Devin T. World War II

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  • Non-Agression Pact

    Non-Agression Pact
    The Non-Agression pact was was made to split poland between the soviet union and Nazi germany. Hitler wanted poland back from the land lose in wwI, and the soviet union wanted poland to.
  • Battle of Britian - July 10 - October 31 1940

    Battle of Britian - July 10 - October 31 1940
    Battle of Britian was an air raid campaing flown by the Luffwaffe. The raid was ment to destory and weaken Great Britian, but the planes were to heavy and had little fule to make it far inland and back. It was suicide.
  • Vichy France begins July 1940 - August 1944

    Vichy France was a new form of government in france during wwII when Nazi Germany invaded and took control of france
  • Germany breaks Non-Aggression Pact

    Germany breaks Non-Aggression Pact
    Hitler decides to invade the soviet union. This plan was stupid and ultimitly failed. The germans pushed into many places but were held off from moscow.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The japanes pulled a surprize attack on pearl harbor on this day. Destroying many key battleships in the area along with many aircraft and about 2,000 men died.
  • Germany and Italy Declare war on the U.S.

    Germany and Italy Declare war on the U.S.
    The U.S. was at war with Japan. Once declaring war on one of the axis powers the rest followed and declared war on the U.S. Now the nutral U.S. was fighting a "3 Front war".
  • Battle of Coaral Sea May 4 - 8, 1942

    Battle of Coaral Sea May 4 - 8, 1942
    A battle fought between U.S. allied forces and Japanes Navl forces. Key battle to stop the Japanes from getting toAustralia.
  • Battle of Midway June 4 1942 - June 7 1942

    Battle of Midway June 4 1942 - June 7 1942
    The battle of midway was a battle fought at Midway Atoll. This battle was fought 6 months after the attack on pearl harbor. The U.S. defeated the Imperal Japanes Navy at Midway. Midway was going to be a trap for the U.S. to destroy the few remaining aircraft carriers.
  • Battle of Guadalcanal

    Battle of Guadalcanal
    This battle started August 7, 1942 and lasted until Feb. 9, 1943. This part of the war was fought on the island of Guadalcanal, between Japan and the United states. Was ment to ride japan the use of these islands, this would protect supply routes through the U.S., New Zeland, and Austraila.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    A 60 mile march of American and Phillipino prisoners of war. After the war Japan was commited with a war crime for their treatment of the prisoners of war. Over 75,000 soliders were forcible transfered to another prison camp.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Battle of stalingrad lasted from July 17,1942 to Febuaray 2, 1943. This was the fight for the soviet city of stalingrad. German and axis powers wanted to capture this city to advace in their struggle with the soviet union. This was another failed mission of the german army to defeat the soviets.
  • Battle for Sicily

    Battle for Sicily
    A massive sea and air battle for Sicily. this started the invasion of italy, and ultimitly knocked Mussolini out of power it also took Nazi power out of Italy this battle lasted until August 17, 1943
  • Rome falls

    The city of rome falls to the French and American forces.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    An allied attack on german ocuppied beaches. fought on the beach of normandy. The assult consisted of land, air, and water. The troops consisted of American, Canadian, British, and French troops. The assult was seperated into different sections of normandy beach, Jun, omaha, gold, sword, utha.
  • MacArthur promises to return to the Philippines

    MacArthur promises to return to the Philippines
    MacArthor was a military officer in wwII that left his men and many Philipino soilders in the Philipines when his attack failed. He promised he would return to the Philipnies and liberate his soilders. He did this on oct. 20, 1944.
  • Battle of the Buldge

    Battle of the Buldge
    Was the defensive for the U.S. and allied forces of Ardennes. And the offensive for the German forces. mainly fought in the forests and montains of Ardennes. The germans wanted to capture belguim and defeate the allied forces at the same time. Was the bloodest battle during the war that the allied forces won. Battle lasted until January 25, 1945.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    One of the fircest battles of the pacific. the key was to capture the 3 air fields on the island. while fighting healy fortified japanes troops. when the battle was over an American flag was rasied. For all the ships to see that the battle was won. Battle lasted until March 26, 1945 Flag rasied Feb. 23, 1945
  • Battle for Okinawa

    Battle for Okinawa
    One of the biggest land battles in the pacific war. Fought between the U.S. and Japan. this battle brought the highest death count nearly 50,000 U.S. soilders died. The main objective was to size the island and use it to stage an air base to attack japan with. Fighting lasted until May 29, 1945
  • Harry s. Truman becomes president

    Harry s. Truman becomes president
    He took over office after Roosevelt died during his third term. Was Roosevelt's 3rd vice president.
  • Hitler commits suicide

    Hitler commits suicide
    Hitler commits suicide on this day. The biggest threat to the allied forces is now dead. Hitler is sadi to have shot himself while posioning himself at the same time. His wife also commited suicide on the same day with him. their ashes were to be spread outside of his bunker.
  • V-E day victory in Europe.

    V-E day victory in Europe.
    This day was the surrender of Nazi-Germany. It also signified the end of Adolf Hitler and his Third Reich. After Hitler commited suicied, the new president of germany stated the surrender of germany from the war.
  • The bombing of Hiroshima

    The bombing of Hiroshima
    The bombing was prompted by Japan ignoring the ultimatium given by the allies in WWII. This was said to have ended the war and forced Japans surrender. Hiroshima was bombed on Aug. 6, 1945 and Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945. These cities were of millitary importance. Only event where "nukes" were used in war.
  • Nagasaki Bombing (Atomic)

    Nagasaki Bombing (Atomic)
    Nagasaki was one of the two major cities to be bombed in wwII with atomic wepons. This lead to the end of the war and japans surrender.
  • V-J day victory over Japan

    V-J day victory over Japan
    V-J day was the offical surrender of the japanes forces. this day is known as the victory over japan.
  • Formal Surrender of Japan

    Formal Surrender of Japan
    After the bombing of japan's cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with atomic weapons the Japanes final gave up the fight and surrendered to the allied forces.
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