World War II 3rd period

  • Germany's Anschluss with Austria

    Germany's Anschluss with Austria
    After a prolonged period of intense propaganda inside Austria German troops entered the country on March 12, 1938, receiving the enthusiastic support of most of the population. In April, this German annexation was retroactively approved in a plebiscite that was manipulated to indicate that about 99 percent of the Austrian people wanted the union (known as the "Anschluss") with Germany.
  • 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 on September 29, 1938. The forming of the pact between these four countries served as appeasement purposes, securing Great Britain and France’s agreement to Adolf Hitler’s Demands. Hitler demanded for the secession of the German - speaking Sudetanland of Czechoslovakia to Germany.
  • Germany's Annexation of the Sudentenland

    Germany's Annexation of the Sudentenland
    Hilter had Czechoslovakia give them the Sudentenland because Hilter made the propagada statements saying that the Germany speaking people were being presecuted.
  • Annexation of Czechoslovakia

    Annexation of Czechoslovakia
    On March 15, 1939, Hitler violated the Munich agreement and moved against the Czechoslovak state. The Czech provinces of Bohemia and Moravia were proclaimed a German protectorate and were occupied by German forces
  • The Nazi- Soviet Non- Aggression Pact

    The Nazi- Soviet Non- Aggression Pact
    On August 23, 1939, four days after the economic agreement was signed and a little over a week before the beginning of World War II, Ribbentrop and Molotov signed the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact. Germany and Russia agreed not to fight each other
  • Germany's invasion of Poland

    Germany's invasion of Poland
    Germany invaded Poland on September 1, and Britain, France, and Canada, declared war on Germany on September 3. The Soviet Union joined the war on Germany's side on September 17, with the Soviet Invasion of Poland from the east.
  • The Phony War

    The Phony War
    This tense period of anticipation – which came to be known as the ‘Phoney War’ – met an abrupt end on 10 May 1940, when Germany launched an invasion of France and the Low Countries.
  • The Miracle at Dunkirk

    The Miracle at Dunkirk
    small ships transferred soldiers to larger ones which then brought them back to a port in southern Britain. The advancing German Army trapped the British and French armies on the beaches around Dunkirk. 330,000 men were trapped here and the soldiers were a sitting target for the German.
  • The Fall of France

    The Fall of France
    On 10 June, Italy opportunistically entered the war on Germany’s side. Four days later, the French capital fell, provoking the flight of the French Government to Bordeaux. The Government capitulated on 25 June, just seven weeks after the beginning of the invasion.
  • The battle of Britain

    The battle of Britain
    In July 1940, Hitler ordered his forces to invade Britain. As a prelude to the cross-Channel invasion, the German Air Force (the Luftwaffe) was to overpower Britain's air defenses. In the ensuing Air War between the German and Allied Air Forces, which lasted through the end of October 1940 and resulted in the defeat of the Luftwaffe