World war 2 (11)

World War 2 timeline

  • Japan invades Manchuria

  • Rome-Berlin Axis

    Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy sign a treaty of cooperation on November 1; announcing the Rome-Berlin Axis,
  • Germany and Japan sign the Anti-Cmintern Pact

    Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact, directed against the Soviet Union and the international Communist movement.
  • Japan invades China

    This is the initiating of World War II in the Pacific.
  • Munich Agreement

    Germany, Italy, Great Britain, and France sign the Munich agreement which forces the Czechoslovak Republic to cede the Sudentenland, to Nazi Germany.
  • France and Great Britain guarantee the borders of Poland

  • Fascist Italy invades and annexes Albania

    Fascist Italy invades and annexes Albania
  • Germany and Soviet Union Nonaggression Agreement

    Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a nonaggression agreement and a secret codicil dividing eastern Europe into spheres of influence.
  • Invasion of Poland

    Germany invades Poland initiating World War II
  • Declaring War on Germany

    Honoring their guarantee of Poland's borders, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany.
  • Norway surrenders to Germany

    Germany invades Denmark and Norway. Denmark surrendered the day of attack and Norway holds out until June 9.
  • Italy enters the war

    Italy enters the war by invading France on June 21
  • Tripartite Pact

    Germany, Italy, and Japan sign the Tripartite pact.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The air war "Battle of Brtain" ends in defeat for Nazi Germany.
  • Japan bombs Pearl Harbor

    Japan bombs Pearl Harbor
  • The United States enters World War II

    The U.S. declares war on japan entering them into the war.
  • Germany and its Axis Partners declare War on the U.S.

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    Bringing the war home for Germany

    The British Bomb Germany for the first time, and over the next three years Anglo-Americans bomb Germany to rubbles.
  • Midway

    British and US navies halt the Japanese naval advance in the central Pacific at Midway.
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    Guadlcanal in the Solomon Islands

    US troops halt the Japanese island-hopping advance towards Australia at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands
  • U.S and British troops land in North Africa

    US and British troops land at several points on the beaches of Algeria and Morocco in French North Africa. The failure of the Vichy French troops to defend against the invasion enables the Allies to move swiftly to the western border of Tunisia, and triggers the German occupation of southern France on November 11.
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    The Trapping of the German Sixth Army

    Soviet troops counterattack, breaking through the Hungarian and Romanian lines northwest and southwest of Stalingrad and trapping the German Sixth Army in the city. Forbidden by Hitler to retreat or try to break out of the Soviet ring, the survivors of the Sixth Army surrender on January 30 and February 2, 1943
  • Allies gain control of Sicily

    US and British troops land on Sicily. By mid-August, the Allies control Sicily.
  • Allied troops land on the beaches of Salerno near Naples

  • Allied troops liberate Rome.

    Within six weeks, Anglo-American bombers could hit targets in eastern Germany for the first time.
  • D-Day

    British and US troops successfully land on the Normandy beaches of France, opening a “Second Front” against the Germans
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    Allied troops reach Paris

    Allied troops reach Paris. On August 25, Free French forces, supported by Allied troops, enter the French capital. By September, the Allies reach the German border; by December, virtually all of France, most of Belgium, and part of the southern Netherlands are liberated.
  • US troops land in the Philippines

  • Battlie of the Bulge

    The Germans launch a final offensive in the west, known as the Battle of the Bulge, in an attempt to re-conquer Belgium and split the Allied forces along the German border. By January 1, 1945, the Germans are in retreat.
  • US troops cross the Rhine River at Remagen

  • The Soviets launch their final offensive, encircling Berlin

  • Hitler commits suicide

  • Germany surrenders to the western Allies.

  • Germany surrenders to the Soviets

  • The US drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima

    The US drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima
  • The Soviet union declares war on Japan

  • The US drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki

  • End of World War II

    End of World War II
    Having agreed in principle to unconditional surrender on August 14, 1945, Japan formally surrenders, ending World War II.