World war ii

World War II Assignment

  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    The Nazi Invasion of Poland in 1939 With the Nazi Invasion of Poland in 1939, World War II started.
  • Britain and France Declare War On Germany

    Britain and France Declare War On Germany
    Because Britain and France were allies of Poland, they declared war on Germany.
  • Canada Declared War On Germany

    Canada Declared War On Germany
    The Canadians decided to go to war against Germany due to the fact that they supported Britain and France. Although they were unprepared and only volunteers went overseas, they still wanted to fight with heart,
  • Soviet Russia Invades Poland

    Soviet Russia Invades Poland
    On this day in , Soviet Russia wanted Russia to cease to exist. They tried doing this with the invasion and occupation of eastern Poland.
  • Soviets Invade Finland

    Soviets Invade Finland
    After attempts to negotiate the stationing of Soviet troops in Finland failed, Joseph Stalin ordered the Red Army to invade Finland on this date.
  • Germany Invades Denmark and Norway

    Germany Invades Denmark and Norway
    German Invasion on Norway and Denmark, 1940 On this day, thousands of German troops were deployed and occupied Norway. At the same time, troops also occupied Copenhagen and other Danish cities.
  • Germany invades Holland, Belgium and France

    Germany invades Holland, Belgium and France
    With this invasion, Germany got Holland and Belgium to surrender. France surrendered a month later.
  • Soviets occupy Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

     Soviets occupy Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
    Also known as the Baltic States, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia were all invaded but the Soviets.
  • Italy attacks British Somaliland (North Africa)

     Italy attacks British Somaliland (North Africa)
  • Germany, Italy and Japan sign the “Axis” pact

    Germany, Italy and Japan sign the “Axis” pact
    The Tripartite Pact, also known as the Berlin Pact, was an agreement between Germany, Italy and Japan signed in Berlin. It was a defensive military alliance that was eventually joined by Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia, as well as by the German client state of Slovakia.
  • Italy invades Greece; Germany attacks Romania

     Italy invades Greece; Germany attacks Romania
    This invasion was the invasion of Greece by Germany with the help of Italy.
  • Yugoslavia surrenders to the Nazis.

    Yugoslavia surrenders to the Nazis.
    Yugoslavia surrendered and was divided, with the exception of the puppet state of Croatia, between the four invading Axis powers.
  • Germany invades the Soviet Union

    Germany invades the Soviet Union
    The invasion of the Soviet Union was the largest Germany military operation of WWII.
  • Mass murder of Jews by gassing begins at Auschwitz

    Mass murder of Jews by gassing begins at Auschwitz
    Russian officers and non-commissioned officers who were brought there have been chosen to die by gas in order to experiment with a new type of war gas that is to be used on the Eastern Front.
  • Japan invades Dutch colonies in the Pacific

    Japan invades Dutch colonies in the Pacific
  • Japanese troops invade Burma and the Philippines

    Japanese troops invade Burma and the Philippines
    Around this time, the Empire of Japan occupied the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
  • Allied bombing campaign of Germany begins.

    Allied bombing campaign of Germany begins.
    (Certain Date Was Not Founded) This was a campaign that people wanted so they could defeat Germany with bombs.
  • US forces capture Guadalcanal Island.

    US forces capture Guadalcanal Island.
    The US forces capturing this island was their first step into invading Japan.
  • Canadian troops make a disastrous raid on the French port of Dieppe

    Canadian troops make a disastrous raid on the French port of Dieppe
    This raid was an Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe. They ended up retreating 5 hours later. Thousands of these men were Canadian. This led to the Germanys being victorious in this raid.
  • British and Australians begin to counter-attack Japanese troops in the Pacific

    British and Australians begin to counter-attack Japanese troops in the Pacific
    (Date Not Specified) Australian troops went over to the attack and slowly drove north towards Kokoda.
  • Germans Surrender at Stalingrad

    Germans Surrender at Stalingrad
    On this day, the German's surrendered even though Hitlet said "Surrender is out of the question,"
  • Russian tanks defeat Germans at Kursk

    Russian tanks defeated Germans due to the fact that they were much stronger in terms of their armoury and the amount of tanks they had.
  • Allies, including Canadians, invade Sicily in first invasion of Axis-held Europe

    Allies, including Canadians, invade Sicily in first invasion of Axis-held Europe
    The Allied invasion of Sicily, also known as Operation Husky, was a major World War II campaign, in which the Allies took Sicily from the Axis Powers. The Canadians helped with this attack and became victorious.
  • Canadian troops take part in the bloody battle for Ortona, Italy

    Canadian troops take part in the bloody battle for Ortona, Italy
    The Battle of Ortona was a small but extremely great battle fought between a battalion of German paratroops and Canadian forces. The Canadians came out victorious.
  • D-Day

    Allies invade Normandy to begin the liberation of France
  • Normandy landings

    Normandy landings
    This day holds the landing operation of the Allied Invasion of Normandy. It is the largest seaborne invasion in history.
  • Allies liberate Paris from Germans

    Allies liberate Paris from Germans
  • Allies take Aachen, a German city

    Allies take Aachen, a German city
    Germany loses more and more of their battles.
  • Battle of The Bulge

    Battle of The Bulge
  • Auschwitz death camp liberated by Russians.

    Auschwitz death camp liberated by Russians.
    The Nazi's Concentration camps were liberated by the Russian army at this time.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    US troops capture Okinawa, the first of the Japanese “home islands.”
  • Russian troops enter Berlin

    The Russians were able to invade Berlin by this time. Also around this time, Hitrler committed suicide in a Berlin Bunker.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    Victory in Europe Day occured from that day on because of the Germans finally surrendering after a long fierce war,
  • Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Atomic bombs are dropped on Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • Victory Over Japan

    Victory Over Japan
    Japan surrenders on this date and the war ends.
  • CITATION

  • CITATION #2

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    http://spartacus-educational.com/RUSfinland.htm