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World War ll Timeline

  • Japanese invasion of China

    Japanese invasion of China
    Japan China WarThe Japan-China War started in July 1937 when the Japanese claimed that they were fired on by Chinese troops at the Marco Polo Bridge near Beijing. Using this as an excuse, the Japanese launched a full-scale invasion of China using the conquered Manchuria as a launching base
    Effect/Impact: Shanghai, Nanjing, Chiang Kai-Shek"s capital all fell. Interesting Facts: within five months one million Chinese people were und
  • Japanese invasion of china part 2

    Japanese invasion of china part 2
    [Japan China War](http://ww2) Interesting Facts: within five months one million Chinese people were under Japanese rule. Also, major cities in China were captured by the end of 1937.
  • Rape of Nanking

    Rape of Nanking
    Nanking was subjected to an uncontrolled mass murder that came to be known as the Rape of Nanking. As the Japanese army went into the city, fleeing residents were shot or bayoneted. Thousand of suspected members of the Chinese Army who had shed their uniforms for civilian clothing, were taken, their hands tied behind their backs and led en mass to killing fields where they were shot, beheaded, used for bayonet practice or killed in some other gruesome manner before being dumped into grave.
  • rape of nanking part2

    rape of nanking part2
    ww2In early July 1937, Japanese and Chinese troops clashed in Peking in an incident at the Marco Polo Bridge. After that, the Japanese launched a full-blown assault on the city at the end of that month.
  • German Blitzkrieg

    German Blitzkrieg
    ww2A German term for “lightning war,” blitzkrieg is a military tactic designed to create disorganization among enemy forces through the use of mobile forces and firepower.German forces tried out the blitzkrieg in Poland in 1939 before successfully employing the tactic with invasions of Belgium, the Netherlands and France in 1940. The blitzkrieg was also used by German commander Erwin Rommel during the North African campaign of World War II,
  • Germanys invasion of Poland

    Germanys invasion of Poland
    At 4:45 a.m., some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland all along its 1,750-mile border with German-controlled territory. Simultaneously, the German bombed Polish airfields, and German warships and U-boats attacked Polish naval forcs in the Baltic Sea. Adolf Hitler claimed the invasion was in self defense, but Britain and France were not convinced.
  • Germanys invasion of poland part 2

    Germanys invasion of poland part 2
    ww2On August 31, Hitler ordered hostilities against Poland to begin at 4:45 a.m. the next morning. At 8 p.m. on August 31, Nazi S.S. troops wearing Polish uniforms staged a phony invasion of Germany, damaging several minor installations on the German side of the border.
  • Fall of Paris

    Fall of Paris
    ww2 On may 10th 1940, Germany launched an invasion of France and the Lower Countries. Four days into the invasion German troops crossed the Meuse river, and had broken through the French lines. Attempts by the Allies to launch counterattacks by air and land either failed with heavy losses, or were thwarted by the pace of events. It caused alot of trouble and it toook a long time to bebuild their country.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    ww2On June 22, 1941, Adolf Hitler launched his armies eastward in a massive invasion of the Soviet Union: great army groups with over 3 million German soldiers, 150 divisions, and three thousand tanks smashed across the front into Soviet territory. The invasion covered the front from the North Cape to the Black Sea, a distance of 2 thousand miles. in that the failure of Operation Barbarossa arguably resulted in the eventual overall defeat of Nazi Germany.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    ww2The U.S. Placed an embargo act on Japan by prohibiting exports of steel, scrap iron, aviation fuel to Japanese Shocked the world the world by bombing the American naval base at Pearl Harvor Hawaii. Over 3500 Americans were killed or wounded in 2 waves of terror lasting 2 long hours. All 8 battleships of the U.S. Pacific Fleet were sunk or badly damaged - including the u.s.s unscathed. This made a very hard impact on the U.S. And it is one of the most memorable times of American History.
  • Wannseee Conferance

    Wannseee Conferance
    ww2The conference was held in a suburb of Berlin at a villa by a lake known as Wannsee. The goal of this conference was the debate of the so-called "Final Solution of the Jewish Question".The purpose of the meeting was to outline the newly planned Final Solution would entail the rounding up of all Jews throughout Europe. They would be transported eastward and organized into labor gangs. Work and living conditions would be extremely harsh as to kill large numbers by natural reduction.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    ww2In May 1942, Japanese Admiral Yamamoto drew the US Pacific Fleet into a battle where he could destroy it. He planned an invasion of the Midway Island which would provide a base for attacking Hawaii. Using Japanese radio intercepts, Admiral Nimitz was able to counter the offensive. On June 4, 1941 a US aircraft flying from uss enterprise USS Hornet, and USS Yorktown attacked/sunk 4 Japanese carriers, forcing Yamamoto to withdrawal. This marked the turning point of World War II in thde pacific.
  • Operation Gomorrah

    Operation Gomorrah
    ww2Operation Gomorrah was an aerial bombing campaign that occurred in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. .Operation Gomorrah destroyed a significant percentage of the city of Hamburg, leaving over 1 million residents homeless and killing 40,000-50,000 civilians. The outbreaks startled the Nazi leadership, leading Hitler to be concerned that similar outbreaks on other cities could force Germany out of the war.Operation Gomorrah destroyed over 16,000 apartment buildings.
  • Allied invasion of italy

    Allied invasion of italy
    ww2The Allied Invasion of Italy was the Allied landing on the mainland of Italy.The operation followed the successful invasion of Sicily during the Italian Campaign. The main invasion force landed around Salerno on the western coast in Operation Avalanche, while two supporting operations took place in Calabria and Taranto.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    ww2160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. The invasion was one of the largest military assaults in history and required extense planning. Before D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target.
  • Operaton Thunderclap

    Operaton Thunderclap
    ww2Operation Thunderclap was the code for a cancelled operation planned in August 1944 but never happened. The plan was to attack on Berlin in the belief that would cause 220,000 casualties with 110,000 killed, many of them were germans.The p.lan was reconsidered in early 1945 but did not happen yet again.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    ww2The 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. This 5 week battle had some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the War in the Pacific of World War 2.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    ww2VE day stad for victory in Europe day. It was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces. It marked the end of World War II in Europe.
  • Liberation of Concentration camps

    Liberation of Concentration camps
    ww2Allied troops moved across Europe in a series of offensives against Nazi Germany, they began to find thousands of concentration camp prisoners.Many of the prisoners survived forced marches into Germany from camps in Poland. These prisoners were suffering from starvation and disease. Soviet forces were the first to approach a major Nazi camp, reaching Majdanek near Lublin, Poland, in July 1944. Germans attempted to hide the evidence of mass murder by demolishing the camp.
  • Dropping the Atomic Bomb

    Dropping the Atomic Bomb
    ww2The atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan were conducted by the United States during the final stages of World War II in August 1945. The two bombings were the first and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in wartime.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    ww2Victory over Japan Day is a name chosen for the day on which Japan surrendered, in effect ending World War II, and anniversaries of the event. The term has been applied to both of the days on which the initial announcement of Japan’s surrender was made and the zone differences.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    ww2The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive campaign launched through the 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.The surprise attack caught the Allied forces completely off guard.