WWII

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  • Japanese Invasion of China

    Japanese Invasion of China
    Military conflict fought between the Republic of China and the Empire Japan
    The conflict escaladed after the Pearl Harbor attack
    The Japansese troops surendered
  • Rape of Nanking

    This was an episode of mass murder and mass rape by Japanese troops to the residents of Nanjing
    The massacre accured over six weeks
    The Japanese army murdered about 40,000 to over 300,000 Chinese civilians
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    Germany invaded Poland.
    The invasion happened after the German-Soviet Pact was negotiated.
    Germany directly annexed the former Polish territories
  • Battle of the Atlantic

    it was the world's longest military campaign
    Early battles favored the Germans
    Allies often had destroyer warships that would help escort and defend them from attacks
    Germans had a large number of submarines but the Allies broke the German secret codes
  • Fall of Paris

    British tried to convince the French to hold off and not to sue for peace, that America would come to aid
    Secretary of State Cordell Hull oposed, knowing Hitler as well as Allies would take such a public declaration as help but a prelude to a formal declaration of war
  • Operation Barbarossa

    4 millioln soldiers of the axis powers invaded Soviet Russia
    Hitler had a desire for it to happen
    Territories, men, and weapons were lost.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Japan attacked the U.S
    It was intended to protect Japan's advance into Malaya and the Dutch East Indies
    US declared war right after
  • Battle of Wake Island

    Surrender of American forces to Japan
    Fought on and around the atoll formed by Wake Island
    The island was held by the Japanese
  • Wannsee Conference

    Nazi government and Jewish officals gathered at a villa in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee to dicuss the annihilation of the European Jews
    It ended up murdering many people
  • Battle of Midway

    After the Pearl Harbor attack America realized there were Japan fleet north of Midway
    They surprise attacked them, and bombed them
  • Bataan Death March

    After the US surrender to the Japanese about 75,000 Filipino and American troops on Bataan were forced to make a 65 mile march to prison camps
  • Nuremberg Trials

    It was a number of 13 trials carried out in Numberg
    The defendants included Nazi party officials, high-ranking military officers, German lawyers and doctors
    They were indicted on such charges as crimes against peace and crimes against humanity
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    It was the successful Soviet defense of the city of Stalingrad
    It was the greatest battle of their Great Patriotic War according to the Russians
  • Battle of Guadacanal

    This battle was the first major offensive and a decisive victory for the Allies in the Pacific theatre
    By the end of the battle the Japanese had lost two-thirds the 31,400 army troop commited to the island
    US lost less than 2,000 of 60,000
  • Battle of Alamamein

    This marked the culmination of WII North African campaign between the British Empire and the German-Italian army
    British commander launched an infantry attack on El Alamein
  • Operation Torch

    American commanders agreed to conduct landings in northwest Africa
    Their goal was to clear the continent of Axis troops and preparing the future attack on Europe
  • Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

    When reports of mass murder in the killing center leaked back to the Warsaw ghetto a group of young people formed Z.O.B
    Warsaw ghetto fighters fired upon German troops as they tried to round up another group of people for deportation
    Fighters used weapons and after a few days the troops retreated
  • Allied Invasion of Italy

    Montgomery's 8th army began its invasion of the Italian mainland
    The Italian government agreed to surrender to the Allies
  • Battle of Monte Cassino

    One of the longest and bloodiest engagments of the Italian campaign
    Allies struggled to capture the western anchor of Gustav Line and Roman Catholic abbey of Monte Cassino
  • D-Day

    It resulted in Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany's control
    By late August all of northern France had been liberated and by the following spring the Allies had defeated the Germans
  • Operation Market Garden

    Thousands of paratroopers descended from the sky to secure the bridges across the rivers in Holland so that the Allied army could advance rapidly northwards and turn right into the lowlands of Germany
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Hitler ordered a massive attack against what were primarily American forces.
    Hitler's plan was to launch a massive attack using three armies on the Allies
    The Battle of the Bulge was the costliest action ever by the U.S army
  • Liberation of Concentration Camps

    The Soviets liberated Auschwitz which was the largest killing center and concentration camp
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    The US invaded Iwo Jima
    It was attacked by three marine divisions
    The entire garrison was wiped out
    American losses were 5,900 and 17,400 wounded
  • Battle of Okinawa

    It was to prove a bloody battle
    It was one of the major battles of WWII
    The Americans wished to destroy what was left of the merchant flee
    The Americans lost 7,373 men, 32,000 wounded on land
  • VE Day

    The act of military surrender was signed in Berlin and Germany on this day
    It is celebrated to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of WWII
  • Potsdam Declaration

    It is a statement that called for the surrender of all the Japanese armed forces
  • Dropping of the atomic bomb

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by the first atoimic bombs used in warfare
    The first atomic bomb to ever be dropped was on Hiroshima
    Thousands of people died due to the bombing
  • VJ Day

    On this day Japan surrendered to the Allies ending WWII