World War 2

  • Germanyś Invasion of Poland

    Hitler wanted to ultimately rule Poland. So Poland isn attacked on land and in the air. Poland was taken down a few weeks after the invasion. It happened because Hitler wanted to regain territory. There wasn´t much impact except so many Poland people dying because countries didn´t want to start a war so nothing was done.
  • German Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg was considered a ¨lightning war¨ because everything happened one after another and happened very quickly. It happened because Germany wanted to take out Poland and it worked. It impacted them by defeating Poland quickly.
  • Fall of France

    Hitler attacked other countries like Netherlands, Belguim, and Luxemburg. Germany sent troops. French leaders surrendered to Germans. The point was to invade France by attacking other countries first. The effect was positive because 388,000 people were rescued from being trapped from Germans.
  • Battle of Britain

    Hitler wanted to invade Great Britain. They knocked out the Royal Air Force then landed 250,000 soldiers on England's shores. Then Germany's Air Force, Luftwaffe, started bombing and focused on cities like London. Germany tried to fight backbut was avoided. After a while, Hitler called off his attacks. The impact was both sides lost many.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American Naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. It happened to neutralize the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Many lost their lives and it was a sad impact.
  • D-Day (Normandy Invasion)

    More than 160,000 allied troops landed on the coast of France. They landed there to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy. It happened to defeat Germany and the impact was that it was the beginning of the end of the war.
  • Battle of The Bulge

    The Germans attempt to push the Allied Front line west from northern France to northwestern Belguim. It happened because Germany wanted to launch the last major offense of the war. The effect was that the war was not over until the weather was better for Americans to bomb Germany.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Americans invaded Iwo Jima near the base of the Japanese coast. Americans wiped out the 200,000 defenders after a month and it happened because Americans wanted to back at Japan.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    It was the last and biggest of the Pacific Island battles. The Okinawa campaign involved 287,000 troops of the U.S. Tenth Army against 130,000 soldiers of the Japanese Thirty-Second Army. By the 82nd day, Japan lost more than 77,000 soldiers and the Allies suffered more than 65,000 causalties including 14,000 deaths. The impact was that the commander of Okinawa's defense committed suicide with a number of Japanese officers and troops rather than surrendering.
  • Victory of Europe Day

    On a Sunday, Victory in Europe fianlly came up. Both Great Britain and the United States celebrate the victory. Cities all over put out flags and banners, rejoicing in the defeat of Nazi's. Impact was that it remained a memory of all those who witnessed the terror.
  • Dropping of the Atomic Bombs

    President Harry S. Truman was warned of any attempt to invade Japan would end badly for Americans. The American bomber Enola Gay dropped a five-ton bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The impact was that it killed 80,000 people immediately. The bomb was equivalent to the power of 15,000 tons of TNT. Three days later another bomb was dropped in Nagasaki, killing nearly 40,000 more people. Japan surrendered a few days later.
  • Victory of Japan Day

    New of Japan's surrender was announced to the world. This sparked spontaneous celebrations over the final ending of World War II. The impact was that life got a little better because war was finally over.