World war 2

WW2 Events Timeline

  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    When germany invaded Poland , Britain, France, and Canada declared war on Germany on september 3rd. The Soviet Union joined war on Germany's side on September 17th. This marks the beginning of WW2 in Europe.
  • Stalin attacks Finland

    Stalin attacks Finland
    The Red Army attacks Finland with 26 divisions.
  • Germany attacks France

    Germany attacks France
    Germany attacks France and France had one of the most strongest armies in the world but Germany attack methods smashed the French forces.
  • Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain

    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain
    stood up to the germans in WW2, helped forge on alliance of Allied powers with Soviet Union and U.S.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    Lightning war, tactics based on speed and suprises and a needed military force to be based around light tank units supported by planes and infantry.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Intense air battle between the Germans and the British over Great Britains airspace.
  • Hitler takes over the Balkans

    Hitler takes over the Balkans
    Hitler wanted to take the Balkans to expand the amount of area available for his invasion of the USSR.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Act of congress passed demanding the President to " sell, transfer, title to, exchange, lease, lend, or otherwise dispose of....anydefense article" to anycountry whose defense was necessary to the defense of the U.S.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Japanese airplanes made a suprise attack on the US Navy in Pearl Harbor. They destroyed many ships and killed many soldiers.
  • Holocaust

    Six million Jewish people were murdered by Nazis. The Holocaust was Nazi's persecution and planned slaughter of the Jewish people.
  • Japanese internment camps

    Japanese internment camps
    During WW2, nearly 120 000 Americans were under lock and key
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The United States Navy decisively defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy attck against Midway inflicting irreperable damage on Japanese fleet.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    A decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over german troops under Rommel. There were two major battles.
  • Guadalcanal

    Battle in WW2 in the Pacific, the island was occupied by the japanese and later recapture by American forces.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Nazi Germans and its allies fought the soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad.
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    First meeting to bring all three of the leaders together. It was held to strengthen the cooperation of the U.S , Great Britain , and the USSR in World War 2.
  • D-Day

    Allied forces of britain, America, Canada, and France attacked German forces on the coast of Normandy. France. The Allies attackes and gained victory that became the turning point for WW2 in Europe.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Was in the Soviet Union, President F.D.R of U.S, Prime minister Winston Churchhill of Great Britain, and Premier Joseph Stalin of Soviet Union discussed a strategy for ending the war and made plans for the postwar world.
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    Represenatives and 26 nations at war with the Axis powers met in Washington to sign the Decleration of the United Nations pledging to use full resources against the Axis and agreeing not to make a seperate peace.
  • F.D.R's death

    F.D.R's death
    He led the nation through the Great Depression and WW2. He was already ill. He died from a massive cerebal hemorrhage when signing letters and documents in his cottage in "little White House".
  • Mussolini's assassination

    Mussolini's assassination
    Italian politician and leader of national Fascist party, seized total power as dictator and ruled Italy. After Allied invasion of Italy , he was defeated in a vote and the king had him arrested. He was rescued and attempeted escaping the North and was captured and executed. his body was taken and hung upside down at a public viewing at a patrol station to provide confirmation of his death.
  • Hitler's Suicide

    Hitler's Suicide
    He shot himself in the head with his pistol swallowing cyanide as well as his wife. Their bodies were found and brought to Chancellery's courtyard to be covered in gasoline and lit on fire.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    The last meeting of heads of state of the United States, the Soviet union, and Great Britain in WW2, in Berlin. Clarified and put the agreements previously reached at the Yalta Conference.
  • Atomic bomb on Hiroshima

    Atomic bomb on Hiroshima
    American B-29 dropped a 8,900 pound atomic weapon called "little Boy" on Japan city Hiroshima. It destroyed 90% of the city.
  • Atomic bomb on Nagasaki

    Atomic bomb on Nagasaki
    Another B-29 dropped a larger bomb called "Fat Man" on japan city Nagasaki and one-third of the city was destroyed.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    The Cold War was a long period of tension between the democracies of the Western World and the communist countries of Eastern Europe.
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nuremburg Trials
    Series of military tribunals held by the Allied forces of WW2 notable for persecution of prominet members of political, military, and economic leadership of Nazi Germany.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    A United States program of economic aid for the reconstruction of Europe and its named after George Marshall.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Was the first battle of the cold war. It was when the Western countries delievered needed foods and supplies to Berlin through air because all the routes were blocked by the Soviet Union
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was built by Communist government. It separated East Berlin and West Berlin. It was built to prevent people from fleeing to East Berlin.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Soviet Union began to install nuclear missiles in Cuba. The United States refused to allow this and, after thirteen tense days and many secret negotiations, the Soviet Union agreed to remove the missiles.This is was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war during the Cold war.