WWII Kaylah Williams

  • The Holocaust

    The Holocaust
    This was a genocide in which approximately six million Jews were killed by the Nazi's. Jews were targeted and methodically murdered in a genocide, one of the largest in history, and part of a broader aggregate of acts of oppression and killings of various ethnic and political groups in Europe by the Nazis. Every arm of Germany's bureaucracy was involved in the logistics of the genocide. Victims were being regularly transported by freight train to specially built extermination camps.
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    World War II Timeline Kaylah

  • Japan Invades China

    Japan Invades China
    A military conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan from 1937 to 1941. China fought Japan, with some economic help from Germany, the Soviet Union and the United States. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, China officially joined the Allies and issued a formal declaration war on Japan and other Axis Powers. This was the largest Asian war in the 20th century and it also made up more than 90% of the casualties in the Pacific War.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    This was a settlement permitting Nazi Germany's annexation of portions of Czechoslovakia along the country's borders. The agreement was negotiated at a conference held in Munich, Germany, among the major powers of Europe. Today, it is widely regarded as a failed act of appeasement toward Germany. The purpose of the conference was to discuss the future of the Sudetenland in the face of ethnic demands made by Adolf Hitler. The agreement was signed by Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Italy.
  • Non-Aggression Pact

    Non-Aggression Pact
    A nonaggression pact between Germany and the Soviet Union that ended a few days before the beginning of World War II and divided eastern Europe into German and Soviet spheres of influence. The pact was to last for 10 years, with automatic extension for another 5 years unless either party gave notice to terminate it 1 year before its expiration. The public German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact caused consternation in the capitals of Britain and France.
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Also known as the Semptember campaign was a German and Russian attack on Poland. They invaded Poland from the North, South, and West. The Polish forces withdrew and Germany gained an undisputed adventage. Even though Poland had pacts with France and the UK, their help was very limited.
  • Blitzkrieg

    During the interwar period, aircraft and tank technologies matured and were combined with systematic application of the traditional German tactics of deep penetration and bypassing of enemy strong points. Germany used this tactic when they invaded Poland. Blitzkrieg operations were very effective during the campaigns of 1939–1941. The blitzkrieg operations capitalized on surprise penetrations.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The name given to the Second World War air campaign waged by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom. This occured during the summer and autumn of 1940. It was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces. The Battle was also the largest and most sustained aerial bombing campaign to that date.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Thsi was formally called "An Act to promote the Defense of the United States". It was a program that stated that the US would supply France, Great Britain, and China with food , oil, and other materials. $50.1 billion dollars worth of things were shipped out. This program ended the US neutrality. This help Great Britain and other allied forces win battles in the future.
  • Operation Barbarbossa

    Operation Barbarbossa
    This was the code name for Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. Over the course of the operation, about four million soldiers of the Axis powers invaded Russia. it was the largest invasion in the history of warfare. It marked the beginning of the rapid escalation of the war.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    It was the code name for Germany's invasion of Russia during World War II. The two countries had signed political and economic pacts for strategic purposes. An invasion of Russia was authorized by Hitler earlier but it didn't happen until later on. Barbarossa was the largest military operation in world history in both manpower and casualties. The operation opened up the Eastern Front for other countries.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    There was a surprise military strike conducted by the Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, in the United States Territory of Hawaii. The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. from interfering with military actions that the Japanese were planning. The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighter planes & bombers in two waves. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    The forcible transfer from Saisaih Pt. and Mariveles to Camp O'Donnell by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war. It began after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II. The reported death tolls vary, because historians cannot determine how many prisoners blended in with the civilian population and escaped. The march was characterized by severe physical abuse and resulted in some fatalities inflicted upon prisoners.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    This was a crucial and decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. The Japanese operation, like the earlier attack on Pearl Harbor, sought to eliminate the United States as a strategic power in the Pacific. The Japanese hoped that another demoralizing defeat would force the U.S. to capitulate in the Pacific War and ensure Japanese dominance in the Pacific. The Japanese plan was to lure the United States' aircraft carriers into a trap.
  • Battle of Satlingrad

    Battle of Satlingrad
    A major battle of World War II where Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad. It is often regarded as the single largest and bloodiest battle in the history of warfare. German forces never regained the initiative in the East and withdrew a vast military force from the West to replace their losses.
  • D-Day

    The landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe. This event contributed to an Allied victory in the war.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Major Germen defence attempt launched through the defense in Belgium and France. The suprise attack caught the Allied forces off guard.The battle depleted Germeany's armored forces on the Westen front. The US forces bore the attack and high very high casualties.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    A battle in which The US finally landed on and captured the island Iwo Jima. This was carried out in the form of a plan called Operation Detachment. Getting this isand consisted of some of the bloodiest fighting in the War in the Pacific of WWII. Japanese defeat was assured fom the start because of the growing AMerican superiority.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    was fought on the Islands of Okinawa and included the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War during World War II. The 82-day-long battle lasted from early April until mid-June 1945. After a long campaign of island hopping, the Allies were approaching Japan, and planned to use Okinawa, away from mainland Japan, as a base for air operations on the planned invasion of Japanese mainland.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    Also known as Victory in Europe public holiday celebrated to mark the uncondition surrender of Germany's forces. From Moscow to LA, people celebrated. This victory happened on President Harry Truman's 61st birthday. He dedicated the victory to former Presdident Franklin D. Roosesvelt who had died just weeks before.
  • The Bombing of Hiroshima/Nagasaki

    The Bombing of Hiroshima/Nagasaki
    The United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two bombings, which killed at least 129,000 people, remain the only use of nuclear weapons for warfare in history. This was retaliation for the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This was coded "Operation Downfall".
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    The news of the surrender was announced to the world. This sparked spontaneous celebrations over the final ending of World War II. On September 2, 1945, a formal surrender ceremony was held in Tokyo Bay aboard the USS Missouri. At the time, President Truman declared September 2 to be VJ Day.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    The plan behind the Warsaw Pact was for Russia to dominate Central and Eastern Europe. Russia wanted the right to define socialism and communism and be the leader of the global socialist movement. The eight members of the Warsaw Pact pledged the mutal defense of any other member who was attacked. The members included Bulgaria, Albania, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Romania, and Czechoclovakia.