World War ll timeline project_ Maggie Bunce

  • Japan invades China

    Japans invasion of manchuria to expand their empire and gain more resourses and raw materials.
  • The Holocaust

    It was the mass murder of millions Jewish and other people by the German Nazi party from 1933-1945. It was led by Adolf Hitler who believed the German race was superior to all others. The largest group affected and targeted were the jewish people.
  • Munich Conference

    where the agrrement was made permitting Nazi Germany's annexation of portions of Czechoslovakia along the country's borders.
  • Non-Aggression Pact

    Agreement between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany to avoid war and armed conflict, and to resolve their disputes through peaceful Negotiations
  • Germany invades Poland

    Marked the begining of WWll in Europe. Germany, the Soviet Union, and a small Slovak Contingent.
  • Blitzkrieg

    it was a military tactic used by Germany also called "lightning war." the purpose was to shock or stun the enemy forces through suprise and speed. They used both air and land attacks using tanks, dive-bombers, and motorized artillery.
  • Battle of Britain

    The Second World War air Campaign with the Luftwaffe (German air force) against the United Kingdom.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    the name of Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union
  • Pearl Harbor

    Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. this causes the US to declare war on Japan.
  • Wannsee Conference

    Nazi officials meet and discuss the "final solution" of the "jewish question"
  • Bataan Death March

    U.S. surrender of the Bataan Peninsula to the Japanese during World War II, the approximately 75,000 Filipino and American troops on Bataan were forced to make a 65 mile march to prison camps
  • Battle of Midway

    One of the most important naval battles between the United States and Japan during WWll.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle in WWll where Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for the city of Stalingrad.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    A program where the US supplied Great Britain, France, the republic of China and other allied powers during WWll with material and war supplies.
  • D-Day

    a day to celebrate when 160,000 allied troops landed across 50 miles of frech coastline to fight the Nazi Germans on the beaches of Normandy, France.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    A major German Offensive Campaign lauched through Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front to recapture the important Harbour of Antwerp.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    battle where the US Armed forces fought for and captured the Island of Iwo Jima
  • Battle of Okinawa

    the last and the biggest battle of the pacific islands durning WWll
  • V-E Day

    also known as Victory in Europe Day, which is a holiday to mark the acceptance by the allies of WWll of nazi Germanys surrender, marking the end of WWll in Europe.
  • bombing of Hiroshima/ Nagasaki

    US dropped atomic bombs on japan as an attempt to make japan surrender
  • V-J Day

    Victory over Japan day. Holiday to celebrate the day japan surrendered, in effect ending WWll
  • Warsaw Pact

    A collective defense Treaty between 8 different European communist countries during the Cold War.