WWII: European Theatre

  • Germany invades Poland

    Who: The Nazis led by Adolf Hittler marched into Poland and was defeated within weeks
    What: A move to gain more land for nazi germany in its plan to conquer all of Europe
    Where: Thousands of German troops marched into Poland
    Why was it significant: It started a line of countries declareing war apon other countries
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    The Battle of Britan

    Who: The German bombing of air fields and Millitary targets but eventualy lead to bombing of civilan populated areas
    What: When Germany began to bomb brittan so they could invade
    Where: It was in Great brittan but lead to Germany
    Why was it significant: The Bombing of Brittan eventuly lead to the relentless bombing of Berlin in Nazi germany
  • Lend-Lease Act Signed

    Who: It was Between FDR/congress and Winston Churchill
    What: A way to aid Great Britan
    Where: The United States but effected Great Britan
    Why Was It Significant: It help Great Brittan in the war and it helped America prepare for war while staying neutral
  • Germany declares war on the United States

    Germany declares war on the United States
    Who: Germany and the United States begin to fight
    What: Germany declares war on The United States Of America
    Where: It occures in Germany but effect all countries in the war
    Why is this significant: This marks the begining on the war with Germany in the U.S.
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    Battle of El Alamein

    Who: The Germans and the Allied forces
    What: The germans attacked the allied hold of El Alamein
    Where: Located about 150 miles west of Cairo
    Why is this significatnt: turning point in war forallied forces, and germany never regains land in the african continent
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    Who: Axis powers and the U.S.S.R.
    What: Germany and its allies marched into the U.S.S.R.
    Where: Stalingrad in the U.S.S.R.
    Why was this significant: This is concidered the turning point in the war in Europe
  • Allies land in Italy

    Allies land in Italy
    Who: The Allied forces
    What: Allies land in Italy
    Where: Italy
    Why is this significant: This is important beacuse the defeted the italan troops
  • D-Day invasion

    D-Day invasion
    Who: 160,000 Allied troops vs the Germans
    What: Allied troops landed in normandy and gained a foothold in eourope to start to take down the Nazis
    Where: 50 mile strech of beaches in Normandy france
    Why is this significant: This is the start of the march across Europe to defete the nazis
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    Battle of The Bulge

    Who: A German attack on primaraly American troops but Briish, french, and Canadians were also involved
    What: Adolf Hittlers lsat major push to defete the Allied forces
    Where: It started when German troops attaked in the Ardennes Forest in Belgum
    Why is it significant: It was significant because the amount of destruction that occured to both sides. It also made it impossable for another large scale attake from germany
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    Yalta Confrence

    Who: FDR, Stalin, and Churchill
    What: A confrence between the "Big Three" to devise a plan to defet Nazi germany
    Where: Yalta in present day Ukrain
    Why was ths significant: It was important because it helped create a plan on how to operate post war conditions
  • FDR Dies

    FDR Dies
    Who: Franklin Roosevelt
    What: Franklin Roosevelt dies while in office
    Where: in The White house
    Why is this significant: There was a war going on and Truman was not ready to be in office.
  • Hitler commits suicide

    Hitler commits suicide
    Who: Adolf Hitler
    What: Hitler sees that his is going to loss the war so he commits suicide
    Where: In his underground bunker in Berlin
    Why is this significant: This is important beacuse the main man that started the war takes his life and basicaly ends he war
  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany Surrenders
    Who: the western allies defet Germanycausing them to surrender
    What: THis is when germany surrenders to the allied forces in the west
    Where: In Germany when, the generals realize they can not win
    Why is this significant: this markes the end of the war in europe