WW2

Timeline created by Blighty34
In History
  • Nazi's pass Nuremberg Laws

  • Attack on Pear; Harbour

    To gain out-right control, the Japanese knew they would have to encounter the U.S.A. The Japanese decided to attack the largest U.S Naval Fleet in the Pacific in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • Operation Overlord (D-Day)

    The allies found the right time to go on the offensive, and made a plan to attack the highly fortified Normandy. 150,000 soldiers were involved in the battle, 14,000 were Canadian. The raid was successful, especially for Canadians. The allies were able to breach the Nazi defenses.
  • Atom Bomb (Manhattan Project, Hiroshima, Nagasaki)

  • V-E Day

    The Germans formally surrendered on May 8th, 1945, known as Victory-in-Europe, of V-E Day
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    Battle of the Atlantic

    Just as in WW1, Canada's supply shipping was vital to the allies
    - Canada would carry Weapons, Soldiers, food, clothing etc. to Britain
    - Ships going to and from Canada were in constant threat of German 'U-Boats'
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    Battle of Britain

    Most of the battle was fought in planes (plane v plane)Germany changed their plan form bombing. British airfields to bombing cities after facing heavy British resistance. Support from Canadians, French, and polish pilots were enough to stop the attacks
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    Operation Barbarossa

    The Germans broke their non aggression pact and invaded the Soviet Union
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    Many consider Stalingrad to be the most important/significant battle of WW2. Despite their casualties, the soviets had a decisive victory in this battle. They were able to halt the German advancement into the soviet union
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    The battle of Scheldt

    The 1st and 2nd Canadian Army was key in achieving a victory in a series of battles to secure this vital lifeline for the Allied war effort.