World war 2 1

World War 2 Events

By Avery17
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Started the war
  • Stalin attacks Finland

    Stalin attacks Finland
    Became known has "Winter War"
  • Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain

    Was elected in the heat of the war
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Germany attempted a large scale attack on Britain but failed
  • Lend-Lease Act

    America gave allies materials and accepted repayment “in kind or property, or any other direct or indirect benefit which the President deems satisfactory.”
  • Hitler takes over the Balkans

    Saw it as an important buffer
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    Blitzkreig suceeded at first, but eventually failed.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Brought America into the war
  • Holocaust

    Killed many Jews
  • Japanese internment camps

    Japanese internment camps
    During war, inmates were used as a labor force
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Allowed 'Merica to take offensce in the war
  • Guadalcanal

    Brutal air-sea battle that set a strong foundation
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Stopped Germany from entering Soviet Union
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    Restored Brittish Morale
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    Discussed opening of a "Second Front"
  • D-Day

    First allied landing in Normandy
  • MacArthur's Plan

    MacArthur's Plan
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    Still standing today
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Major world leaders met to plan the final defeat of Nazi Germany
  • FDR Dies

    FDR Dies
    This left Truman with the dicision to bomb Japan or not
  • Mussolini’s assassination

    Mussolini’s assassination
    First Mob Vilance killing
  • Hitler’s suicide

    Hitler’s suicide
    Shot himself in the head
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Discussed provedures of peace settlemants. Didnt attempt to write peace treaties
  • Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    Lead to Japan's surrender
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    Was never faught, it was just tension
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nuremburg Trials
    Brought Nazi war criminals to justice
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Gave aid to European countries.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    2.3 million tons of cargo delievered to West Berlin
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Seperated East and West Berlin
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Almost caused a neculear war