WW2 Timeline Events

  • Germany Invades Poland

    It was a suprise attack, German tanks and troop trucks invaded the Polish border, and German aircrafts attacked Poland's capital
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  • Stalin attacks Finland

    Stalin sent nearly one million troops into Finland
  • Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain

    The criticism of Chamberlain, made it clear to the people that Churchill should be appointed
  • Germany Attacks France

    Germany invades France and takes Paris
  • Battle of Britain

    Germany began to focuse on the cities, espically London, to break British Morale
  • Lend-Lease Act

    This Act meant providing U.S. military aid to foreign nations during World War II.
  • Hitler takes over the Balkans

    Yugoslavia and Greece resisted joining Hitler, so Germany invaded them. Setting up to invade Russia
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    The Soviest were not ready for this attack
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Day that lives in Infamy, Japan suprise attack on the U.S
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Representives of 26 nations met and formed the U.N
  • Holocaust

    The Killing of million of Jews, by the germans
  • Internment camps

    The U.S put all their Japanese citizens into camps, while they were at war with Japan
  • Battle of Midway

    American forces were hidden, they allowed the Japanese to assualt the island, then the American planes swooped in to attack the fleet
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Fought on the Western Desert in Egypt
  • McArthur’s plan for Japan

    McArthur came up with the plan Island-hopping.
  • Guadalcanal

    The U.S with Australian support started fighting aganist the Japenese
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Luftwaffe went on a nightly bombing, blazing up the city. Stalin told his soldiers to defend the city until death
  • Tehran Conference

    Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met to dicuss miltary strategies aganist Germany and Japan
  • D-Day

    Suprise attack by the allies on the beaches of Normday France
  • Yalta Conference

    President Roosevelt,Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin met at Yalta in the Crimea to plan the final defeat and occupation of Nazi Germany.
  • F.D.R’s death

    Leaving Harry S. Truman in charge, while the U.S were still fighting in WW2
  • Mussolini’s assassination

    Italian Partisans assassinated Mussolini
  • Hitler’s suicide

    Both Hitler and his wife,commited sucide in his bunker
  • Potsdam Conference

    The three leaders, Truman, Stalin and Churchill met to negoiate the ending of the war
  • Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    The U.S bombed Japan Citices
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nazi War crimnals were put on trial
  • Marshall Plan

    The Untied Sates help Europe rebuild after WW2
  • Berlin Airlift

    Allied planes sent food and gifts to Western Berliners
  • Berlin Wall

    East Germany put up the wall to keep it's citizens from going west
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    The world waited on nuclear warfare between the Soviets and the U.S