Index 4

World War II

  • Hitler Elected

    Hitler Elected
    Adolf Hitler is elected Chancellor of Germany. He abolishes democracy and becomes a dictator. Japan and Germany leave the League of Nations
  • German Military

    German Military
    The German military enters the neutral Saar region, Hitler resumes conscription to the German military.
  • Enter Saar region

    Enter Saar region
    The German military enters the neutral Saar region, Hitler resumes conscription to the German military.
  • German Milititary Entering Italy

    German Milititary Entering Italy
    The German military enters the demilitarized Rhine region. The German-Italian "Axis" is formed.
  • Chinas Invasion

    Chinas Invasion
    Japan, which already occupies Manchuria, invades central China
  • Hitler Annexes

    Hitler Annexes
    Hitler annexes Austria and western Czechoslovakia.
  • Czechoslovakia Surrenders to Germany

    Czechoslovakia Surrenders to Germany
    Czechoslovakia surrenders to imminent German invasion
  • Italy invade Albania

    Italy invade Albania
    Hitler cancels the German-British naval agreement and the German-Polish non-aggression pact. Italy invades Albania.
  • knowing Germany

    knowing Germany
    Polish intelligence passes all its knowledge about the German Enigma machine to British and French intelligence
  • Non-agrgression pact

    Non-agrgression pact
    Germany and Russia sign non-aggression pact, secretly agreeing to invade Poland and share it. German U-boats and battleships sail to the Atlantic Ocean for war.
  • Poland invasion

    Poland invasion
    Germany invades Poland, World War 2 begins.
  • World War II Begins

    World War II Begins
    Sep 3 - Britain and France declare war on Germany.
  • U.S, remain calm

    U.S, remain calm
    The U.S. remains neutral but president Roosevelt declares "limited national emergency"
  • Soviet Invasion?

    Soviet Invasion?
    Russia invades Poland
  • Warsaw Surrenders

    Warsaw Surrenders
    Warsaw surrenders to the Nazi
  • Polish Army Surrenders

    Polish Army Surrenders
    The last remaining Polish forces surrender
  • Finland Invasion

    Finland Invasion
    Russia invades Finland
  • British Intellegence

    The first German Enigma messages are decoded by British intelligence
  • Soviet war ends

    Soviet war ends
    Russia-Finland war ends. It convinces Hitler that the Russian military is ineffective.
  • Nazi Invade Denmark

    Nazi Invade Denmark
    Apr 8 - Germany invades Denmark and Norway
  • British Forces Arrive

    British Forces Arrive
    British forces land in Narvik, Norway, but leave in 10 days
  • German Invasions

    German Invasions
    Germany invades France, Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg. Winston Churchill becomes Britain's prime minister.
  • Nazi reach the British

    Nazi reach the British
    German forces reach the British Channel.
  • Evacuation

    Evacuation of British and French forces to Britain at Dunkirk begins.
  • Surrendering Isnt an option

    Surrendering Isnt an option
    The evacuation at Dunkirk ends. 338,000 troops were rescued. Churchill declares that Britain will never surrender.
  • Norway Surender

    Norway Surender
    Norway surrenders
  • Italy Declare War

    Italy Declare War
    Italy declares war on the collapsing France and on Britain.
  • Welcome to Paris

    Welcome to Paris
    German troops march into Paris
  • Soviets invade

    Soviets invade
    Russia invades Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Churchill declares this is Britain's finest hour.
  • The French Surrender

    The French Surrender
    France surrenders
  • Russia Making Moves

    Russia Making Moves
    Russia annexes the eastern regions of Romania.
  • Nazi Invade Britian's channels

    Nazi Invade Britian's channels
    Germany invades the British Channel islands.
  • Battle Of Britain

    Battle Of  Britain
    The Battle of Britain air campaign begins
  • Bombing British

    Bombing British
    The Luftwaffe begins to bomb British early warning radars
  • Aircraft Loses in a day

    Aircraft Loses in a day
    Aug 15 - The Luftwaffe loses 76 aircraft in one day
  • Bombing Berlin

    Bombing Berlin
    British night bombers bomb Berlin
  • Hitler Changes the Luftwaffes

    Hitler Changes the Luftwaffes
    Hitler changes the Luftwaffe's objective from destroying the Royal Air Force to bombing London. This allows the R.A.F to recover and win the battle of Britain.
  • Italy Invaded British

    Italy Invaded British
    Italy invades British-held Egypt from Libya, the North African campaign begins.
  • Largest Luftwaffe

    Largest Luftwaffe
    The largest Luftwaffe daytime bombardment, it loses 56 aircraft
  • japs join

    japs join
    Japan joins The Axis
  • Nazi Enter Ally Romania

    Nazi Enter Ally Romania
    German troops enter their Ally Romania, Germany's only source of oil which is threatened by Russia
  • Invasion Canceled

    Invasion Canceled
    Hitler cancels the invasion of Britain.
  • Spain Refuse

    Spain Refuse
    Spain rejects Hitler's offer to join the war and remains neutral.
  • Italy Invade Greece

    Italy Invade Greece
    Italy invades Greece from Albania, but stopped, twice.
  • British Aircraft

    British Aircraft
    British carrier aircraft sink Italian fleet in Taranto's harbor. Yamamoto in Japan is impressed by their success.
  • Two Countries Join

    Two Countries Join
    Hungary and Romania, both military dictatorships, join The Axis.
  • British Forces

    British Forces
    British forces in Egypt counter attack the Italians and advance along the Libyan coast
  • Erwin Rommel helps Italians

    Erwin Rommel helps Italians
    Hitler sends Rommel and the Afrika Korps to help the Italians in North Africa
  • Dont forget about Bulgaria

    Dont forget about Bulgaria
    Bulgaria joins The Axis. The Axis-Russian border now stretch from the Baltic sea to the black sea.
  • Attacking the abaritish

    Attacking the abaritish
    Rommel attacks the British forces in North Africa.
  • British troops arrive

    British troops arrive
    British troops arrive at Greece to support it.
  • Nazi start to Invade

    Nazi start to Invade
    Germany invades Yugoslavia and Greece
  • Non-aggression pact.

    Non-aggression pact.
    After military clashes, Japan and Russia sign non-aggression pact.
  • Yugoslavia Surrenders

    Yugoslavia Surrenders
    Yugoslavia surrenders. British forces evacuate Greek mainland to Crete
  • Germans troops invade in the air

    Germans troops invade in the air
    May 20 - German paratroopers and airborne troops invade Crete by air
  • Nazis occupy Athens

    Nazis occupy Athens
    German troops occupy Athens
  • U-boats captured

    U-boats captured
    U-boat U-110 is captured with Enigma settings tables
  • British troops surrender

    British troops surrender
    British forces in Crete surrender.
  • Stalin making moves

    Stalin making moves
    Stalin orders the "scorched earth" strategy.
  • British forces aided

    British forces aided
    British forces aided by Israeli volunteers invade French controlled Syria and Lebanon
  • Nazis invade the Soviets

    Nazis invade the Soviets
    Germany invades Russia. Hitler orders "maximum cruelty" against civilians, which results in fanatic Russian resistance.
  • germain attack moscow

    germain attack moscow
    German army group "Center" takes Smolensk, just 220 miles from Moscow.
  • Bombing Soviets

    Bombing Soviets
    The Luftwaffe bombs Moscow
  • Japs invade

    Japs invade
    Japan invades French Indo-China (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia)
  • Hitlers greatest mistake

    Hitlers greatest mistake
    Hitler, eager to occupy the rich Ukraine first, orders to stop army group Center's advance to Moscow and to transfer its two tank armies to army groups "North" and "South". This is perhaps Hitler's greatest mistake. The German Generals argue in vain against it.
  • The killing of jews

    The killing of jews
    Hermann Goering orders the SS to prepare "the final solution", the plan to murder the millions of European jews.
  • Resume in Moscow

    Resume in Moscow
    Hitler orders to resume the advance to Moscow, in order to take it "in the limited time before winter". Army group "Center", is given back its two tank armies, plus a third tank army and additional air units.
  • German siege

    German siege
    The long German siege of Leningrad begins.
  • Nazis occupy kiev

    Nazis occupy kiev
    The Germans in the South occupy Kiev and reach the Crimea.
  • Final nazi moscow attack

    Final nazi moscow attack
    The final German attack towards Moscow begins (operation Typhoon).
  • Mud stop nazis attack

    Mud stop nazis attack
    Rains stop German advance to Moscow due to deep mud which stops both tanks and infantry.
  • Russians leave Moscow

    Russians leave Moscow
    Russian government leaves Moscow, the Germans occupy Odessa.
  • Japans new prime minister

    Japans new prime minister
    General Tojo becomes Japan's prime minister
  • churchil order top priority

    churchil order top priority
    Churchill orders top priority to any request by the Enigma decoders.
  • Nazis occupy Kharkov

    Nazis occupy Kharkov
    The Germans occupy Kharkov
  • Nazi resume on Moscow

    Nazi resume on Moscow
    With the mud frozen by the dropping temperatures, German advance to Moscow resumes.
  • Soviets Resisting

    Soviets Resisting
    The foremost German forces reach 27km from Moscow, but can advance no further due to strong Russian resistance.
  • Nazis pushed back

    Nazis pushed back
    At temperatures of -34C (-29F) and below, a major Russian counter attack near Moscow begins. Moscow is saved, and the Germans are pushed back.
  • Japs attck upon pearl harbor

  • First attack on u.s. land

    First attack on u.s. land
    The Japanese Navy attacks Pearl Harbor and the Phillipines, and the US joins the war.
  • nazis and italians make a bad choice

    nazis and italians make a bad choice
    Germany and Italy declare war on the US.
  • German declare war on u.s.a.

  • Hitler putting matters in own hands

    Hitler putting matters in own hands
    Hitler orders "fanatic resistance" and appoints himself military commander-in-chief.
  • Japs occupy manila

    Japs occupy manila
    Japanese forces occupy Manila
  • Japs invade

    Japs invade
    Japanese forces invades Indonesia
  • Japs occupy Malaysia

    Japs occupy Malaysia
    Japanese forces occupy Malaysia
  • Japanese military invade

    Japanese military invade
    Japanese forces invade Burma
  • U-boats in the east

    U-boats in the east
    German U-boats begin to sink ships along the US East coast.
  • Offensive in the north

    Offensive in the north
    Rommel begins another offensive in North Africa
  • Japs invade islands

    Japs invade islands
    Japanese forces invade the Solomon islands
  • U.S. troops arrive in europe

    U.S. troops arrive in europe
    US troops begin to arrive in Britain
  • Singapore surrender

    Singapore surrender
    Feb 15 - Singapore surrenders to the Japanese
  • Nazis kill murder jews

    Nazis kill murder jews
    "industrial scale" murder of jews by poison gas begins in Nazi death camps.
  • bombing in tokyo

    bombing in tokyo
    Doolittle's raid - US bombers bomb Tokyo.
  • last and only american

    last and only american
    The last American troops in the Phillipines surrender
  • Battle of the coral sea

    Battle of the coral sea
    Battle of the Coral Sea. One Japanese carrier and one American carrier are sunk
  • Nazi offensive

    Nazi offensive
    The German spring offensive in southern Russia begins.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The battle of Midway. Four Japanese carriers are sunk, and one American carrier. Japan's naval superiority is lost.
  • japs land on Guadalcanal

    japs land on Guadalcanal
    Japanese forces land in Guadalcanal
  • Nomore retreating

    Nomore retreating
    Stalin forbids further Russian retreats, at any cost.
  • Greatest coutry land on guadalcanal

    Greatest coutry land on guadalcanal
    US forces land in Guadalcanal
  • new british comander

    new british comander
    Montgomery becomes commander of the British 8th army in North Africa
  • Dieppe Raid

    Dieppe Raid
    Allied landing in Dieppe fails.
  • Battle of stalingrad

    Battle of stalingrad
    Aug 23 - The German 6th army reach Stalingrad, the battle of Stalingrad begins.
  • stingrad stopped

    stingrad stopped
    The German advance in Stalingrad is stopped.
  • El Alamein begins

    El Alamein begins
    Oct 23 - The 2nd battle of El Alamein in North Africa begins.
  • Allies land in the west

    Allies land in the west
    Allied forces land in western North Africa, at Rommel's back
  • Soviets counter attack

    Soviets counter attack
    The Russian flanking counter attack around Stalingrad begins
  • Nazis failure

    Nazis failure
    The Germans fail to break the encirclement of their army in Stalingrad
  • Germans surrender in stalingrad

    Germans surrender in stalingrad
    The last German forces in Stalingrad surrender
  • Allies control north africa

    Allies control north africa
    The long North Africa campaign ends. The Allies control North Africa
  • German u-boats sink

    German u-boats sink
    41 German U-boats sunk in 3 weeks. Doenitz retreats all U-boats from the North atlantic
  • Battle of Kursk

    Battle of Kursk
    The battle of Kursk begins
  • sicily invasion

    sicily invasion
    The Allie invade sicily
  • Mussolini arrested

    Mussolini arrested
    Mussolini is replaced and arrested.
  • Germans know about Enigma

    Germans know about Enigma
    The Germans know the Enigma was decoded, but believe the new types and procedures are safe again.
  • Allies invade Italy

    Allies invade Italy
    The Allies invade Italy's mainland
  • Italians surrender

    Italians surrender
    Italy surrenders. The German forces in northern and central Italy occupy it
  • Soviets liberate smolensk

    Soviets liberate smolensk
    The Russians liberate Smolensk
  • Allies anti sub in azores

    Allies anti sub in azores
    Allied anti submarine bases established in the Azores, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Soviets liberate kiev

    Soviets liberate kiev
    The Russians liberate Kiev
  • Marines land in Tarawa

    Marines land in Tarawa
    Nov 19 - The Marines land in Tarawa
  • rommel takes charge

    rommel takes charge
    Rommel takes command of the "atlantic wall" in the French coast
  • Bomb over germany

    Bomb over germany
    P-51 fighters provide all-the-way long range escort to bombers over Germany
  • new western allie commander

    new western allie commander
    Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of western allies forces
  • Allies land in Italy

    Allies land in Italy
    Jan 22 - Allies land in Anzio, Italy
  • Soviets advance into Ukraine

    Soviets advance into Ukraine
    Mar - The Russians advance into the Ukraine
  • Russians liberate Odessa

    Russians liberate Odessa
    The Russians liberate Odessa
  • Allies thinking smart

    Allies thinking smart
    Allied bombers begin to concentrate on the German fuel industry
  • Germany enigma messages

    Germany enigma messages
    The German Navy's Enigma messages are decoded almost in real time.
  • D-day

    D-Day. American, British, Canadian forces invade France at the beaches of Normandy
  • German attack british

    German attack british
    1st German V-1 cruise missile attack on Britain
  • Marines land

    Marines land
    The Marines land in Saipan
  • Phillipine sea battle

    Phillipine sea battle
    Battle of the Phillipine sea
  • Russians in belarus

    Russians in belarus
    The Russians advance to Belarus
  • Cherburg free

    Cherburg free
    Cherburg is liberated
  • Hitler survives Assassination

    Hitler survives Assassination
    Hitler survives an assassination attempt by senior German officers with light wounds.
  • New general; marines land

    New general; marines land
    Hitler appoints General Guderian to chief of the army (OKH). The Marines land in Guam
  • Tinian

    Jul 24 - The Marines land in Tinian
  • Soviets reach the border

    Soviets reach the border
    The Russians reach the old German-Russian border in central Poland
  • Patton breaks out

    Patton breaks out
    Patton breaks out of the beachhead deep into France
  • Warsaw against nazis

    Warsaw against nazis
    Warsaw revolts against the Germans
  • Allies land in france

    Allies land in france
    The Allies land in southern France
  • Romans surrender

    Romans surrender
    Romania surrenders to the Russians. Its oil fields were Germany's only source of natural oil
  • Paris liberated

    Paris liberated
    Paris is liberated.
  • Allie air support

    Allie air support
    Allied fighters achieve air superiority over Germany
  • surrendering

    Finland and Bulgaria surrenders to the Russians
  • first german missile

    first german missile
    1st German V-2 ballistic missile attack on Britain
  • market garden

    market garden
    Operation Market Garden in Holland
  • british in greece

    british in greece
    British forces land in Greece
  • nazis evacuate

    nazis evacuate
    The Germans evacuate Riga, Latvia
  • athens liberated

    athens liberated
    Athens is liberated
  • marines in leyte

    marines in leyte
    The Marines land in Leyte, in the Philippines. In response, the Japanese Navy begins to use Kamikaze suicide pilots.
  • bombing in tokyo

    bombing in tokyo
    B-29 bombers begin to bomb Tokyo from bases in the Mariana islands
  • nazis attack

    nazis attack
    The German attack in the Ardennes begin
  • marines in luzon

    marines in luzon
    The Marines land in Luzon in the Philippines
  • soviets reach the germans

    soviets reach the germans
    The Russians reach Germany itself at the Oder river
  • liberating nazis death camps

    liberating nazis death camps
    The Russians liberate the Auschwitz death camp
  • death camp freedom

  • Ardennes campaign end

    Ardennes campaign end
    The Ardennes campaign ends
  • dresden bombed

    The Russians occupy Budapest, Hungary. Dresden bombed.
  • marines land in Iwo jima

    marines land in Iwo jima
    The Marines land in Iwo Jima
  • manila free

    manila free
    Manila is liberated
  • allies in germany

    allies in germany
    The Allies occupy Cologne, Germany
  • U.S. forces cross the bridge

    U.S. forces cross the bridge
    US forces cross the Rhine on the Remagen bridge
  • battle of iwo jima

    battle of iwo jima
    The battle of Iwo Jima ends
  • missile attacks end

    missile attacks end
    V-2 missile attacks end
  • missile attacks

  • americans encircled nazis

    americans encircled nazis
    German forces encircled in the Ruhr by the Americans
  • marines in okinawa

    marines in okinawa
    The Marines land in Okinawa. Japan orders all its forces to use Kamikaze suicide tactic
  • battleship sinks

    battleship sinks
    The super battleship Yamato is sunk on its way to a Kamikaze fight in Okinawa
  • allies occupy

    allies occupy
    The Allies occupy Hannover
  • death camps liberated

    death camps liberated
    The Allies liberate the Buchenwald death camp
  • president roosevelt died

    president roosevelt died
    President Roosevelt dies.
  • soviets in vienna

    soviets in vienna
    The Russians enter Vienna
  • soviets begin attack on berlin

    soviets begin attack on berlin
    The Russians begin final advance to Berlin
  • Americans and Russians meet

    Americans and Russians meet
    American and Russian forces meet
  • nazis defence lose

    nazis defence lose
    German defense in northern Italy finally collapse
  • allies liberate dachau camp

    allies liberate dachau camp
    Mussolini is executed by the Italian resistance. The Allies liberate the Dachau death camp
  • Hitler dead

    Hitler dead
    Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his bunker in Berlin. He appoints Admiral Doenitz as his successor.
  • war ends in europe

    war ends in europe
    Germany surrenders. The war in Europe ends
  • germany surrender

  • bombing Yokohama

    bombing Yokohama
    450 B-29 bombers bomb Yokohama
  • bombing japs cities

    bombing japs cities
    660 B-29 bombers bomb Japanese cities
  • Okinawa battle ends

    Okinawa battle ends
    Battle of Okinawa ends
  • Atomic bomb

    Atomic bomb
    the US tests the atomic bomb in New Mexico. It works
  • U.S. destroy Hiroshima

    U.S. destroy Hiroshima
    Hiroshima is destroyed by an atomic bomb
  • Russia in war

    Russia in war
    Russia declares war on Japan
  • world war 2 ends

    world war 2 ends
    Japan surrenders. World War 2 finally ends.
  • U.S. destroy Nagasaki

    U.S. destroy Nagasaki
    Nagasaki is destroyed by an atomic bomb