WW2 Timeline

  • Japanese invasion of China

    Japanese invasion of China
    Also known as the Second-Sino japanese war,the japanese invaded china but it took more than one single battle. This battle took most of WW2, since the highly nationalistic china did not give up hopes against the highly industrialized japanese. although the japanese were highly superior in mostly every field of battle, the chinese never gave up even after the gruesome events that oocured including the rape of nanking.
  • Rape of nanking

    Rape of nanking
    The rape of nanking was when the japanese forces took control of the capital of china which led to the chinese government officials to move more in to the country. Unlikely for the citizens of nanking, the men were killed in brutal ways, and women of all ages were raped and killed, matsui iwane
    was the general that proposed this idea of total brutality against the chinese, since it would break the courage of the chinese but the chinese didn't give up there.
  • Germany's invasion of Poland

    Germany's invasion of Poland
    Germany's invasion of Poland was a example on how Hitler intended to wage war which would become the Blitzkrieg strategy. Hitler sought to regain lost territory so he invaded Poland. First he destroyed the country's air capacity, railroads, communication lines, munition dumps and followed with a land invasion. After that German forces penetrated their way in and destroyed most of the territory and then the infantry moved in. Poland were out matched by the Germans
  • German blitzkrieg

    German blitzkrieg
    Blitzkrieg was a military tactic used but hitler when invading land. Blitzkrieg was designed to designed to disorganize enemy forces through the use of mobile forces and locally concentrated firepower. Nazi Germany's used this tactic when invading Poland in 1939.The Blitzkrieg tactic was also used in the invasions of Belgium, The Netherlands and France in 1940.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Originally given the name Operarion Fritz, it was a code name for German Invasion Of the Soviet Union. German forces reached its Apogee when invading Russia because their army was at its peak and it was Finest army in the 20th century. Operation Babarossa was a crucial turning point in World War II. It's failure forced Nazi Germany to fight a two-front war against immensely superiors resources.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    This was a surprise air attack from the japanese against the U.S. Base in hawaii. About 2,400 americans were killed and this led to america declaring war on japan, which later led to the U.S. going to war with italy and germany for their alliance with japan.
  • Wansee conference

    Wansee conference
    Reinhard Heydrich( Himmler's second in command of the SS) brought 15 top Nazi bureaucrats To discuss the "final solution". The was "final solution" was a idea to exterminate all European Jews. The first idea was to deport all Jews to Madagascar, that idea was abandoned. The second idea was to gather all European Jews and organize them into camps. This idea became the "final solution". This is late known as the holocaust
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The battle of Stalingrad was between Nazi Germany and The Soviet Union. It was over the city Stalingrad located in Russia. Stalingrad was heavily needed by Nazi Germany because on the Volga river they could launch further assults. This battle became one of the bloodiest battles in history with about 2 million deaths. The soviets crushed Nazi Germany's and it became a turning point in the war.
  • Warsaw Ghetto uprising

    Warsaw Ghetto uprising
    Resistance of the Jewish ghetto in Nazi occupied Warsaw,Poland staged an armed revolt against deportations to extermination camps.Warsaw ghetto uprising inspired other revolts in extermination camps and ghettos throughout German-occupied Eastern Europe
  • Operation Gomorrah

    Operation Gomorrah
    The British bomb the city of Hamburg,Germany at night which leads to 1,500 in the first British raid.British aircraft dropped 2,300 tons of incendiary bombs, Equivalent of what Germans bombers has dropped in London in the five most consecutive raids.the British used something called Window which was aluminimum foil dropped to confuse the Germans, to make it seem like dozens and dozens of aircrafts were heading their way. When finished their were about 30,000 dead people.
  • D-day

    This invasion was a Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany control.156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. The Normandy invasion began to turn the tide against the Nazis. By late August 1944 all of Northern France have been liberated from Nazi Germany.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    On December 16, three German armies (more than a quarter-million troops) launched the deadliest and most desperate battle of the war in the west in the poorly roaded, rugged, heavily forested Ardennes.Adolph Hitler attempted to split the Allied armies in northwest Europe by means of a surprise blitzkrieg thrust through the Ardennes to Antwerponce. Once a quiet region, it became bedlam as American units were caught flat-footed and fought desperate battles to stem the German advance.
  • Operation Thunderclap

    Operation Thunderclap
    Operation thunderclap was code for a cancelled operation. It was a proposal to bomb the easternmost cities of Germany to disrupt the transport infrastructure behind what was becoming the Eastern front. It was also to show the German population That the air defences of Germany were now of little substance and that the Nazi regime had failed them.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    The U.S. come onto the shores of an island 575 miles of the coast of japan, becomes and big visctory for the U.S.. The U.S. take out around 22,000 with less than half the deaths the japanese had.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    now even closer to the shores, japan and the U.S. go at it with about 100,000 Japanese casualties and 50,000 casualties for the Allies. This battle brought alot of deaths which is why it is a significant event in WW2. It was very burdensome for the U.Ss for the japanese used kamakaze methods to fight(suicide attempts that take out the enemy as well).
  • The fate of Benito Mussolini

    The fate of Benito Mussolini
    Mussolini was the prime minister of Italy and formed the Fascist Party. With the invasion of Sicily in south Italy, Mussolini in captured and arrested in a mountain castle. Hitler sent people to rescue him but they failed. After German defenses in north Italy collapsed Mussolini was captured by Italian partisans and killed
  • Fate of Adolf Hitler

    Fate of Adolf Hitler
    Adolf hitler who was the dictator of Germany and started World war 2 committed suicide at the end of the war
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    The day that the german powers surrender in the war, prior to hitlers death and the surrender of the new leader. The allied powers came to germany to discuss and negotiate the surrender and on this day was made official.
  • Dropping of the atomic bombs

    Dropping of the atomic bombs
    U.S. dropped an atomic bomb in hiroshima to stop the war and not have any more U.S. casulties. what resulted was the death of tens of thousands of people and not shortly after the U.S. dropped another bomb in Nagasaki in order for the war to be over.
  • VJ day

    VJ day
    These days were used to celebrate the surrender of the japanese and the end of the war
  • creation of united nations

    creation of united nations
    the united nations was created at this time to prevent other uprisings and disputes between countries like the one the world was having at the time
  • fate of hideki tojo

    fate of hideki tojo
    even thought tojo resigned from his job when he knew the japanese were losing, he was still executed for war crimes on this day
  • creation of NATO

    creation of NATO
    this organization was created by western powers and the U.S in order for there not to be an outbreak of communism in a country
  • Joseph Stalin's fate

    Joseph Stalin's fate
    After his death to a severe heart attack, he was remembered for helping/saving his people from the nazis but also remembered as a murderer from the reign of terror
  • work cited

    1)"Second Sino-Japanese War: Japanese Invasion of China (1937-45)."Http://histclo.com/. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2016.
    2)"The Rape of Nanking." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2016.
    3)"Germany Invades Poland." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2016.
    4)"Blitzkrieg." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2016.
    5)"Battle of Stalingrad." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2016.
    6)"Wannsee Conference | Germany [1942