World War II

  • Nazi invasion of Poland

    Nazi invasion of Poland
  • Enigma messages decoded

    Enigma messages decoded
    British intelligence officers first start decoding German "Enigma" messages. The were secret messages that had to be translated by an Enigma machine to be read.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, sinking many American warships and killing thousands of U.S. sailors. The U.S. joins the war.
  • German's surrender in Stalingrad

    German's surrender in Stalingrad
    (Started in August 23, 19) The Battle for Stalingrad was a major turning point in the war. After the German' s surrender here, the remaining German forces on the eastern front were in full retreat. It was one of the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare, with an estimated 2 million combined casualties. This crushing defeat for the Germans made victory on the eastern front virtually impossible.
  • D-Day

    Largest naval invasion ever, the Allied forces land on french beaches and begin the push into Nazi controlled France.
  • The Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge
    The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive on the Ardennes Mountain region launched toward the end of the war. The German's plan was to split the British and American forces by pushing trough them and retaking the Belgium city of Antwerp.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    The ground fight for the Japanese controlled Pacific island of Iwo Jima begins with Marines landing on the beaches after three days of naval bombardment. (Ended March 16, 1945.)
  • Hitler's death

    Hitler's death
    With the Russians andvancing on Berlin, Adolf Hitler decides to commit suicide in his bunker under Berlin.
  • Happy V.E. day!

    Happy V.E. day!
    The German's surrender, marking the end of the European campaign, or, Victory in Europe (V.E.) for the Allies.
  • First atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

    First atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima
    The Enola gay drops the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, destroying it and convincing the Japanese army to surrender.