WWII: European Theatre

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  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Event: Germany invades Poland

    When: September 1, 1939
    Who: Germany
    What: Germany invades Poland and this last’s for a little over a month.
    Where: Poland
    Why was this significant: ended with Germany and the Soviet Union dividing and annexing Poland.
  • Lend-Lease Act Signed

    Lend-Lease Act Signed
    Event: Lend-Lease Act Signed
    When: March 11th, 1941
    Who: Franklin D. Roosevelt
    What: the United States could sell, transfer, exchange, and lend equipment to any country that needed to defend its self against the axis powers.
    Where: the United States
    Why was this significant: this hurt the United States bank account but also was no help to the axis powers.
  • Germany declares war on the United states

    Event: Germany declares war on the United States
    When: December 11, 1941
    Who: Germany and the United States
    What: Germany declares publicly that they were in war with the United States
    Where: Germany and the United States
    Why this was significant: this was a big starting point of the war.
  • Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of El Alamein
    Event: Battle of El Alamein
    When: summer 1942
    Who: WWII commanders and montgomery
    What: allies had victory and this led to the retreat of the Afrika Korps and the German surrender.
    Where: Egypt
    Why was this significant: lead to the German surrender in May of 1943
  • Battle of Stalingard

    Event: Battle of Stalingrad
    When: August 23, 1942
    Who: Soviet union, Germany
    What: this was one of the Major battles of WWII Germany was fighting the Soviet Union for control of the city.
    Where: Russia
    Why this was significant: it ended Germany’s Eastern campaign and it was also the bloodiest battle.
  • Allies Land in Italy

    Event: Germany surrenders (VE day)
    When: May 7, 1945
    Who: Germany and the United States
    What: German troops slowly started surrendering but Eisenhower wanted a formal surrender, so on May 7, 1945 he got it.
    Where: Germany, Europe and the United States.
    Why was this significant: this ment that the War in Europe was over.
  • D-Day invasion

    D-Day  invasion
    Event: D-Day invasion
    When: June 6, 1944
    Who: Allies and Europe
    What: This was a surprise attack because Germany believed that the attack was going to happen in Calais but it really was in Normandy
    Where: Normandy Germany
    Why was this significant: this was significant because Germany was defeated.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Event: Battle of the Bulge
    When: December 16, 1944
    Who: Germany, United States
    What: this battle was a major German offence and was toward the end of the War.
    Where: Belgium
    Why was this significant: the allies won this battle
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Event: Yalta conference
    When: Feb. 4-11 1945
    Who: President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the United States, Prime minister Winston Churchill of Great Britain, Premier Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union.
    What: dealing with the fate of Europe, Japan, and the borders of Poland, also the partitioning of Germany and Berlin.
    Where: Yalta in Crimea
    Why this was significant: this conference created the United Nations.
  • Franklin Roosevelt dies

    Event: Franklin Roosevelt dies
    When: April 12, 1945
    Who: Franklin Roosevelt
    What: died from a stroke.
    Where: at his home
    Why was this significant: he was the president so the vice had to step in.
  • Battle Of Britain

    Event: Battle of Britain
    When: April 20, 1945
    Who: Soviet Union, Germany, Berlin
    What: the Soviet Union attacked mostly from the west and south, but Germany came in from the North.
    Where: Berlin
    Why was this significant: Bloodiest battle in history.
  • Hitler commits suicide

    Event: Hitler commits suicide
    When: April 30,1945
    Who: Adolf Hitler
    What: Hitler killed himself by gunshot
    Where: Berlin
    Why was this significant: the war was soon over.
  • Germany surneders (VE Day)

    Germany surneders (VE Day)
    Event: Germany surrenders (VE day)
    When: May 7, 1945
    Who: Germany and the United States
    What: German troops slowly started surrendering but Eisenhower wanted a formal surrender, so on May 7, 1945 he got it.
    Where: Germany, Europe and the United States.
    Why was this significant: this ment that the War in Europe was over.