World War II Kirby France

  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    German forces bombard Poland on land and from the air
  • Stalin attacks Finland

    Stalin attacks Finland
    Stalin attacked finland in may because the weather was alot warmer
  • Germany attacks France

    Germany attacks France
    Germany attacked in the west on May 10, 1940.
  • Winston Churchhill becomes prime minster of Britain

    Winston Churchhill becomes prime minster of Britain
    British statesman, orator, and author who as prime minister (1940–45, 1951–55) rallied the British people during World War II and led his country from the brink of defeat to victory.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    the successful defense of Great Britain against unremitting and destructive air raids conducted by the German air force
  • Lend-Lease

    lend-lease, system by which the United States aided its World War II allies with war materials, such as ammunition, tanks, airplanes, and trucks, and with food and other raw materials.
  • Hitler takes over the Balkans

    Hitler takes over the Balkans
    The German air attacks began on ports and airfields along the English Channel, where convoys were bombed and the air battle was joined.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet union
    The battle of Stalingrad is considered by historians as a decisive turning point of World War II, during which German forces were defeated after five months of combat.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Japan attacks pearl harbor on a quite sunday morning
  • Holocaust

    On January 20, 1942, Reinhard Heydrich convened the Wannsee Conference at a lakeside villa in a Berlin suburb to organize the “final solution to the Jewish question.”
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    World War II naval battle, fought almost entirely with aircraft, in which the United States destroyed Japan’s first-line carrier strength and most of its best trained naval pilots. Together with the Battle of Guadalcanal, the Battle of Midway ended the threat of further Japanese invasion in the Pacific.
  • Battle Of Stalingrad

    Battle Of Stalingrad
    successful Soviet defense of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in the Russian S.F.S.R. 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.
  • Japanese internment camps

    Japanese internment camps
    Over 127,000 United States citizens were imprisoned during World War II, because they were Japanese
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    the British Eighth Army started a devastating attack from El-Alamein.
  • Guadalcanal

    By February 1943 the Japanese, badly outnumbered, were forced to evacuate 12,000 of their remaining troops from Guadalcanal. Along with the naval Battle of Midway (June 3–6, 1942), the fighting on Guadalcanal marked a turning point in favour of the Allies in the Pacific War.
  • Tehran Confrence

    Tehran Confrence
    meeting between U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin in Tehrān during World War II.
  • D-Day

    during World War II, the Allied invasion of western Europe, which was launched on June 6, 1944 (the most celebrated D-Day of the war), with the simultaneous landing of U.S., British, and Canadian forces on five separate beachheads in Normandy, France.
  • Yalta Confrence

    Yalta Confrence
    major World War II conference of the three chief Allied leaders, President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the United States, Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Great Britain, and Premier Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union, which met at Yalta in the Crimea to plan the final defeat and occupation of Nazi Germany.
  • F.D.R's death

    F.D.R's death
    Warm Springs, Georgia
    On the afternoon of April 12, while sitting for a portrait, he suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage, and he died a few hours later.
  • Mussolini's Assassination

    Mussolini's Assassination
    Benito Mussolini, and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are shot by Italian partisans who had captured the couple as they attempted to flee to Switzerland.
  • Hitler's Suicide

    Hitler's Suicide
    After lunch, both Hitler and Eva Hitler (as she wanted to be called) met his inner circle in the ante-room chamber of the bunker. Here Hitler said his farewells. The area known as the lower bunker was cleared to allow for privacy. However, noise of partying in the Reich Chancellery canteen could be heard. SS guards were sent up to stop it.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    the open yet restricted rivalry that developed after World War II between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies. The Cold War was waged on political, economic, and propaganda fronts and had only limited recourse to weapons.
  • Potsdam conference

    Potsdam conference
    Allied conference of World War II held at Potsdam, a suburb of Berlin.
  • Atomic Bomb Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic Bomb Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    which was dropped by a B-29 bomber of the U.S. Air Forces. Most of the city was destroyed, and estimates of the number killed outright or shortly after the blast have ranged upward from 70,000. Deaths from radiation injury have mounted through the years.
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    The United Nations was the second multipurpose international organization established in the 20th century that was worldwide in scope and membership.
  • Neremburg Trials

    Neremburg Trials
    The indictment lodged against them contained four counts: (1) crimes against peace (i.e., the planning, initiating, and waging of wars of aggression in violation of international treaties and agreements), (2) crimes against humanity (i.e., exterminations, deportations, and genocide), (
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    U.S.-sponsored program designed to rehabilitate the economies of 17 western and southern European countries in order to create stable conditions in which democratic institutions could survive.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    international crisis that arose from an attempt by the Soviet Union, in 1948–49, to force the Western Allied powers (the United States, the United Kingdom, and France) to abandon their post-World War II jurisdictions in West Berlin.
  • McArthur's Plan for Japan

    McArthur's Plan for Japan
    On June 25, 1950, North Korea attacked South Korea beginning the Korean War.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    German Berliner Mauer, barrier that surrounded West Berlin and prevented access to it from East Berlin and adjacent areas of East Germany during the period from 1961 to 1989.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    major confrontation that brought the United States and the Soviet Union close to war over the presence of Soviet nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba.