• China falls to Japan

    China falls to Japan
    The Japanese Invasion of Manchuria
  • Invasion of Manchuria

    Invasion of Manchuria
    The Japanese invasion of Manchuria began on September 18, 1931, when the Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan invaded Manchuria immediately following the Mukden Incident
  • Blitzkrieg into Poland

    Blitzkrieg into Poland
    Blitzkrieg, meaning lightning war, was for fast moving troops supported by air power
  • Battle of the Atlantic

    Battle of the Atlantic
    Allies want to prepare for the cross-channel invasion by bringing supplies to Britain and Allies win the Battle of the Atlantic, where preparations begin.
  • German invasion of France

    German invasion of France
    Drives a wedge between British and French troops and forces British to evacuate 340,000 troops from Dunkirk, France to Britain.
  • Dunkirk

    German troops launched an attack on Western Europe, forcing the Allies to evacuate from the city of Dunkirk.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The Battle of Britain was a combat of the Second World War, when the Royal Air Force defended the United Kingdom against the German Air Force attacks from the end of June 1940.
  • Germany takes Greece

    Germany takes Greece
    The Battle of Greece is the common name for the invasion of Allied Greece by Nazi Germany in April 1941 during World War II.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Operation Barbarossa was the code name for Nazi Germany's World War II invasion of the Soviet Union, which was launched on Sunday, 22 June 1941.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    360 Japanese planes attack Pearl Harbor, Italy. We lost 19 ships, 150 planes, and 2400 soldiers. FDR created the Office of War Mobilization (OWM) after Pearl Harbor kicked us into mobilization gear.
  • New Guinea

    New Guinea
    The New Guinea campaign of the Pacific War lasted from January 1942 until the end of the war in August 1945
  • Doolittle Raid

    Doolittle Raid
    Planes that were specifically modified bombed Tokyo, leading to very little damage, but it was good for US morale.
  • Bataan (Death and March)

    Bataan (Death and March)
    60,000 prisoners marched 70 miles through streamy jungles to POW camps. Over 10,000 die from abuse, starvation, and exhaustion.
  • Philippines 1942

    Philippines 1942
    US troops are led by General MacArthur, who gets promoted to Supreme Allied Commander in Pacific (SAC). We last three months, from March to May, but we run out of supplies because we didn’t have reinforcements. On May 6th, Japan captured the Philippines.
  • Coral Sea

    Coral Sea
    The goals of the Japanese were to cut off shipping lanes between the US and Australia and to set up for an invasion from Australia.
  • Midway

    The goal of the Japanese was that Midway was a stepping stone to capturing Hawaii, US mainland.
  • Guadalcanal

    Fighting takes six months until we control land.
  • El Alamein

    El Alamein
    The Second Battle of El Alamein was a decisive battle of the Second World War that took place near the Egyptian railway halt of El Alamein
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    Africa to Sicily to Italy: Churchill uses crocodile picture to convince Stalin and created a second front.
  • Stalingrad

    Deadly street fighting in the rubble of a big city
  • Kursk

    In Russia, the Russians stop German advance at the Battle of Kursk, which was the famous tank battle, and Stalingrad, a deadly street fighting in the rubble of a big city.
  • Allied invasion of Sicily

    Allied invasion of Sicily
    The Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky, was a major campaign of World War II, in which the Allies took the island of Sicily from the Axis powers.
  • Salerno

    Allies invade Salerno, Italy.
  • Gilbert & Marshall Islands

    Gilbert & Marshall Islands
    The Gilbert and Marshall Islands Campaign were a series of battles fought from November 1943 through February 1944, in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the United States and the Empire of Japan
  • Anzio

    The Battle of Anzio was a battle of the Italian Campaign of World War II that took place from January 22, 1944, with the Allied amphibious landing known as Operation Shingle to June 5, 1944 with the capture of Rome.
  • D-Day

    10,700 Allied are dead, but we control the beaches and a Second Front was created, making Russia very happy.
  • Guam

    The Second Battle of Guam was the American recapture of the Japanese-held island of Guam, a U.S. territory in the Mariana Islands captured by the Japanese from the U.S. in the 1941 First Battle of Guam during the Pacific campaign of World War II.
  • Operation Dragoon

    Operation Dragoon
    Operation Dragoon was the code name for the Allied invasion of Southern France on August 15, 1944.
  • Philippines 1944

    Philippines 1944
    A result of the the Battle of Leyte Gulf was the US retakes the Philippines in February of 1945.
  • Battle of Leyte Gulf

    Battle of Leyte Gulf
    Admiral Nimitz and MacArthur converge on the Philippine islands. We retake the Philippines but we almost destroy our navy.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Germans hit a weak spot in allied lines and created a 50-mile deep and 80-mile wide bulge. The US had 80,000 losses and Germany had 120,000 losses.
  • Bastogne

    During the Battle of the Bulge, some US troops trapped in the middle of the bulge at Bastogne.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    The Big Three appear and Stalin demands control of Poland and much of Eastern Europe after the war. FDR approves but Russia must help Pacific and free elections must be held in the areas Russia controls.
  • Iwo Jima

    Iwo Jima
    The Battle of Iwo Jima was a major battle in which the United States Marine Corps landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.
  • Okinawa

    The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg, was a series of battles fought in the Japanese Ryukyu Islands.
  • Hitler's Suicide

    Hitler's Suicide
    Him and Eva Braun took cyanide pills but Hitler shoots himself at the same time.
  • German Surrender

    German Surrender
    Victory in Europe Day where Germany agreed to Unconditional Surrender and the war in Europe is officially over.
  • Potsdam

    There was a meeting in Potsdam, Germany where the Big Three met to plan the invasion of Japan.
  • Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    Hiroshima-August 6th, 1945
    Enola Gay drops a single Atomic bomb on Hiroshima and 80% of the city was destroyed where 68,000 people died instantly.
    Nagasaki-August 9th, 1945
    Second bomb dropped on Nagasaki where 35,000 died instantly.
  • Japanese Surrender

    Japanese Surrender
    Victory in Japan Day where Japan surrenders unconditionally.