wwII time line

By nickP.
  • Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Charter
    The Atlantic Charter was a joint declaration released by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on August 14, 1941 following a meeting of the two heads of government in Newfoundland. The Atlantic Charter provided a broad statement of U.S. and British war aims. https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/atlantic-conf
  • Lend Lease

    Lend Lease
    The Lend-Lease Act stated that the U.S. government could lend or lease, rather than sell war supplies to any nation deemed vital to the defense of the United States. Under this policy, the United States was able to supply military aid to its foreign allies during World War II while still remaining officially neutral. https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/lend-lease-act-1#:~:text=The%20Lend%2DLease%20Act%20stated,while%20still%20remaining%20officially%20neutral
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
  • Island-hopping

  • Japanese Internment Camps

    Japanese internment camps were established during World War II by President Franklin Roosevelt through his Executive Order 9066. From 1942 to 1945, it was the policy of the U.S. government that people of Japanese descent would be interred in isolated camps. Enacted in reaction to Pearl Harbor and the ensuing war, the Japanese internment camps are now considered one of the most atrocious violations of American civil rights https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/japanese-american-relocation
  • Bataan

    After April 9, 1942 U.S. surrender of the Bataan Peninsula on the main Philippine island of Luzon to the Japanese during World War II (1939-45), the approximately 75,000 Filipino and American troops on Bataan were forced to make an arduous 65-mile march to prison camps. The marchers made the trek in intense heat and were subjected to harsh treatment by Japanese guards.Thousands perished in what became known as the Bataan Death March
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
  • Guadacanal

    series of World War II land and sea clashes between Allied and Japanese forces on and around Guadalcanal, one of the southern Solomon Islands, in the South Pacific. Along with the naval Battle of Midway (June 3–6, 1942), the fighting on Guadalcanal marked a turning point in favour of the Allies in the Pacific War. https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Guadalcanal
  • operation torch

    operation torch
  • The Italian Campaign

    In the final push to defeat the Axis powers of Italy and Germany during World War II (1939-45), the U.S. and Great Britain, the leading Allied powers, planned to invade Italy. https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/italian-campaign
  • D-Day

    During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day
  • Meeting at Yalta

    The Yalta Conference took place in a Russian resort town in the Crimea from February 4–11, 1945, during World War Two. At Yalta, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin made important decisions regarding the future progress of the war and the postwar wohttps://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/yalta-confrld.
  • fall of Berlin

    After nearly four years of intense fighting, Soviet forces finally launched their assault on Berlin on 16 April 1945. Nazi Germany had invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941 and killed an estimated 25 million of the country's civilians and military. Berlin was completely surrounded by 23 April https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52572544
  • Los Alamos

    Los Alamos
  • Meeting at Potsdam

    Meeting at Potsdam
    Allied conference of World War II held at Potsdam, a suburb of Berlin. The chief participants were U.S. President Harry S. Truman, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (or Clement Attlee, who became prime minister during the conference), and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin. https://www.britannica.com/event/Potsdam-Conference
  • Hiroshima

    On August 6, 1945, the United States becomes the first and only nation to use atomic weaponry during wartime when it drops an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Approximately 80,000 people are killed as a direct result of the blast, and another 35,000 are injured. At least another 60,000 would be dead by the end of the year from the effects of the fallout. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-bomber-drops-atomic-bomb-on-hiroshima
  • nagasaki

    Three days after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, a second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9 – a 21-kiloton plutonium device known as "Fat Man.” On the day of the bombing, an estimated 263,000 were in Nagasaki, including 240,000 Japanese residents, 9,000 Japanese soldiers, and 400 prisoners of war. http://www.atomicheritage.org/history/bombings-hiroshima-and-nagasaki-1945