WWII Timeline

  • Annexation of Czechoslovakia

    Annexation of Czechoslovakia
    those involved? Germany and Czechoslovakia
  • Pact of Steel signed

    Countries involved? Germany and Italy
  • Invasion of Poland (Germany)

  • Declaration of War of Germany (by France)

  • Invasion of Poland (Soviets)

  • Partition of Poland

  • Invasion of the Low Countries and France begins; Blitzkrieg used against the West

  • Beginning of the evacuation of Dunkirk

    Beginning of the evacuation of Dunkirk
    France and other allied troops involved
  • France surrenders to Germany

    France and Germany
  • Battle of Britain begins

    Battle of Britain begins
    Britain air force vs German air force
  • Tripartite (Axis) Pact signed

    signed by Germany, Italy and Japan
  • Lend-Lease Act signed

    United States supplied the UK, Soviet Union, China, France, and other allies with materials.
  • Operation Barbarossa begins

    Operation Barbarossa begins
    Germany vs. Soviet Union
  • Final Solution begins

  • Germans abandon attack on Moscow

    Germany vs. Russia
  • Pearl Harbor bombed

    Pearl Harbor bombed
    Japan vs. U.S
  • United States declare war on Germany and Japan

    U.S vs. Japan and Germany
  • Auschwitz opened

    Auschwitz opened
  • Battle of Stalingrad begins

    Battle of Stalingrad begins
    Germany and allies vs. Soviet
  • German and Italian surrender in North Africa

    Germany and Italy vs. North Africa
  • Allies land in Sicily

  • Italy surrenders

  • Italy declares war on Germany

    Italy vs. Germany
  • D-Day

    Allies vs. Germany in France
  • Assasination attempt of Hitler fails

  • Battle of the Bulge begins

    Germans vs. allies
  • Mussolini hanged

  • Hitler commits suicide

  • Postdam Conference

    Postdam Conference
    through Aug. 2nd 1945. Soviet, British and U.S
  • Hiroshima bombed

    Hiroshima bombed
    U.S vs. Japan
  • Nagasaki bombed

    U.S vs. Japan
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    Japan surrenders to U.S
  • UN established

    UN established
  • Nuremberg Trials begin