WWII Timeline

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  • Hitler Becomes Chancellor

    Hitler Becomes Chancellor
    Hitler's "rise" happened when President Paul von Hindenburg had appointed Hitler as Chancellor on 30 January 1933, and we know what happened with his hatred of Jews after that. It was only a matter of time before the laws against Jews Hitler made became a thing.
  • Kristallnacht ("The Night of Broken Glass")

    Kristallnacht ("The Night of Broken Glass")
    On November 9 to November 10, 1938, in an incident known as “Kristallnacht” ("The Night of Broken Glass") , Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses and killed close to 100 Jews.
  • World War II Begins

    World War II Begins
    On September 1, 1939, Hitler invaded Poland from the west; two days later, France and Britain declared war on Germany, beginning World War II.
  • Hitler attacks Russia – Operation Barbarossa

    Hitler attacks Russia – Operation Barbarossa
    Operation Barbarossa was the code name for the Axis powers (Nazi-Germany) invasion of the Soviet Union (Russia), starting Sunday, 22 June 1941, during World War II.
  • Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor

    Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack, also known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor, led to the United States' joining World War II.
  • Britain and US Declare War on Japan

    Britain and US Declare War on Japan
    Britain and the United States declared war on Japan.
  • Italy Surrenders

    Italy Surrenders
    Mussolini had been thrown out of office and the new government of Italy surrendered to the British and the USA. They then agreed to join the allies. The Germans took control of the Italian army, freed Mussolini from imprisonment and set him up as head of a puppet government.
  • Rome Liberated

    Although Italy had surrendered in September, it was only now that the allies were able to liberate Rome from the Germans.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    The Invasion of Normandy. On June 6, 1944 the Allied Forces of Britain, America, Canada, and France attacked German forces on the coast of Normandy, France. With a huge force of over 150,000 soldiers, the Allies attacked and gained a victory that became the turning point for World War II in Europe.
  • Death of Roosevelt

    Death of Roosevelt
    President Roosevelt died. His position was taken over by President Truman, and also now Truman was introduced to the secret Manhattan Project to make the decision to bomb Japan or not.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    The German leader, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bombproof shelter together with his mistress, Eva Braun, because he realized the Germans were loosing the war and didn't want the same fate as Mussolini.
  • Germany Officially Surrenders

    Germany Officially Surrenders
    On May 7, 1945, Germany officially surrendered to the Allies, bringing an end to the European conflict in World War II.
  • V.E Day

    V.E Day
    Victory in Europe was celebrated.
  • First Atomic Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima

    First Atomic Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima
    The Japanese generals refused to surrender. The US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese island of Hiroshima.
  • Atomic Bomb Dropped On Nagasaki

    Atomic Bomb Dropped On Nagasaki
    The US dropped an atomic bomb on the island of Nagasaki as the Japanese had not surrendered following Hiroshima.
  • Japanese Officially Surrender

    Japanese Officially Surrender
    The Japanese unconditionally surrendered to the allies ending the second world war.
  • WWII Ends!

    WWII Ends!
    A victory for the Allied armies (US, British, and Canada).
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    The Holocaust

    The Holocaust was the mass murder of six million Jews and millions of other people leading up to, and during, World War II. These Jews were often killed in extermination and concentration camps. They were organised by the German Nazi party which was led by Adolf Hitler.
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    The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain (known as "the air battle for England" for the Germans) was a military campaign of the Second World War, in which the Royal Air Force (RAF) defended the United Kingdom (UK) against large-scale attacks by the German Air Force (the Luftwaffe). The Royal Canadian Air Force also had a big part in this battle.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad was a major confrontation of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Southern Russia.The Soviets/Russians won and it was a great humiliation for Hitler, who had elevated the battle's importance in German opinion.