World War 2

By Bow16
  • Japenese invasaion of China

    Japenese invasaion of China
    Japense invasion of China
    The Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan, was not only better armed and organized, but they where very brutal. Most of reason for Japanese invasion was so that the Japense could invade eastern China and all of its major ports.
    One of the cities the Japanese occupied was Manchuria. They bombed the unproctect city to quell any of the destirbences that occured while they overtook the city.
  • Rape of Nanking

    Rape of Nanking
    Rape of Nanking
    The Rape of Nanking was an attrocity casue by Japanese invasion. The Chinese governent at the time was completely cut out from the attrocities as they had fled to Hankow, as they had to move inland to stay stable. As the city of Nanking was destroyed by fire and gun shot the murder earned another name The Nanking Massacre.
  • The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact Ribbentrop/Molotov Pact

    The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact Ribbentrop/Molotov Pact
    Pact
    In 1939 representatives from Germany and Soviet Russia gathered to form a Pact. THe pact was to the advantge of Germany, so Germany could get to Poland to invade the country without having to invade Soviet Russia knowing they might not beat them if they try.
  • Germany's invasion of Poland

    Germany's invasion of Poland
    Poland
    The action that started WW2. Germany invaded Poland only days after signing the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggressioin Pact, which stated that the Soviet Union couldn't defend Poland from the East if Germany invade in the West.
  • Fall of Paris

    Fall of Paris
    Fall of Paris
    Now not only had Germany invaded Poland, but now they wanted to overtake all of Europe. Where did they start? Paris, France of course. So finally in 1940 Germany was running Paris, and had over thrown them.
  • German Blitzkrieg

    German Blitzkrieg
    Blitzkrieg
    A method of warfare whereby an attacking force spearheaded by a dense concentration of armoured and motorized formations, and heavily backed up by close air support forces a breakthrough into the enemy's line of defense through a series of short, fast, powerful attacks; and once in the enemy's territory, proceeds to dislocate them using speed and surprise, and then encircle them
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Operation Barbarossa
    The code name for Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. When the two countries made the Pact, it was obbvious one of the countries wasnt going to stick to it. That country was obviosly Germany, Moussanlini believed that since HIlar and him helped each other that nothing could yet go wrong.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor
    Surprise attack by Japan on the U.S. naval base and other military installations
  • Wannsee Confrence

    Wannsee Confrence
    Wannsee Confrence
    A high-level meeting of Nazi officials that took place in Berlin on January 20, 1942, to discuss the "Final Solution" of the Jewish Question.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    Bataan Death March
    U.S. surrender of the Bataan Peninsula on the main Philippine island of Luzon to the Japanese during World War II (1939-45), the approximately 75,000 Filipino and American troops on Bataan were forced to make an arduous 65-mile march to prison camps.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Battle of Midway
    A crucial and decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War II.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    battle of stalingrad
    One of the bloodiest battles in history, with combined military and civilian casualties of nearly 2 million.
  • Warsaw Ghetto uprising

    Warsaw Ghetto uprising
    Warsaw Ghetto uprising
    Resistance by Polish Jews under Nazi occupation in 1943 to the deportations from Warsaw to the Treblinka extermination camp.
  • Operation Gomorrah

    Operation Gomorrah
    Operation Gomorrah
    British aircraft drop 2,300 tons of incendiary bombs on Hamburg.
  • Allied invasion of Italy

    Allied invasion of Italy
    Allied invasion of Italy
    The Allied landing on mainland Italy on 3 September 1943, by General Harold Alexander's 15th Army Group (comprising Lieutenant General Mark Clark's U.S. Fifth Army and General Bernard Montgomery's British Eighth Army) during the Second World War.
  • D-Day/ Normandy Invasion

    D-Day/ Normandy Invasion
    D-day
    The code name for the first day of a military attack, especially the American and British invasion of German-occupied France during World War II on June 6, 1944 (see invasion of Normandy). This marked the beginning of the victory of the Allies in Europe.
  • Operation Thunderclap

    Operation Thunderclap
    Operation Thunderclap
    The code for a canceled operation planned in August 1944 but shelved and never implemented. The plan envisaged a massive attack on Berlin in the belief that would cause 220,000 casualties with 110,000 killed, many of them key German personnel, which would shatter German morale.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    Battle of Iwo Jima
    A major battle in which the United States Armed Forces landed and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    Battle of Okinawa
    Also known as Operation Iceberg, took place in April-June 1945. It was the largest amphibious landing in the Pacific theater of World War II. It also resulted in the largest casualties with over 100,000 Japanese casualties and 50,000 casualties for the Allies. This article gives an account of the 80 day plus battle for the Island of Okinawa which some have described as the "typhoon of steel".
  • LIberation of concentration camps

    LIberation of concentration camps
    LIberation of concentration camps
    As Allied troops moved across Europe in a series of offensives against Nazi Germany, they began to encounter tens of thousands of concentration camp prisoners. Many of these prisoners had survived forced marches into the interior of Germany from camps in occupied Poland. These prisoners were suffering from starvation and disease.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    VE Day
    the day on which the Allies announced the surrender of German forces in Europe.
  • Potsdam Declaration

    Potsdam Declaration
    Potsdam Declaration
    The Potsdam Declaration or the Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender is a statement that called for the surrender of all Japanese armed forces during World War II
  • Dropping of the atomic bombs

    Dropping of the atomic bombs
    Dropping of the atomic bombs
    A bomb that produces an extremely powerful explosion when atoms are split apart
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    The day on which the Allies announced the surrender of Japanese forces during World War II.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    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.