WW2 Timeline

Timeline created by Ayesha lma
  • World War 2 Started

    World War 2 Started
    World War Two began in September 1939 when Britain and France declared war on Germany following Germany's invasion of Poland.
    Historical Significance:
    -One of the first times two countires prompt war on another.
    Cause & Affect:
    -The cause of Britain & France issuing war on Germany resulted in the so called "Great-war". The affect of this would be destruction/devastation and loss of many helpless lives.
  • Canada declares war on Germany

    Canada declares war on Germany
    Canadians took part in war as Britain and France were at war with Germany yet again.So canada joined as well.
    Many Canadians were shocked that Britain and France were at war with Germany yet again.So canada joined as well.
    Ethical Dimmension:
    -Canada declaring war on Germany was not right because back in WW1 they were automatically involved in war but at this point in time they were not so there shouldn't have been a need to participate.
    Historical Perspective:
    -The motivation was to participat
  • Winston Chuchill becomes Prime Minister

    Winston Chuchill becomes Prime Minister
    Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, is called to replace Neville Chamberlain as British prime minister following the latter's resignation after losing a confidence vote in the House of Commons.
    Historical Significance:
    -Him taking over led a lifetime of change for Britain and also Germany for he turned the outcome of ww2.
    Ethical Judgement:
    -It is morally right for Winston Churchill to be elected for the vritain government for he lead to the loss of Germany and gained victory.
  • (Truning Point) Battle of Britian

    (Truning Point) Battle of Britian
    A turning point is when Germany launches an air attack on Great Britain. of 1940.
    The cause and affect of this was the Nazi in Germany wanted to invade England, Germany needed control over the English channel to be successful in invading Britain.
    Ethical Dimmension:
    -It is fair for the battle of britain to occour in such circumstances because all armed forces were fighting using aircraft's.This also led to advanced technology in the field of aircraft since they fought from summer to fall.
  • Axis Alliance

    Axis Alliance
    Germany, Italy, and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact creating the Axis Alliance.
    Cause & Affect:
    -Germany forming almost a triple alliance is the loss to many countries because this can cause chaos as these 3 countries can affect others by invading.
    Ethical Dimmension:
    -Allainces and such things were not allowed yet such rules were broken which is morally not right.
  • (Truning Point) Invading Russia

    (Truning Point) Invading Russia
    The third turning point throughout this war was Operation Barbarossa was the code name for Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II.
    Historical Perspective
    -The purpose of this invasion was to tie the knot on victory during the war. By germany having control over the largest continent proves alot to the enemy.
    Historical Significance
    -significantly this invasion was the major German offensive on the Russia.
  • Hong Kong

    Hong Kong
    On 8 December 1941, a day after the its Air Force had devastated the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbour, the Japanese Empire launched an attack on the Britsh Crown Colony of Hong Kong.
    Cause & Affect:
    -The japanese empire launching attacks on the British colony affected many people as deaths occured and the military got involved.
    Ehtical Dimmension:
    -It is not acceptable for the Japanese empire to launch attacks on there own people besides the fact that they are just under the British rule.
  • (Turning Point) Attack on Pearl Harbor

    (Turning Point) Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii,
    Ethical Dimmension:
    It is not ethically right for thr japanese to attack the U.S without warning. Even if they claim to be attacking there battleships.
    Cause & Affect:
    -The cause of such a attack caused a total of 2,335 U.S. servicemen were killed and 1,143 were wounded. Sixty-eight civilians were also killed and 35 were wounded.
  • Dieppe Raid

    Dieppe Raid
    On August 19th, 1942, the ground forces were taking part in the raid including officers from the 2nd Canadian Division,
    Cause & Affect:
    The affect of the raud occuring led to a fleet of 237 ships and landing barges, including 6 destroyers, brought them near the seashore. In the air, Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force bombers and fighters took part in the operation. Which is a chaotic mess.
    Ethicall Dimmension:
    As a candian it is not acceptable for 4,963 men and officers taking part.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad took place between July 17, 1942 and February 2, 1943, during the Second World War. The Germans fought in this battle.
    Historcial Significance:
    -This was a significant battle for the Germans for loosing an estimated 1,300,000 casualties making it one of the war’s most costly battles.
    Ethical Dimmension
    -It was not morally right to send men to fight for their country in horrible conditions such as unceasing rain and shellfire reduced the battlefield.
  • Invasion of Sicily

    Invasion of Sicily
    By the spring of 1943, Canadians sailors and airmen had gained a considerable amount of battle experience, but the Canadian Army, stationed in Great Britain, had not been involved in any large-scale land operations.
    Cause & Affect:
    The need for battle experience and the growing public demand for action led to the decision to include the 1st Canadian Infantry Division and the 1st Canadian Army Tank Brigade in the assault on Sicily.
    Ethical Dimmension:
    This was not right as Sicily caused no harm
  • British air raid on Berlin

    British air raid on Berlin
    Berlin, the capital of Nazi Germany, was subject to 363 air raids during the Second World War.
    Cause & Affect:
    -Germany attacking and causing chaos in the world lead to them being air raided about 363 times and the casualties that occured for them are endless.
    Historical Perspective:
    -The motivation for other countries to air raid the German's was probably to decrease the population and show that we are ready for whatever is going to come at us.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France.
    Cause & Affect:
    -The cause of D-Day was fighting Nazi's but the affect was heavy as 4,413 deaths occoured in tottal.
    Continuity & Change:
    -Since time whenever a battle occurs lives are to be lost but one thing that has changed is more lives were lost back then as in now a days not many battles occour.
  • Belgium War

    Belgium War
    During the Second World War, Belgium was the scene of major fighting by the First Canadian Army from September to November 1944.
    Ethical Dimmension:
    The canadian army should not have taken part in such act as Belgium was already at war and they were known to be a peaceful country.
    Historical Perspective:
    -Not much of a motivation but just a given thing was for Canada to entre war knowing that before they entered for Britain now it was a option yet they still had'nt declined.
  • Germans surrender at Stalingrad

    Germans surrender at Stalingrad
    On this day, the last of the German forces fighting at Stalingrad surrender, despite Hitler's earlier declaration that "Surrender is out of the question. The troops will defend themselves to the last!"
    Continuity & Change:
    -Hitler not wanting to gain defeat yet at the end doing so creates a long lasting change for everyone at the end of the day. No more deaths for jews or wars.
    Historical Perspective:
    -The belief and motivation for the german's was to follow orders or death.
  • First atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

    First atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima
    With the destructive capabilities of this weapon in mind, using the bomb certainly would have been one of the most difficult decisions for Truman to make. He decided to use the bomb in order to shorten the war.
    Cause & Affect:
    -The causing of this bomb falling took the lives of many and affected the country in a bad way as too many casualties occoured.
    Ethical Dimmension:
    -If revenge is involved it should be taken on the battlefield not in such a darastic way leaving others helpless.
  • Hitler commits suicide

    Hitler commits suicide
    On this day in 1945, Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. Soon after, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces, ending Hitler's dreams of a "1,000-year" Reich.
    Cause & Affect:
    -Hitler commiting suicide affects Germany by automatically owning defeat in WW2.
    Ethical Dimmension:
    -Morally it is not right for Hitler to kill himself as the leader of Germany and should pay for his actions of the wars that have occured.
  • Japan Surrenders

    Japan Surrenders
    The formal signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender took place on board the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, and at that time Truman declared September 2 to be the official V-J Day.
    Ethical Dimmension:
    -Morally it is right for Japan to admit defeat because of the immoral behaviour that they have done throughout the course of world war 2.
    Cause & Affect:
    -After bombings loss of many lives the affect of such led to signing the surrender to allies and brought an end
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