World War II Timeline_KKentros

  • Japan invades China

    While Japan was invading China in the 30's it expanded and grew into the largest war between the two countries during the 20th century. For China it was a war that was especially for national survival.
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    The Holocaust

    During the holocaust around 6,000,000 jews were killed in mass numbers by Adolf Hitler and his nazi party. This was an extreme act of racism and was very much frowned upon by many germans in the end and also Hitler would keep the jews in concentration camps where life was as close as you could get to death.
  • Non-Agression Pact

    It was between Germany and th Soviet Union and it was made only a few days before the start of WWII. This pact divide Euroope into two spheres of influence, one German and one Soviet Union.
  • Germany invades Poland

    This is the day that Germany invaded Poland and it was the first introduction of Lightning Warfare by Germany. This type of warfare involes quick attacks and tanks and bomings. This was a major turning point for WWII.
  • Blitzkrieg Warfare

    Also known as "Lightning Warfare" was a very agressive and fast way of warfare that Germany used when they invaded Poland. It involved breaking through the line of defense quickly and then using surprise and they would encircle the enemy taking them over once they were in enemy territory.
  • Munich Conference

    During this conference the ability of Germany to annex parts of Czechoslovakia. This ended up decided the new name of "Sudetenland". It was a failed act of appeasement towards Germany because they ended up taking more land without permission.
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    Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain is the name given to the Second World War air campaign waged by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom, this war lasted for many months.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    It was the way that the U.S. supplied other countries with military support during WWII.The act authorized the president to transfer arms or any other defense materials that Congress approved.
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    Operation Barbarossa

    was the code name for Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II, starting on 22 June 1941. Over the course of the operation, about four million soldiers of the Axis powers invaded Soviet Russia along a 1,800 mi front, making it the largest invasion in the history of warfare.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. This is the last straw for the U.S. causing us to enter WWII.
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    Bataan Death March

    Was the forcible transfer from Saisaih Pt. and Mariveles to Camp O'Donnell by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war which began on April 9, 1942, after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II. About 2,500–10,000 Filipino and 100–650 American prisoners of war died before they could reach their destination.
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    Battle of Midway

    was a crucial and decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in Southern Russia, on the eastern boundary of Europe.
  • D-Day

    Codenamed Operation Overlord, almost 160,000 American, British, and Canadian forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, almost a 50 mile stretch and they liberated northern France.
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    Battle of the Bulge

    was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe. Eric von Manstein planned the offensive with the primary goal to recapture the important harbor of Antwerp.
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    Battle of Iwo Jima

    Was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces landed and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The American invasion, designated Operation Detachment, had the goal of capturing the entire island, including the three Japanese-controlled airfields to provide a staging area for attacks on the Japanese main islands.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Last and biggest of the Pacific island battles of World War II. This was part of the war tactic of "island hopping". It involved the 287,000 troops of the U.S. against 130,000 soldiers of the Japanese.
  • V-E Day

    When all of the Germans who were invading Europe finally laid down their arms and surrendered. When the Germans surrendered it was a war wide cease fire. Many surrender documents were signed in Berlin later on.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima

    This was the first use of nuclear warfare ever used and it yielded about 70,000 casualties and roughly half of them died on the first day and many others died in the next few days from radiation and burns.
  • Bombing of Nagsaki

    This bombing was 3 days after the first one and 1 day after my birthday. This bombing caused Japan to completely and unconditionally surrender due to the fact that in 4 days almost 130,000 japanese citizens were kiilled by the "little boy" and the "Fat Man".
  • V-J Day

    when Japan’s formal surrender took place aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay. Since Japan surrendered almost 6 moths after Germany did the had many regulations put on them to keep them out of the U.S.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Formally, the Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation, and Mutual Assistance, sometimes, informally WarPac, the Warsaw Pact was a collective defense treaty among eight communist states of Central and Eastern Europe in existence during the Cold War.