World War II Timeline

By abenton
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    World War II

  • Japanese Invasion of Manchuria

    The Japanese invaded Manchuria.
  • German invasion of Poland/Blitzkrieg begins

    The Germans invaded Poland/Blitzkrieg
  • Operation Dynamo

    Operation Dynamo
    The fall of Belguim had trapped British forces. They could only escape back to european land through they french coast port, called Dunkirk. They enrolled civilians to bring boats across and ended up rescing a grand total of 338,226 men.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The Battle of Britain was a struggle between the German Luftwaffe and the British Royal Air force. Hitler lost the Battle of Britain in the air and was forced to abandon his plans for invasion.
  • The Fall of France

    Air raids began on Paris. Not long after 2000 tanksrolled towards the capital.
  • Mussolini attacks France

    This was not successful. Less than a week later, the French government asked for a armistice.
  • The Battle of the Atlantic

    The Battle of the Atlantic
    The Germans partolledd the British coast line to stop all supplys from America from getting to Britain. The British retaliated by using a method simular to radar to detect them.
  • France Armstice

    The Germans were allowed to occupy more than half of France, including the Atlantic and English Channel Coasts. Hitler left southern France unoccupied.
  • Russian Invasions

    Russia invaded Poland from the East, dividing the country with the Germans. The Russians then absorbed Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
  • Russian Invasion

    The Russians invaded Finland. The Finns fought back and retained their independence.
  • Germans are stopped outside Moscow.

  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Germans invade Russia fron the eastern front. They run into trouble in the extreme winter with their supply lines.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japan declares was on the United States and Britain. Japan bombed the navel base at Pearl Harbor in Hawii. Over 2000 Americans were killed. The US was then invoved in the war.
  • Fall of the Philippines

    The day after Pearl Harbor Japan took over the Philippines. This then lead to Japan ruling all east Asia.
  • The Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Houseto house fighting in Russia led to a german defeat. Thousands of Russians died daily trying to stop Germany.
  • Allies in Italy

    In an effort to gain control of the capital city they landed on the peninsula and fort their way up until they got trapped on the beaches and they evacuated after May 23, 1944.
  • The British attack on El Alamein, Egypt

    The British used fack tanks to distract the Egyptions while they attacked from the other side. They prevailed because they simply had better fire power
  • The Allies Attack Morocco

    Nearly a year after Pearl Harbor, 185,000 soldiers landed on the northeren coast of Africa in Algeria.
  • D-Day

    This was and continues to be the biggest military assult in history. The Allies landed on the beaches. The worse battle was on Omaha beach where American soliders were mown down as they stepped off the landing craft.
  • The Battle of Bulge

    The Battle of Bulge
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    The day when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. Also known as Victory in Europe Day.
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    The surrender of Japan. This ended World War II. Also known as Victory over Japan Day.