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World War Two Timeline

  • The Holocaust

    The Holocaust
    The Nazi genocide of European Jews and other groups set in place by Chancellor (at time) Adolf Hitler.
  • Hitler Invades Poland

    Hitler Invades Poland
    When Hitler invaded Poland, it gave the spark that was needed to start World War Two. It was also known as the Fourth Partition of Poland.
  • Stalin attacks Finland

    Stalin attacks Finland
    the Red Army crosses the Soviet-Finnish border with 465,000 men and 1,000 aircrafts, taken by complete surprise, Finland had no preparation for this attack and many lives were lost.
  • Germany Attacks France

    Germany Attacks France
    When Hitler ivaded France it was also known as the Fall of France. It was the successful German invasion of France and the Low Countries defeating primarily French forces. German armoured units pushed through the Ardennes to cut off and surround the Allied units that had advanced into Belgium.
  • Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain

    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain
    As Neville Chamberlain resigns from the office, Churchill accedes to the office, becoming defense minister as well.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The battle of Brittain started on July 10, 1940 and lasted until Otober 31, 1940. The Battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces. It was also the largest and most sustained aerial bombing campaign to that date. Coastal shipping convoys and shipping centres were the main targets.
  • Hitler takes over the Balkans

    Hitler takes over the Balkans
    The only interest that Hitler had in taking over this land was to deprive the Allies of oil as this area is enriched with many oil fields. The battle of Kosovo is known from this takeover.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    An arrangement for the transfer of war supplies, including food, machinery, and services, to nations whose defense was considered vital to the defense of the United States in World War II.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    German forces invade the Soviet Union and drive them back over 600 miles.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This attack was conducted as an atempt to prevent the USA from attacking Japan when the Japanese went to invade Southeast Asia.
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill developed The Declaration of the United Nations. The Declaration was an accord between all nations fighting against the Axis Powers.
  • Japanese Internment Camps

    Japanese Internment Camps
    The forced relocation of Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans in the United States to camps during World War II.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    This was a pitched battle in World War II resulting in a decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over German troops under Rommel during the Africa Campaign resulting in Rommel's retreat.
  • Guadalcanal

    Guadalcanal
    This was the first Allied offensive against the Japanese Empire, reclaiming the island after being captured by the Japanese in Back in May.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The battle of Stalingrad was wehn the German army surrounded Stalingrad and around December the Soviet Union launched a counter attack upon the German army, capturing and destroying them.
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    A meeting of the heads of the Allied leaders which consisted of Stalin, F.D.R., and Churchhill. The main focus of this conference was the discussion of openning a second front in western Europe.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    The landings were lauched upon the coast of Normandy; an assault landing of 24,000 British, American, Canadian and French airborne troops on the coast of France.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    This was a conference held where Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill planned the final stages of World War II and agreed to the territorial division of Europe
  • FDR's death

    FDR's death
    He had been dealing with advanced arteriosclerosis for over a year at the point of his death, during which he was sitting for a portrait at his home in Little Springs dubbed "The Little White House."
  • Mussolini’s assassination

    Mussolini’s assassination
    Attepmting to escape Italy during the last few days of war, he was caught and hung by communist partisans in Piazzale Loreto (in Milan) and hung upside down on meathooks from the roof of a gas station.
  • Hitler’s suicide

    Hitler’s suicide
    Hitler commits suicide knowing that he has lost the war to th allied forces
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    This was a naval battle of World War II where American planes based on land and on carriers decisively defeated a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    A conference where Harry S. Truman, Winston Churchhill, and Joseph Stalin discussed and clarified the procedures of the peace settlements in Europe after World War II
  • McArthur’s plan for Japan

    McArthur’s plan for Japan
    McArthur oversaw the rebuilding of the country and the formation of a democratic government in Japan, and helped to draft a new constitution after World War II.
  • Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    Once the WW2 is almost over, US drops two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 6th and 9th of August 1945. Around 40% of the residents in Hiroshima die within five years due to this.
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nuremburg Trials
    A series of trials held in Germany in which former Nazi leaders were indicted and tried as war criminals by the International Military Tribunal.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    A project instituted at the Paris Economic Conference (July, 1947) to foster economic recovery in certain European countries after World War II.