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World War II Timeline - Ghezlan Al Henaidi 11a

  • Japanese invasion of China

    Japanese invasion of China
    The Japanese invasion of China also known as the Sino-Japanese war was a Marco Polo occurrence led by the Japanese and Chinese troops. It happened because the Japanese power was increasing in China's province, so China resisted. The Japanese intrusion made most Chinese into patriots. The unsettling influence and the sudden failure made by the war were seen as penances for the country.
  • Germans Invasion of Poland

    Germans Invasion of Poland
    Poland was attacked by German troops up and down its fringe with the German controlled region. During the Germans invasion, German Luftwaffe dropped bombs on German battleship and attacked marine services in the Baltic ocean. It all happened because Hitler had a plan to conquer Poland and provide the Germans more space to live, and so that they can populate the country. In the end Poland was split into two, half owned by the Nazi, and the other owned by the Soviet Union.
  • German Blitzkrieg

    German Blitzkrieg
    The Germans conquered most of Europe on a new navy approach called the “Blitzkrieg”. The occurred because Germany wanted to increase its country’s control but they felt as if the other European countries were banning them from doing so. They thought that the speed they were going at with expanding was slow for their liking and were held back their industrial expanding. It led to a lot of innocent lives being lost along with their families, and homes and leaving affected areas.
  • Fall of Paris

    Fall of Paris
    With the British out of the way, the Germans began their final push against France. By May 10, German tanks had broken through the main fronts moving ever closer to their goal, Paris. By this time, the size of the French army had been reduced by roughly half, so France surrenders. France fell primarily due to mistaken assumptions about how the attack would be carried out. Thus, the core of the French forces was sent to Belgium where the main attack was incorrectly expected to take place.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    On June 22, 1941, Hitler launched a blitzkrieg on Stalin, with a code name Operation Barbarossa. Hitler was not ready for the bad weather conditions, so this was a turning point for Stalin. Hitler attacked on the USSR so he could defeat communism and take over land for Germans. The conditions for the Russian troops were horrible, and soldiers had to live on 2 pieces of bread a day. In the end Russia was able to defeat Germany by attacking from 2 sides.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    On December 7 1941, Japan launches a surprise attack on the United States naval base located in Pearl Harbor. The most important reason was that America had placed a restriction on Japan due to their increasing power and taking over most of the South Pacific islands. The long-term effect of Pearl Harbor was that it brought in the US to the war, and destroyed many ships plus killed many people.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    After the attack(Pearl Harbor), the U.S. moved their forces to the Bataan Peninsula to save the city of Manila from destruction. After fighting for months Japanese defeated the U.S. So the U.S. surrendered and they were forced to march from Bataan Peninsula to San Fernando. At the time, the Bataan Death March had almost no impact on the rest of the world because no one knew about it. Many people died and those who survived would spend the next 40 months in prison.
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    Ti is a project President Roosevelt signed to create new nuclear weapons for the U.S. with the support of Britain and Canada it was known as the most secretive project ever undertaken. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor the United States created nuclear bombs as a plan to defend themselves, which is also known as the Manhattan project. The atomic bombs released toxic acid that caused damage to the cells of living organisms.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The US launched its first attack on the Japanese home islands.This raid caused the Japanese to want to push back the American presence in the Pacific Ocean. They decided to attack the American base at Midway Island. On July 4, 1942, the Japanese launched a number of fighter planes and bombers from their aircraft carriers to attack the island of Midway. The loss of many soldiers and airfields. This battle was the turning point in the war and the first major victory for the Allies in the Pacific.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    A brutal, five-month battle between German and Soviet forces for the important industrial city of Stalingrad that resulted in the deaths of almost 2 million people. The battle involved very destructive air raids by the German Luftwaffe and bloody urban street fighting. In February 1943, despite direct orders from Hitler forbidding it, Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrendered the German forces to the Red Army.
  • Operation Gomorrah

    Operation Gomorrah
    Hamburg, Germany was invaded by the British. The attack only happened because they wanted to react and fight back the Germans for the hundreds of people that were killed by them. They started dropping thousands of bombs unexpectedly over Germany and within the few hours the effects of the bombs were evident to the city of Hamburg. Once it was over, more than 30,000 lives were lost and numerous building demolished. One of the many people who were affected by the Operation is Hitler.
  • D-Day

    It was an active war with Germany that lasted five years. They got through the German defenses and eventually get to Berlin to attack. Their battleships and airfields destroyed the defenses so they were able to make it to their main streets. This attack was encouraged by Americans. Their point of all this attack is to decrease Germany's attacks. Germany wasn’t able to handle fighting with two front wars. The main cause that developed in Germany's conquer was that they surrendered a year later.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    A basic German absence of fuel and the American troops battling in the Ardennes indicated deadly to Hitler's determination to seize no less than a draw with the Partners in the west. German armed force dispatched a defense that was proposed to slice through the powers in a strategy that would give back the war for Hitler's support. The US victory raised them certainty to conquer the great Germany. The Germans calamity cost them a chance they needed to have any kind of triumph on the Associates.
  • Operation Thunderclap

    Operation Thunderclap
    On February 13th, 1945, a bombing occurred in Dresden in Eastern Germany, which is also called the Operation Thunderclap. It was considered one the most scandalous bombings during their time which was caused by the United States and the British. Many believe that the bombing shouldn’t have happened because Hitler was overpowered and the city itself didn’t have much military support to begin with. Their main goal was so help the Soviets develop more but that lead to the depression of the Germans.
  • Battle of the Iwo Jima

    Battle of the Iwo Jima
    The American strike to the Japanese base was at Iwo Jima. This strike's objective was to create a strategic base to accompany injured fighters and back up the military operations. The three U.S marine divisions as methods of offense arrived on the Iwo Jima base. The Americans won because the Japanese troops being only 23,000 fought from limited location. Thus, the American flag was raised on Iwo Jima and Japan lost their air bases making them unaware of any incoming attack.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    Ships, aircrafts, and people went down, got destroyed, and died tragically in the battle. The significant air bases were at sake, the Japanese were at an advantage from a location point. Consequently, defense nailed them a few victories against the allied forces' weapons and air strikes. As a result of changing war tactics, the Japanese went from resistance to aggressive bloody defense making them lose a lot of troops and also give the allied forces the most difficult campaign they ever faced.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    On May 8, 1945, V-E Day (stands for Victory in Europe Day) celebrates the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allied forces and the end of Adolf Hitler's Reich, ending World War II in Europe. After six years and millions of lives lost, the Nazi plague was crushed and the war in Europe was finally over. Various events were organized to mark the occasion, including parades, thanksgiving services and street parties. Communities came together to share the moment.
  • Potsdam Declaration

    Potsdam Declaration
    The Potsdam declaration called for Japan's unconditional surrender and stated the terms of surrender, or japan would face utter destruction, this was after Truman heard about the successful test of the two atomic bombs. The use of the new weapon on Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9) ultimately led to the surrender of Japan on September 2. Departing Potsdam, the Allied leaders would not meet again.
  • Dropping of the Atomic Bombs

    Dropping of the Atomic Bombs
    After Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the US wanted revenge, Japan to surrender, and save American lives. So they sent two atomic bombs to Japan threatening them. On August 6, 1945, President Truman bombed the first atomic shell "Hiroshima" which was more severe and damaged 90% of the country. Then 3 days later on August 9, they bombed the second atomic shell "Nagasaki" which was calmer than Hiroshima but still caused a lot of damage.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    August 15, 1945, President Truman of the United States made a public statement that Japan has finally gave in to sign the declaration of Potsdam after six years of fighting. VJ day is also known as the Victory over Japan day. This all happened because Japan refused to sign the declaration. But when the U.S. dropped 2 atomic bombs they had no choice but to sign the declaration. The effect after this day is that it ended the World War II.