World War II Timeline

  • Annexation of Czech

  • Pact of Steel

    Pact of Steel
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
  • Declaration of War of Germany

  • Partition of Poland

  • Invasion of the Low Countries and France

  • Evacuation of Dunkirk

    Evacuation of Dunkirk
  • Frace Surrenders to Germany

    Frace Surrenders to Germany
  • Battle of Britain Begins

  • Tripartite (Axis) Pact

  • Lend-lease Act

    Lend-lease Act
  • Operation Barbarossa Begins

    Operation Barbarossa Begins
  • Final Solution

  • Germans abandon attack on Moscow

  • Pearl Harbor bombed

    Pearl Harbor bombed
  • U.S. declares war on Germany and Japan

  • Auschwitz opens

  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
  • German and Italian surrender in North Africa

  • Allies land in Sicily

    Allies land in Sicily
  • Italy surrenders

  • Italy declares war on Germany

  • D-Day

  • Failed assassination of Hitler

  • Battle of the Bulge

  • Mussolini hanged

  • Hitler commits suicide

  • Potsdam

  • Hiroshima bombed

    Hiroshima bombed
  • Nagasaki bombed

  • V-J Day

  • U.N. established

  • Nuremberg Trials begin