World War II

  • German Invasion of Poland

    German Invasion of Poland
    The invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union, and a small Slovak battalion, in 1939, marked the begining of World War II.
  • German Invasions of Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg

    German Invasions of Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg
    Germany invaded Denmark and Norway in May of 1940 and the Netherlands and Luxembourg in April of 1940. The "phony war" was ended when Germany invaded Denmakr and Norway; the allies finally moved against Hitler.
  • Evacuation of Dunkirk

    Evacuation of Dunkirk
    The Evacuation of Dunkirk happened between May 27th and June 4th, 1940. The evacuation was announced on May 26th because the Germans cut off the British, French, and Belgian troops during the batt;e of Dunkirk. Although all the men were evacuated, all of the vehicles and heavy artillery had to be adandoned.
  • Invasion and fall of France

    Invasion and fall of France
    The Germans first arrived in France on May 10th, 1940. The French were able to hold out until June 22nd, 1940. Over 2million German troops, using Blitzkrieg tactics, landed in France, as well as, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. The smaller countries held out for only a few weeks.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The Battle of Britain was initiated on June 10th of 1940, the Germans finally gave up on October 31st of 1940. The aim of the German attack was to gain control over of the skies over the British RAF (Royal Air Force). The Battle of Britain was the first major battle to be fought entirely by air forces.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Operation Barbarossa was the German attempt to invade the Soviet Union. This ridiculous cause waged on for almost a year and resulted in 95% of German casualties during World War II. The failure of the operation resulted in Hitler demanding more action be taken against the Soviet Union.
  • Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The bombing of Pearl Harbor was an attack on an American naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The strike was intended to keep the U.S Pacific Fleet from foiling Japanese interests against the British, Netherlands, and Americans in Southeast Asia.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Before this battle the Japanese were capturing territory throughout Asia and the Pacific. By their attack on the Americans, the Japanese had planned to capture Midway to use as an advance base, as well as to entrap and destroy the U.S. Pacific Fleet. But their plans were foiled at the hands of American intelligance. After this battle, the Americans went on the offense around the Pacific. The battle ended on June 7th, 1942.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    Was a battle fought between the Germand and Itallians versus Britain, British India, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand (the British Imperial Forces). The battle waged on for almost a month, from July 1st to July 27th. The battle was to stop the Axis camgain into Egypt.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad is marked as one of the bloodiest battles in all modern warfare. The battle was heavy in disregard fpr human rights and civilian casualties. It was gought between late August of 1942 and Feburary of 1943. The Battle significantly weakened the German troops to where they attained no more large victories in the east.
  • Operation Husky

    Operation Husky
    "Operation Husky" is the codename givin to the allied invasion of Sicily. The operation involved six weeks of arial and groud combat but did win Sicily back from the Axis powers.
  • D-Day

    D-Day is the day in which Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normany the commence the invasion of Normandy in order to take Normandy back from the Germans. The operation was huge, with decoys going on to distract the Germans from the real deal. Operation Neptune (as it was also called) was a success.
  • Bombing of Dresden

    Bombing of Dresden
    The Bombing of Dresden was a strategic military attack on the city of Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony. In four raids between 13 February and 15 February 1945, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) dropped more than 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs, which destroyed 15 square miles of the city centre and caused thousands of civilian deaths and injuries.
  • The Battle if Iwo Jima

    The Battle if Iwo Jima
    was a major battle in which the United States fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Empire of Japan. The U.S. invasion, with the mission of capturing the airfeilds o Iwo Jima, so the Japanese couldn't fly or land any aircraft, resulted in some of the harshest battles on the Pacific during World War II. The battle waged from Febuary 1945 to March of 1945.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    The battle of Okinawa lasted from early April to mid-June of 1945. It was the largest use of naval military power on the Pacific front of World War II. The Americans wanted to use Okinawa as an air base for the invasion is mainland Japan. The result of the battle was an Allied victory.
  • Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    The atomic bombs were dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the Japanese ignored an American demand to surrender or face "utter destruction". The bomb on Hiroshima was dropped on August 6, 1945 and the bomb on Nagasaki was dropped on August 9th, 1945. The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki are the only two instances of nuclear warfare to date. The dropping of the bombs ended Japanese participation in World War II.
  • The Treaty of San Fransisco

    The Treaty of San Fransisco
    The treaty contained five articles, which dictated that Japan grant the United States the territorial means for it to establish a military base in the Far East. The treaty also stated that Japan be prohibited from providing foreign powers any bases or any military-related rights without the consent of the United States.