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World war 2

  • Japanese invasion of china

    Japanese invasion of china
    December 1937, when Japanese troops slaughtered an estimated 300,000 civilians and raped 80,000 women. Many thousands of Chinese were killed in the indiscriminate bombing of cities by the Japanese air force. There were also savage reprisals carried out against Chinese peasants, in retaliation for attacks by partisans who waged a guerrilla war against the invader, ambushing supply columns and attacking isolated units. Warfare of this nature led, by the war’s end, to an estimated 10 to 20 million
  • Germanys Blitzkrige

    Germanys Blitzkrige
    Germany Blitzkrieg which means the lighting war but the event is Germany's Blitzkrieg tactics overwhelmed Poland in September 1939, then, after a pause, crushed Denmark, Norway, and the Low Countries in April-May 1940, and finally France in June 1940. While the word Blitzkrieg is well remembered, it only became popular from use by British and U.S. journalists, while German officers used the term "bewegungskrieg," meaning war of movement, to describe their operations.
  • germany invasion of poland

    germany invasion of poland
    The German-Soviet Pact of August 1939, which stated that Poland was to be partitioned between the two powers, enabled Germany to attack Poland without the fear of Soviet intervention. On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. The Polish army was defeated within weeks of the invasion.
  • Fall of Paris

    Fall of Paris
    The Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries during the Second World War, beginning on 10 May 1940, defeating primarily French forces
  • Operation Barbossa

    Operation Barbossa
    Operation Barbarossa 1941-Adolf Hitler launched his armies eastward in a massive invasion of the Soviet Union: three great army groups with over three million German soldiers, 150 divisions, and three thousand tanks smashed across the frontier into Soviet territory. The invasion covered a front from the North Cape to the Black Sea, a distance of two thousand miles. By this point German combat effectiveness had reached its apogee; in training, doctrine, and fighting ability, the forces
  • Boming of pearl harbor

    Boming of pearl harbor
    Pearl harbor 1941 just before 8:00 am on December 7,1941 hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The barrage lasted just two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and more than 300 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded. The day after the assault
  • Wannsee conference

    Wannsee conference
    this was the meeting of nazi officals on january 20 1942 in the berlin sudurbs of wannsee to plan the final solution to the so called jewish question
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    the war had come to the philippines and the japanese had taken prisoners The American and Filipino forces fought from an untenable position until formally surrendering to the Japanese on April 9. The Japanese immediately began to march some 76,000 prisoners (12,000 Americans, the remainder Filipinos) northward into captivity along a route of death. When three American officers escaped a year later, the world learned of the unspeakable atrocities suffered along the 60-mile journey
  • Battle of midd way

    Battle of midd way
    world war 2 naval battle fought almost entirely with aircraft in which the united states destroyed japans first line carrier strength
  • Operation torch

    Operation torch
    millitary forces of the united states and the united kingdom lanched on amphibious operation aginast france north africa in pricular the french held territories of algenia and morocco that landing code named torchrefleeled the results of long and continus agruements between brtitsh an america
  • allied invasion of italy

    allied invasion of italy
    The Allied invasion of Italy was the Allied amphibious landing on mainland Italy that took place on 3 September 1943 during World War II. The operation was undertaken by British General Harold Alexander's 15th Army Group.
  • D-day

    D-day
    more than 160,000 allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavinly fortifited french coastline to fight nazi germany on the beaches of norway france gen bwight D eisenhower called operation a crusade
  • Battle of the bulge

    Battle of the bulge
    adolf hittler attemped to split the allied armies in north west europe by means of a suprise blitzkrieg thrust throught the ardennes to antwarp .caught off gaurd amrican units fought despret battles to slen the german advances at st-vith elsenborn ridge
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    one third of all marine losses during ww2 it was the only large engadgement of the war in which allied forces suffered more casuulties it was the first major battle of world war 2 after a struggling loss of life on iwo jima american millitary leaders scramble to testify the invation
  • Yalta Confrence

    Yalta Confrence
    The February 1945 Yalta Conference was the second wartime meeting of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. During the conference, the three leaders agreed to demand Germany’s unconditional surrender and began plans for a post-war world. Stalin also agreed to permit free elections in Eastern Europe and to enter the Asian war against Japan, for which he was promised the return of lands lost to Japan in the Russo-Japanese
  • FDR Death -truman becomes president

    FDR Death -truman becomes president
    Franklin Resovelt was elected 4 times in warm spring georgia he had died of ceredral hemdrrhage he did more in 12 years then other presidents could do combined
  • Ve Day

    Ve Day
    ve stands for victory in euorpe day ve day was the public holiday clcbrated on may 9 1945
  • Battle of Okinwa

    Battle of Okinwa
    large amphibiou landing in the pacific theatre of ww2 this war was to prove a bloody battle even by the standards of the war in the far east but it was a major battle in ww2 it resulted in the largest casualites with over 100,000 japanease casualties and over 50,000 casualties for the allies
  • Lideration of concentration campes

    Lideration of concentration campes
    Soviet soldiers were the first to liberate concentration camp prisoners in the final stages of the war. On July 23, 1944, they entered the Majdanek camp in Poland, and later overran several other killing centers. On January 27, 1945, they entered Auschwitz and there found hundreds of sick and exhausted prisoners.
  • Dropping of the atomic bomb

    Dropping of the atomic bomb
    An Amrican B-29 bomber dropped the worlds first developed atomic bomb over the japanese city of hiroshima.It happend because truman wanted world war 2 to end but the japan wasn't giving up with out a fight The explosion wipped out 90% of the city and immediatley killed 80,000 people
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    Vj Day in New YorkOn August 15, 1945, news of the surrender was announced to the world. This sparked spontaneous celebrations over the final ending of World War II. On September 2, 1945, a formal surrender ceremony was held in Tokyo Bay aboard the USS Missouri. At the time, President Truman declared September 2 to be VJ Day.
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    Nuermberg Trials

    Held for the purpose of bringing Nazi war criminals to justice, the Nuremberg trials were a series of 13 trials carried out in Nuremberg, Germany, between 1945 and 1949. The defendants, who included Nazi Party officials and high-ranking military officers along with German industrialists, lawyers and doctors, were indicted on such charges as crimes against peace and crimes against humanity. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) committed suicide and was never brought to trial.