Captain america no2

WW2 (MY)

  • Vichy France Begins

    Vichy France Begins
    After Germany forced France into an armistices, Germany occupied France and set up a new government called Vichy France. Full powers were given to an old French General from WWI.
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    Battle for Britain

    The Battle for Britain was the first German offensive using all air force. Germany's plan was to destroy the Royal Air Force or make Britain surrender. Achieving neither of those goals, the Allies get the victory.
  • FDR Approves Shoot on Sight

    Because of German U-Boat attacks, FDR approves all American ships to shoot on sight.
  • Japanese Joins the Axis Powers

    Japanese Joins the Axis Powers
    Benito Mussolini already defined the Axis Powers as Italy and Germany with the Rome-Berlin axis. The Tripartite Pact was an official agreement between Japan, Germany, and Italy stating their alliance to each other and defining the Axis Powers,
  • Hitler Invades Soviet Union

    Hitler Invades Soviet Union
    The USSR is invaded by 4.5 million Axis Power troops. Hitler takes control of vast areas of the Soviet Union, but fails to defeat them as Blitzkrieg fails for the first time.
  • Pearl Harbor Attacked

    Pearl Harbor Attacked
    The day that will live in infamy started with the Imperial Japanese Airforce and Navy attacking US Naval base of the coast of Hawaii. AMerica suffered huge losses in damage and lives.
  • Japanese Ambassadors

    Japanese Ammbassadors were supposed to deliver messages about Pearl Harbor before the attack, but were late.
  • Germany and Italy declare war on the US

    Soon after the Pearl Harbor attack Germany and Italy declare war on the US.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    After the Japanese invasion of the Philipines they soon took control of Batann. Allied forces surrendered on April 9, and were on their way to prison camps by the next day. The Japanese tortured American soldiers through the whole march and many were killed.
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    Battle of Coral Sea

    This was a large battle in the Pacific Campaign between the US and the Japanese Imperial Navy. This was the first time aircraft carriers engaged each other.
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    Battle of Midway

    In the Battle of Midway, the United States gets one of the most important victories in the Pacific Campaign. Japan gets pushed back, and losses 4 aircraft carriers.
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    Japan started to controll the Pacific after pushing the Americans out of the Philipines. They took Guadalcanal and set up an airfield, and threatened Australia. In August, America made the first amphibous assualt of the war and took control of the Island. For 6 months the island was a battlefield, as a fight for control ensued. By Febuary of 1943 Japan gave up on trying to take the island.
  • End of Battle of Stalingrad

    End of Battle of Stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad was the fight for the Soviet city Stalingrad between Axis Powers and the USSR. The German 6th Army had made it into the city of Stalingrad, but was surrounded with no food and constant attacks. Aftyer months of fighting because of Hitler's "stand fast" methods, the German Army was destroyed.
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    Invasion of Sicily

    Allies plan to take Sicily was called operation Huskey. It was a major amphibous and air assault. The fighting lasted for a month and resulted in Axis powers evacuating. This victory for the Allies got Benito Mussolini out of power.
  • Rome Falls

    Even though Italy had surrendered to the Allies, Germany did not want to lose Rome. They set up a defensive line called the Winter Line, but after 6 months of fighting lost Rome to the Allies.
  • D-Day

    The Invasion of Normandy by Alllied forces against Nazi Germany was a desicive victory for the Allies. Heavy losses were experienced on both sides.
  • Kamikaze Attacks Begin

    Kamikaze Attacks Begin
    Kamikazes were suicide attacks by the Japanese military. If a japanese airforce personal was getting shot down or was out of weapons were surpossed to fly their plans into US ships. The first Kamaze attack was on an Australian ship in the Leyete Gulf.
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    Battle of the Bulge

    This one month battle was a major German offensive through the Ardennes Mountains in Belgium. The Allies were able to push the Germans back and get a victory.
  • Raising of the Flag on Mt. Suribachi

    Raising of the Flag on Mt. Suribachi
    The raising of the American flag on Mt Suribachi came in the invasion of Iwo Jima. After taking the beach, the Allied forces moved up the mountain. When 5 Marines went to raise the American flag a photographer happened to be there.
  • U-Boats blow up mechant ships

    U-boats destroy Allied ships.
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    Battle of Okinawa

    The battle of Okinawa was the biggest amphibous assault of the Pacific Campaign. Allies invaded the island of Okiniawa and after almost 3 months of fighting the allies take the island, but the war will end in a couple months.
  • Harry Truman becomes President

    Harry Truman becomes President
    After 3 months into his 4th term President Roosevelt died. His Vice President Harry Truman succeded him to become President.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    The accepted result of death for Adolf Hitler is suicide by gunshot and cyanide poisioning. No one knows where the corpse is though.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    V-E Day stands for victory day in Euope. This was the day that the Allied forces accept the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany. Hitler committed suicde on April 30, so his next in command signed the surrender.
  • Hiroshima

    Hiroshima is a Japanese city. It was the first city in the world to be hit by an atomic bomb. The bombing came at the end of WW2 and combined with USSR involvment and the bombing of Nagasaki, forced Japan to surrender.
  • Nagasaki

    Nagasaki is a Japanese city, and was the only city in the world besides hiroshima that has been hit with an Atomic bomb. The atomic bomb came at the end of WW2 and a day after USSR declaration of war on Japan.
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    This is the day Japan surrenderd to the US. This date marks the end of WW2.
  • Formal Surrender of Japan

    Formal Surrender of Japan
    After the dropping of the two atomic bombs on August 6 and August 9, and imminent invasion from US and USSR forces, Japan didn't have much choice but to surrender.