World War II
Germany's Anschluss with AustriaAnnexed Austria into a greater Germany
Schuschnigg hoped that f he agredd with Germany it would stop them from invading.
Hitler's Annexation of CzechosloviaHitler took over Czechoslovia to regain the Sudeten land that had been lost in the Treaty of Versailles
The British and French met with Hitler to sign the Sudeten land over to Germany.
The Munich PactPact signed by Great Britain, France, Italy, and Germany
Sudetenland was given back to Germany
Germany's Annexation of the SudetenlandThe successful annexation of Austria fueled Adolf Hitler's ambition
Starting in 1938, the Nazi propaganda machine fabricated false stories of the three million ethnic Germans being oppressed in Czechoslovakia, and demanded to gain control of these lands.
The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression PactGerman foreign minister contacted the Soviets to arrange a deal
Arranged two pacts. The economic agreement and the Nazi-Soviet non-agression act
Germany's Invasion of PolandPoland was still fighting with canons and riding horses. They didn't stand a chance against Germany
Hitler wants to regain lost German territory
The Phony WarIn this time Hitler prepares his army to fight and invade Scandonavia
The Miracle at DunkirkMore than 300,000 troops were evacuated from Dunkirk
The escape captured the minds and hearts of the British people at a time when it looked probable that we too would soon be invaded.
The Fall of FranceThe German offensive quickly overwhelmed Dutch forces, and the bombing of Rotterdam persuaded the Netherlands to surrender.
Just four days into the invasion German troops crossed the Meuse river, and had broken through the French lines
The Battle of BritainThousands of pilots and air crews engaged in battle in the skies above Britain, Germany, and the English Channel
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." Winston Churchill