WWII Timeline

  • Nazi Party comes to power

    Nazi Party comes to power
    With Adolf Hitler high up in the food chain.
  • Adolf Hitler become Führer of Germany

    Adolf Hitler become Führer of Germany
    Adolf Hitler is now the dictator of Nazi Germany.
  • The Second Sino-Japanese War breaks out

    The Second Sino-Japanese War breaks out
    The Second Sino-Japanese War, mainly fought between Republic China and Imperialist Japan broke out.
  • Hitler militarises Germany

    Hitler militarises Germany
    Hitler breaks the Treaty of Versailles and builds his army, navy and air force.
  • Chamberlain appeases Hitler at Munich

    Chamberlain appeases Hitler at Munich
    The famous quote: "there will be peace in our time." Not quite so, it seems.
  • Nazis take Czechoslovakia

    Nazis take Czechoslovakia
    Just like we saw in the movie, this was when the Nazis took Czechoslovakia.
  • Nazi Germany and Soviet Union sign Non-Aggression Pact

    Nazi Germany and Soviet Union sign Non-Aggression Pact
    Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a pact that they will divide Poland if Germany invades Poland and that the USSR will not intervene.
  • Britain and Poland sign Mutual Assistance Treaty

    Britain and Poland sign Mutual Assistance Treaty
    In the treaty, if anyone invades Poland, that Britain and the allies will help Poland.
  • Nazis invade Poland

    Nazis invade Poland
    The ultimate trigger that started World War 2
  • Britain and France declare war on Germany

    Britain and France declare war on Germany
    This is when World War 2 in Europe started.
  • United States proclaimes that it will be neutral

    United States proclaimes that it will be neutral
  • Germany, Italy and Japan sign the Tripartite pact

    Germany, Italy and Japan sign the Tripartite pact
    Three strong military powers unite and join forces against the rest of the world
  • Japanese bomb Pearl Harbour

    Japanese bomb Pearl Harbour
    The Japanese bomb the major military base on Hawaii called Pearl Harbour, resulting in 2,300 casulties and major damage to the U.S Navy.
  • United States and Britian declare war on Japan

    United States and Britian declare war on Japan
    The Pacific War begins.
  • China declares war on Japan

    China declares war on Japan
    Before there were small scale skirmishes that the rest of the world largely ignored, now the whole world knew about the war between China and Japan.
  • Japanese start invading the Pacific islands one by one

    Japanese start invading the Pacific islands one by one
    The Japanese start taking over pacific islands one by one.
  • Axis declares war on the United States

    Axis declares war on the United States
    Now, the United States have officially joined the war.
  • Thai-Burma Railway starts construction

    Thai-Burma Railway starts construction
    The construction started in early 1942, the exact date is unknown.
  • First U.S troops arrive in Australia

    First U.S troops arrive in Australia
  • Bataan Death March begins

    Bataan Death March begins
    Bataan Death March begins as 76,000 Allied POWs including are forced to walk 96.5 kilometres under a blazing sun without food or water toward a new POW camp and many die and suffered heavy abuse from Japanese.
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    Battle of Coral Sea
    Japan's first defeat in the War of the Pacific. This is the first time in history that two opposing aircraft carriers fought only using aircraft without either aircraft carrier even seeing each other.
  • Battle of MIdway

    Battle of MIdway
    Decisive turning point in the War in the Pacific, as the war begons to turn in the U.S's favour
  • Japan refuses safe passage of Red Cross ships

    Japan refuses safe passage of Red Cross ships
    The Red Cross announces that Japan refuses the safe passage and delivery of supplies to prisoners of war in Asia.
  • Japanese floatplanes drop incendiary bombs on US mainland

    Japanese floatplanes drop incendiary bombs on US mainland
    Japanese floatplanes drop incendiary bombs on US forests in Oregon. This mission failed because of fire lookouts in the forests and the weather conditions being not suitable for fire.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    This was the decisive battle turning point in Europe. Although the USSR suffered tremendous losses in the early stages of the German offensive, in the severe Russian winter, many tanks and infantry got stuck in mud and in below 37 celsius below zero. The ill prepared Wehrmacht (german army), suffered severe casulties and were driven back to Germany. It was one of the bloodiest battles in history with 2 million casulaties.
  • Warsaw Ghetto uprising

    Warsaw Ghetto uprising
    This was when the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto rebelled against the Nazis, tragically, they were crushed and there were reprisals throughout the area,
  • Thai-Burma railway joins onto existing Moulmein-Ye line

    Thai-Burma railway joins onto existing Moulmein-Ye line
    The railway finished its 420km of construction and at a heavy cost of over 12,000 allied POW and 90,000 civilian deaths.
  • Victory in Europe day

    Victory in Europe day
    Germany surrenders unconditionally, is there any more to say?
  • Japan surrenders

    Japan surrenders
    It's commonly called V-J day.
  • The Second Sino-Japanese War ends

    The Second Sino-Japanese War ends
    The long second Sino-Japanese War ends, with over 11,098,700+ casualties on both sides. After a long struggle, Republic China (with foreign aid) wins this war and China starts a civil war soon thereafter.