WWII: European Theatre

  • Germany invades Poland

    Who: German troops, civiliansWhere: PolandWhy: Germany wanted to take back the land they lost and conquer all of Poland.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Who: Germany invading Great Britain.Where: Southern EnglandWhy: It’s important because it was the first major battle to be fought entirely in the air.
  • Lend- Lease Act Signed

    Who: President FDR signed the Lend-Lease act in the United States to help aid to Britain and China.Where: China and Britain.Why: We felt the need to help out the countries in need. Britain and China were our allies at the time.
  • Germany decalres war on the United States

    Who: The United States and GermanyWhere: GermanyWhy: The United States had declared war on Japan.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    When: July 1st, 1942Who: Allies Vs Germany and ItalyWhere: Northern AfricaWhy: It was significant because the Germans wanted control of all of Northern Africa, so they battled for it.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    When: August 23 1942 - February 2 1943Who: Germany Nazi’s and its allies, Soviet UnionWhere: Southwest RussiaWhy: The two countries were fighting for control of the city Stalingrad. One of the bloodiest battles ever.
  • Allies land in Italy

    Who: Allies and German forcesWhere: Mainland ItalyWhy: This is a significant event because Italy surrendered to the Allied forces.
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
    Who: German infantry vs. 160,000 Allied troops Where: Normandy FranceWhy: This event was significant because it involved more than 13000 aircrafts and also more than 5000 ships to retake control of the Nazi’s.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Who: Germany and the Allies.Where: Luxemburg and LiegeWhy: It was the last major battle between the Nazi’s and the Allies.
  • Yalta Conference

    Who: Franklin Roosevelt and Winston ChurchillWhere: CrimeaWhy: It was significant because it was when the heads of government met during wartime to discuss Europe’s post-war reorganization.
  • Franklin Roosevelt dies

    Who: Franklin D. RooseveltWhere: His retreat in Warm Springs, GeorgiaWhy: It was significant because he was an important president at the time he died of a cerebral hemorrhage.
  • Hitler commits suicide

    Hitler commits suicide
    Who: Adolf HitlerWhere: His body was found in the Reich Chancellery garden.Why: It was significant because Hilter was an extremely powerful person who caused many tragedies.
  • Germany surrenders (VE day)

    Who: The Germans and the Western AlliesWhere: Rheims is where the Germans signed to surrender.Why: It was significant because Hitler committed suicide and also Germany surrendered.