• munich agreement

    Britain and France agreed to Hitler’s demands
    to ‘free’ oppressed German people that lived within the Czech Republic. German
    troops occupied the Sudetenland in the first weeks of October.
  • Hitler invades

    Hitler invades Poland. Britain and France declare war on Germany two days later.
  • The bombing of pearl harbor

    Japanese warplanes attacked the home base of the American Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, drawing the United States into World War II. More than 2,300 Americans were killed
  • Americans enter

    Americans entered the war because Japan attacked the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, without a declaration of war or any warning that hostlities were being commenced, sinking most of the battle fleet.
  • Battle of Midway

    Following the attack on Peal Harbor, Japanese armies rolled over Southeast Asia, the Philippines, and the East Indies. The war in the Pacific was fought on land, at sea, and in the air. The turning point in the war in the Pacific came in June, 1942 at the Battle of Midway. In a four day battle fought between aircraft based on giant aircraft carriers, the U.S. destroyed hundreds of Japanese planes and regained control of the Pacific. The Japanese continued to fight on, however, even after the war
  • •Allied victory in North Africa enables invasion of Italy to be launched.

    The Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky, was a major World War II campaign, in which the Allies took Sicily from the Axis (Italy and Nazi Germany). It was a large scale amphibious and airborne operation, followed by six weeks of land combat. It launched the Italian Campaign
  • Normandy invasion

    The Invasion of Normandy happened because they were part of the opposing side in World War II. The Allied forces, which included the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, invaded Normandy.
  • D-DAY

    General Dwight Eisenhower led U.S. and Allied troops in an invasion of Normandy, France. The armies fought their way through France and Belgium and into Germany while Russian troops fought from the east. On May 7, 1945, Germany surrendered.