World War II

  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    It was an invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union, and a small Slovak contingent that marked the start of World War II in Europe.
  • Blitzkrieg ( Lightening War)

    Blitzkrieg ( Lightening War)
    Germany bllitzkrieg first attacked Poland on 1 Sept, 1939. Germany then attacked Poland and then Denmark, Norway, Holland and Beligum in april and then into france on may 1940.
  • Britain declares war on Germany

    Britain declares war on Germany
    Hitler invades Poland on 1 September. Britain and France declare war on Germany two days later.
  • Dunkirk

    Hitler gave the Allies an unexpected opportunity to evacuate their troops. Heavy German bombing had destroyed Dunkirk's harbor, and there were hundreds of thousands of men on the beach, hoping to be rescued. The Luftwaffe attacked whenever the weather allowed, reducing the town of Dunkirk to rubble. This event described the British's ability to rally together in the face of adversity.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Hitler issued a directive on 16 July 1940 ordering the preparation and, if necessary, the execution of a plan for the invasion of Great Britain, which was called ' Operation Sealion'. the British forces were well prepared. Radar early warning technology, the most advanced and the most operationally adapted system in the world, gave Fighter Command adequate notice of where and when to direct its forces to repel German bombing raids.British victory in Battle of Britain forces Hitler to postpone i
  • The Blitz

    The Blitz
    Towards the end of the Battle of BritainThe first German raids on British cities had already taken place by the end of August 1940, when Birmingham and Liverpool were attacked, but on 7 September the Blitz intensified when around 950 German aircraft attacked London. It was the first and last mass daylight raid on London, but it heralded the first of 57 consecutive nights of bombing. The British suffered heavy civilian casualties, but Germany failed to break the British will to fight on.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Operation Barbarossa was named as the invasion of Soviet Union.
  • Pearl harbour

    Pearl harbour
    The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters. The Battle of Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States.The attack came as a profound shock to the American people and led directly to the American entry into World War II in both the Pacific and European theaters. The following day (December 8) the United States declared war on Japan.
  • Fall of Hong Kong

    Fall of Hong Kong
    The Battle of Hong Kong took place during the Pacific campaign of World War II. Britain had thought of Japan as a threat with the ending of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance in the early 1920s, a threat which increased with the expansion of the Sino-Japanese War. So on the 21 October 1938 the Japanese occupied Guangzhou and Hong Kong was effectively surrounded.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Over the years, the terrible fighting at Stalingrad has also come to symbolize the senseless sacrifice of human life to individual hubris and political whim. The Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in southwestern Russia. The city itself was an important transportation point on the Volga River and stood in the way of the German plan to capture the Russian oilfiel
  • Jewish uprising in warsaw ghetto

    Jewish uprising in warsaw ghetto
    A group of mostly young people formed an organization called the Jewish Fighting Organization.The ghetto fighters were warned of the timing of the final deportation and the entire Jewish population went into hiding. On the morning of April 19, 1943, the Warsaw ghetto uprising began after German troops and police entered the ghetto to deport its surviving inhabitants. Approximately 300 Germans and 7,000 Jews were killed in the uprising,
  • Allied invasion of Italy

    Allied invasion of Italy
    The Axis Powers in North Africa, there was disagreement between the Allies and Winston Churchill wanted to invade Italy. The influence of axis forces in the Mediterranean Sea, opening it to Allied traffic. At the time when the disposal of Allied shipping capacity between Middle East and Far East was in crisis and increase British and American supplies to the Soviet Union.
  • D-Day

    Months of preparation led up to the largest military assault in history, the Allied landings at Normandy in Northern France on June 6, 1944. Led by Dwight D. Eisenhower, over 200,000 British, American, and Canadian forces landed at beaches named Gold, Juno, Sword, Utah, and Omaha. The worst fighting was on Omaha beach, where Americans were killed as they stepped off their landing crafts. Eventually, the Allies established a beachhead and pushed inland. With landings behind German lines in the fo
  • The Battle of Iwo Jima

    The Battle of Iwo Jima
    During 19 February, the Battle of Iwo Jima (Operation Detachment) was a major battle in which the United States fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Empire of Japan.
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    the United States used a massive, atomic weapon against Hiroshima, Japan.
    During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. For six months before that, the United States intensely fire-bombed 67 Japanese cities. The Japanese government ignored this ultimatum of the surrender of Japan in the Potsdam Declaration on July 26, 1945 which the United Kingdom and the Republic of China also involved.
  • Tojo takes control of Japan

    Tojo takes control of Japan
    During 30 December 1884 – 23 December 1948, Hideki Tōjō was the Japanese general of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA). Because of the attack on Pearl Harbor, it led to the war between Japan and the United States. After the end of the war, Tōjō was arrested, sentenced to death for Japanese war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.