World war two

WW2: European Theater

  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Who: Germans in 1931 invaded Poland, including its capital, Warsaw.
    What: German military forces of tanks, infantry and cavalry invade Poland with 1.5 million troops.
    Where: In Europe and Poland.
    Why Significant: The start or World War Two.
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    Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Who: Great Britain and Nazi Germany.
    What: A battle in which Great Britain stood alone because of the surrender of France.
    Where: Great Britain and the English Chanel.
    Why Significant: The German Airforce lost many planes and Britain remained a part of the Allies.
  • Lend-Lease Act Signed

    Lend-Lease Act Signed
    Who: The United States gives supplies to nations at war. President Franklin Roosevelt signed it.
    What: The United States can lend or lease supplies to any nation deemed vital to the defense of the United States
    Where: The United States and Great Britain.
    Why Significant: Allowed countries such as Great Britain, to lease war materials when they needed them.
  • Germany declares war on the United States

    Germany declares war on the United States
    Who: Germany and the United States
    What: Germany declares war on the United States after US naval ships were told to use force on any German U-Boats.
    Where: The Unites States.
    Why Significant: The event that got the Unites States involved in the war in Europe.
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    Battle of El Alamein

    Who: Allies lead by Montgomery and the Germans lead by Rommel.
    What: The last battle for the Allies in North Africa and Germans retreated.
    Where: Battle fought in North Africa.
    Why Significant: Germany surrendered to the Allies and started to retreat.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    Stalingrad AftermathWho: Germans battled the Soviets.What: The German army wanted to take control of oil fields so they needed to take control of Stalingrad. The battle was also fought because of Hitler’s hatred for Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.Where: The battle took place in Stalingrad in the Soviet Union.Why Significant: The Germans ended up retreating and the Soviets had success in defeating the German army.
  • Allies land in Italy

    Allies land in Italy
    Who: Allies invade ItalyWhat: A battle that freed Italians from a corrupt government and Axis powers retreated.Where: Sicily off the coast of ItalyWhy Significant: Mussolini’s government fell and the allied powers took over Italy while the German army retreated back.
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
    Who: American and British forces attacked the German forces.What: British forces were on the left and American forces were on the right, attacked Normandy, which was in control of the Germans, buy aircraft and naval forces.Where: Battle fought in Normandy, France.Why Significant: It was a turning point in Europe in which Allies started to take some control.
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    Battle of the Bulge

    Significant: It was one step-closer to defeating Nazi Germany, and people started to have faith in the Allies to successfully defeat Nazi Germany.
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    Yalta Conference

    Who: Soviet Union –Joseph Stalin; Great Britain – Winston Chruchill; United States – Franklin D. Roosevelt.What: A conference that decided to divide Germany up amongst the Allies.Where: Held in Yalta in the Crimea.Why Significant: A plan to defeat Germany and take control of it
  • Franklin Roosevelt Dies

    Who: Franklin RooseveltWhat: A massive cerebral hemorrhage that killed himWhere: In his cottage in Warm Springs, GeorgiaWhy Significant: He died a month before the end of the war.
  • Hitler commits suicide

    Who: Adolf Hitler.What: Hitler commits suicide after it becomes clear to him that Germany would lose the war to the Allied forces. He took a cyanide capsule and shot himself in the head.Where: Hitler hid in a bunker located 55 feet under the chancellery where he committed suicide.Why Significant: Days later the Allies were able to then take over Nazi Germany.
  • Germany Surrenders - VE-Day

    Germany Surrenders - VE-Day
    Who: Germany, Great Britain, Soviet Union and United StatesWhat: Germany surrenders after the Allies start to move into Germany and come close to Berlin.Where: Battles took place in Germany. Flags flown in Allied countries in the event of success.Why Significant: The day that ended World War Two, May 8, 1945