Katelyn.L. WWII

Timeline created by katelynnikole
In History
  • Vichy France begins

  • Japan joins axis

    "the Axis and the Allies. The three principal partners in the Axis alliance were Germany, Italy, and Japan."
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    After the fall of France most countries felt the war was over. The British seemed surrounded and corner, with no real allies. "The Soviets were selling raw materials to the Nazi war effort, the US cowardly refused to fight, Hitler seemed to many to have won.
  • Japanese ambassadors arrive in Washington DC

    he arrived in Washington DC to deliver mail to t he secretary
  • End of Battle of Stalingrad

    "The Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in southwestern Russia."
  • Hitler Breaks Non-Aggression Agreement

    " It sealed the fate of Poland which Hitler invaded with full consent of Stalin on September 1, 1939"
  • FDR approves "shoot on sight"

    he gave permission on ships to do that
  • Pearl Harbor Attacked

    Pearl Harbor Attacked
    It caused the most powerful industrial nation in the world to enter the war. For example we built more aircraft in one year than the Germans could build in four years. We built ships faster than the Germans and Japanese could sink them"
  • Germany and Italy Declare was on US

    "Since the war it has been a source of debate among historians what would have happened if Nomura and Kurusu had delivered the declration of war on time."
  • MacArthur Promises to Return

    , "I came out of Bataan and I shall return". "The promise would take more than two years to fulfill and cost thousands of lives, but it was a promise desperately needed by a nation that was struggling in a dark hour of fear and doubt."
  • Bataan death march

  • Battle of Coral Sea

    "History's first clash of carriers. "
  • Battle of Midway

    "It happened in 1942 to be where some hundreds of US servicemen were posted, along with a couple dozen airplanes.
    THE fight, the one that would pit the vaunted Imperial Japanese Navy against the US Pacific Fleet."
  • Guadalcanal

    "Guadalcanal was a major turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II. Guadalcanal marks the turning point. It also marks the last major classic naval battle."
  • General Eisenhower and his forces land in North Africa

    they attack and starts the beginning of WWII
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    President Harry S. Truman proclaimed Wednesday, August 15, 1945 to be a national holiday to celebrate Japan's unconditional surrender to the Allies. Victory over Japan Day, or V-J Day,
  • Sicily Falls

    Over 2,500 years at a strategic crossroads of the western world have left Sicily with an unparalleled historical legacy.
  • Rome Falls

    "Some say the split into an eastern and western empire governed by separate emperors caused Rome to fall.The western half remained centered in Italy. Many say the Fall of Rome was an ongoing process, lasting more than a century. Since Rome still exists, it is argued that it never fell."
  • D-Day

    "many people sacraficed there lives to help save the French from the German forces."
  • MacArthur Returns

    After he promised to return in 1942 he finally returned as he promised
  • Kamikaze attacks begins

    "In the middle of the 13th century, Mongol fleets sailed to attack a helpless Japan. As the invaders approached the Japanese coast, terrific winds arose, smashed the Mongol ships and thwarted the attack. This "Divine Wind" - what the Japanese referred to as the "kamikaze" - saved Japan. "
  • Battle of Bulge

    "If important for anything it was in hastening the collapse of Germany since it used up precious men, guns and fuel that would have been better used defensively"
  • U.S. flag raised on Mt. Suribachi

    this was a way to show they are marking there territory
  • Truman Becomes President

    Truman Becomes President
    "just before the end of World War II (1939–45), and made the fateful decision, three months later, to use atomic bombs to end the war against Japan.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    "Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. Soon after, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces, ending Hitler's dreams of a "1,000-year" Reich."
  • U Boats Sink Merchant Vessels

    defeat of Germany in 1945.
  • V-E Day

    "VE Day is the day when WWII ended. The cease-fire came into effect at midnight on the 8th May 1945. In the West 8th May is regarded as VE day - in former Soviet territories and satellite countries - May 9th (because that was the first day of peace)."
  • Okinawa Taken

    The capture of Okinawa was part of a three-point plan the "Americans had for winning the war in the Far East. Okinawa was to prove a bloody battle even by the standards of the war in the Far East but it was to be one of the major battles of World War Two."
  • Hiroshima

    "At the time that we dropped the atom bomb Stalin was our tentative ally so we didn't have to fight him, because Hitler betrayed Stalin by invading Russia. We had enough men to fight for Japan we just didn't want to because the lives lost would be extremely high.
  • Nagasaki

    "Put a quick end to the war with Japan without the need for ground troops having to set foot on the Japanese mainland. The Japanese military and civilian government was forced into accepting unconditional surrender which saved hundreds of thousands of Japanese and Allied forces lives. It also allowed the war with Japan to be ended before the Soviets could enter the war against Japan in a large force and thus limit their (the Soviets) foothold on Japan after the war."
  • Fromal Surrender of Japan

    Fromal Surrender of Japan
    " The ceremonies, less than half an hour long, took place on board the battleship USS Missouri, anchored with other United States' and British ships in Tokyo Bay. It was an extensively photographed occasion, and, despite overcast weather, generated many memorable images."
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