World War 2

  • Germany invades Poland

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    World War 2

  • Britain and France declare war on Germany.

  • President FDR declares the United States neutral

  • British intelligence succeeds in decoding German messges

  • Germany invades Denmark and Norway

  • Winston Churchill becomes Britain's prime minister

  • German forces reach the British Channel

  • Evacuation of British and French forces at Dunkirk begins

  • Evacuation at Dunkirk ends

  • Norway surrenders

  • Italy declares war on the collapsing France and Britain

  • Germsn troops march into Paris in France

  • France surrenders

  • Germany invades the Bristish Channel islands

  • the Batlle of Britain air campaign begins

  • The Luftwaffe begins to bomb early British warning radars

  • British night bombers bomb Berlin

  • Italy invades British held Egypt

  • Japan joins the Axis Powers

  • Adolf Hitler cancels the invasion of Britain

  • Spain rejects Hitler's offfer to join the war

  • Hungary and Romania join the Axis

  • Bulgaria joins the axis.

  • Germany invades Yugoslavia and Greece

  • After military clashes, Japan and Russia sign non-aggression pact.

  • Yugoslavia surrenders. British forces evacuate Greek mainland to Crete

  • German paratroopers and airborne troops invade Crete

  • British forces in Crete surrender

  • Germany invades Russia

  • Joseph Stalin orders the "Scorched Earth" strategy

  • Japan invades French Indo-China (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia)

  • The long German siege of Leningrad begins.

  • The final German attack towards Moscow begins (operation Typhoon).

  • Rains stop German advance to Moscow due to deep mud

  • General Tojo becomes Japan’s prime minister

  • : The Germans in the south occupy Kiev and reach the Crimea.

  • : With the mud frozen by the dropping temperatures, German advance to Moscow resumes.

  • The foremost German forces reach 27km from Moscow, but can advance no further due to strong Russian resistance.

  • At temperatures of -29F, a major Russian counter attack near Moscow begins.

  • the U.S and Phillipines join the war

  • Germany and Italy declare war on the US.

  • Hitler orders “fanatic resistance” and appoints himself military commander-in-chief.

  • Japanese forces occupy Manila

  • Japanese forces invade Indonesia

  • Japanese forces occupy Malaysia

  • Japanese forces invade Burma

  • German U-boats begin to sink ships along the US east coast.

  • Japanese forces invade the Solomon islands

  • US troops begin to arrive in Britain

  • Singapore surrenders to the Japanese

  • ‘industrial-scale’ murder of Jews by poison gas begins

  • Doolittle’s raid – US bombers bomb Tokyo.

  • The last American troops in the Philippines surrender

  • Battle of the Coral Sea.begins

  • The German spring offensive in southern Russia begins.

  • The battle of Midway.begins

  • Japanese forces land in Guadalcanal

  • Stalin forbids further Russian retreats, at any cost.

  • US forces land in Guadalcanal

  • Montgomery becomes commander of the British 8th army in north Africa

  • Allied landing in Dieppe fails.

  • The German 6th army reach Stalingrad, the battle of Stalingrad begins.

  • The German advance in Stalingrad is stopped.

  • The battle of El Alamein in north Africa begins.

  • The last German forces in Stalingrad surrender

  • The Allies invade Sicily

  • Mussolini is replaced and arrested.

  • The allies invade Italy’s mainland

  • Italy surrenders

  • The Russians liberate Kiev

  • The marines land in Tarawa

  • The Marines land in Tarawa

  • dwight D Eisenhower appointed to supreme commander of the Allied forces

  • The Allies land in Anzio, Italy

  • The Russsians liberate the Auschwitz death camp

  • D-day begins

  • V1 cruise missile attack on Britain by Germany begins

  • The Marines land in Saipan

  • Battle of the Phillipine Sea begins

  • Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt nade by German Officers

  • Patton breaks out of the Beachead deep in France

  • Warsaw revolts against the Germans

  • The Allies land in southern France

  • Paris in France is liberated

  • German V2 ballistic missile attack on Britain begins

  • Athens is liberated

  • Marines rettaliate agianst Japanese suicide pilots

  • Tokyo gets bombed from the Mariana islands by B-29 bomber aircraft

  • The Russians recah Germany

  • The Russians occupy Hungary

  • Marines land in Iwo Jima

  • Manila is liberated

  • Allies occupy Cologne, Germany

  • Battle of Iwo Jima comes to a close

  • V-2 missile attacks end

  • German forces encircled and trapped in the Ruhr by Americans

  • Marines fight back against Japanese suicide troops

  • Nagasaki is obliterated by an atomic bomb

  • The Buchenwald death camp is liberated by Allied forces

  • President FDR dies

  • The Russians enter Vienna

  • the Russians begin to advance to Berlin

  • American and Russian forces meet

  • Benito Mussolini is executed by the Italian resistance while the Allies liberate the Dachau death camp

  • Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his bunker and appoints Admiral Doenitz as his successor

  • Germany surrrenders causing the war in Europe to end

  • Yokohama is bombed by 450 B-29 aircraft

  • The U.S succesfully tested an atomic bomb in New Mexico

  • Hiroshima is destroyed by an atomic bomb

  • Russia declares war on Japan

  • Japan surrenders, WW2 ends