WW II Timeline

  • Neville Chamberlain "Birth"

    Chamberlain became Prime Minister of Britain on 28th May, 1937.
  • Winston Churchill "Birth"

    Led Great Britain through most of World War Two,
  • Adolf Hitler "Birth"

    Adolf Hitler was the leader and founder of the Nazi party. Was also the dictator of Germany during World War Two.
  • Benito Mussolini "Birth"

    Leader of Italy during World War II. Mussolini sided with Hitler during the war.
  • Charles DeGaulle "birth"

    Was a French General and led the Free France Rebellion.
  • Francisco Franco "Birth"

    Lead the Spanish civil war to vitory through July 17, 1936- April 1, 1939
  • Hirohito "Birth"

    Came into power at the age of 12 led Japan through World War Two.
  • Italian invasion of Ethiopia

    Italy invades Ethiopia after an embarrassing defeat in 1895. Because of this Italy was givin sanctions.
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    The Holocaust

    Hitlers main goal of the war was the genocide of the Jewish race. Hitler killed over 6 million Jews this is known as the Holocaust.
  • Occupation of the Rhineland

    German troops marched into the Rhineland a direct act against the Treaty of Versailles
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    Spanish Civil War

    The Civil war in Spain was won with the help of Hitler and the Nazi army.
  • German Air Raid on Guernica

    Germany wnated to test their air force on a spanish market town of Guernica. 1,685 peoplewere killed.
  • The Anschluss

    German troops went in to Austria to try and make it part of Germany
  • The Munich Conference

    Neville Chamberlain and Edouard Daladier agreed that Germany could have the Sudetenland in the Munich Conference
  • The Annexation of Czechoslovakia

    Hitler wanted the Sudetenland into Nazi Germany and he wanted to leave the rest of Czechoslovakia weak. After this Czechoslovakia was mostly involved in nuetrality and pacifism and didnt fight in the war.
  • Invasion of Poland

    Germany invades Poland which started World War II
  • Nazi-Soviet pact

    This agreement was between Russia and Germany. the agreement was for peace but between Russia and germany, it was to split up Poland
  • Neville Chamberlain "Death"

    Chamberlain felt Germany's punishments were to harsh so gave in to Hitlers appeasement.
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    Fall of France

    Franco German armistice was signed at Rethondes. France was divided into two zones.
  • Formation of Vichy France

    Hitler forced France to sign a treaty. The new treaty made the capital of France Vichy
  • Fall of Fall

    France fell when the French were invaded by the German came from the north and Italy came from the south.
  • Formation of the "Free French"

    Ex-army officials fought agaisnt the Germans using Guerlilla warfare
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    Battle of Britain

    British Royal Air Force and the German Luftwaffte fought they tried to break Britains morale but it failed
  • Formation of the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis

    Germany, Italy, and Japan formed an alliance in 1940
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Hitler sent about 3 million Germans to attack Russia for its resources. they lost due to the Russian
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    The attack was on Peral Harbor, Hawaii. The Japanese destroyed 19 ships, and more than 2,400 people.
  • The Battle at Midway

    Stopped Japanese expansion and their military
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    Germany attacked Russia in order to take Stalin's city. the battle killed over 300,000 men.
  • El Alamein

    The British stopped the German invasion in North Africa
  • D-Day

    Allied forces sent 176,000 trrops to take back France and gain a powerful ally.
  • Battle of the bulge

    After freeing France Germany launched a counter attack which lasted about a month.
  • Iwo Jima

    At Iwo Jima the U.S was having trouble defeating the Japanese due to the japanse Kamikaze planes. To try and beat these defenses The U.s army tried Island hoping
  • Benito Mussolini "Death"

    Brought Italy into the 20th century but there was mixed emotions about his death.
  • Adolf Hitler "Death"

    Hitler and his wife Ava killed themselves in their bunker to escape the Allied forces. Created Blitzkrieg or lightning war.
  • V-E Day

    This was the day after Germany surrendered in World War Two. This was also the day when Hitler killed himslef and The war was over.
  • Decision to use atomic weapons

    Harry Truman decided to use the atomic bomb. The bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • V-J Day

    The Japanese Emperor Signed a treay on the U.S Battle Ship Missouri after the two atomic bombs were dropped.
  • Winston Churchill "Death"

    Was Very well loved as Prime Minister and many were sad about his death
  • Charles DeGaulle "Death"

    After France was free from Germany, France fought with the allied forces.
  • Francisco Franco "Death"

    Used the help of Hitlers army to win the rebellion.
  • Hirohito "Death"

    Ruled for 76 years.