WW2 Timeline_Project Megan Brown

  • The Holocaust

    In 1933 the jewish population stood over at 9 million people. In 1945 the Germans and their collabators killed two out of every three European Jews as a part of the "FInal Soultion". This wasthe Nazi's party to kill all Jews.
  • Blitzkrig

    Blitzkrig is German for lighting war. The forces of breakthrough used in this war were a series of short, fast and powerful attacks. blitzkrieg attempts to unbalance the enemy by making it difficult for them to respond effectively to the continuously changing front, and defeat them through a decisive.
  • Japan invades China

    The Japan-China War started in July 1937 when the Japanese claimed that they were fired on by Chinese troops at the Marco Polo Bridge near Beijing. Using this as an excuse, the Japanese launched a full-scale invasion of China using the conqured Manchuria as a launching for troops,
  • Munich Conference

    This was a agreement between Britain and Germany that happened in 1938. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain negotiated on behalf of Britain, and Chancellor Adolf Hitler on behalf of Germany.
  • Non-Aggression Pact

    The non-aggression act was between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, which lasted until the 1941 German invasion of the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.
  • Germany inavdes Poland

    Germany invaded Poland only days after signing the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact, under which the Soviet Union agreed not to defend Poland from the east if Germany attacked it from the west. This was action done by Germany that began the WW2 in 1939
  • Battle of Britain

    German and British air forces clashed in the skies over the United Kingdom, locked in the largest sustained bombing campaign to that date. Britain’s decisive victory saved the country from a ground invasion and possible occupation by German forces.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    This was the principal means for providing U.S. military aid to foreign nations during World War II. By allowing the transfer of supplies without compensation to Britain, China, the Soviet Union and other countries, the act permitted the United States to support its war interests without being overextended in battle.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Three great army groups with over three million German soldiers, 150 divisions, and three thousand tanks smashed across the frontier into Soviet territory
  • Pearl Harbor

    Hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. They destroyed nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and almost 200 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded.
  • Wannsee Conference

    On this day, Nazi officials meet to discuss the details of the "Final Solution" of the "Jewish question." Months later, the "gas vans" in Chelmno, Poland, which were killing 1,000 people a day, proved to be the "solution" they were looking for--the most efficient means of killing large groups of people at one time.
  • Bataan Death March

    The day after Japan bombed the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor Within a month, the Japanese had captured Manila, the capital of the Philippines, and the American and Filipino defenders of Luzon
  • Battle of Mdiway

    Six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States defeated Japan in one of the battles of World War II. A very important turning point in the Pacific campaign, the victory allowed the United States and its allies to move into an offensive position.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    This was the successful Soviet defense of the city of Stalingrad in the U.S.S.R. during World War II. Russians say it to be the greatest battle of their Great Patriotic War, and most historians believe it to be the greatest battle of the entire war.
  • D-Day

    the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    This battle ended January 25, 1945. This battle was known from many different names. Germans reffered to it as Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein (Opperation watch on the Rhine)
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    This battle was nicknamed Operation Detachment. It was a major battle faught by the United States armed forces. It was faught off the island of Iwo Jima, that is how it got it's main name. This battle lasted for five weeks and was one of the bloodiest battles faught in World War II.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Was nick named Operation Iceberg. It was faught off the islands of Ryukyu of Okinawa. This was one of the largest assults in the Pacific durning World War II.
  • V-E Day

    This day marked the allied victory in Europe in 1945. This also marked the end of the war World War 2 in Europe.
  • The bombing of Hiroshima/Nagasaki

    On Aug 6th, 1945 during World War 2 an american B-29 bomb was dropped on over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. This explosion wiped out over 90% of the city and killed 80,000 people.
  • V-J Day

    V-J day is the day that victory got taken over Japan. Japan ceased fighting in World War 2
  • Warsaw Pact

    This was a miltary alliance full of communist nations over in the Eastern Europe area. It began in 1955 with NATO. The warsaw pact including all of the following places: Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Soviet Union.