World War 2

  • Japanese invasion of China

    Japanese invasion of China
    Japan attacked because they needed China's resources.The Marco Polo Bridge Incident marked the beginning of total war between the two countries.KMP and the CCP fought against Japan.China kept resisting Japan,resulting to an estimate of 10 to 20 million Chinese civilians deaths.The west interfered in the form of economic sanctions against Japan.Japan’s response was to attack Pearl Harbor, starting World War II in the Far East.http://www.history.co.uk/study-topics/history-of-ww2/sino-japanese-war
  • Ribbentrop/ Molotov Pact

    Ribbentrop/ Molotov Pact
    The two countries agreed to take no military action against each other for the next 10 years. Stalin viewed the pact as a way to keep his nation on peaceful terms with Germany,giving him time to build up the Soviet military.Hitler used the pact to make sure Germany was able to invadeThe German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact fell apart in June 1941,when Nazi forces invaded the Soviet Union.They would start to worry about having a second front and the to split their troops. history.com/topics/world-war
  • Germany's invasion of Poland

    Germany's invasion of Poland
    Hitler wants to take Poland.He signed the Nazi-Soviet pact to guarantee Germany and Russia dont go to war against each other and to divide up Poland between them. Hitler wanted to unite Germany under one living space. September 1st, Hitler launches a blitzkrieg on Poland,leading to France and Britain declaring war on Germany(notes) http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-invade-poland.http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-invade-poland
  • German Blitzkrieg

    German Blitzkrieg
    It was a easy way to ruin a country.On 1 Sep,Germany launches a Blitzkrieg on Poland and it was successful,so he uses it on Belgium, Netherlands, and France(which he later takes over).US help GB with supplies.Germany did not defeat GB due to its geography.Hitler then launches a blitzkrieg on Norway and Denmark in 1940.It allowed him to defeat his enemies quickly and swiftly without much effort.It didn’t allow the enemy a chance to fight back. http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/blitzkrieg
  • Fall Of Paris

    Fall Of Paris
    Germany attacked France, and Britain supported France to resist and not give up. However, France gave up.Later,Italy entered the war on Germany’s side. Four days later, the French capital fell.The Government capitulated on 25 June, just seven weeks after the beginning of the invasion. The battle didn’t last long, for Germany effortlessly. This was significant because it lead to another allied downfall and Germany grew more powerful. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-enter-paris
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Hitler,believing that the German people needed living space.He launched a blitzkrieg on Stalin while he was not prepared. Hitler was not ready for the cold winter of Russia.It became the turning point for Stalin.It was one of the decisive moments of the war in Europe. It led to the downfall of Hitler's regime. It resulted in the eventual overall defeat of Nazi Germany.
  • Pearl harbor

    Pearl harbor
    Happened on December 7 1941. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor because the United States banned embargoed Japan, which angered them and caused them to bomb Pearl Harbor as revenge. Japan was seen as a threat because they threatened to conquer South East Asia. This attack led to the U.S joining the war.19 ships were destroyed.Over 2400 people were killed. On 8 Dec, president Roosevelt delivers his speech. 11 December, Italy and Germany declare war on United States.(notes)
  • Bataan Death March (http://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/bataan_death_march.php)

    Bataan Death March (http://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/bataan_death_march.php)
    The Bataan Death March was when the Japanese forced 76,000 captured Allied soldiers to march about 80 miles across the Bataan Peninsula. The march took place in April of 1942 during World War II. After bombing Pearl Harbor, Japan quickly began to take over much of Southeast Asia. Japanese defeated the U.S. and Filipino army on Bataan at the Battle of Bataan. On April 9, 1942, General Edward King, Jr. surrendered to the Japanese.The marchers were exposed to harsh treatment by Japanese guards.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    US attack Japanese home islands,so Japan seeked revenge.Japan planned to trick U.S. but U.S. found out.In July 4, the Japanese launched a number of fighter planes and bombers from their aircraft carriers to attack the island.Loss of four aircraft carriers was devastating to the Japanese.Became the turning point of the war in the Pacific between the United States and Japan and the first major victory for the Allies in the Pacific.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Hitler wanted to attack Russia and gain some land.Battle began with the German air force, bombing the Volga River and the then the city of Stalingrad.Soon the German army moved in and was able to take a large portion of the city. However, the Soviet troops were not ready to give up. Hitler was defeated because of the harsh winter and being attacked on two sides by Russia. It was a turning point Of Russia, with combined military and civilian casualties of nearly 2 million.
  • Manhattan project

    Manhattan project
    America started developing atomic weapons under the code name Manhattan Project. On December 28,1942 President Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project. The first successful test was done at Alamogordo in July 1945. The Manhattan project made Japan surrender and it put an end for World War 2. US knew that Germany was challenging them to construct the atomic bombs. Also, it led US able to use it against Japan.
  • Operation Gomorrah

    Operation Gomorrah
    Germany bombed England resulting in the death of 167 british civilians. So on July 24, Britain aircrafts dropped 2300 tons of bombs on Hamburg.1500 Germans were killed.Britain only lost 12 out of 791 aircrafts. Britain continued attacking Hamburg until November. US sent aircrafts which attack to added more harm.

  • D-Day

    General Eisenhower goes to Normandy to free France. Paris was freed on Aug 25. Then battle of the Bulge begins. Germany thought the allies would attack from Calais, so they went there, but they were actually in Normandy. They killed all the German soliders, pushing the Germans back to Berlin. The Soviet Union were on the other side. It led to the first allied victory against Germany.(notes).
  • Battle Of Bulge

    Battle Of Bulge
    It was the last major Nazi offensive in World War II and the German losses were so heavy that it was impossible for the Germans to launch another attack on Allied forces.It ruined the German army and was a major factor in bringing about the end of the WW2.It was the largest battle ever fought by the United States Army.Heavy losses and casualties suffered by both sides.Turning point for the Allies in Europe and first major victory for the Allies history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-the-bulge
  • Operation Thunderclap

    Operation Thunderclap
    Its an under discussion within the Allies to bomb eastern cites of Germany.It started on February 13, 1945. The allies wanted to upset the transport infrastructure behind the eastern front. Air Marshal 'Bomber' Harris bombed German borders and tens of thousands of innocent people were killed in the attacks,destroying the Germans and bringing the war to an early end. http://ww2today.com/13-february-1945-operation-thunderclap-raf-start-firestorm-in-dresden#sthash.tEB57F8U.dpuf
  • Battle of Iowa Jima

    Battle of Iowa Jima
    the Allies started attacking Japan. . It was the U.S mission to capture the Japanese airfields. Japanese soliders would dig for shelter.Thousand of US marines and Japanese were killed. Iwo Jima was used as emergency landing for bombers later after the battle, which saved thousands of US airman’s lives. 20,000 Japanese against 110,000 Americans. Iowa Jima was captured by the US, which led to the invasion of Okinawa. nationalww2museum.org/focus-on/iwo-jima-fact-sheet
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    For US to win the war, they want to take Okinawa.The allies attack the island of Okinawa which became bloodiest battle of the Pacific war.Japan kept resisting. Part of the allies invade Japan. After 82 days, the allied forces had taken over Okinawa. Then Japan surrenders. Both sides lost many lives. historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/the-pacific-war-1941-to-1945/the-battle-of-okinawa
  • VE DAY

    VE DAY
    The war against Japan was not over yet.The war was felt long after Japan and Germany surrenders.Prisoners were released and sent back to their homes.The VE day marks the end of the war in Europe.GB and US celebrated Victory in Europe Day. On April 25, Soviet navy and the Aliies met at the Elbe River.The German Army were not stable at that time.5 days later,Hitler killed his new wife, his dog,and then committed suicide. http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/VE-Day/
  • Dropping of the Atomic Bombs

    Dropping of the Atomic Bombs
    Truman wanted to take revenge on Japan after they bombed Pearl Harbor. He believed it was the only way for Japan to surrender and save American lives.On August 1945, the U.S dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The U.S wanted to take revenge after what happened at Pearl Harbor. The explosion damaged 90% the city of Hiroshima.Three days after Hiroshima, Nagasaki is bombed. it marked the end of WW2. http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/bombing-of-hiroshima-and-nagasaki
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    After U.S. bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan surrenders to the Allies when they notice that they are too powerful in technology. It lead to the ended of WW1 Both August 14 and 15 have been known as “ Victory Over Japan Day”.