the Mediterranean Theatre were airmen serving either with 3 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) or in the Royal Air Force (RAF).
  • The 9th Division's important role in the Allied victory

    The 9th Division's important role in the Allied victory
    The 9th Division remained an important role in the Allied victory at El Alamein in October 1942 before it also left for the Pacific. By the end of 1942 the only Australians remaining in the Mediterranean theatre were airmen serving either with 3 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) or in the Royal Air Force (RAF).
  • Victory against Japanese

    Continous Allied victories versing the Japanese kept on happening in 1943. Australian troops were mainly coming in land battles in New Guinea, the loss of the Japanese at Wau, and falling Japanese soldiers from the Huon peninsula.
  • Australian troops in war

    Australian troops in war
    Australia's largest and most complicated offence of the war and was not finished until April 1944. The Australian army also started a new continous attacks against Japanese troops streching from Borneo to Bougainville, including more Australian troops than at any other time in the war.
  • Germany surrendering in the war

    The German High Command signing of an unconditional surrender on all fronts so the war in Europe was over. The Germans surrender take effect at midnight on 8–9 May 1945.
  • Australian troops still fighting after the war ended

    The first of these fights was fought on Bougainville and New Britain, and at Aitape, in New Guinea. The final fights were fought in Borneo. The final campaigns were important for the Allied victory remains the subject of continuing debate. Australian troops were still fighting in Borneo when the war ended in August 1945.
  • Japan surrendered unconditionally

    Japan surrendered unconditionally
    Japan accepted of the allied demand for unconditional surrender. For Australia, it meant that the Second World War was finally over.