World War II timeline: Katie Knight

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    The Holocaust

    The Holocaust was a mass genocide to people of the jewish faith, gypsys and other "undesireables". The total number of deaths is 11 million.
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    Japan invades China

    Japan invaded China, this is also known as the Second Sino-Japanese War. The serios fighting started on July 7, 1937 and resulted in a Chinese victory in 1945.
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    Blitzkrieg means lightning war, its was a Grman term and war tactic.
  • The Munich Conference

    The Munich Conference was a settlement permitting Nazi Germany's annexation of portions of Czechoslovakia along the country's borders.
  • Non-Agression Pact

    A treaty made by Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939 that opened the way for both nations to invade Poland.
  • Germany invades Poland

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    Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain was the second air campaign the Germans launched against the English. The Germans wanted to gain power over the British by air. The battle was also the largest bombing campaign of the time. The Germans attacked the shipping hubs, aircraft factories, and the shipping convoys.
  • Lend Lease Act

    The lend lease act was put in place to make sure the U.S. would be repaid for all the supplies they had given to struggling countries during the war. The act gave the president the power to give or trade goods to allie powers during the war. This act was put in place by congress in 1941.
  • Opperation Barbarossa

    The Nazi part invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941 under the code name Opperation Barbarossa. This is viewed as Hitlers turning point. Many believe that after the failure of Opperation Barbarossa Hitlers power began its downfall.
  • Pearl Harbor

    This is the date that the Japanese air force attacked Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian islands. This event lead to the U.S. attacking and bombing the Japanese.
  • Bataan Death March

    After the U.S. surrendered the island of Bataan to the Japanese 45,000 U.S. troops and Filipinos were forced to walk 65 miles to prison camps.
  • Battle of Midway

    The battle of midway was a naval and air batlle during World War Three. The battle was primaily an American Air attack on the Japanese fleet in pursuit to attack the islands of Midway.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad is considered by many to be the turning point for WWII. THe battle took place in Russia, the Germans fought Russia for power over stalingrad on the east boundary of Europe. The Russians won and this caused the Axis powers to cut down on attacks in the eastern front of Europe.
  • D-Day

    D-Day marks the date in which Germany surrendered to the Western allies.
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    Battle of the Bulge

    THe Battle of the Bulge was a huge Germain campaign. The battle was Hitlers last attempt to spilt the allie powers and weaken them. The battle only lasted a little over one month before it came to an end. The battle came to an end due to the Germains not having the resources to cary on.
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    Battle of Iwo Jima

    Capturing Iwo Jima was part one of a three step plan by the U.S. to win the warr in the Pacific. Iwo Jima held two very important air fields that housed the bomber planes used to bomb the U.S. The U.S. bombed the islands for months before the intial attack. The U.S. attacked the islands via battleships.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    The battle of Okinawa was a battle that started after the USS Idaho shelled Okinawa. The battle its self lasted aproximately 81 days.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day was the day the allies gained victoriy in Europe. Although the war was over in Europe it was stil raging in Japan.
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    Bombing of Hiroshiman and Nagasaki

    The U.S. dropeed atomic bombs on the Japanese islands of Hiroshiman and Nagasaki after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
  • V-J Day

    The date listed is the date inwich the Japanese ceased fire however their formal surrender is not until September 2. V-J Day celebrates the victory over Japan for the Americans after years of fighting in WW2 after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • Warsaw Pact

    The Warsaw pact was put in place by the Soviet Union to counteract the efforts of NATO. The pact was a political and military pact between the Soviet Union and the majority of Easter Europe with the exception of east Germany.