WWII Extended By soccerstar2004 Period: Apr 1, 1935 to Apr 1, 1936 Italy invades and conquers Ethiopia. Jul 7, 1937 Japan invades China. Apr 1, 1938 Germany marches into Austria and takes it over. Mar 1, 1939 Germany takes over Czechoslovakia. Sep 1, 1939 Germany invades Poland Period: Sep 1, 1939 to Sep 2, 1945 The Second World War Sep 3, 1939 The Prime Minister of Britain, Neville Chamberlain, declares war on Germany. France, Australia and New Zealand also declares war on Germany. Sep 6, 1939 South Africa declares war on Germany. Sep 10, 1939 Canada declares war on Germany. Sep 17, 1939 The Soviet Union invades Poland from the east. Nov 30, 1939 The Soviet Union invades Finland. Apr 9, 1940 Germany invades Norway and Denmark. Denmark surrenders on the day of the attack; Norway holds out until June 9. May 10, 1940 Germany attacks western Europe - Luxembourg, Holland and Belgium. Luxemburg surrenders to the Germans. May 10, 1940 Winston Churchill becomes the new British Prime Minister, replacing Neville Chamberlain. May 12, 1940 The German army enters France May 14, 1940 Holland surrenders to the Germans. May 14, 1940 The Local Defence Volunteers (Dad's Army) is created in Britain. It was later called the Home Guard. May 27, 1940 The evacuation of 340,000 soldiers of the British and French armies from the beaches of Dunkirk. May 28, 1940 Belgium surrenders to the Germans. Jun 4, 1940 The last of the 338,000 British, French and Belgian forces evacuated from Dunkirk. Jun 9, 1940 Norway surrenders to the Germans Jun 10, 1940 Italy enters the war and declares war on Britain and France Jun 14, 1940 The German army enters and took over Paris. Jun 21, 1940 Italy invades southern France. Jun 22, 1940 German troups conquer most of France. France surrenders to the Germans. Jun 30, 1940 (until the Liberation on 9 May 1945) German troops take over the Channel Islands, the only British soil occupied by Germany Jul 9, 1940 RAF Bomber Command start night raids on Germany Jul 10, 1940 Battle of Britain begins Sep 7, 1940 The London Blitz starts Sep 13, 1940 Italy invades British-controlled Egypt from Italian-controlled Libya. Sep 20, 1940 Germany, Italy, and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact. Oct 1, 1940 Italy invades Greece. Nov 1, 1940 Slovakia (November 23), Hungary (November 20), and Romania (November 22) join the Axis. Mar 1, 1941 Bulgaria joins the Axis. Apr 6, 1941 Germany invades Yugoslavia and Greece. May 10, 1941 German air raid damages the House of Commons in London. Jun 22, 1941 Germany invades Russia. Dec 7, 1941 The Japanese attack the USA Naval Base at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. Dec 8, 1941 The flag United States declares war on Japan, entering World War II. Dec 11, 1941 Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. United States formally declares declares war on Germany and Italy. Dec 25, 1941 Hong Kong surrenders to Japan. Jan 2, 1942 Japan captures Manila in the Philippines Feb 15, 1942 The flag Japan captures Singapore May 5, 1942 The Battle of the Coral Sea between the US and Japanese navies. May 30, 1942 Anglo-Americans start bombing Germany. Nov 8, 1942 British and U.S. troops win back North Africa. Dec 11, 1942 Nazi Germany and its Axis partners declare war on the United States. Apr 19, 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in occupied Poland. The largest single revolt by Jews against the Nazis during WW2. May 16, 1943 The Dam Buster Raid. Sep 28, 1943 Italy surrenders. Oct 10, 1943 Italy swaps sides and declares war on Germany. Jun 4, 1944 Rome is freed by the Allies. Jun 6, 1944 British and U.S. troops successfully land on the Normandy beaches of France, opening a “Second Front” against the Germans. This day is known as D-Day. Jun 12, 1944 The first of Germany's terror weapons, the V1 (doodlebug), falls in England at Swanscombe in Kent. Aug 1, 1944 Warsaw Uprising in occupied Poland, the largest ever civilian revolt in history, by the Polish population against the Nazis. Aug 15, 1944 Allied forces land in flag southern France near Nice. Aug 20, 1944 Allied troops reach flag Paris. Sep 11, 1944 U.S. troops enter Germany. Oct 20, 1944 U.S. troops land in the Philippines. Dec 16, 1944 The Germans launch a final offensive in the west, known as the Battle of the Bulge, in an attempt to re-conquer Belgium and split the Allied forces along the German border. Jan 12, 1945 The Soviets liberate Warsaw and Krakow in Poland. Feb 13, 1945 The Soviets capture Budapest, capital city of Hungary. Apr 16, 1945 The Soviets launch their final offensive, encircling Berlin. Apr 30, 1945 Hitler commits suicide. May 7, 1945 Germany surrenders to the western Allies. May 8, 1945 Winston Churchill announces VE Day - Victory in Europe. British people wave flags, sing and dance in the streets. WW2 ends in Europe May 9, 1945 Germany surrenders to the Soviets. Aug 6, 1945 The first atomic bomb is dropped by The United States on Hiroshima killing 78,000 citizens Aug 8, 1945 The Soviet Union declares war on Japan and invades Manchuria. Aug 9, 1945 The United States drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Aug 14, 1945 Japan surrendered to the Allies after almost six years of war. V-J Day (Victory in Japan) Sep 2, 1945 Having agreed in principle to unconditional surrender on August 14, 1945, Japan formally surrenders, ending World War II.