WWII Timeline

By DProehl
  • Adolf Hitler's Rise to power

    A jobless armyman Hitler wondered around Germany and join a party known as the Nazi's. He soon became such a powerful speaker that he became the parties leader. he wanted an Aryan race, Blond hair Blue eyes, and nothing else
  • Mein Kampf

    Translated to "My Struggle" Hitler set forth the basic belifs of Natzism that became the plan of action for the Nazi party
  • Storm Troopers

    Hitlers Private army, The storm troopers or Brown Shirts worked for Adalf and enforce Mein Kampf
  • Third Reich

    When Hitler came into power he quickly got rid of the Weimar republic and in it's place he put in his plan the Third Reich.
  • Benito Mussolini's facist government

    Stressing natinalism and placed the interests of the state above those of the individivles.
  • Joseph Stalin's Totalitarian Government in the Soviet Union

    Stalin was focused on making a model communist state. in doing so, he made both agricultural and industrial growth
  • Japan invation of Manchuria

    Ignoring the protests of more moderate Japanese officials the militarists lauinched a surprise attack and seized control of the entire Chinese Province.
  • Hitler's Military Build-up in Germany

    The failure of the League led to Hitler's Germany leaving the league and the begining of the creation of his army
  • Hitler invades the Rhineland

    Hitler's invation of the Rhineland was easy it was his first time using his new military plan called Blitzkreig
  • Mussolini's invation of Ethiopia

    The invation was quick and didnt take long the Italians took over Ethiopia with ease
  • Francisco Franco

    Rebelled agenst the spanish republic. Revolts broke out over Spain and then started the Spanish Civil War
  • Hitler's Anschluss

    German troops marched into Austria unopposed. One day later germany announced that its Anschluss with Austria was complete
  • Munich Agreement

    This agreement turned over the Sudetenland over to Germany with out one shot fired.
  • Rome-Berlin Axis

    After a loss of almost 500,000 lives Franco;s victory in 1939 established him as Spain's facist leader
  • Blitzkrieg

    The use of all out war, no stopping and troops would attack by day and planes would bomb durring the night
  • Britain and France declare war on Germany

    The attack on Poland cause Great Britain and France to enter the War with the UInited States still playing the neutrality card this was the start to WWII
  • Hitler's invasion on the Netherlands

    The battle lasted from 10 May 1940 until Dutch forces surrendered on the 14th. Dutch troops in the province of Zealand continued to resist the Wehrmacht until 17 May when Germany completed its occupation of the whole nation.
  • Battle of the Atlantic

    The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign in World War II, running from 1939 to the defeat of Germany in 1945.
  • Phony War

    The Phony War was when the French and the British troops were at where at the Maginot Line, a system of fortification build along Frances borders
  • Hitlers invation on Denmark and Norway

    Suddenly, Hitler launches a suprise invation on those countries to " protect these countries freedom and independence"
  • Germany and Italy's Invasion on France

    The Italian and German invasion of France, also called the Battle of the Alps, was the first major Italian engagement of World War II and the last major engagement of the Battle of France.
  • Marshal Philippe Petain

    A French officer shortly before the fall of France he fled to England where he set up a government-in-exile
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Germans began to assemble an invation fleet along the French coast.
  • Pearl Harbor Attack

    The attack on Pearl Harbor is what made the United States come into the war. The Japanise fighter jets flew in under radar and bombed the military base at the crack of dawn before anyone was awake
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch was the British-American invasion of French North Africa during the North African Campaign of the Second World War which started on 8 November 1942.
  • U.S. Convoy System

    Convoy's were ships that stayed together and traviled as a pack so that they had more force and power.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    he Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle 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.
  • Unconditional Surrender

    An unconditional surrender is a surrender in which no guarantees are given to the surrendering party.
  • Bloody Anzio

    An Italian Campaign of World War II that was known as Operation Shingle against the German forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno.
  • D-Day

    The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II
  • The Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe.
  • Death of Hitler

    Death of Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler killed himself by gunshot on 30 April 1945 in his Führerbunker in Berlin.
  • V-E Day

    Victory in Europe Day to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
  • Harry S. Truman

    The 33rd Presedent of the United States.