World War ll

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  • German troops march into Austria to annex the German-speaking nation for the Third Reich

    German troops march into Austria to annex the German-speaking nation for the Third Reich
    German troops march into Austria to annex the German-speaking nation for the Third Reich. In early 1938, Austrian Nazis conspired for the second time in four years to seize the Austrian government by force and unite their nation with Nazi Germany.
  • Germany invades Poland. World War II begins.

    Germany invades Poland. World War II begins.
    The German invasion of Poland was a primer on how Hitler intended to wage war–what would become the “blitzkrieg” strategy.This was characterized by extensive bombing early on to destroy the enemy’s air capacity, railroads, communication lines,and munitions dumps,followed by a massive land invasion with overwhelming numbers of troops, tanks, and artillery.Once the German forces had plowed their way through, devastating a swath of territory, infantry moved in, picking off any remaining resistance.
  • Nazi Germany invaded Poland, the act that started World War II

    Nazi Germany invaded Poland, the act that started World War II
    On Sept. 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, the act that started World War II. The day before, Nazi operatives had posed as Polish military officers to stage an attack on the radio station in the Silesian city of Gleiwitz. Germany used the event as the pretext for its invasion of Poland
  • Europe–enemies Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union surprised

     Europe–enemies Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union surprised
    On August 23, 1939–shortly before World War II (1939-45) broke out in Europe–enemies Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union surprised the world by signing the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, in which the two countries agreed to take no military action against each other for the next 10 years
  • Nazi Germany invaded Poland, the act that started World War II

    Nazi Germany invaded Poland, the act that started World War II
    On Sept. 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, the act that started World War II. The day before, Nazi operatives had posed as Polish military officers to stage an attack on the radio station in the Silesian city of Gleiwitz. Germany used the event as the pretext for its invasion of Poland
  • Germany attacked in the west

    Germany attacked in the west
    Germany attacked in the west on May 10, 1940. Initially, British and French commanders had believed that German forces would attack through central Belgium as they had in World War I, and rushed forces to the Franco-Belgian border to meet the German attack.
  • Adolf Hitler ordered the invasion of France

    Adolf Hitler ordered the invasion of France
    Adolf Hitler ordered the invasion of France. By 14th May 1940, German tanks had crossed the Meuse and had opened up a gap in the Allied front. Six days later they reached the English Channel. The British, French and Belgium governments had seriously underestimated the strength of the German forces.
  • The Dunkirk evacuation codenamed Operation Dynamo began. The first 7,669 British troops were evacuated. The Allies took Narvik.

    The Dunkirk evacuation codenamed Operation Dynamo began. The first 7,669 British troops were evacuated. The Allies took Narvik.
    The Dunkirk evacuation codenamed Operation Dynamo began. The first 7,669 British troops were evacuated. The Allies took Narvik.
  • units from Germany's SS Death's Head division battle British troops just 50 miles from the port at Dunkirk

    units from Germany's SS Death's Head division battle British troops just 50 miles from the port at Dunkirk
    On May 27, 1940, units from Germany's SS Death's Head division battle British troops just 50 miles from the port at Dunkirk, in northern France, as Britain's Expeditionary Force continues to fight to evacuate France. ... -German soldiers examine helmets left on the beach by British and French soldiers.
  • The Siege of Lille and the Battle of Abbeville began.

    The Siege of Lille and the Battle of Abbeville began.
    The Siege of Lille and the Battle of Abbeville began. The Battle of the Lys ended in German victory. 17,804 were evacuated from Dunkirk. Norwegian and British forces captured Narvik back from the Germans.
  • Army Group A under the command of Gerd von Rundstedt attacked

     Army Group A under the command of Gerd von Rundstedt attacked
    June 9, 1940 (Sunday)
    Army Group A under the command of Gerd von Rundstedt attacked along a 100-mile front in the Aisne sector. That same day the Germans established a number of bridgeheads along the Aisne.
  • Adolf Hitler ordered the invasion of France

    Adolf Hitler ordered the invasion of France
    German tanks had crossed the Meuse and had opened up a gap in the Allied front. ... Before long, the Allied forces had retreated to the harbour and beaches of Dunkirk where they were trapped, a sitting target for the Germans.
  • Germany and France signed an armistice in the forest of Compiègne

     Germany and France signed an armistice in the forest of Compiègne
    On June 22, 1940, Germany and France signed an armistice in the forest of Compiègne. ... After World War I, France built concrete fortifications along its German border, known as the Maginot Line, to defend against German invasion.
  • Germany invades and takes control of Denmark and Norway.

     Germany invades and takes control of Denmark and Norway.
    Germany invades and takes control of Denmark and Norway.
    on 9th of June 14
  • Germany invades the Netherland, Belgium and Luxembourg

     Germany invades the Netherland, Belgium and Luxembourg
    Germany invades the Netherland, Belgium and Luxembourg on the 9th of June 1940
  • Countries join

    Countries join
    France and Great Britain declare war on Germany.
  • Germany attacked in the west

    Germany attacked in the west
    Germany attacked in the west on May 10, 1940. Initially, British and French commanders had believed that German forces would attack through central Belgium as they had in World War I, and rushed forces to the Franco-Belgian border to meet the German attack.
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