World War II Timeline

  • Rise of Fascist dicators in Europe

    Benitino Mussolini started the rise of Fascist when he became the dicator of Italy in 1925
  • Japanese Aggresion in Asia

    The Aggresion started in 1931. Japan first seized Manchuria in 1931. Then in 1937 they seized China and Sibera.
  • The Annexation of Austria

    In 1938 Hitler was ready to enforce Anschluss which was to take over Austria, Hitler forced the Austrian chancellor to appoint Nazi to key cabinet posts. When the chancellor refused Hitler sent in German army "to preserve order." To show that he is the ruler of Austria. The Anschluss violated the Versailles treaty and created a scare of war and Hitler quickly silenced any Austrains who opposed him.
  • The Munich Conference

    British and french leaders chose appeasement. The British and France gave into Hitler's demands and then persuaded the Czechs to surrender without fighting. Hitler told Britain and France that he had no further plans to expand territory.
  • The Nazi-Soviet Pact

    In August of 1939, Hitler stunned the world by announcing a non aggression pact with their great enemy - Joseph Stalin, the Soviet dicator. The two secretly agreed to not to fight if the other went to war. To divide up Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe. The Pact wan't based on friendship they had no respect for each other but it was for mutal need
  • The Phony War

    In the winter of 1940, the French hunkered down behind the Maginot Line. Britain had sent troops to France. In April of 1940 the war exploded into action. Hitler launch a blitzkreg against Norway and Denmark.
  • The Mircale at Dunkirk

    German forces poured into France. British forces were trapped between the advancing Nazis and the Waters of English Channel. The British sent all avaliable naval vessels, merchants ships and even fishing and pleasure boats across the channel to the stranded troops off the Beaches of Dunkirk and Ostend. Despite German air attacks, the improvised armada ferried more than 300,000 troops to safety.
  • France Falls

    Italy had claimed war on France and attacked them from the south they were overrun and demoralized that they surrendered.Germany on June 22, 1940 avenged their defeat from 1918 in a forest clearing near northeastern France. France was forced to sign the surrender documents in the sane railroad car Gernany had signed the armistice ending World War I. Germany occupied northern France .
  • The Battle of Britain

    After France fell , Hitler planned to attacjk Britain with Operation Sea Lion. Hitler had attacked Britian with massive air strikes. Britain was bombed several times with explosive for 57 nights. 15,000 people had died. Winston Church that Britain will not give up they will fight til the end.
  • Operation of Barbarossa

    In June of 1942 Hitler had constructed on Operation Barbarossa. Which was to conquer the Soviet Union. Hitler unleashed a new blitzkrieg. into the Soviet. The Russians lost 2 and a half million soliders ti fend off the invaders.
  • The Battle of the Alantic

    Was the longest lasting battle in World War II. It went from 1939 to the defeat of Germany of 1941.The outcome of the battle was a strategic victory for Britain anfd America. The German blockade had failed but at great cost 3,500 merchant ships and 175 warships were sunk for the loss of 783 U-boats.
  • Nazi Genocide

    Hitler's policy was to kill all people he judged "racially inferior" particurally Jews. in 1941 German leaders had devised plands for "the final solution of the Jweish problem". The genocide, or delibrate murder of all Jews. By 1945 the Nazis has massacred over 6 million Jews in what became known as the Holocaust. Almost as many other "undesirable" people were killed as well.
  • The Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor was an American naval base that was attacked by General Tojo of Japan on December 7th ,1941.The Japanese damaged or destroyed 19 ships. Smashed American planes on the ground, They had killed more than 2,400 Americans.
  • The Battle of Midway

    United States warships and airplanes severly damaged two Japanese fleets. The battle of midway was the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. It greatly weakened Japanese naval power and stopped the Japanese advance.
  • The Battle of El Alamein

    In Eygpt, the British under General Bernard Montgomery finally Stopped tommel's advance. during the long fierce Battle of El Alamein.They turned the tables on the Desert Fox. They drove the Axis forces back across Libya and Tuniza.
  • The Battle of Stalingrad

    This battle was one of the costliest of the war. Hitler determined to capture Stalin's namesake city and Stalin was equally determined to defend it. When the battle began the Germans surrounded the city and the Russians encirled them. The battle cost them approximatley 300,000 killed, wounded, or captured soliders.
  • The Invasion of Italy

    A combined British and American army landed first in Sicily and then southern Italy. In about a month they defeated Italian forces. The Italians were so fed up with Mussolini they over threw II Duce. The New Italian goverment signed an armistice, but the fighting had not ended.
  • D-Day

    Allies planned to invade France on June 6th 1944. Their plans dropped paratroopers behind enemy lines. Thousands of ships derried 176,00 Allied troops across the English Channel.The troops fought their way to shore amid underwater mines and raking machine-gun fire.
  • The battle of Okinawa

    The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki led Japan to surrender after the end of the battle of Okinawa.Japan lost over 100,000 soldiers,.They were either killed, captured or they had committed suicide.The Allies suffered more than 65,000 casualties of all kinds.
  • The Battle of Berlin

    Before the war had ended Adolf Hitler had killed himself. The city had surrendered on May 2nd. But there was still fighting. The war had ended in Europe of May 8/9.
  • United Nations

    Delegates from 50 nations met in San Francisco to draft a charter for the United Nations. The UN would play a greater role in world affairs than did it predecessor, The League of Nations.
  • Nazi defeated

    After Hitler's last sucess at the Battle of the Bulge, his support within Germany was starting to decline and he already had one assanasstion attempt. In one 10-day period bombing almost erased Hamburg the Allies had raids on Dresden in Feb 1945 killed 135,000 people. In late April, American and Russian soliders met and shook hands at the Elbe River then suddenly axis armies began to surrender.
  • Use of Atomic Weapons

    The United States used the first atomic bombs on Japan. The US bombed Hiroshima. They also bomed Nagaski.More than 40,000 people were killed.
  • Japan Surrenders

    The US dropped an atomic bomb on a mid size city Hiroshima. The bomb instantly killed 70,000. Then they dropped another bomb on Nagaski more than 40,000 people were killed after that. The Japanese surrendered shortly after the bombs were dropped.