World War II Timeline

  • Germany's Anschluss with Austria

    Germany's Anschluss with Austria
    -Germany annexed Austria into the Third Reich because they were similiar. Plus Hitler was Austrian.
    -The Nazi party had provided support for the Austrian National Socialist Party.
  • The Munich Pact

    The Munich Pact
    -Allowed for Germany to take over the sudetenland.
    -Britain and France appeased, or gave into, the requests of Hitler.
  • Germany's Annexation of the Sudetenland

    Germany's Annexation of the Sudetenland
    -Was a piece land inhabited mostley by people of German ethinicty.
    -The German occupation of the Sudetenland made Czechoslovokia weak.
  • Hitler's Annexation of Czechoslovakia

    Hitler's Annexation of Czechoslovakia
    -Began with the Germans wanting to Take over the Sudetenland.
    -After the annexation of Austria, Czechoslovakia was the next objective for the Germans.
  • The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

    The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact
    -Pact between Germany and Russia saying they would not attack eachother.
    -A German representative met with the Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov in Moscow and they arranged two pacts - the economic agreement and the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact.
  • Germany's Invasion of Poland

    Germany's Invasion of Poland
    -This move wasn't popular with some Germans who supported Hitler, but they also didn't support the Treaty Of Versailles.
    -Hitler signed the nonaggression pact in order to avoid a French-Polish military alliance.
  • The Phony War

    The Phony War
    -Called phoney because of a lack of major military operations by the Allies.
    -The Term "Phony War" might have been first said by Senator William Borah.
  • The Fall of France

    The Fall of France
    -The attack began with German air raids on Belgium and Holland, and then troopes parachuted in. Paratroopers were followed by ground troops.
    -Germany not only targeted France, but they also invaded other counrties on the way such as Belgium.
  • The Miracle at Dunkirk

    The Miracle at Dunkirk
    -Raised British Morale and rallied the country
    -Was the British evacuation of troops from Dunkirk. The troops were cornered by German troops.
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    -Was the air battle for Britain between Britain and Germany.
    -The Luftwaffe, the German airforce, went up against the Royal Air Force of Britain.