World War II

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In History
  • Invasion of Poland

    Germany and the Soviet Union attacked Poland from nearly every side and conquered the entire country. The result was the launch of World War II.
  • Battle Of France

    The Axis Powers attack France and other lower countries. Result: Surrender of France and German occupation of a large portion of land.
  • Italy Declares War

    Italy Declares war on France and Britain, and ally with Germany to form the Axis Powers. This escalates the war.
  • Battle Of Britain

    The Luwaffe (German Air Force) attacks the Royal Air Force of Britain to try and gain air superiority. This battle was fought entirely by aiborne forces. The outcome was a decisive British victory.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa was a plan by Germany to attack the Soviet Union. This operation involved a large magnitude of military power by both sides. The result was a gain of land by Germany and heavy losses in the Red Army, however, the operation was a failure as the Soviet Union was not defeated in a Blitzkrieg Campaign
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    On a sunday in December in 1941, the Japanese navy executed a surprise attack on the US naval base in Pearl Harbor. The effect was Japanese Tactical gain and the declaratioin of war by the US on the Empire of Japan.
  • Battle of Midway

    Widely regarded as the most important naval battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, the Battle of Midway was a 3 day conflct between the US and Japan. The result was a decisive American Victory and irreparable damage to the Japanese fleet.
  • Invasion of Normandy

    Allied forces invade Normandy, France and successfully defeat the German forces, gaining the territory. The day this took place is known as D-Day.
  • Victory in Europe

    After the death of Hitler and Mussolini, Axis forces began to surrender throughout Europe. On May 8th 1945, the Allied powers offically accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany. The act of military surrender was signed on 7 May in Reims, France, and ratified on 8 May in Berlin, Germany.
  • Hiroshima Bombing

    The Japanese fought on even after the war in Europe ended. Truman decided to use the newly developed atomic bomb to end the war quickly and prevent more U.S. casualties. The Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945, killing about 70,000 people and 70,000 more later from radiation.