Ww2

WW2 Timeline

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  • hitler becomes leader of the nazi party

    hitler becomes leader of the nazi party
    By early 1921, Adolf Hitler was becoming highly effective at speaking in front of ever larger crowds. In February, Hitler spoke before a crowd of nearly six thousand in Munich. To publicize the meeting, he sent out two truckloads of Party supporters to drive around with swastikas, cause a big commotion, and throw out leaflets, the first time this tactic was used by the Nazis.
  • Benito Mussolini appointed prime minister of italy

    Benito Mussolini appointed prime minister of italy
    Benito Mussolini served as Italy’s 40th Prime Minister from 1922 until 1943. He is considered a central figure in the creation of Fascism and was both an influence on and close ally of Adolf Hitler during World War II. In 1943, Mussolini was replaced as Prime Minister and served as the head of the Italian Social Republic until his execution by Italian partisans in 1945.
  • Josef Stalin sole dictatator of the soviet Union

    Josef Stalin sole dictatator of the soviet Union
    Joseph Stalin was a powerful Communist leader in the early years of the Soviet Union. He was a dictator who terrorized the population and sent many people to prisons and labour camps.
  • Japan's Army Seizes Manchuria, China

    Japan's Army Seizes Manchuria, China
    In 1931, the Japanese Kwangtung Army attacked Chinese troops in Manchuria in an event commonly known as the Manchurian Incident. Essentially, this was an attempt by the Japanese Empire to gain control over the whole province, in order to eventually encompass all of East Asia. This proved to be one of the causes of World War II
  • Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany
    The year 1932 had seen Hitler's meteoric rise to prominence in Germany, spurred largely by the German people's frustration with dismal economic conditions and the still-festering wounds inflicted by defeat in the Great War and the harsh peace terms of the Versailles treaty. A charismatic speaker, Hitler channeled popular discontent with the post-war Weimar government into support for his fledgling Nazi party. In an election held in July 1932, the Nazis won 230 governmental seats; together with t
  • British and US forces defeat German and Italian armies in North Africa

    With the invasion of North Africa (Operation TORCH), the U.S. Army in late 1942 began a ground offensive against the European Axis that was to be sustained almost without pause until Italy collapsed and Germany was finally defeated. More than a million Americans were to fight in lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea and close to four million on the European continent, exclusive of Italy, in the largest commitment to battle ever made by the U.S. Army. Alongside these Americans were to march Briti
  • Italian Army Invades Ethiopia in Africa

    Italian Army Invades Ethiopia in Africa
    The Second Italo–Ethiopian War, also referred to as the Second Italo–Abyssinian War, was a colonial war that started in October 1935 and ended in May 1936. The war was fought between the armed forces of the Kingdom of Italy (Regno d'Italia) and the armed forces of the Ethiopian Empire (also known as Abyssinia). The war resulted in the military occupation of Ethiopia and its annexation into the newly created colony of Italian East Africa
  • Neautrality Act passed by U.S congress

    Neautrality Act passed by U.S congress
    Neutrality Act, law passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Aug., 1935. It was designed to keep the United States out of a possible European war by banning shipment of war materiel to belligerents at the discretion of the President and by forbidding U.S. citizens from traveling on belligerent vessels except at their own risk. The demand for this legislation arose from the conviction of many Americans that U.S. entry into World War I had been a mistake. T
  • Hitler sends troops into Rhineland of Germany in violation of the versailles treaty

    Hitler sends troops into Rhineland of Germany in violation of the versailles treaty
    Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party seized full power in Germany, promising vengeance against the Allied nations that had forced the Treaty of Versailles on the German people. In 1935, Hitler unilaterally canceled the military clauses of the treaty and in March 1936 denounced the Locarno Pact and began remilitarizing of the Rhineland. Two years later, Nazi Germany burst out of its territories, absorbing Austria and portions of Czechoslovakia.
  • Militarists take control of Japenese Government

    Militarists take control of Japenese Government
    After 1930, the extreme nationalism fostered by the Meiji and Showa Imperial governments combined with traditional Japanese militarism to make life increasingly difficult, and often dangerous, for moderates in the imperial government, the Diet (parliament), and the armed services.
  • Japan's Army pillages Nanjing, China

    Japan's Army pillages Nanjing, China
    In late 1937, over a period of six weeks, Imperial Japanese Army forces brutally murdered hundreds of thousands of people--including both soldiers and civilians--in the Chinese city of Nanking (or Nanjing). The horrific events are known as the Nanking Massacre or the Rape of Nanking, as between 20,000 and 80,000 women were sexually assaulted. Nanking, then the capital of Nationalist China, was left in ruins, and it would take decades for the city and its citizens to recover from the savage attac
  • Nazis begin rounding up jews for labor camps

    Nazis begin rounding up jews for labor camps
    Nazis took all the Jews they could find to work for them in concentration camps, with little food and hospitality, many died of illness and many died from starvation, many also were gased in gas chambers or shot, women were also used as sex slaves
  • Munich Pact signed giving the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia to germany

    Munich Pact signed giving the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia to germany
    British and French prime ministers Neville Chamberlain and Edouard Daladier sign the Munich Pact with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. The agreement averted the outbreak of war but gave Czechoslovakia away to German conquest.
  • Nazi Soviet pact signed by Hitler and stalin

    Nazi Soviet pact signed by Hitler and stalin
    Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression pact, stunning the world, given their diametrically opposed ideologies. But the dictators were, despite appearances, both playing to their own political needs.
  • Nazis invade Poland; Britain and France declare war on Germany

    Nazis invade Poland; Britain and France declare war on Germany
    in response to Hitler's invasion of Poland, Britain and France, both allies of the overrun nation declare war on Germany.
  • Nazis invade Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Bulgium -take control

    Nazis invade Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Bulgium -take control
    The word "Holocaust," from the Greek words "holos" (whole) and "kaustos" (burned), was historically used to describe a sacrificial offering burned on an altar. Since 1945, the word has taken on a new and horrible meaning: the mass murder of some 6 million European Jews (as well as members of some other persecuted groups, such as Gypsies and homosexuals) by the German Nazi regime during the Second World War. To the anti-Semitic Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, Jews were an inferior race, an alien threat
  • First time draft time in the u.s

    Introduced into Congress two days before the fall of France and signed into law three months later as Luftwaffe bombs set London afire, the Selective Training and Service Act began the process by which fifteen million Americans were inducted into the armed services during the Second World War.
  • Germany invades France and forces it to surrender

    Germany invades France and forces it to surrender
    In the Second World War, the Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the successful German invasion of France and the Low Countries, beginning on 10 May 1940, defeating primarily French forces. The battle consisted of two main operations. In the first, Fall Gelb (Case Yellow), German armoured units pushed through the Ardennes to cut off and surround the Allied units that had advanced into Belgium.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    German air superiority in the south of England was essential before Hitler could contemplate an invasion so Hermann Goering, the head of the Luftwaffe, was instructed that the RAF must be "beaten down to such an extent that it can no longer muster any power of attack worth mentioning against the German crossing".
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  • German invaded soviet union

    German invaded soviet union
    unable to subdue Britain by air and fearful attempting a cross-channel invasion in the face of the RAF's bombers, Hitler turned his attention eastward and on June 22, 1941, launched an invasion of the Soviet Union.
  • Churchill and FDR issue the Atlantic Charter

    Churchill and FDR issue the Atlantic Charter
    The Atlantic Charter was a joint declaration released by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on August 14, 1941 following a meeting of the two heads of state in Newfoundland. The Atlantic Charter provided a broad statement of U.S. and British war aims.
  • Japan launched Suprise attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japan launched Suprise attack on Pearl Harbor
    Dec. 7 1941 began like any other sleepy sunday in Hawaii. at 8am the city of Honululu was not yet fully awake, and at the great naval base at Pearl Harbor the bulk of the U.S Pacific fleet lay quietly at anchor when suddenly out of the western sky, formations of fighters and bombers of the Japanese Imperial Navy swept downupon the islands' air feilds to destroy scores of U.S planes, while at the same time, Japenese high level bombers and Torpedo bombers bombed the warships of pearl harbor
  • Roosevelt's Declaration of war

    Roosevelt's Declaration of war
    on December 8th, Roosevelt stood before a joint session of congreaa. characterizing the events of the preceding 24hours as "a day that will live in infamy" he called for declaration of war and congress immediately granted
  • Germany and Italy Declared war on the U.S.

    Germany and Italy Declared war on the U.S.
    Germany and Italy have announced they are at war with the United States. America immediately responded by declaring war on the two Axis powers.
  • 1942 Japanese Americans interned in isolated camps

    1942 Japanese Americans interned in isolated camps
    Over 127,000 United States citizens were imprisoned during World War II. Their crime? Being of Japanese ancestry.Japanese Americans were feared as a security risk.
  • Philippines fall to Japanese – Bataan Death March

     Philippines fall to Japanese – Bataan Death March
    The Bataan Death March was the forced march of American and Filipino prisoners of war by the Japanese during World War II. The 63-mile march began with 72,000* prisoners from the southern end of the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines on April 9, 1942. The horrible conditions and harsh treatment of the prisoners during the Bataan Death March resulted in an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 deaths.
  • Battle of Midway, turning point of war in the Pacific

     Battle of Midway, turning point of war in the Pacific
    the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. Between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea, the United States Navy decisively defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) attack against Midway Atoll, inflicting irreparable damage on the Japanese fleet.
  • Russians stop Nazi advance at Stalingrad save Moscow

    Russians stop Nazi advance at Stalingrad save Moscow
    By mid 1942, the German invasion had already cost Russia over six million soldiers, half killed and half captured by the Germans, and a large part of its vast territory and resources. With the help of its arctic winter, it stopped the exhausted Germans just before Moscow and pushed them back a bit. But in the summer of 1942, when Russia was still very weak from its tremendous losses, the German military was again ready to demonstrate its formidable fighting force.
  • 1943 Zoot Suit Riots – Los Angeles, CA

    The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of riots in 1943 during World War II that exploded in Los Angeles, California, between white sailors and Marines stationed throughout the city and Latino youths, who were recognizable by the zoot suits they favored. Mexican Americans and military servicemen were the main parties in the riots, and some African American and Filipino/Filipino American youth were involved as well.[1] The Zoot Suit Riots were in part the effect of the infamous Sleepy Lagoon murder wh
  • Italy surrenders, Mussolini dismissed as Prime Min.

    12/08/1943 italy surrenders 1943 July - Italy surrenders, Mussolini dismissed as Prime Min.
  • 1944 June 6 - D-Day invasion of France at Normandy by Allies

    The Normandy landings, codenamed Operation Neptune, were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy, in Operation Overlord, during World War II. The landings commenced on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (D-Day), beginning at 6:30 am British Double Summer Time (GMT+2). In planning, as for most Allied operations, the term D-Day was used for the day of the actual landing, which was dependent on final approval.
  • Paris retaken by Allies Forces

    Papers unearthed by the BBC reveal that British and American commanders ensured that the liberation of Paris on 25 August 1944 was seen as a "whites only" victory.
  • 1944 Dec. Battle of the Bulge – last offensive of German Forces

    a major German offensive launched through the densely forested Ardennes mountain region of Wallonia in Belgium, and France and Luxembourg on the Western Front towards the end of World War II. The Wehrmacht's code name for the offensive was Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein ("Operation Watch on the Rhine"), after the German patriotic hymn Die Wacht am Rhein. The French name for the operation is Bataille des Ardennes.
  • 1945 Jan. – US forces return to recapture the Philippines

    Recapture from Japan
  • FDR dies, Harry S. Truman becomes President

    President Franklin Delano Roosevelt suddenly passes away after four terms in office
  • - V-E Day, war ends in Europe

    German forces officially surrendered, ending WWII
  • V-J Day, Japan surrenders to Allied Forces

    On August 14 Emperor Hirohito announced that Japan would surrender unconditionally. The surrender took place September 2 aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
  • First Atomic Bombs dropped

    After the defeat of Germany, the US looked to Japan. The first atomic bomb was called "Little Boy" and was dropped on Hiroshima. The second was called "Fat Man" and was dropped three days later on Nagasaki.
  • War Crimes Trials held in Nuremburg, Germany; Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan

    Leaders of Nazi Germany were brought to multiple military court sessions for war crimes and other crimes against humanity.