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  • Germany invaded Poland

    At 4:45 a.m., some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland all along its 1,750-mile border with German-controlled territory. Simultaneously, the German Luftwaffe bombed Polish airfields, and German warships and U-boats attacked Polish naval forces in the Baltic Sea. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler claimed the massive invasion was a defensive action, but Britain and France were not convinced. On September 3, they declared war on Germany, initiating World War II.
  • Italy enters the war as a member of the Axis powers. Read more at: http://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/ww2_timeline.php This text is Copyright © Ducksters. Do not use without permission.

    Although the Axis partners never developed institutions to coordinate foreign or military policy as the Allies did, the Axis partners had two common interests
  • Germany launches attack on great britian

    These attacks last until the end of October and are known as the Battle of Britain.
  • Germany invaded France and captured Paris

    Germany invaded France and captured Paris
    On this day in 1940, Parisians awaken to the sound of a German-accented voice announcing via loudspeakers that a curfew was being imposed for 8 p.m. that evening-as German troops enter and occupy Paris.British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had tried for days to convince the French government to hang on, not to sue for peace, that America would enter the war and come to its aid.
  • Germany bombed London and the Battle of Britain began

         Germany bombed London and the Battle of Britain began
    In the summer and fall of 1940, German and British air forces clashed in the skies over the United Kingdom, locked in the largest sustained bombing campaign to that date. A significant turning point of World War II, the Battle of Britain ended when Germany’s Luftwaffe failed to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force despite months of targeting Britain’s air bases, military posts and, ultimately, its civilian population.
  • Pearl Harbor

    The United States Naval Base in Hawaii is attacked by the Japanese. The next day we declare war. We join the side of the Allies.
  • US Navy

    The US Navy defeats the Japanese navy at the Battle of Midway.
  • Germans launch a large attack

    The Germans launch a large attack in the Battle of the Bulge. They lose to the Allies sealing the fate of the German army.
  • Japan surrenders

    japan surrenders to douglas macarther U.S
  • The United States gave Britain war supplies

    the Lend-Lease Act was the principal means for providing U.S. military aid to foreign nations during World War II. It authorized the president to transfer arms or any other defense materials for which Congress appropriated money to “the government of any country whose defense the President deems vital to the defense of the United States