WWII timeline

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In History
  • Invasion of Manchuria

    the Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan invaded Manchuria immediately following the Mukden Incident. After the war, the Japanese established the puppet state of Manchukuo.
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor

    President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Hitler as Chancellor on 30 January 1933 after a series of parliamentary elections and associated backroom intrigues. Hitler attained power in March 1933, after the Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act of 1933 in that month, giving expanded authority.
  • Invasion of Ethiopia

    In response to Ethiopian appeals, the League of Nations condemned the Italian invasion in 1935 and voted to impose economic sanctions on the aggressor. The sanctions remained ineffective because of general lack of support.
  • Munich Conference

    The leaders of Great Britain, France, and Italy agreed to allow Germany to annex certain areas of Czechoslovakia. The Munich Conference came as a result of a long series of negotiations.
  • Kristallnacht

    The night of broken glass. The Nazis killed or injured many jews and destroyed their property.
  • Non-Aggression Pact

    Shortly before World War II broke out in Europe, enemies Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union surprised the world by signing the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, in which the two countries agreed to take no military action against each other for the next 10 years.
  • Invasion of Poland

    On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. After heavy shelling and bombing, Warsaw surrendered to the Germans, but Britain and France, standing by their guarantee of Poland's border, had declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939.
  • Invasion of France

    The Battle of France was the German invasion of France, causing France to declare war on Germany. The Dunkirk invasion is where France was attacked
  • Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain was a military campaign of the Second World War, in which the Royal Air Force defended the United Kingdom against large-scale attacks by Nazi Germany's air force, the Luftwaffe.
  • Pearl Harbor

    The Attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise, preemptive military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii.
  • Bataan Death March

    The Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war from Saysain Point, Bataan and Mariveles to Camp O'Donnell, Tarlac, where the prisoners were loaded onto trains.
  • Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II that took place on 4–7 June 1942, six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea.
  • Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the largest and bloodiest battles in the history of warfare. Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Southern Russia.
  • Normandy Invasion (D-day)

    the Battle of Normandy resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Operation Overlord also known as D-Day, was 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. It was a very deadly battle
  • Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Counteroffensive, was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II. The Germans launch the last major offensive of the war, Operation Mist, also known as the Ardennes Offensive and the Battle of the Bulge, an attempt to push the Allied front line west from northern France to northwestern Belgium.
  • Yalta Conference

    The Yalta Conference was the World War II meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union to discuss the postwar reorganization of Germany and Europe.
  • Iwo Jima and Okinawa

    The Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in 1945 undoubtedly saw some of World War Two's fiercest fighting. Both engagements occurred towards the end of the Pacific War, as the United States sought to capture strategically important territories ahead of a planned invasion of Japan.
  • V-E Day

    Victory in Europe Day is the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces
  • Atomic Bombings of Japan

    The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively, with the consent of the United Kingdom, as required by the Quebec Agreement.
  • V-J Day

    Victory over Japan Day is the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect bringing the war to an end.