World War II Timeline

  • Start of the War

    Germany invades Poland and World War II has officially started.
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    World War II Timeline

  • International War

    Britain and France declare war on Germany.
  • Invasion

    Russia invades Poland.
  • Germany Takes Charge

    Germany invades Denmark and Norway.
  • Germany Continues

    Germany invades Luxembourg, Holland, and Belgium. Winston Churchill becomes the new Prime Minister in England.
  • Italy Enters the War

    Italian dictator Benito Mussolini declares war on the Allies.
  • France Surrenders

    France is overwhelmed and surrenders to Germany.
  • Yugoslavia Falls

    Yugoslavia falls to the Germans and their allies.
  • Russia is Invaded

    Russia is invaded by the Germans.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Japan bombs Pearl Harbor. As a result of this the United States enters the war.
  • Singapore Surrenders

  • Germans Surrender

    Germas surrender to the Allies as Stalingrad.
  • Invasion of Italy

    Allied invasion of Italy begins.
  • Mussolini is Overthrown

    Mussolini is overthrown by the Allies.
  • Operation Overlord

    D-Day invasion begins on the beaches of Normandy in the famous Operation Overlord.
  • Paris is Liberated

  • Battle of the Bulge

    Germans launch their last offensive of the war at the Battle of the Bulge.
  • Warsaw is Captured

    Russian forces capture Warsaw.
  • Auschwitz

    Auschwitz concentration camp is liberated by Russian troops and the full horrors of Nazi Germany and the Holocause begin to emerge.
  • Allied Victory

    Allies accomplish victory at the Battle of the Bulge.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

  • Victory in Europe Day

    Also called VE Day. Victory for the allies in Europe.
  • Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

    America drops the first ever atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
  • Second Atomic Bomb is Dropped on Nagasaki

  • End of World War II

    The Allies won victory in Japan and World War II ended.