World War II

By Ednat68
  • Battle of Britain

    From July 10 to October 31, 1940, 120 German bomber and fighter planes attacked Great Britain, "Because," According to Hitler "The Royal Air Force must be beaten down to such an extent that it can no longer muster any power of attack worth mentioning against the German crossing."
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa was the code name for Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union. the reason for this invasion was that Hitler wanted Soviet resources. There were 775,000
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    At 7:55 in the morning, Japanese naval pilots bombed the US port of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. the bombs came in two waves, the first from the east, then from the west side. japan wanted to neutralize US planes to give themelves an advantage. 2,700 people died and the US joined the war against the Axis powers.
  • Bataan Death March

    80,000 American and Phillipine troops were abandoned without food or supplies in Bataan. The Japanese took them as POWs and forced them to march to a prison camp. There were 10,650 casualties.
  • Operation Overlord

    Operation Overlord, or D-Day, was the amphibious invasion of the beaches of Normandy, Northern France by the Allied forces. There were 550,200 casualties.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    The Germans created a "bulge" around the Ardennes forest, which is in Luxembourg and Belgium. Hitler wanted to stop the Allies advance to victory over the Axis forces. There were 81,000 American and British casualties.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Americans captured the Japanese island of Iwo Jima, because Iwo Jima had a Japanese air base. there was 6,891 casualties.
  • Yalta Conference

    The purpose of the Yalta Conference was to discuss the reestablishment of the nations in Europe. The Conference took place in Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was convinced to join the United Nations.
  • V-E Day

    Victory in Europe day was the formal end of Hitler's war in Germany. This also signaled the end of WW II in Germany.
  • Dropping of the Atomic Bomb

    Dropping of the Atomic Bomb
    On August 6 and 9, two atomic bombs constructed by the US were dropped in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was an attempt to put an immediate end to the war. Japan ended up surrendering and there were 246,000 casualties in both cities and more were wounded.
  • V-J Day

    Japan surrendered unconditionally because they were weak and they knew they couldn't win. This marked the end of WWII