WWII European Theatre

  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    What: An invansioin of Poland by Germany, Soviet Union and a small Slovak contingent that marked the start of World War II In Europe. Who: Germany, Soviet Union and Slavs invading Poland Why: Germany wanted to take over all that they could in Europe. Where: Poland
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    Battle Of Britain

    What: Name given to the second World War air campaign waged by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom. One of the only battles fought only by air force. Who: Germany and United Kingdom Where: United Kingdom air space Why: To gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force
  • Lend Lease Act

    Lend Lease Act
    Who: Signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt What: Name of the program under which the United States of America supplied the Soviet Union, United Kingdom, China, France and other Allied powers with vast amounts of war materials between 1941 to 1945. Why: So that the U.S. could help with the war without getting directly involved. Where: Singed in the U.S.
  • Germany Declares War on United States of America

    What: Germany declares war on the US Who: Germany to the US Where: Germany and the US Why: Germany declared war on the US because of Pearl Harbor and because the US was firing at German ships while they were still neutral.
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    Battle Of El Alamein

    What: Battle of the Western Desert Campaign between Axis powers and Allied Powers Who: Axis Powers (Germany, Italy) and Allied Powers (Britain, British India, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. Where: El Alamein, Egypt Why: Halted the second and final advance of the Axis Powers into Egypt
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    What: It was a major battle of WWII where Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of Stalingrad in Southwestern Russia. Who: Germany, Italy, Soviet Union Where: Stalingrad USSR Why: They fought for control over Stalingrad
  • Allies Land In Italy

    Allies Land In Italy
    What: Allies landing on mainland in Italy Who: Allies Where: Italy Why: It was believed that if Italy was attacked that it would have to back out of the war.
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
    What: Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Who: Allied Troops, Germany Where: Beaches of Normandy Why: To gain a foot hold in Normandy
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    Battle Of The Bulge

    Picture Who: Germany and Belgium What: A major German offensive launched towards the end of WWII through heavily forested areas of Belgium. Where: Belgium Why: It was a last ditch attemnt by Hitler to split the Allies as they headed towards Germany.
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    Yalta Conference

    What: A wartime meeting of the leaders of the US, United Kingdom and Soviet Union. Who: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Secretary Joseph Stalin Where: Livadia Palace, Ukraine Why: To discuss Europe's post war reorganization
  • Franklin Roosevelt Dies

    Franklin Roosevelt Dies
    What: Franklin Roosevelt passes away after four terms. Who: Franklin Roosevelt Where: Warm Springs, Georgia Why: A cerebral hemorrhage
  • Death Of Adolf Hitler

    Death Of Adolf Hitler
    What: Adolf Hitler commited suicide with his wife by ingesting poison. Who: Adolf Hitler Where: Hitler's personal study Why: Hitler saw that the Nazi's were about to fall
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    What: The day that World War II Allies accepted Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender. This day marked the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. Who: Nazi Germany surrendering to the Allied powers of World War II Where: All countries involved in World War II Why: Germany formally surrendering after World War II