WORLD WAR II by: Ana Villanueva

  • Japan invades Manchuria

    Japan invades Manchuria
    In September 18 1931,the Japanese Kwangtung Army attacked Chinese troops in Manchuria in an event commonly known as the Manchurian Incident.One reason for it was that Japan had invested large amount of money into the economy of Manchuria.This proved to be one of the causes of World War II. When Japan Invaded,it unleashed military and political forces which led ultimately to the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.Japan broke the league rules and united with Germany and Italy.
  • Hitler takes power

    Hitler takes power
    Hitler's first step to power was that he became the leader of the Nazi party and was powerful.He also made alot of promises to the citizens/people thats why he stayed in power.Hitler lied about most of his promises. He lost his power when he passed away.Which was on April 30 1945. Hitler also didnt like Jews.
  • Holocaust

    The Holocaust was the mass murder of aproximately 6 million Jews during World War II. This was mainly caused by Nazy Party which leader was Hitler. This was a tragic to jews. Not only were men killed but kids and women aswell. Did showed that Hitler didnt care and he wasnt a nice person.
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  • US Neutrality Acts

    US Neutrality Acts
    Neutrality Act, law passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Aug., 1935. It was designed to keep the United States out of a possible European war by banning shipment of war materiel to belligerents at the discretion of the President and by forbidding U.S. citizens from traveling on belligerent vessels except at their own risk. The demand for this legislation arose from the conviction of many Americans that U.S. entry into World War I had been a mistake.
  • Mussolini invades Ethiopia

    Mussolini invades Ethiopia
    When Mussolini invaded Ethiopia he incorporated it into his new Italian Empire. He wanted to annex Ethiopia into Italy's newly created colony of East Africa. He had already asked them but they didnt do anything so he said "ahora basta" which means "now it stops". He took his troops and took over the country when they didnt see it coming. However a couple years later Americans helped Ethiopia run him out of power in their country.
  • Germany invades Rhineland

    Germany invades Rhineland
    Germany had political control of this area, but was not allowed to put any troops into it. However once again Hitler violated the Treaty of Versailles and Loncarno Pact by sending German military forces into Rhineland. By Hitler doing all of this he had many people confused like Britain and France.
  • Hitler Annexes Austria

     Hitler Annexes Austria
    On March 12, 1938, German troops march into Austria to annex the German-speaking nation for the Third Reich. Austria was annexed to Germany because they wanted a greater Germany solution that would make them be united under the management of the German Austrians.The Austrian army was incorporated into the German Wehrmacht. German laws came into force without delay.
  • The Munich Conference

    The Munich Conference
    On September 29 , the Munich Conference was called. Here Hitler met with represantives of the heads state from France,the UK , and Italy.An agreement was reached that Hitler could annex the Sudetenland provided he promised not to invade anywhere else. All four countries signed the agreement.The famous photo from the Munich Conference 1938 is that of Neville Chamberlain holding up a scrap of paper and claiming to have securured "peace in our time".
  • Germany Invades Sudetenland

    Germany Invades Sudetenland
    Nazi Germany formally took possession of the Sudetenland, part of Czechoslovakia whose majority population was of German ancestery. This secession of territory came as a result of the Munich Agreement, a treaty signed by Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy. Intended to avert a war on the European continent, it ultimately emboldened Adolf Hitler and gave him time to strengthen his growing war machine. Nazi Germany demanded that the Sudetenland be incorporated as part of the nation.
  • Kristallnacht

    At least 91 Jews were killed in the attacks, and 30,000 were arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps.Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked, as the attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers.Nazis staged violent pogroms state sanctioned, anti-Jewish riots,against the Jewish communities of Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland.Kristallnacht was a turning point in Nazi anti-Jewish policy that would culminate in the Holocaust.
  • Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

     Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact
    On August representatives from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union met and signed the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact, which guaranteed that the two countries would not attack each other. By signing this pact, Germany had protected itself from having to fight a two-front war in the soon-to-begin World War II. However the pact was broken when Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union less than two years later, on June 22, 1941.
  • Germany Invades Poland

     Germany Invades Poland
    German forces bombard Poland on land and from the air, as Adolf Hitler seeked to regain lost territory and ultimately rule Poland.German forces invaded Poland from the north, south, and west.The German invasion began on 1 September 1939, one week after the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact. This are somethings that happend extensive bombing early on to destroy the enemy's air capacity, railroads, communication lines, and munitions dumps, troops , artillery , and tanks
  • The Phony War

    The Phony War
    The title ‘Phoney War’ summarises what happened in Western Europe.The term 'Phoney War' was first used, allegedly, by an American senator called Borah.However, in Western Europe very little of military importance did take place. In fact, so little occurred that many of the children who had been evacuated at the start of the war, had returned to their families.The Phony War ended on April 1940.
  • Fall of France

    Fall of France
    The Fall of France was also known as The Battle of France.Therefore German's invasion of France and the Low Countries,defeating primarily French forces.The battle consisted of two main operations. The Fall of France was a major turning point for World War II because France had the largest army in western Europe.
  • Rescue at Dunkirk

    Rescue at Dunkirk
    This was the evacuation of Allied soldiers.The immediate context of the Dunkirk evacuation was Germany’s invasion of the Low Countries and northern France in May 1940. Naval vessels and hundreds of civilian boats were used in the evacuation of Dunkirk.It ended on June 4, about 198,000 British and 140,000 French and Belgian troops had been saved.This ended the same year 1940 but on June.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    In the summer and fall of 1940, German and British air forces clashed in the skies over the United Kingdom, locked in the largest sustained bombing campaign to that date.The Battle of Britain ended when Germany’s Luftwaffe failed to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force despite months of targeting Britain’s air bases, military posts and, ultimately, its civilian population.The Battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces.
  • US Lend-Lease Program

    US Lend-Lease Program
    The Lend-Lease Act was the principal means for providing U.S. military aid to foreign nations during World War II.It authorized the president to transfer arms or any other defense materials for which Congress appropriated money to “the government of any country whose defense the President deems vital to the defense of the United States.” By allowing the transfer of supplies to Britain, China, the Soviet Union and other countries, the act permitted the United States to support war interests.
  • Yugoslavia and Greece fall

    Yugoslavia and Greece fall
    The attack on Yugoslavia was swift and brutal, an act of terror resulting in the death of 17,000 civilians ; the largest number of civilian casualties in a single day since the start of the war. This was caused by the Axis Powers.All of Yugoslavia's airfields were bombed, destroying most of its 600 aircraft while still on the ground.
  • Germany invades the Soviet Union

    Germany invades the Soviet Union
    German forces invaded the Soviet Union. It was the largest German military operation of World War II. The invasion breaks the non-aggression pact signed by Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939. The German attack on the Soviet Union was to have an immediate and highly salutary effect on Great Britain’s situation.
  • last stage of the ''Final Solution''

    last stage of the ''Final Solution''
    The origin of the "Final Solution," the Nazi plan to exterminate the Jewish people, remains uncertain.However the genocide of the Jews was the culmination of a decade of Nazi policy, under the rule of Adolf Hitler. The "Final Solution" was implemented in stages. The Final Solution didnt have stages it was just final.The Nazis frequently used euphemistic language to disguise the true nature of their crimes.
  • Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Charter
    The Atlantic Charter was a pivotal policy statement/document.The Charter stated the ideal goals of the war: no territorial aggrandizement; no territorial changes made against the wishes of the people; restoration of self-government to those deprived of it; reduction of trade restrictions; global cooperation to secure better economic and social conditions for all; freedom from fear and want; freedom of the seas; and abandonment of the use of force, as well as disarmament of aggressor nations.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    It was a suprised military strike conduceted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the U.S.The barrage lasted just two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and almost 200 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded.The day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    U.S. surrender of the Bataan Peninsula on the main Philippine island of Luzon to the Japanese during World War II the approximately 75,000 Filipino and American troops on Bataan were forced to make an arduous 65-mile march to prison camps. The marchers made the trek in intense heat and were subjected to harsh treatment by Japanese guards.The horrible conditions and harsh treatment of the prisoners during the Bataan Death March resulted in an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 deaths.
  • Battle of the Coral Sea

    Battle of the Coral Sea
    The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought in the waters southwest of the Solomon Islands and eastward from New Guinea, was the first of the Pacific War's six fights between opposing aircraft carrier forces. The battle was the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other.Japanese were seeking to control the Coral Sea with an invasion of Port Moresby in southeast New Guinea, but their plans were intercepted by Allied forces. When the Japanese landed in the area, they came under attack.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The Battle of Midway, fought over and near the tiny U.S. mid-Pacific base at Midway atoll, represents the strategic high water mark of Japan's Pacific Ocean war. Prior to this action, Japan possessed general naval superiority over the United States and could usually choose where and when to attack. After Midway, the two opposing fleets were essentially equals, and the United States soon took the offensive.It is considered one of the most decisive battles of World War Two.It destroyed Japan.
  • Battle of Guadalcanal

    Battle of Guadalcanal
    The World War II Battle of Guadalcanal was the first major offensive and a decisive victory for the Allies in the Pacific theater. With Japanese troops stationed in this section of the Solomon Islands,U.S.marines launched a surprise attack in August and took control of an air base under construction.Reinforcements were funneled to the island as a series of land and sea clashes unfolded, and both sides endured heavy losses to their warship contingents.Allie's first major action of pacific war.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    Operation Torch was the name given to the Allied invasion of French North Africa in November 1942. Operation Torch was the first time the British and Americans had jointly worked on an invasion plan together.Torch's impact was enormous on the course of Anglo-American strategy during the remainder of the war. It may have been the most important strategic decision that Allied leaders would make. In fact, this amphibious operation inevitably postponed the landing in France until 1944.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad was the successful Soviet defense of the city of Stalingrad during World War II. Russians consider it to be the greatest battle of their Great Patriotic War, and most historians consider it to be the greatest battle of the entire conflict.It stopped the German advance into the Soviet Union and marked the turning of the tide of war in favor of the Allies.The Battle was one of the bloodiest battles with combined military and civilian casualties of nearly 2 million.
  • Invasion of Italy

    Invasion of Italy
    The invasion It began with British forces skipping across the Strait of Messina to Calabria.A few days later, more British and American forces landed several hundred miles to the north at Salerno.Their plan was simple: the northern forces would throw a net across the Italian peninsula while the British army chased the Germans into it from the south.
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
    It was really bad young men entered the surf carrying eighty pounds of equipment. They faced over 200 yards of beach.The landing included over 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes, and over 150,000 service men.

 After years of meticulous planning and seemingly endless training, for the Allied Forces, it all came down to this: The boat ramp goes down, then jump, swim, run, and crawl to the cliffs
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Adolph Hitler attempted to split the Allied armies in northwest Europe by means of a surprise blitzkrieg thrust through the Ardennes to Antwerp. Caught off-guard, American units fought desperate battles to stem the German advance at St.-Vith, Elsenborn Ridge, Houffalize and Bastogne. As the Germans drove deeper into the Ardennes in an attempt to secure vital bridgeheads, the Allied line took on the appearance of a large bulge, giving rise to the battle’s name.It was a suprise attack.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    American amphibious invasion of Iwo Jima during World War II stemmed from the need for a base near the Japanese coast. Following elaborate preparatory air and naval bombardment, three U.S. marine divisions landed on the island and was defended by roughly 23,000 Japanese army and navy troops, who fought from an elaborate network of caves, dugouts, tunnels and underground installations.The capture of Iwo Jima was part of a three-point plan Americans had for winning the war in the Far East.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    Last and biggest of the Pacific island battles of World War II, the Okinawa campaign involved the 287,000 troops of the U.S. Tenth Army against 130,000 soldiers of the Japanese Thirty-second Army. At stake were air bases vital to the projected invasion of Japan. By the end of the 82-day campaign,Japan had lost more than 77,000 soldiers and the Allies had suffered more than 65,000 including 14,000 dead.Okinawa was to prove a bloody battle even by the standards of the war in the Far East.
  • Germany's Unconditional Surrender

    Germany's Unconditional Surrender
    The German High Command, in the person of General Alfred Jodl, signs the unconditional surrender of all German forces, East and West, at Reims, in northwestern France.To take effect the following day, ending the European conflict of World War II.
  • Hiroshima-Atomic Bomb

    Hiroshima-Atomic Bomb
    An American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure. Three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people.Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced his country’s unconditional surrender in World War II in a radio address on August 15.It was a devestaing.
  • Nagasaki-Atomic Bomb

    Nagasaki-Atomic Bomb
    The United States used a massive, atomic weapon against Hiroshima, Japan. This atomic bomb, the equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT, flattened the city, killing tens of thousands of civilians. While Japan was still trying to comprehend this devastation three days later, the United States struck again, this time, on Nagasaki.The bombing of Nagasaki on August 9th was the last major act of World War Two and within days the Japanese had surrendered.