Battle of britain

World War II

  • Hitler Takes Over the Balkans

    Hitler Takes Over the Balkans
    The depression highlighted weakness in the Balkans. The population in Bulgaria, Romania, and Alabania increased.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    Was also known as "Lightning War." Used for the invasion of Belgium, The Netherlands, and France.
  • Stalin Attacks Finland

    Stalin Attacks Finland
    Stalin was concerned about the Soviet Union being invaded from the west. Hitler was forced to stand by and watch Stalin prepare to invade Finland.
  • Germany Attacks France

    Germany Attacks France
    This German attack went through the Ardennes Forest in Belgium and northern Luxembourg. The French defense was broken through by German tanks and they advanced to the coast.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The German airforce began massive attacks on britain. After that, there were daily raids on Britain. Airfields and radar stations were destroyed.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    United States had to aid their allies with ammunition, tanks, trucks, airplanes, and food.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor was a Japanese attack with 423 planes. The attack was in Hawaii near Oahu. Then, the United States and Britain declared war on Japan.
  • Holocaust

    It was the killing of six million Jews by the German Nazis. Adolf Hitler was in charge of the Nazi Party and was responsible for the concentration camps al the many deaths that occured.
  • Japanese Internment Camps

    Japanese Internment Camps
    These were places where the enemies or other captured soldiers would be placed. FDR approves these internment camps.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    It was fought almost entirely with aircraft. The United States destroyed Japan. This was apart of ending the threat of further Japanese invasion in the Pacific.
  • Guadalcanal

    There were sea clashes between the Allies and the Japanese forces. The Japanese began constructing an airfield on the Guadalcanal. Then, the Japanese were outnumbered and had to evacuate.
  • Guadalcanal

    This was a battle of clashes between the Allies and Japanese forces on the Guadalcanal. The Japanese ended up being forced to evacuate because they were outnumbered. This was a turning point for the Allies.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    It was one of the greatest battles of the war. It helped put an end to the German advance in the Soviet Union and was a turning point in war.
  • Battle of Al Alamein

    Battle of Al Alamein
    This marked the end of the German's hope for victory. Many attacks were launched on the Germans and in the end, they realized they were defeated and withdrew.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    This battle marked the end of German hopes for Victory. This was a battle in Libya and Egypt.
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin all agreed to meet in Iran to discuss D-Day, defeating Japan, and war strategy.
  • D Day

    D Day
    It was the Allied invasion of Western Europe. The U.S., British, and Candian forces landed on beaches in Normandy, France.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    The conference held between Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. They planned the defeat of Nazi Germany.
  • F.D.R's Death

    F.D.R's Death
    Towards his death, Roosevelt's health was declining rapidly. At his cottage one spring morning in Georgia, he suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage and died a few hours later.
  • Mussolini's Assassination

    Mussolini's Assassination
    Mussolini wanted to make his final stand in the mountains, but only a few people were allowed to go with him. He was disguised as a German soldier but he was recognized, shot, and killed.
  • Hitler's Suicide

    Hitler's Suicide
    Hitler married him long-time mistress 2 days before his suicide. Hitler and Braun poisoned themselves and their dogs and Hitler shot himself with his service pistol.
  • McArthur's Plan for Japan

    McArthur's Plan for Japan
    He became supreme commander for the Allied Powers in Japan. Under his guidance, Japan recovered from the war.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    It was a restricted rivalry between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. It was waged on economic, political, and propaganda fronts and had limited weapons.
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nuremburg Trials
    Former Nazi memebers were tried as war criminals because of their association in killing Jews.
  • Formation of the United Nations

    Formation of the United Nations
    The official languages were Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. Many countries were in the United Nations. It was worldwide in membership, like the League of Nations.
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    The official languages were Arabic, Chinese, English, Russian, and Spanish. It was made for maintaining peace and security for many countries. It was is an international organization.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    This was a U.S. sponsored program designed to help recover 17 European countries. Over 4 years, $13 billion of economic aid was given.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Allied Powers chose to unite their occupation zones in Germany.The Soviets began a blockade on Germany. The U.S and britain began to supply food from planes flying above. The airlift lasted 11 months in West Berlin.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Surrounded West Berlin and did not allow access to East Berlin. 2.5 million East Germans fled to the west which caused severe economic troubles.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    It was a major confrontation that assembled the U.S. and the Soviet Union close to war. It was the closest point that the world had ever come to nuclear war.