WWII: European Theatre

  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Who: Germany and Poland. Other nations then got involved such as Prime Minister ChamberlainWhat: Completely out of nowhere Germany invaded Poland. The bombed using air squads of 50. The Polish were very outnumbered and there were many casualties.Where: Poland: Katowice, Krakow, Tczew, Tunel. Significance: It was the start of another war. Britain and France mobilized
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    Battle of Britain

    Who: Germany and Britain
    What: Germany wanted to invade Britain but they decided it would be a good idea to damage Britains air force first
    Where: The English Chanel, Britain, Berlin
    Significance: It helped people realize that the air force is very important. It led to the Royal Canadian Air Force
  • The signing of the Lend-Lease Act

    The signing of the Lend-Lease Act
    Who: America (signed by congress), any country fighting the Axis powersWhat: It allowed America to ship goods to any country that was fighting the Axis Where: In AmericaSignificance: It helped us prevent the war from spreading to the U.S because it helped them hold up against Germany. It also helped relieve war debts from WWI
  • Germany Declares War on U.S

    Who: Germany and U.S
    What: Since the U.S declared war on Japan, Germany then had to help its allie so it declared war on the U.S.
    Where: Berlin
    Significance: The U.S got even deeper into the war and were now forced to fight Germany, Japan, and Italy
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    Who: Axis Powers, Soviet Union
    What: It was a very very bloody fight fo rthe control of Stalingrad
    Where: Stalingrad
    Significance: It greatly weakened Germany and put Germany's victory in the east out of the picture.
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    Battle of El Alamein

    Who: British, Australian, New Zealand, South African, Indian and French soldiers. German and Italian troops.
    What: It is commonly refered to as the second Battle of El Alamein. It was an Allie attack to burst through Axis lines.
    Where: El Alamein
    Significance: Afterwards the Allies had control of the Suez Canal, which was a gateway to the east. It was the first major Allie victory.
  • Allies land in Italy

    Who: The Allies and Italian military forces.
    What: The Allies strormed Italy to take control
    Where: Salerno, Calabria & Taranto, Italy
    Significane: It helped open water ways for the Allies to travel through in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
    Who: Allied Powers and Germany
    What: It was a massive invasion of Normady beach to push back German troops and defeat the Nazis.
    Where: Normandy, France
    Significance: A second front other than the Russians from the east was needed to defeat Germany.
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    Battle of the Buldge

    Who: Germany and the Allies
    What It was a major German offensive, it was a last ditch effort to win.
    Where: Belgium
    Significance: It was the final batle to sway the tide of the war. The war went from Axis favor, to Allied favor.
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    Yalta Conference

    Who: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin
    What: It was meant to discuss the reorganization of war-torn Europe
    Where: Livadia Palace (near Yalta)
    Significance: Germany was split into four different sectons, Germany would have to demilitarize, German reparations would be forced labor.
  • Roosevelts Death

    Roosevelts Death
    Who: President Roosevelt
    What: Americas prized president died from a cerebral hemorrhage.
    Where: Warm Springs, GA
    Significance: He was very respected and hit was a low blow to the Americans at the time, especially during war.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    Who: Hitler and his wife Eva Braun
    What: The soviets were only a block away from the underground bunker. Hitler and his wife went into a room together around 3 p.m., and a gun shot was heard. Bormann and Goebbels then went inside moments later and Hitler was dead with a shot in the temple and his wife was dead from poison. They were burned in the Chancellery garden and then buried in a crater.
    Where: The Chancellery garden and the Führerbunker
    Significance: Just the fact that he's dead.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    Who: The U.S and Great Britain
    What: It is the day that the German military finally laid down their arms. This victory in Europe
    Where: Britain, America, and the Soviet Union (celebrated a day later though)
    Significance: It was the defeat of Nazi Germany, everybody finally felt that their hard work had come through.