WWII Timeline

  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    What: Poland was defeated within a few weeks.
    Why: Germans wanted to get to France. Also, Poland lost because they were surprised.
    Where: Poland
    Who: Germany and Poland
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    Who: Germany vs. Britain
    What: Series of air battles between Gerany and Britain. The Germans lost 2,300 aircraft and 900 RAF.
    Why: It was the first major failure of Germany.
    Where: fought in Britain
  • Lend Lease Act

    What: It lended munitions and supplies to the U.S. allies.
    Why: To help defeat the axis powers
    Where: FDR signed it.
    Who: FDR and allies
  • Germany Declares War on U.S.

    Who: Hitler vs. U.S.
    What: American destroyers attacked German submarines which caused tension.
    Where Germany and U.S.
    Why: It was the beginning of WWII.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    Who:Russian vs. Germans
    What: The German army suffered a huge defeat by the Red Shirts; 2 million casualties for Axis/Soviets.
    Why: The Germans were in full retreat. It was the turning point of WWII.
    Where: Stalingrad
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    Who: Montgomery and Rommel
    Where:North Africa
    Why: One of the decisive victories of WWII
    What: The Allied victory at El Alamein lead to the retreat of the Afrika Korps and the German surrender in North Africa in May 1943.
  • Allies Land in Italy

    Allies Land in Italy
    Who: Allies
    What: British and American forces invade Italy
    Why: Italy surrendered to the alied forces
    Where: Italy
  • D-Day

    Where: French Coastline Normandy, France
    Who: Allies vs. Germans
    What: Brought together the land and sea forces of Allied armies and they fought.
    Why: Within a year Hitler commited suicide and the war ended.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Who: Germans against Allies
    Where: 80 mile front running from south Belgium through Ardennes forest.
    What: It was the last major Nazi offensive force against the Allies.
    Why: Hittler wanted to weaken the allies while moving towards Germany and to destroy the ability to supply themselves.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    What: FDR Churchhil, and Stalin meet to discuss their problems, and they also talked about the splitting up of Germany. The United Nations was also formed
    Who: FDR, Stalin, and Churchhill
    Where: Yalta, Germany
    Why: It created a peacemaking organization to prevent future wars.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Dies

    Franklin D. Roosevelt Dies
    Who: Franklin D. Roosevelt
    What:FDR passed away after 4 great terms in office. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage.
    Where: Warm Springs, Georgia
    Why: Roosevelt got the country out of the depression by the New Deal and was president during WWII.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Who: Adolf Hitler
    What: Adolf Hitler commits suicde by swallowing a cyanide pill and later shooting himself.
    Where: Gerany in an Underground bunker
    Why:It ended WWII
  • Germany Surrenders (VE day)

    Who: Hitler, General Eisenhower and German Army.
    What: Hitler blamed all the jews for the loss in the war after they were defeated by the soviets.
    Why: It ended the war in Europe
    Where: Germany