• Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    In 1939, Hitler and the Germans decide to invade Poland to have more room in Germany and to be able to access farmland. The Germans also invaded France. Hitler used Blitzkreig which was a strategy to use tanks, trucks, and planes to invade nationsquickly and efficiently.
  • Stalin attacks Finland

    Stalin attacks Finland
    In the late 1930s Joseph Stalin became concerned about the Soviet Union being invaded from the West. Stalin argued that Leningrad was only thirty-two kilometres from the Finnish border and its 3.5 million population, were vulnerable to artillery fire from Nazi Germany.After attempts to negotiate the stationing of Soviet troops in Finland failed, Joseph Stalin ordered the Red Army to invade on 30th November 1939.
  • Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain

    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain
    In May 1940, Neville Chamberlain resigned as prime minister and Churchill took his place.
  • Germany invades france

    Germany invades france
    The Battle of France began on May 10th, 1940. Frances Maginot Line ended up being rendered useless against the Nazi's Blitzkreig.It lasted for over a month and ended with Germany having control over France.

    The Battle of Britain German : Luftschlacht um England, literally "Air battle for England" is the name given to the Second World War air campaign waged by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940. The objective of the campaign was to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force (RAF), especially Fighter Command
  • Hitler takes over the Balkans

    Hitler takes over the Balkans
    During the latter half of 1940 the Balkans, always a notorious hotbed of intrigues, became the center of conflicting interests of Germany, Italy, Russia, and Great Britain. From the beginning of World War II Adolf Hitler had consistently stated that Germany had no territorial ambitions in the Balkans. Because his primary interest in that area was of an economic natureGermany obtained vital oil and food supplies from the Balkan countries.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    Hitler’s Failed Blitzkrieg against the Soviet Union. The “Battle of Moscow” and Stalingrad: Turning Point of World War II
    The victory of the Red Army in front of Moscow was a major break.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    The Lend-Lease Act of March 11, 1941, was the principal means for providing U.S. military aid to foreign nations during World War II.
  • Holocaust

    The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. "Holocaust" is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire.
  • Bombing of pearl harbour

    Bombing of pearl harbour
    the Japanese launched a surprise air attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. After just two hours of bombing, more than 2,400 Americans were dead, 21 ships* had either been sunk or damaged, and more than 188 U.S. aircraft destroyed.
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    On January 1, 1942, representatives of 26 nations at war with the Axis powers met in Washington to sign the Declaration of the United Nations endorsing the Atlantic Charter, pledging to use their full resources against the Axis and agreeing not to make a separate peace.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The Battle of Midway was the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II.Between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea, the United States Navy decisively defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy attack against Midway Atoll, inflicting irreparable damage on the Japanese fleet.
  • Guadalcanal

    The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by Allied forces, was a military campaign fought between August 7, 1942 and February 9, 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theatre of World War II. It was the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad August 23, 1942–February 2, 1943 was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in the southwestern Soviet Union
  • Japanese internment camps

    Japanese internment camps
    On December 7th 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. US citizens feared another attack and war hysteria seized the country.State representatives put pressure on President Roosevelt to take action against those of Japanese descent living in the US. sending people to internment camps
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    The Battle of El Alamein, fought in the deserts of North Africa, is seen as one of the decisive victories of World War Two. The Battle of El Alamein was primarily fought between two of the outstanding commanders of World War Two, Montgomery, who succeeded the dismissed Auchinleck, and Rommel. The Allied victory at El Alamein lead to the retreat of the Afrika Korps and the German surrender in North Africa in May 1943.
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    The Tehran Conference was a meeting between U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin in Tehran, Iran, between November 28 and December 1, 1943. During the Conference, the three leaders coordinated their military strategy against Germany and Japan and made a number of important decisions concerning the post World War II era.
  • 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. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wou
  • Yalta confrence

    Yalta confrence
    The Yalta Conference took place in a Russian resort town in the Crimea from February 4-11, 1945, during World War Two. At Yalta, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin made important decisions regarding the future progress of the war and the postwar world.
  • F.D.R's death

    F.D.R's death
    president roosevelt had died from polio in warm springs, gerogia
  • Mussolini’s assassination

    Mussolini’s assassination
    On 24 July 1943, soon after the start of the Allied invasion of Italy, Mussolini was defeated in the vote at the Grand Council of Fascism, and the King had him arrested the following day. On 12 September 1943, Mussolini was rescued from prison in the daring Gran Sasso raid by German special forces. In late April 1945, with total defeat looming, Mussolini attempted to escape north, only to be quickly captured and summarily executed near Lake Como by Italian partisans. His body was then taken t
  • Hitler’s suicide

    Hitler’s suicide
    Adolf Hitler committed suicide by gunshot on 30 April 1945 in his Führerbunker in Berlin. His wife Eva (née Braun) committed suicide with him by ingesting cyanide.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    The Big Three Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and U.S. President Harry Truman--met in Potsdam, Germany, from July 17 to August 2, 1945, to negotiate terms for the end of World War II.
  • atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    From August to September of 1945, the US built and dropped very powerful nuclear weapons on Nagasaki and Hirosima in Japan. These bombs killed hundreds of thousands of people .
  • McArthur’s plan for Japan

    McArthur’s plan for Japan
    In August of 1945, General Douglas MacArthur became Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in Japan, and was in charge of its ruling. He acted as leader until 1948, oversaw the rebuilding of the country and the formation of a democratic government, and helped to draft a new constitution. Under his guidance, Japan recovered from the war and was on its way to becoming a leading industrial world power.
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nuremburg Trials
    The Nuremberg Trials were a series of military tribunals, held by the Allied forces of World War II, most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, and economic leadership of Nazi Germany
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was the American program to aid Europe, in which the United States gave economic support to help rebuild European economies after the end of World War II in order to prevent the spread of Soviet Communism