World War II

By kspears
  • Germany's Anschluss with Austria

    Germany's Anschluss with Austria
    The German troops were greeted by cheering Austrians with Hitler salutes, Nazi flags and flowers. Because of this, the Nazi invasion is also called the Blumenkrieg (war of flowers), but its official name was Unternehmen Otto
  • Germany's Annexation of the Sudetenland

    Germany's Annexation of the Sudetenland
    the annexed territories were divided, with the southern parts being incorporated into the neighbouring Reichsgaue
  • Hitler's Annexation of Czechoslovakia

    Hitler's Annexation of Czechoslovakia
    Hitler then occupied Bohemia and Moravia as a protectorate, Slovakia was nominally made independent but its government was protected by Germany, and Ruthenia, the easternmost part of Czechoslovakia, was annexed to Hungary.
  • The Munich Pact

    The Munich Pact
    The four countries of Germany, Italy, France, and Great Britain composed and signed the Munich Pact in Munich, Germany. The forming of the pact between these four countries served as appeasement purposes, securing Great Britain's and France's agreement to Adolf Hitler's Demands.
  • The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

    The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact
    The pact is also referred to as the German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact and the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact. Publicly, this agreement stated that the two countries - Germany and the Soviet Union - would not attack each other.
  • Germany's Invasion of Poland

    Germany's Invasion of Poland
    An invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union, and a small Slovak contingent that marked the start of World War II in Europe.
  • The Phony War

    The Phony War
    After Germany subdued Poland, the war in Europe settled into a long, quiet lull that lasted through the winter and spring of 1939. Then in 1940, Germany launched a massive invasion on Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium and finally France.
  • The Miracle at Dunkirk

    The Miracle at Dunkirk
    When members of the British Expeditionary Force, along with French and Belgian soldiers, were rescued from the beaches by various military and civilian fishing crafts from the oncoming German military.
  • The Fall of France

    The Fall of France
    The collapse of France, just six weeks after Hitler's initial assault, ripped up the balance of power in Europe. Dr Gary Sheffield considers the dramatic and unexpected defeat of the Allied forces in France.
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    This was a battle between Germany and Britain. It was started after Germany attacked France and Britain stepped in to help then retreated back to Britain where Germany attacked next.