World War II

  • Germany's Anschluss with Austria

    Germany's Anschluss with Austria
    The majority of the 6 million people living in Austria where Germans. When Germany decided to "anschluss" or to "unify" with Austria on March 12, they were unopposed. A day later Germany announced that its "anschluss" with Austria was complete.
  • The Munich Pact

    The Munich Pact
    The Munich Pact turned the Sudetenland over to Germany withour a single shot being fired. Churchhill believed Daladier and Chamberlain had adopted a shameful policy of appeasement to Hitler.
  • Germany's Annexation of the Sudetenland

    Germany's Annexation of the Sudetenland
    The Sudetenland was the portion of Czechoslovakia where over 3 million Sudeten Germans lived. The mountainous region formed Czechoslovakia’s main defense against German attack. Hitler wanted to annex the Sudetenland inorder to provide more Lebenstruam for the Aryan race.
  • Hitler's Annexation of Czechoslovakia

    Hitler's Annexation of Czechoslovakia
    Hitler wanted to annex Czechoslovakia in order to provide more "lebensraum" for the Aryan race. Hitler believed the Czechs were abusing the Sudeten Germans and used that as an accuse to invade them.
  • The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

    The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact
    Ribbentrop and Molotov signed the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact on August 23, 1939. It is also referred to as the German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact and the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact. The pact publicly stated that the two countries would not attack each otehr. The pact was supposed to last for ten years but it only lasted for less than two.
  • Germany's Invasion of Poland

    Germany's Invasion of Poland
    The German Air Force used areal attack over Poland by dropping bombs on military bases, airfields, railroads, and cities. At the same time, German tanks raced acrosse the countryside spreading terror. This was the first test of Germany's military strategy, lightening war.
  • The Phony War

    The Phony War
    Lasted until April 1940
    The PHony War refers to what happened in Western Europe between these times. Very little military importance took place. Many children who were evacuated before the war were returned to their families during this time.
  • The Fall of France

    The Fall of France
    Germany launched an invasion of France and the Low Countries. Italy entered the war on Germany's side and helped the Germans invade France from the south.
  • Miracle at Dunkirk

    Miracle at Dunkirk
    The Battle of Dunkirk was a battle between the Allies and Germany. It was the defense and evacuation of British and allied forces in Europe from May 26 until June 4, 1940.
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    The Battle of Britain was the first major military campaign to be fought entirely by air force. It is also the largest and most sustained aerial bombing campaign. The objective was to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force.