World War II 1941-1945

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    World War II

  • Start of Bombings in England

    German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales
  • German troops invade Bulgaria

  • Begin Bestrafung-Germany bomb attacks Belgrade (17,000)

  • Germans made their last air attack on Britain

  • Police raid 11th district of Paris, takes 4,000+ Jewish males

  • Hitler takes complete command of German Army

  • "Bataan Death March"

    United States forces on Bataan peninsula surrender when the Imperial Japanese Army transferred 60-80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II
  • Battle of the Coral Sea

    The Battle of Coral Sea is significant because it's the first naval battle in human history where opposing ships never fired upon or attacked each other.
  • General Douglas MacArthur leaves Philippines, arrives in Australia

  • Battle of Guadalcanal Island (Solomon Islands)

    The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal was so important because was one of the most complex naval engagement of the arduous Guadalcanal Campaign
  • Battle of Midway

    it was the first success that the US navy had against the Japanese Fleet, we sank all 4 Japanese carriers
  • Japanese take control of Manila, Phillipines

    the Empire of Japan occupied the Commonwealth of the Philippines during World War II
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad or what used to be Volgograd
  • Siege of Leningrad

    Soviets announce they broke long Nazi siege of Leningrad
  • The USSR reconquers Kharkov

  • Soviet troops liberate Wjasma

  • The Kraków Ghetto is 'liquidated'

  • Threats of Anti-Semitism

    SS police chief Rauter threatens to kill half Jewish children
  • US troops in Italy cross river Po

  • Nazi Invasion

    Russia invading German occupied Poland
  • D-Day

    Western Allies landed in northern France. They had been fighting in mainland Italy for 9 months, the Normandy invasion was in a strategically important region, and ultimately destroy the National Socialist regime
  • Guam

    Japanese resistance stops in Guam
  • Paris

    Paris is liberated by the Allies
  • First of A Kind

    first deadly V2 rocket landed in Britain
  • Battle of Bulge

    Hitler had convinced himself that the alliance between Britain, France & America in the western sector of Europe was not strong so he ordered a massive attack against the American forces. The attack is known as the Ardennes Offensive but the initial attack by the Germans made a bulge in the Allied front line.
  • Bad News

    Hitler was informed that Antwerp cannot be retaken
  • France joins the UN

    The French government officially joined in full partnership in the United Nations, 3 years after the French Committee on National Liberation agreed to participate in the international organization.
  • Attacks in Japan

    US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa
  • Seperation

    Japanese proclaim independence of Indo-China
  • UN charter comes into full affect

  • Senate approves US participation in UN