WWII European Theatre

  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    WHO: Germany, Slovakia, Soviet Union, and Poland.
    WHAT: Germany starts WWII by invading Poland from the north, south, and west.
    WHEN: September 1, 1939.
    WHY: Initiates the start of WWII.
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    Germany Invades Poland

    WHO: Germany and Poland
    WHAT: Germany Invades Poland
    WHERE: Poland
    WHY: Germany and the Soviet Union signed a pact to annex Poland and split it between themselves.
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    Battle of Britain

    WHO: U.K, Canada, Germany, Italy.
    WHAT: German airforce campaign against the UK.
    WHEN: July 10 - October 31, 1940
    WHERE: Britain airspace.
    WHY: Longest aerial bombing campaign of the time.
  • Lend- Lease Act Signed

    Lend- Lease Act Signed
    WHO: Franklin D. Roosevelt
    WHAT: WWII program in which the U.S supplied the allies with needed war materials between 1941 and 1945
    WHEN: March 11, 1941
    WHERE: U.S
    WHY: It supplied Allied forces with vital materials for the war and was signed by the president.
  • Germany Declares War on The United States

    Germany Declares War on The United States
    WHO: Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Adolf Hitler
    WHAT: Germany, and Italy formaly declare war on the United States.
    WHEN: December 11, 1941
    WHERE: Letter was recieved by FDR in the White House.
    WHY: The start of U.S. involvement militarilly in WWII
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    Battle of El Alamein

    WHO: Allied forces (Britain, British India, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand) and Axis forces (Germany, and Italy).
    WHAT: Battle of the Western Desert Campaign of WWII ending in the final advance of Axis forces into Egypt.
    WHEN: Majority of July, 1942.
    WHY: Last advance of Axis forces into Egypt.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    WHAT: Battle between the Soviet Union and Germany for control of the city of Stalingrad.
    WHO: The Soviet Union, Croatia, Italy, Hungary,Romania, and Germany.
    WHEN: Between August 23, 1942 and Feb 2, 1943.
    WHERE: City of Stalingrad in Southwestern Russia.
    WHY: One of the most brutal battles of the Eastern Front.
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    Allied Invasion of Italy

    WHO: U.S, U.K, Canada, Norway, France, Denmark, Germany, and Italy.
    WHAT: Allies land in Salerno as part of Operation Avalanche.
    WHEN: September, 1943.
    WHERE: Salerno, and Sicily, Italy.
    WHY: Led to an Allied victory over Italy.
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
    WHO: U.S, U.K, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Germany.
    WHAT: First day of the invasion of Normandy which started at 6:30AM, known as a part of Operation Overlord, and was a two- phase assault, part one being an aerial attack, and the second phase being the actual landing of troops.
    WHEN: June 6, 1944.
    WHERE: Normandy, France.
    WHY: Largest amphibious invasion in world history, and resulted in the Allied gain of the beachead of Normandy, Paris.
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    Battle of The Bulge

    WHO: Germany, U.S, Canada, France, U.K, Luxembourgish, and Free Belgium Forces.
    WHAT: Last major German offensive attack of WWII.
    WHERE: The Ardennes, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany.
    WHY: Last offensive strategy made by Germany towards the end of the war.
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    Yalta Conference

    WHO: The United States (represented by FDR), The Soviet Union (represented by Joseph Stalin), and United Kingdom (represented by Winston Churchill)
    WHAT: Meeting to discuss the post-war re establishment of the war affected areas in Europe.
    WHEN: Feb 4- Feb 11, 1945
    WHERE: The Livadia Palace Yalta in the Crimea.
    WHY: Established plan to re-organize postwar Europe.
  • Frankilin D. Roosevelt Dies

    Frankilin D. Roosevelt Dies
    WHO: FDR.
    WHAT: Death of FDR via stroke. He announced a pain in his head then slumped over in his chair, unconscious.
    WHEN: April 12, 3:35PM
    WHERE: In his office at the White House.
    WHY: FDR was a very influential president.
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    Germany Surrenders (VE day)

    WHO: German troops. Leader- Admiral Karl Dönitz
    WHAT:German troops surrender to the Allies.
    WHEN: April 25 - May 8, 1945
    WHERE: Belgium
    WHY: Cornered/ lack of troops/ Hitler's suicide.
  • Death of Hitler

    Death of Hitler
    WHO: Adolf Hitler, and his wife, Ava Braun.
    WHAT: Both Hitler and his wife commit suicide, his wife by ingesting a cyanide capsule, and Hitler himself by either self inflicted gunshot or cyanide capsule. (undetermined )
    WHEN: April 30, 1945
    WHY: Initiates the end of the war and the surrender of the Axis powers.