WWII

  • Lend Lease

    Lend Lease
    a program under which the United States supplied the United Kingdom, Free France, the Republic of China, and later the Soviet Union and other Allied nations with food, oil, and materiel
  • Island Hopping

    Island Hopping
    The US “island hopping” strategy targeted key islands and atolls to capture and equip with airstrips, bringing B-29 bombers within range of the enemy homeland, while hopping over strongly defended islands, cutting off supply lanes and leaving them to wither.
  • Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Charter
    a statement issued that set out American and British goals for the world after the end of World War II.
  • Pearl Habor

    Pearl Habor
    a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
  • Los Alamos

    Los Alamos
    The final link in the Manhattan Project's far flung network was the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Oppenheimer suggested that the bomb laboratory operate secretly in an isolated area but allow free exchange of ideas among the scientists on the staff.
  • Japanese Internment Camps

    Japanese Internment Camps
    The internment of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II was the forced relocation and incarceration in concentration camps in the western interior of the country of about 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, most of whom lived on the Pacific Coast.
  • Bataan

    Bataan
    The siege of Bataan was the first major land battle for the Americans in World War II and one of the most-devastating military defeats in American history.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The Battle of Midway was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II that took place six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States Navy defeated a Japanese attack against Midway Atoll, marking a turning point in the war in the Pacific theatre.
  • Guadalcanal

    Guadalcanal
    a military campaign fought on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. It was the first major land offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    an Allied invasion of French North Africa during the Second World War. While the French colonies formally aligned with Germany via Vichy France, the loyalties of the population were mixed.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    Allied forces launched a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied France. Allied airborne forces parachuted into drop zones across northern France. Ground troops then landed across five assault beaches - Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.
  • Meeting at Yalta

    Meeting at Yalta
    meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union to discuss the postwar reorganization of Germany and Europe.
  • The Italian Campaign

    The Italian Campaign
    A series of Allied beach landings and land battles from Sicily and southern Italy up the Italian mainland toward Nazi Germany.
  • Meeting at Potsdam

    Meeting at Potsdam
    The Potsdam Conference was held in Potsdam, Germany. The participants were the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States. They gathered to decide how to administer Germany.
  • Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945, respectively. The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in armed conflict.
  • Fall of Berlin

    Fall of Berlin
    The Battle of Berlin, designated as the Berlin Strategic Offensive Operation by the Soviet Union, was one of the last major offensives of the European theatre of World War II.