WWII Timeline By: Alex Bicknell

  • Japanese Invade Manchuria

    Japanese Invade Manchuria
    When the Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan invaded Manchuria immediately following the Mukden Incident. The Japanese established a puppet state called Manchukuo, and their occupation lasted until the end of World War II
  • Italy Invade Ethiopia

    Italy Invade Ethiopia
    Loosing early in history, Italy looked to get them back and attacked them, they won, Ethiopia's weapons were no match for Italy's artillery. Link text
  • Hitler Invades the Rhineland

    Hitler Invades the Rhineland
    German troops marched into the Rhineland. This action was directly against the Treaty of Versailles which had laid out the terms which the defeated Germany had accepted. This move, in terms of foreign relations, threw the European allies, especially France and Britain, into confusion.
  • Spanish Civil War

    Spanish Civil War
    Nazi and Italian Fascists were sent to Spain to support the nationalist to overthrow the government.Link text
  • Franco Controls Spain

    Franco Controls Spain
    He took over Spain all the way until he died, he did this because of the help of Nazi and Italian Fascists. He used Fascism until he died. Link text
  • Japan Overruns Eastern China

    Japan Overruns Eastern China
    when the Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan invaded Manchuria immediately following the Mukden Incident. The Japanese established a puppet state called Manchukuo, and their occupation lasted until the end of World War II.
  • Rape of Nanking

    Rape of Nanking
    The Nanking Massacre was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against the residents of Nanjing, then the capital of the Republic of China during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • Hitler Annexes Austria

    Hitler Annexes Austria
    Austria was Hitlers' first victim in his rise to glory. He steamrolled right through Austria and many more. Link text
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    Resulted in an agreement signed by Great Britain, France, Italy and Germany that ceded the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia to Germany. The resolution was signed in an attempt to avoid war. Link text
  • Hitler Invades Czechloslovakia

    Hitler Invades Czechloslovakia
    Earlier Hitler said he would respect Czechoslovakia's boarders and would not invade, a couple months later him and his Nazi soldiers invaded Czechoslovakia.
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact Signed

    Nazi-Soviet Pact Signed
    This was a treaty signed between the U.S.S.R and Germany saying that they will respect each others boarders and not invade. Link
  • Hitler Invades Poland

    Hitler Invades Poland
    Even though Germany and Poland signed a non-aggression pact in 1934. Hitler invades Poland which caused Great Britain to mobilize and help Poland. Link text
  • Briatain and France Declare War on Germany

    Briatain and France Declare War on Germany
    Hitler invading Poland was the tipping point for France and Britain, shortly after(exactly 2 days) they declared war resulting in the start of WWII
  • Miracle at Dunkirk

    Miracle at Dunkirk
    The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France. Link text
  • Italy Declares War on Britain and France

    Italy Declares War on Britain and France
    The new allied side with Germany declares war on the same nations as Germany was declared war against, therefore, Axis Powers vs Allied
  • France Surrenders to Germany

    France Surrenders to Germany
    Hitler overwhelmed France by attacking them from the South with MANY of troops, and pushed France back towards Northern France.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The Battle of Britain was a combat of the Second World War, when the Royal Air Force defended the United Kingdom against the German Air Force attacks from the end of June 1940.
  • London Blitz

    London Blitz
    The Blitz, from the German word Blitzkrieg meaning 'lightning war', was the name used by the British press to describe the heavy air raids carried out over Britain, also called Operation Sea-Lion.
  • Hitler Abandons Operation Sea Lion and Turns Toward Russia

    Hitler Abandons Operation Sea Lion and Turns Toward Russia
    Due to Hitlers unsatisfactory with the invasion of Britain, he did not want to show is ill-will to take over everyone and turned toward Russia(his next target)
  • Japan Advances Into French Indochina and the Dutch East Indies

    Japan Advances Into French Indochina and the Dutch East Indies
    On the other side of the globe Japan was also advancing heavily into China while Hitler advanced in Europe.
  • Italy Invades Greece

    Italy Invades Greece
    This local war began the Balkans Campaign of World War II between the Axis powers and the Allies. Link text
  • Rommel's Army Surrenders in Africa

    Rommel's Army Surrenders in Africa
    A German born tank general sent by Hitler to help push Ethiopia back West, but France pushed Italy and Rommel back towards the East, Erwin was also called "The Desert Fox"
  • Lend Lease Act

    Lend Lease Act
    Was the principal means for providing U.S. military aid to foreign nations during World War II. This countries consisted of Britain and France mostly.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Was Germany secret plan to take over the U.S.S.R. But Germany did not think of the timing before doing so, causing them to freeze during Russia's harsh winter.
  • Hitler Devised the Plan For the "Final Solution"

    Hitler Devised the Plan For the "Final Solution"
    The Nazi policy of exterminating European Jews. Introduced by Heinrich Himmler and administered by Adolf Eichmann, the policy resulted in the murder of 6 million Jews in concentration camps between 1941 and 1945. Survivor- Link text
  • Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Charter
    Was a joint declaration released by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, this was the start of the Allie between Britain and USA
  • Hitler Seizes Leningrad

    Hitler Seizes Leningrad
    This invasion of Russia lasted over 2 years and killed over 1,000,000 Russian civilians and soldiers. Link text
  • Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor

    Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor
    This was the turning point for the U.S., this boosted the U.S. into WWII. This attack killed tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers. Survivor- Link text
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    Battle of Coral Sea
    This was and attack between the U.S. and Australia against Japan, this was one of the first attacks on an island which was very different than an on ground fight.
  • Hitler Launches Blitzkreg

    Hitler Launches Blitzkreg
    This was an intense military campaign against the Denmark and Normay, this was pretty much a campaign to dop bombs all over them and "soften up" the land.
    Blitzkrieg= Lightning War
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Was a major battle on the Eastern Front of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Southern Russia, on the eastern boundary of Europe.
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
    British, American, Canadian, and French soldiers stormed the coast of France with hundred of fleets of thousands of men, everyone knew this was one of the last attacks of WWII in Europe.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    This was the Nazi's last Offensive of WWII to get back at the Allies for the D-Day invasion. Link text}
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    This day marked the victory of the allies in Europe, while this was going on,the U.S. was still fighting and fighting.
  • Hiroshima "Little Boy"

    Hiroshima "Little Boy"
    The world's first nuclear bomb ever dropped on another country, now-a-days this is a usual weapon in war. This caused around 100,000 deaths. Survivor- Link text Video- Link text
  • Nagasaki "Fat Man"

    Nagasaki "Fat Man"
    The Final bombing on Japan, this was the last attack for all of WWII. Link text
  • Official Surrender Signed on the Deck of Missouri

    Official Surrender Signed on the Deck of Missouri
    This was the true end of all of WWII and its fighting. Japan could not handle any more nuclear bombs from the U.S.
  • NATO Founded

    NATO Founded
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty.