WWII Timeline- Kishca 102

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  • Japanese army Invades manchuria

    Japanese army Invades manchuria
    The Japanese wanted to expand their control over Manchuria so on Friday, September 18th, 1931; the Japanese planted a little explosive on tracks owned by Japan's South Manchuria railroad.
    At the time the Japanese army in Korea (which occupied by the Japanese) sent forces into Manchuria and seized major cities provinces
  • Nuremberg laws are enacted

    Nuremberg laws are enacted
    There were racist laws in Germany when Adolf Hitler came into reign against the germans making Jews feel subhuman by making rules and regulations that separate them from other Germans and if they come into relations with the "superior race" there will be consequences.
  • Rape of Nanking

    To break the spirit of Chinese resistance, Japanese General Matsui Iwane ordered that the city of Nanking be destroyed. Much of the city was burned, and Japanese troops launched a campaign of atrocities against civilians. In what became known as the “Rape of Nanking,” the Japanese butchered an estimated 150,000 male “war prisoners,” massacred an additional 50,000 male civilians, and raped at least 20,000 women and girls of all ages, many of whom were mutilated or killed in the process.
  • Kristallnacht

    On November 9 to November 10, 1938, in an incident known as “Kristallnacht”, Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses and killed close to 100 Jews
  • Auschwitz concentration camp opens

    Auschwitz concentration camp opens
    Auschwitz, also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau, opened in 1940 and was the largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps located in southern Poland. Auschwitz initially served as a detention center for political prisoners. However, it evolved into a network of camps where Jewish people and other perceived enemies of the Nazi state were exterminated, often in gas chambers, or used as slave labor. Some prisoners were also subjected to barbaric medical experiments led by Josef Mengele.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    On this day, the German Forces (Nazi) bomb Poland from land and air because Adolf Hitler wants to rule Poland it started a landmark in WWII.
  • Auschwitz concentration camp opens

    Auschwitz concentration camp opens
    Auschwitz, also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau, opened in 1940 and was the largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps.
  • Battle of britain

    Battle of britain
    The Battle of Britain took place during World War II between Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Luftwaffe, Nazi Germany’s air force. It was the first battle in history fought solely in the air.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Operation Barbarossa, original name Operation Fritz, during World War II, code name for the German invasion of the Soviet Union, which was launched on June 22, 1941. The failure of German troops to defeat Soviet forces in the campaign signaled a crucial turning point in the war.
  • Bataan death march

    Bataan death march
    The day after Japan bombed the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941, the Japanese invasion of the Philippines began. Within a month, the Japanese had captured Manila, the capital of the Philippines, and the American and Filipino defenders of Luzon (the island on which Manila is located) were forced. Finally, on April 9, with his forces crippled by starvation and disease, U.S. General Edward King Jr. (1884-1958), surrendered his approximately 75,000 troops at Bataan.
  • Operation torch

    The British chiefs of staff, spurred by Churchill, had proposed October 7, 1942, as the target date for the operation, but U.S. planners recommended November 7 as “the earliest reasonable date for landing of the forces based on availability of combat loaders.” On the question of the landing site, the respective views were even wider apart: the British urged that the landings should be made in North Africa, on the Mediterranean coast, so that a quick advance to Tunisia would be a possible target.
  • Battle of midway

    Battle of midway
    The battle of midway was a fight between the U.S Navy and the Japanese army that happened six months after the attack on pearl harbor.The U.S Navy’s decisive victory in the air-sea battle hastened The hopes of Japan to counterbalance United States as a naval power and effectively turned the tide of World War II in the Pacific.
  • D-day

    During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Code-named Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, 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. https://www.army.mil/d-day/
  • Battle of the Bulge -

    Called “the greatest American battle of the war” by Winston Churchill, the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes region of Belgium was Adolf Hitler’s last major offensive in World War II against the Western Front. Hitler’s aim was to split the Allies in their drive toward Germany.
  • Hiroshima&Nagasaki bombing

    Hiroshima&Nagasaki bombing
    On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese cities:Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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    Italio-Ethiopian War

    In 1935 the league of nations had a big problem. Benito Mussolini, the leader of Italy at that time, agreed to Adolf Hitler's plan to make German land bigger by taking over all territories he considered German. Mussolini followed Hitler's commands and invaded Abyssinia (now known as Ethiopia). Mussolini claimed that his policies of expansions were not different from that of other colonial powers in Africa.