WWII Events Timeline

  • Holocaust

    The mass slaughter of European civilians espeacialloy Jews by the Nazi during the World War 2. Appromatially 6 million jews were in the camp."Holocaust" is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire."
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Germany invades Poland by attacking them on land and in air . Hitler wanted to regain lost territory and also rule Poland, by this time World War 2 had just begun.
  • Stalin attacks Finland

    Stalin attacks Finland
    The Winter War was when Finland was attacked by Stalin. The invasion was a fail for Stalin.The Soviets dressed in white so that they cold blend in with the snow.
  • Germany attacks France

    Germany attacks France
    Germany first attacks Netherland, Belgium,and Luexembourg. This was a way to keep Allies attention on those contries. Hitler sent large tanks and troops to attack northern France.
  • Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain

    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Britain
    Winston Churchill beocmes prime minister of Great Britian. He is the prime minister for most of World War 2. He was the first Lord of the Admiralty.
  • Battle of Britian

    Battle of Britian
    This battle happended during World War 2. The battle was in Britain, it was against Germany. Britain defeated Germany by using a Engima that was used to decode German screts.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Providing goods to the U.S military aid from foreign nation and services to its allies in the fight against Germany. This act brought the Unties States closer into the war.
  • German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union

    German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
    Hitler's Blitzkreig failed against the soviet union. The Soviets were driven back 600 miles to the get of Mowcow. The German seemed to have succcess but later on in the battle of Stlaingrad the Soviets were able to win.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Japan does a surpise on U.S Naval Base in Hawaii.After 2 hours of the bombing 2,400 U.S soliders were dead.
  • Formation of the U.N.

    Formation of the U.N.
    The forerunner for the United Nation was the League of Nations.26 nation representitives at war with Axis powers met in Washington D.C to sign Declaration of Nation Union.
  • Japanese internment camps

    Japanese internment camps
    Over 127,000 United States citizens were put in jail for having Japanses ancestry. Japanese-Americans were suspected of having loyolity to their ancestral land.The U.S camps had poor living conitidions and overcrowded.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Japan sent a huge force toward Midway island, the site of a key American air base. U.S broke Japan secret code. American pilots destroyed 332 Japanses planes, all four carries and one support ship.
  • Guadalcanal

    The Guadalcanal Campaign was the first major Allied offensive against Imperial Japan.10,000 U.S soliders landed at Guadalcanal.The island had formed into the British Empire in 1588.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    This battle was done in the forest in North Africa. This battle retreatt the Afrika Corps and the Germans surrender.
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    Meeting between U.S President Franklin D. Rossevelt, British Prime Minister. The meeting was in Iran. Iran was promised to be a freedom.
  • D-Day

    Attack German-occupinf France. Also known as Operation Overload. The war was happening in air and sea; and there were heavy casualities
  • Cold war

    Cold war
    The cold wat was time of tension.Build-up of nuclear weapons
    between 2 powerful countries. The Cold War went for 4 decades.
    The Cold War was mostly between Soviets and the United States.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    The confrence was met to plan the final defeat/occupation of Germany. This was a major confrence that was met with the three allied leaders. F.D.R died before the occuration could occur.
  • F.D.R’s death

    F.D.R’s death
    Franklin D. Rossevelt died in Warm Spring, GA. He collpased while a portrait was being painted of him. Dies beofore Allies invade Berlin.
  • Mussolini’s assassination

    Mussolini’s assassination
    Mussolini was assassinated in Giulino. He attempted to run away but he was captured with his mistress by Partisans. The Partisans took Mussolini to prison and secretly exucuted him.
  • Hitler’s suicide

    Hitler’s suicide
    He shot himself in the head with a pistol, after swallowing cyanide, and died at 3:00 p.m. Hitller was in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin.After Hitler's death Germany surrenders to the Allied power.
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nuremburg Trials
    A serie s 13 trails carried out in Nuremburg. Laywers and doctors were charged for crimes against peace and crime against huminaity. Hitlet comitted sucide and was not able to go trail.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    Allies meet in suburb of Berlin.President Truman is attending the meeting due to the death of F.D.R. The meeting was met to talk about posr-war agreements, there were alot ofdisagreements.
  • Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    Hiroshima and Nagaski were the two cities that were bombed in Japan during World War 2. The U.S used 20,000 tons of TNT and killed 10,000 civilians
  • McArthur’s plan for Japan

    McArthur’s plan for Japan
    McArthur became supreme commander for the Allied Powers in Japan. He acted like a leader and oversaw the rebuilding of the contry and the formation of the goverment, helped draft a new constution.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Truman doctrine -give foreign aid to countries to fight off communism.U.S. gives aid to needy Western European countries.Strengthen economies and keep them from becoming communist
  • Berlin airlift

    Berlin airlift
    Supplied food and citizens of west Berlin when the Soviet Union closed off land access in Berlin. The supplies that were given was food, medicine, and others. The Berlin aircraft carried 750 tons of supplies a day.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The west side of the Berlin Wall was cover in graffiti and East side was not.12 ft high, painted white to make it easier to see people climbing over it. At least 136 peiople died trying to cross the border.
  • Cuban Missile crisis

    Cuban Missile crisis
    The Soviet Union puts missles in Cuba because the U.S put barbarne waires seperating the west and eastern Europe. JFK adresses on T.V to adress Americans about the missles that are present. It was the Soviets paying back the U.S for what they have done before.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    This battle was the first battle that Hitler has ever lost. The Nazi would bomb Stalingrad nightly. Stalingrad did not give up, when they trapped the Germans, they were then able to cut off their supplie.Then able to when the war and deafeat Hitler.
  • Hitler takes over the Balkans

    Hitler takes over the Balkans
    Hitler takes over Balkan to expand the aomunt of area avaiable to him inorder to attack the Soviet Union.The largest mas airborne attack at the time.