World War II

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  • Mussolini Takes Power

    Facist leader Benito Mussolini is appointed The Premier of Italy.
  • Hitler Takes power

    Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany.
  • Ban on Government

    The Nazi party declares all other political parties in Gremany to be illegal.
  • Axis Powers

    Hitler and Mussolini announce they have made a Rome-Berlin alliance. The Axis powers.
  • Invasion!!

    Germany invades Austria and annexes it the next day.
  • Start of the war.

    Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declare war on Germany after German forces penetrate deeper into Poland. This marks the beginning of World War II.
  • Surrender

    The USSR invades Poland. Poland then surrenders to Germany.
  • Churchill takes office.

    Winston Churchill becomes the new Prime Minister of Britain, replacing Chamberlain. Germany invades Holland, it surrenders four days later. Germany invades Belgium
  • Invasion

    Germany invades the Channel Islands. This will be the only part of Britain to be occupied by the Germans.
  • Battleof Britain

    The Battle of Britain begins. Germany bombs Britain, and the British defend themselves from the air in what Winston Churchill would call their "finest hour."
  • Lend Lease Act

    The U.S. Congress passes the Lend-Lease Act giving Roosevelt the authority to sell, transfer, or lease war goods to the government of any Allied country.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Japan secretly attacks the U.S. at Pearl Harbor. U.S. declaers war on Japan the next day.
  • Allies declare war.

    The Allies, except the USSR, declare war on Japan.
  • The Final Solution.

    Germany holds the Wannsee Conference in Berlin to find a "Final Solution" for the Jews.
  • Defeat at sea

    The U.S. Navy repels the Japanese at the Battle of the Coral Sea. This helps save Australia and blocks the Japanese juggernaut in the Pacific.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Over 90,000 German troops at Stalingrad surrender to the Soviets. It is a significant turning point in the war against Germany.
  • Italy Overthrown

    Over 90,000 German troops at Stalingrad surrender to the Soviets. It is a significant turning point in the war against Germany.
  • Battle of Anzio

    The Allies land at Anzio, Italy.
    (Fun Fact, My great Grandfather fought at Anzio.)
  • D-Day

    D-Day. Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of German-occupied Western Europe, begins on the beaches of Normandy, France.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Germany begins its last-ditch offensive in the Ardennes, beginning the Battle of the Bulge
  • V-E day!!

    V-E Day is declared, Victory in Europe.
  • Little Boy

    A U.S. B-29 named Enola Gay drops the "Little Boy" atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan. 140,000 people in the area will die by the end of the year.
  • Fat Man

    A U.S. B-29 named Bock's Car drops the "Fat Man" atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Approximately 70,000 people in the area will die by the end of the year.
  • V-J Day!!

    V-J Day is declared -- Victory over Japan.