WW11: European Theatre

  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Who: Adolf Hitler led Germany
    What: Hilter wanted to regain lost territory and over all rule Poland
    Where: The invasion took place in Poland
    Why: This was the beginning of WW11. Germany intended to wage war by bombing the enemy's railroads, communication lines, tanks, and artillery.
  • Period: to

    Battle of Britian

    Who: Adolf Hitler organized the invasion on Britian
    What- The objective was to land 160,000 German soldiers along a forty-mile coastal stretch
    Where- South-East England
    Why: First major defeat for Nazi Germany
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Who: Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Lend-Lease Act
    What: An act to further promote the defense of the United States
    Where: Washington DC, US
    Why: Franklin D. Roosevelt created this act in order to keep America out of war and to support their fellow allies by sending them war supplies
  • Germany declares war on United States

    Germany declares war on United States
    Who: Germany is fed up with the United States so they declare war on the US
    What: Germany has been shot at by Americans ordered by the president so Germany declares war on them
    Where: No exact location
    Why: This brough the United States into the war and not just for supplying war supples to their Allies
  • Period: to

    Battle of El Alamein

    Who: Axis Forces and Allied Forces
    What: A battle that kicked the Axis Forces out of North Africa, after this win for the Allies, they never lost
    Where: El Alamein, Egypt
    Why: There were two battles of El Alamein, both fought in 1942
  • Period: to

    Battle of Stalingrad

    Who: Nazi Germany and their Allies against the Soviet Union
    What: A major battle that decided who controlled the city of Stalingrad
    Where: Southwestern Russia
    Why: The bloodiest battle in the history of warfare
  • Allies land in Italy

    Allies land in Italy
    Who: Allied Forces
    What: Allied Forces land on the mainland Italy after conquest of Sicily
    Where: Salerno, Calabria and Taronto, Italy
    Why: Allies ended up taking home the victory
  • Period: to

    D-Day Invasion

    Who: Allied Forces
    What: An invasion of Allied forces in Normandy, France to liverate France and Western Europe from Nazi occupation
    Where: Normandy, France
    Why: Largest amphibious operation in history
  • Period: to

    Battle of the Bulge

    Who: Nazis last attempt to break the Allies.
    What: In order to break up the Allies, Hitler planned out one last major attack to defeat them.
    Where: The Ardennes, Belgium, at the Seigfried line
    Why: Hitler's last attempt to destroy the ability to supply themselfs. And to break the Allies in two.
  • Period: to

    Yalta Conference

    Who: "The Big Three" which was Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin
    What: A conference to discuss post-war European reorganization
    Where: Crimean Riviera, sea resort of Yalta
    Why: Conference discussing the future of Poland, dividing up Germany, and the formation of the United Nations
  • Franklin Roosevelt dies

    Franklin Roosevelt dies
    Who: Franklin D. Roosevelt
    What: Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage (stroke) at age 63 during his fourth term
    Where: "Little White House" in Warm Springs, Georgia
    Why: He died right as the war was coming to an end
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    Who: Adolf Hitler
    What: Hitler was hysterical after realizing his Reich was a failure so he shot himself in the head
    Where: Fuhrerbunker in Berlin
    Why: Eight days after Hitler's death, Germany surrendered
  • Germany surrenders (VE day)

    Germany surrenders (VE day)
    Who: Germnay surrenders to the Western Allies and the Soviet Union
    What: Germany surrenders unconditionally
    Where: Little Red School House
    Why: Brought the war in Europe to a formal end after five long years