WWII European Theater

  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    WHO: Germany & Poland
    WHAT: Germany invades Poland on several fronts without any warning.
    WHERE: Poland
    WHY WAS IT SIGNIFICANT: Germany wanted territorial control over Poland.
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    Battle of Britain

    WHO: Germany and Britain
    WHAT: Germany and Britain battling in the air over the UK Airspace
    WHERE: UK Airspace
    WHY WAS IT SIGNIFICANT: Germany failed at the attempt to defeat Britain's Airforce.
  • Lend Lease Act Signed

    Lend Lease Act Signed
    WHO: FDR
    WHAT: A plan proposed for other countries in need of arms, weapons, or any other supplies.
    WHERE: It was signed in America.
    WHY WAS IT SIGNIFICANT: This allowed America to make peace with other countires that they lended the lease to and also to make money down the road.
  • Germany Declares War on America

    Germany Declares War on America
    WHO: Germany and America
    WHAT: The President of America declares that the Navy and the Air Force can fire at any German war vessel.
    WHERE: America.
    WHY WAS IT SIGNIFICANT: This was right after the declaration of war with Japan, and it was the true start of WWII.
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    Battle of El Alamein

    WHO: Germany, Italy, against Britain
    WHAT: A battle in Alamein Egypt resulting in a victory for allies.
    WHERE: Egypt
    WHY WAS IT SIGNIFICANT: This battle led to the surrender of the Germans.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    WHO: Germany & Russia
    WHAT: A Battle between the Germans and the Russians. Germany failed because of the fact the The Russians had more advanced strategies and weaponry.
    WHY WAS IT SIGNIFICANT: This marked the end of the war with Germany.
    WHY WAS THIS SIGNIFICANT: The failure of Germany
  • Allies land in Italy

    Allies land in Italy
    WHO: Italy, America, Britain
    WHAT: Italian Government surrendered to Allied Forces
    WHERE: Southern Italy
    WHY WAS IT SIGNIFICANT: The British and Americans began an assult on Italy which was also defended by occupying Germans.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    WHO: Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt
    WHY:They met again and confirmed the making of the United Nations.
    WHERE: In Yalta in the Crimea in Yukraine.
    WHY WAS IT SIGNIFICANT: This was the official making of the organization of the United Nations.
  • D-Day

    WHO: Germany & America
    WHAT: An invasion on Germany from the Americans to Liberate France and Europe from Nazi occupation.
    WHERE: French Region of Normandy (Calais-closest point across the English Channel
    WHY WAS IT SIGNIFICANT: Many American soldiers died on the shores of Utah and and Omaha beaches on D-Day.
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    Battle of the Bulge

    WHO: Germany, America, Britain, France
    WHAT: Hitler waned to break the Alliance between America, Britain, and France.
    WHERE: Belgium
    WHY WAS IT SIGNIFICANT: Germany lost, and also lost a lot more men than America did.
  • FDR Dies

    FDR Dies
    WHO: Franklin Roosevelt: President of America
    WHAT: His death as a result of cerebral hemorrhage
    WHERE: In the living room of his cottage in Warm Springs, Georgia.
    WHY WAS IT SIGNIFICANT: He was the longest serving president (Serving almost 4 terms) and he was in the midst of WWII and left his country mourning for days.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    WHO: Hitler
    WHAT: Hitler was upset with Germany's continuous losses, so he commited suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head.
    WHERE: Berlin, Germany
    WHY WAS IT SIGNIFICANT: This marked the end of the war with Germany.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    WHO: Germany
    WHAT: Germany Surrenders against Europe
    WHERE: Europe
    WHY WAS IT SIGNIFICANT: Germany formally surrendered from the War.