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  • Japanese Invasion of China

    Japanese Invasion of China
    Also known as the Second Sino-Japanese War, Fought between Japan and China (With support from German), the Invasion was a mini-war parsay, including the Raping of Nanking, along with numerous other battles.
  • Rape of Nanking

    Rape of Nanking
    Also known as the Nanking Massacre, Japanese forces commmited a massacre on civilians in Nanking an unknown number of people (anywhere from 30,000 to 400,000). Japanese forces were relentless piliging and raping the town.
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    Mark of the start of the European Theater. German launched a blitzkrieg on Poland ending with Garmany occupying the area.
  • German Blitzkrieg

    German Blitzkrieg
    The German Blitzkrieg was a type of attack in which massive ammount of German troops would attack all at once, overwhelming the enemy. The date used for this event was just one of many Blitzkriegs the Germans performed.
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    This timespan is the offical length of the world war. However, events did take place before and after.
  • Fall of Paris

    Fall of Paris
    Also known as the battle of France, it was the battle that ended with Germany occupying France.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Operation Barborossa was codename for Germany's invasion of Russia, as outlined in Hitler's book Mein manifesto Mein Compf ("My Struggle").
  • Pearl Harbor Attack

    Pearl Harbor Attack
    The bombing of an American Naval base in Hawaii, marked the begining of American involvement in the Pacific Theater. 2,403 people were killed durring the attack.
  • The Bataan Death March

    The Bataan Death March
    After the US surrender in Bataan to Japanese forces, 75,000 troops were forced to march 75 miles to prison camps.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    A decicive naval battle in the war lasting four days. United states navy and airforce launched a massive attack on Japanese forces destroying a large part of their navy irreparably.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Major battle in the European Theater between Germany and The Soviet Union of Stalingrad is Russia. Considered possibly the largest battle in the war, 2.2 million troops were involved.
  • Allied Invasion of Italy

    Allied Invasion of Italy
    Also known as Operation Avalanche, Allied forces launched an amphibious attack on Axis forces occupying Italy. About 5,500 total casualties.
  • D-Day

    The foothold battle of allied forces in Europe, the battle shook out along the coast lines of Normandy. More than 9,000 troops died working to get up the coast.
  • Battle of the Buldge

    Battle of the Buldge
    The Battle of the Buldge was a German Blitzkrieg in a densley forested area. The blitz caught allied forces completly off guard, with US forces taking the brunt of the attack, suffereing higher US casualties than any other battle in the war.
  • Liberation of Concentration Camps

    Liberation of Concentration Camps
    The Liberation of German concentration camps designed to commit genocide on the Jews. This date markes that date that Auschwitz was liberated, howerver, other camps were liberated on other days.
  • Operation Thunderclap

    Operation Thunderclap
    Operation Thunderclap was a designed to attack the eastern most cities of axis forces in hopes of destroying supply lines and pushing them back. Many factores effected the sucess of the operation, but in many places it was a sucess.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    US attack on Japanese caost of Iwo Jima. After a month of fighting Japanese forces hiding in caves and dugouts, Americdan forces won the battle. The historical image of the flag being raised was taken after this battle.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    VE Day - or victory in europe day, was celebrated to make the offical end of the war in europe. The pacific theater of war (Japan, US, others), was still ragin on however, and would continue to do so for several more months.
  • Potsdam Declaration

    Potsdam Declaration
    Declaration by Japan calling for the surrender of Japanese forces, maked the end of the war between US and Japanese forces.
  • Hiroshima Atomic Bombing

    Hiroshima Atomic Bombing
    The largest bomb in hostory was droped on Hiroshima. The bomb was nicknamed "Little Boy" and was one of two bombs droped on Japan durring WWII. The dropping of this bomb was the start to the end of Japanese involvment in the war.
  • Nagasaki Bombin

    Nagasaki Bombin
    Three days after the bombing of Hiroshima with "Little Boy". Nagasaki was bombed with another atomic weapon codenamed "Fat Man". Even more devistating than than little boy, fat man was the cause of tens of thousands of deaths (aoubt 80,000 deaths apon detinition),
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    Also known as Victory in Japan day, this day marked the formal surrender of Japansese forces. This day also marked the end of the Pacific Theater of war.