WWII Interactive Timeline

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  • Japanese Invasion of China

    Japanese Invasion of China
    The Japanese invaded Manchuria to protect their interests in the railroad and the Kwantung Leased Territory. Japan subsequently set up a puppet state, Manchukuo, which nobody else recognized as a legitimate state. This isolated Japan, and it also meant a continuing series of border clashes with the Chinese and lead to ww2 in a way.
  • Rape of Nanking

    Rape of Nanking
    happened over a period of 6 weeks and Japanese army forces brutally Munsters hundreds of thousands of people. 80,000 women were sexually assaulted. It left the city in ruins and took decades for its citizens to recover (history.com)
  • Germany's Invasion of Poland

    Germany's Invasion of Poland
    Hitler invaded Poland because of three years of international tension. Two days later, Britain and France declared war on Germany. (BBC.co.uk)
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Hitlers plan to invade Russia and happened while there were bombing of British and German cities and while the gas chambers at auschwitz were put to use. Moscow came under attack at the end of the year. (BBC.co.uk)
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    A surprise attack that was intended to destroy important American fleet units. In response, America declared war on Japan and Germany. (Us hmm.org)
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    During this conference, Nazi officials met to discuss the details of the “final solution” of the “Jewish question” This lead to many many casualties (history.com)
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    US carriers were placed in position to surprise the Japanese. The turning point in the war, the US victory allowed the US and its allies to move into an offensive position (history.com)
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    It stopped the German advance into the Soviet Union and marked the turning point of the war in favor of the allies. It was one of the bloodiest days in history (history.com)
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    happened after the April 9th surrender of the Bataan peninsula during world war 2. About 75000 Filipino and American troops were forced to march a 65 mile march to prison camps (history.com)
  • Operation Gomorrah

    Operation Gomorrah
    On the day of this operation, British bombers raided Hamburg Germany during the night, while Americans bombed it by day. This operation killed more than 30,000 people and destroyed 280000 buildings. Hitler refused to visit the burned out cities and refused defeat (history.com).
  • D-Day

    Where 156000 American, British, and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along the coast of Frances Normandy region. It was designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target. The outcome resulted in all of northern France being liberated (history.com).
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    It’s objective to spilt the allied armies in northwest Europe by means of a surprise blitzkrieg. It was the costliest action ever fought by the US army (History.com).
  • Operation Thunderclap

    Operation Thunderclap
    Operation Thunderclap was a simulation of the attempted German breakout of the Sixth Army which was surrounded in Stalingrad during mid-December 1942. The Sixth Army, Hitler’s largest force, was sent to capture Stalingrad (abc.co.uk).
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    America’s invasion of Iwo Jima happened because they needed a base near the Japanese coast. Tree US marine died visions landed on the island and eventually succeeded (history. Com)
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    Was the last major battle of WW2 and one of the bloodiest. The US army and US marine corps descended on the island of Okinawa for a final push towards Japan. It went on for a while until Japan finally surrendered (history.com)
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    VE Day was the day where both Great Britain and the US celebrated victory in Europe day. They put out flags and banners everywhere. People everywhere celebrated the war being over (history.com)
  • Dropping of the Atomic Bombs

    Dropping of the Atomic Bombs
    It was the US that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. It marked the end of ww2 and could have possibly been a cause to the Cold War (history.com)
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    Was the celebration of Japan surrendering. Many people felt relief and exhilaration. Was the “end too the pacific war” (history.com)
  • Liberation of Concentration Camps

    Liberation of Concentration Camps
    as the allied troops moved across Europe they encountered tens of thousands of concentration camp prisoners. The nazis tried to get rid of any evidence of mass murder, however the soviets liberated Auschwitz in 1945. Following that, the soviets also liberated additional camps in Poland. The US liberated several camps as well and so did British forces (ushmm.org).
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    German Blitzkrieg

    was called the “lightning war” and was its strategy was to defeat its opponents in a series of short campaigns. Was Germans way of fighting war with new technology. New technology came from this technique (bbc.co.uk).