WWII Timeline

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  • Franklin D. Roosevelt elected United States President

    Roosevelt was the 32nd US President and ran 4 terms.
  • Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany

  • Adolf Hitler becomes leader of Germany

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    Axis Powers

    The main Axis Powers were Japan, Italy, and Germany.
  • Civil war in Spain begins

    Caused mainly by socioeconomic disagreements.
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    Radar Technology

    This was newly invented during the war. The technology allowed militaries to detect an attack by an object (most likely bomb) by reading radio waves.
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    Introduction of Calculators

    These were objects that would help people in the military solve big numbers for airspeed or firing altitudes. Nothing like the calculators that we have today. These were usually not digital and quite bulky.
  • Civil war in Spain ends

    Won by the Nationalists.
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    Evacuations of children

    Mothers or expectant mothers could also be evacuated.
  • Germany attacks Poland

    The attack occurred at 4:45 am.
  • France, Britan, New Zealand, and Australia declare war on Germany

    In response to the Nazi German's attack on Poland.
  • Canada declares war on Germany

    To show their independence from the United Kingdom.
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    Rationing

    During WWII, German's cut Great Britain off from most of its food supply. The Britain Government gave out books of coupons to everyone so people could eat and purchase food. This lasted 14 years.
  • My Grandmother's Birthday

    My grandmother escaped from Russia all the way to America during WW2.
  • France signs an armistice with Nazi Germany

    The armistice was an agreement for Germany to occupy a piece of Northern and Western France. The rest still belonged to the French.
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    The Battle of Britain

    The first entirely air fought battle. Caused by the bomb Germany sent on Great Britains Air Force in an attempt to take over their county. Won by Great Britain.
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    The Blitz

    The Blitz (short for blitzkrieg,) was a time mainly in London when the Nazi Germans would send air raid bombs over the city almost nightly.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt re-elected as US President

    FDR's second term.
  • Internment Camps

    After the Japanese attacked pearl harbor, American leaders decided to evacuate all Japanese Americans and move them to these camps to prevent any attacks. Lots of Japanese American families were separated and had to live behind the fence for years. It wasn't until 1988 that the American government realized this an act of racial injustice.
  • U Boats

    Submarines created by Germany. These were very successful for a while during the war, then enemy countries to Germany discovered ways to attack the U boats. The submarines became more vulnerable.
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    Allied Powers

    The main Allied Powers were France, United States, Russia, and Britain.
  • Nazis order the Jewish to wear the Star of David.

    The Star of David was a badge of a yellow star thats purpose was so the Nazis could find the Jews easily.
  • Hitler declares war on United States

    Hitler used this as a way to distract Germans from the setbacks caused by their war against the Soviet Union.
  • Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad

    Germany fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad. One of the bloodiest battles of the war and caused many casualties. Won by the Soviet Union.
  • Italy declares war on Germany

    Italy (originally Axis powers) turned on Germany and joined the Allied powers.
  • D-Day

    Allied troops invaded Normandy, France beaches in order to take them away from Nazi Germans. The Allies were successful and this led to Europe liberation free from war.
  • Anne Frank and her family arrested

    Found in an Amsterdam safehouse with her parents and sister along with 8 other Jews. They were all arrested for hiding.
  • Japanese Prison Camps

    Located in Japanese occupied areas. This captured military personnel and innocent civilians affiliated with countries against Japan.
  • Five Marines and a Navy raising the American flag

    Five Marines and a Navy raising the American flag
    This photo takes place on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Dies

    Harry Truman took over the role of the President of America.
  • Hitler commits suicide

    This occurred in his underground bunker located in Berlin. In May, after the suicide, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces.
  • V-E Day

    V-E stands for Victory in Europe. This marked the definite end of war with Germany in Europe.
  • Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

    America dropped the first-ever atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
  • Soviet Union declares war on Japan

    Japan surrendered unconditionally to the Allied powers about a week later.
  • Atomic Bomb on Nagasaki

    America dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan just three days after Hiroshima. This caused Japan to surrender.
  • V-J Day

    V-J stands for Victory in Japan. This marks the day Japan surrendered to the Allies.
  • Geneva Conventions

    Treaties signed internationally to help wounded soldiers.