• Japanese invasion of China

    japanese invasion of china Japanese claimed that they were fired on by the China troops at the Marco Polo Bridge near Beijing. They used this as an excuse, Japanese launched a full-scale invasion of china using the conquered manchuria as a launching base for their troops. November 1937, China’s most important portal Shanghai, fell and Nanjing, Chiang Kai-shek’s capital, fell in December 1937.
  • Raping of Nanking

    rape of nanking
    the Japanese occupied the Chinese province of Manchuria transforming it into a Japanese puppet state. It was the first step in Japan's drive to control all of China.During the Nanking Massacre, the Japanese committed a litany of atrocities against innocent civilians, including mass execution, raping, looting, and burning. It is impossible to keep a detailed account of all of these crimes
  • Germany's invasion of Poland

    germany's invasion of poland German forces bombard Poland on land and from the air, as Adolf Hitler seeks to regain lost territory and ultimately rule Poland.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.
  • German Blitzkreig

    german blitzkreig
    A German term for “lightning war,” blitzkrieg is a military tactic designed to create disorganization among enemy forces through the use of mobile forces and locally concentrated 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.
  • Fall of paris

    fall of paris Parisians awaken to the sound of a German-accented voice announcing via loudspeakers that a curfew was being imposed. The French, having decided not to fight in the capital itself, have withdrawn south of the city.There was no pause in the German attacks, but at some points of the front they were less violent.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    operation barbarossa
    Germany invaded Soviet Union. Hitler believed that teh German " master race" should seek in the east, at the expense of the ‘subhuman’ native Slav people, who were to be exterminated or reduced to serf status.
  • Pearl Harbor

  • Wannsee Conference

    wannsee conference
    up to 15 high-ranking Nazi Pparty and German government officials gathered at a villa in the berlin suburb of wannsee to discuss the implementation of " final solution of the Jewish question". They decided on the concentration camps. the event cost millions and millions of jewish lives to be wasted.
  • Battle of Midway

    battle of midway United States defeated Japan in one of the most decisive naval battles of World War II. This fleet engagement between U.S. and Japanese navies in the north-central Pacific Ocean resulted from Japan’s desire to sink the American aircraft carriers that had escaped destruction at Pearl Harbor.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    battleof stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Southern Russia, on the eastern boundary of Europe. Lacking the manpower to remain on the offensive all along the Eastern Front, he decided to focus German efforts in the south with the goal of taking the oil fields.
  • operation gomorrah

    operation gomorrah
    Germany is to open its first museum dedicated to bomber offensives of the Second World War that will lay bare how the Allies attacked civilian areas in response to German aggression. the German authorities felt able to portray themselves as victims as well as aggressors in a war narrative dominated by Nazi atrocities such as the Holocaust.
  • D- Day (normandy invasion)

    D-Day (Normandy Invasion)
    some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    battle of the bulge
    Germans launch other last major offensive of the war an attempt to push the allied front line west from northern France to northwestern belgium. Hitler wanted to split the allies in two in their drive toward Germany and destroy their ability to supply themselves. the outcome of it was that german losses were greater than their army could take. german industries wouldnt be able to replenish.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    battle of iwo jima It occurred because the U.S. was following a military strategy of island hopping. In other words, they'd capture/recapture one island and use that island as a base to prepare for an invasion of the next island. The American amphibious invasion of Iwo Jima during World War II stemmed from the need for a base near the Japanese coast. Following elaborate preparatory air and naval bombardment.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    battle of okinawaAllied forces invade the island of Okinawa and engage the Japanese in the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War.Okinawa was a well defended island that the Americans needed to capture as they advanced across the Pacific towards Japan. It was needed as a base to prepare for the planned invasion of Japan. The Japanese lost over 65k people.
  • VE Day

    ve day
    officially announced the end of World War Two in Europe.even by the afternoon there was no official notification even though bell ringers had been put on standby for a nationwide victory peal. Ironically the Germans had been told by their government that the war was officially over.
  • Operation thunderclap

    operation thnderclap
    The background of "Thunderclap" was long and complex. Two months after D-Day, Sir Charles Portal, chief of the Air Staff, had suggested that the moment Germany approached military collapse. Consequently, "Thunderclap" was shelved until ten days after the great Soviet offensive on January 12, 1945, when the Joint Intelligence Committee reported that a four-day. the outcome was deadly.
  • Potsdam Declaration

    potsdam declaration The Potsdam Declaration or the Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender is a statement that called for the surrender of all Japanese armed forces during World War II. The dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki remains among the most controversial events in
    modern history.
  • Dropping of the Atomic Bombs

    dropping of the atomic bomb
    In the early morning hours of July 16, 1945, great anticipation and fear ran rampant at White Sands Missile Range near Alamogordo, New Mexico. Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Manhattan Project, could hardly breathe. The explosion immediately wiped out around 90% of the city and killed around 80,000 people. Tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure.
  • VJ Day

    vj day
    On August 14, 1945, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II. Japan’s devastating surprise aerial attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, capped a decade of deteriorating relations between Japan and the United States and led to an immediate U.S. declaration of war the following day. Japan’s ally Germany.