The Anti-Comintern Pact was an anti-communist pact concluded between Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan. It was directed against the Third (Communist) International.
Mussolini invades albania
The Italian invasion of Albania was a brief military campaign by the Kingdom of Italy against the Albanian Kingdom, resulting from the imperialist policies of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
german-soviet non-aggression pact
The pact was signed by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union with the prospect of peace in the following 10 years. Both countries knew Europe was at the brink of another major war and Stalin wanted to keep his country on good terms with Germany. Hitler later used the pact to invade Poland unscathed.
mussolini declared war on france and great britain
Mussolini wanted entrance to the begining war. Once the simultanious collapse of France and GB seemed imminent, Mussolini saw an opprotunity to expand his empire.
battle of britain
The Battle of Britain is the name given to the Second World War defence of the United Kingdom by the Royal Air Force against an onslaught by the German Air Force.
Germany attacks the soviet union
Under the codename Operation "Barbarossa," Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. This was only one year after a non-aggression pact was signed and is known to be the largest German military operation of World War II.