• Stormtroopers

    The specialists soldiers of the German Army in WWI. Trained to fight with "infiltration tactics".
  • Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany

    Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany
    Hitler joined the German Workers' Party which was later later changed to the Nazi Party. He thought that the perfect race had blonde hair and blue eyes.
  • Hitler's military build-up in Germany

    Hitler's military build-up in Germany
    Hitler saw Germany as the power house in Europe so he made sure his army was the best. By 1920, Hitler's army had 7 divisions of infantry and 3 of calvary.
  • Benito Mussolini's fascist government in Italy

    Benito Mussolini's fascist government in Italy
    Ruled his country as Prime Minisiter from 1922 to 1943. Leader of the National Fascist Party. Set up a legal dictatorship.
  • Mein Kampf

    Mein Kampf
    An autobiographical manifesto written by Hitler where he outlined his political idealogy and his future plans for Germany.
  • Japanese invasion of Manchuria

    Japanese invasion of Manchuria
    Manchuria was invaded by the Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan.
  • Third Reich

    Third Reich
    Nickname for Germany.
  • Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia

    Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia
    Italy attacked Ethiopia without a declaration of war. Four days later, the League of Nations declared Italy an aggressor, but as usual, took no action against the country.
  • Hitler invades the Rhineland

    Hitler invades the Rhineland
    The German army disreguarded the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Treaties and invaded Rhineland to remilitarize them.
  • Rome-Berlin Axis

    Rome-Berlin Axis
    The Axis powers, also known as the Axis alliance, Axis nations, Axis countries, or the Axis, were the nations that fought in the Second World War against the Allied forces.
  • Munich Agreement

    Munich Agreement
    Was a settlement permitting Nazi Germany's annexation of portions of Czechoslovakia along the country's borders.
  • Hitler's Anschluss

    Hitler's Anschluss
    German for "connection" or union, political annexation.
  • Francisco Franco

    Francisco Franco
    He was a highly decorated soldier and won rapid promotions in the army. He rose to power during the 1920s as a commander in the Spanish Legion and became the youngest general in Europe.
  • Joseph Stalin's totalitarian government in the Soviet Union

    Joseph Stalin's totalitarian government in the Soviet Union
    Last name meant "man of steel". Stalin focused on creating a model communist state. Tried to exert complete comtrol over his citizens.
  • Nonaggression Pact

    Nonaggression Pact
    By signing this pact, Germany had protected itself from having to fight a two-front war in the soon-to-begin World War II; the Soviet Union was awarded land, including parts of Poland and the Baltic States.
  • Britain and France declare war on Germany

    Britain and France declare war on Germany
    In response to Hitler's invasion of Poland, Britain and France, both allies of the overrun nation declare war on Germany.
  • Battle of the Atlantic

    Battle of the Atlantic
    The outcome of the battle was a strategic victory for the Allies—the German blockade failed—but at great cost.
  • Phony War

    Phony War
    The Phoney War was a phase early in World War II that was marked by a lack of major military operations by the Western Allies against the German Reich.
  • Hitler's invasion of Denmark and Norway

    Hitler's invasion of Denmark and Norway
    German army crossing the Danish border on 9 April 1940 by land, sea and air.
  • Hitler's invasion of the Netherlands

    Hitler's invasion of the Netherlands
    The battle lasted from 10 May 1940 until the main Dutch forces surrendered on the 14th.
  • Germany and Italy's invasion of France

    Germany and Italy's invasion of France
    Battle of France was the successful German invasion of France and the Low Countries. Germany defeating primarily French forces.
  • Marshal Philippe Petain

    Marshal Philippe Petain
    French general who reached the distinction of Marshal of France, and was later Chief of State of Vichy France.
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    Second World War air campaign waged by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom.
  • U.S. convoy system

    U.S. convoy system
    A convoy is a group of vehicles, typically motor vehicles or ships, traveling together for mutual support and protection.
  • Blitzkrieg

    Is a highly mobile form of infantry and armour working in combined arms teams.
  • Pearl Harbor attack

    Pearl Harbor attack
    Surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    British-American invasion of French North Africa during the North African Campaign of the Second World War.
  • Bloody Anzio

    Bloody Anzio
    Troops of the Fifth Army swarmed ashore on a fifteen-mile stretch of Italian beach near the prewar resort towns of Anzio and Nettuno.
  • D-Day

    D-Day is the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated.
  • The Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge
    A major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe.
  • Harry S. Truman

    Harry S. Truman
    33rd President of the United States.
  • Unconditional Surrender

    Unconditional Surrender
    A surrender without conditions, in which no guarantees are given to the surrendering party.
  • Death of Hitler

    Death of Hitler
    Killed himself...
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day or VE Day, is a public holiday.