German troops barraged Poland by land, air, and sea. German tanks thundered into Poland and Stuka planes dive bombed them from the air. This was an easy win for the Germans and the beginning of Blitzkreig. http://www.euronet.nl/users/wilfried/ww2/ww2.htm
Fast and violent lightning attacks that Germany carried out across Europe. Poland was the first to fall victim to Bltzkrieg. This was a very effective war strategy because the opposition had little time to react. http://www.euronet.nl/users/wilfried/ww2/ww2.htm
Germanys plan to invade Russia. This attack failed due to many things. They attacked during the winter which didnt work for Napoleon and definetly didnt work for Hitler. Germany was defeated at the gates of Moscow. http://www.euronet.nl/users/wilfried/ww2/ww2.htm
Japan attacked our millitary installation in Hawaii. The attack was the biggest terrorist attack until 9/11. This attack brought us into the war. We declared war on Japan, soon after Germany and Italy declared war on us. http://www.euronet.nl/users/wilfried/ww2/ww2.htm
Conference between high ranking Nazi officials which ended with the creation of the final solution. The final solution was a policy to exterminate the Jewish race as quickly as possible. Sadly this policy was carried out with great effectiveness. http://www.euronet.nl/users/wilfried/ww2/ww2.htm
Japanese internment took place in the U.S. during WWII. We would relocate all Japanese people regardless of their affilitaion with Imperialist Japan. This was a blatant violation of human rights.
This was Hitlers last stand to frive a wedge in Allied forces. He set up his Ardennes offensive. He unleashed the greatest bombardment in the wars history and beseiged the Allied troops. This Battle cost Hitler 88,000 men and the Americans 77,000. This defeat for Hitler sealed his coffin and began the end of the war. http://www.secondworldwarhistory.com/battle-of-the-bulge.asp
Battle of Iwo Jima
US Marine divisions invaded Iwo Jima due to the need of a US fighter base for Japanese air raids. They also needed a repairs and relief base for B-29's. 4000 US soldiers died. 21000 Japanese solders died. We were sucssesful in taking the island. http://www.euronet.nl/users/wilfried/ww2/ww2.htm
Battle of Okinawa
US Army and Marine divisions invade the japanese city of Okinawa. Kamikaze attacks killed 5000 Americans. 11000 Japanese surrendered and 110000 were killed. This was the largest naval operation in the Pacific Theatre. The Japanese had the most powerful battleship in history, "The Yamato". This battleship was useless in a fight that revolved around aircraft carriers. It was sunk by US carrier-based aircraft. http://www.euronet.nl/users/wilfried/ww2/ww2.htm
Victory Day in Europe. This was the last day of the Third Reich. Hitler officialy surrenderes and the war is over. This holiday is still celebrated today.
Dropping of the Atomic Bombs
The U.S. was locked in a war with Japan that seemed it wouldnt end. America gave Japan multiple chances to surrender but they wouldnt give in. This led us to dropping the nuclear bombs. Letters were dropped over Hiroshima before the bombing to allow locals to escape. We then dropped the bomb. Japan still efused to surrender so we dropped another on Nagasaki. Finally the Japanese surrendered and the war was one. http://www.euronet.nl/users/wilfried/ww2/ww2.htm
Victory of Japan Day. japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signed official defeat against America. The treaty was signed on the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan. This was the end of the Pacific front of WWII http://www.euronet.nl/users/wilfried/ww2/ww2.htm