World War 2 events

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    World War 2's event

  • The British declaration of war against Nazi Germany

    "Britain and France were forced to declare war after Germany ignored their separate ultimatums, delivered on 3 September 1939, demanding the withdrawal of German troops from Poland."
  • Blitzkrieg

    Hitler launched his blitzkrieg (lightning war) against Holland and Belgium. Rotterdam was bombed almost to extinction. Both countries were occupied.
  • Evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk begins.

    the last allied soldier arrived home from France at the end of a 10-day operation to bring back hundreds of thousands of retreating allied troops trapped by the German Army.
  • Battle of Britain begins.

    the German air force's attempt to gain air superiority over the RAF from July to September 1940. Their ultimate failure was one of the turning points of World War Two and prevented Germany from invading Britain
  • Germany attacks Soviet Union as Operation Barbarossa begins.

    German codename for the invasion of the USSR
  • Tojo takes control of Japan

    He was also appointed the Prime Minister. He became the most powerful person in Japan (even more so than the emperor at the time), and Japan was controlled by its military
  • Pearl Harbor;

    In one stroke the Japanese action silenced the debate that had divided Americans ever since the German defeat of France left England alone in the fight against the Nazi terror.
  • Fall of Hong Kong

    Japanese forces invaded the British colony of Hong Kong.
  • Battle of stalingrad

    Hitler set in motion one of the bitterest conflicts of the 20th century , he launched a two-pronged attack in what he believed would be his final offensive in the East
  • Jewish uprising in warsaw ghetto

    The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising sets a heroic precedent, and becomes a symbol of the indomitableness of the human spirit. In all, 56,065 Jews are captured: 5,000-6,000 are killed in the fighting and fires, more than 7,000 are shot, and nearly 7,000 are deported to Treblinka.
  • Allied invasion of Italy

    Italy surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, while German forces quickly occupied north and central Italy
  • D-Day

    160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Iwo Jima bombarded by the U.S. Navy. where it all started the battle of jima
  • First atomic bomb dropped, on Hiroshima, Japan.

    The first atomic bomb has been dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
  • Second atomic bomb dropped, on Nagasaki, Japan.

    the United States launched a second, bigger atomic bomb against the city of Nagasaki. The device known as "Fat man", after Winston Churchill, weighed nearly 4,050 kg (nearly 9,000lb).