World War II

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In History
  • Invation of Poland

    Germany invades Poland's eastern front using Blitzkgieg.
  • Invasion of France

    Invasion of France
    Germany invades France through the Arden forest. French troops evacuate to Dunkirk.
  • Siege of Malta

    The fight for control of the island of malta. Strategic island. Decisive allied victory.
  • Battle of Britan

    The first campaign only fought by air. The Luftwaffe bombed Britan for weeks.
  • Operatrion Sealion (proposed)

    Operatrion Sealion (proposed)
    German plan for the invasion of England. Called off and was never carried out.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Nazi's invation of the Soviet Union. 4.5 Million Axis troops invaded the U.S.S.R. This Operation Failed.
  • Battle of Lenningrad

    Battle of Lenningrad
    Germany tried to capture Lenningrad. Soviets still won.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    It was a Japaneese suprise attack on a U.S. Naval Base in the pacific. 2,402 military were killed.
  • Operation Sledghammer

    Allied plan for an invation of Europe in responce to German or Soviet collapse. Never happened.
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    Japaneese navy vs. Allied navy. Japaneese tactical victory, Allies stratigic victory.
  • Battle of Midway

    Allies attacked Japaneese navl fleet. Resulted in Decisive Allied Victory.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Germany fights Soviet Union for the control of Stalingrad. Soviet Victory.
  • Battle of Guatalcanal

    Allied plan to protect convoy routes between Autralian and America. Resulted in Allied victory.
  • The second battle of El Alamein

    The second battle of El Alamein
    Turning point in the war. Ended Axis hopes of occuping Egypt and crushing their hopes of aquiring the Middle Eastern Oil Fields. Allied Victory.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    American and Britan invation of North Africa. Resulted in Allied victory
  • Battle of Tarawa

    First American offensive in the Central Pacific region. American Victory.
  • Anzio Landing

    Allied amphibious landing against the Axis forces in Italy. Allied victory.
  • D-Day

    The Allies land on Omaha beach and begin the American assault on Axis Europe. Decisive Allied victory.
  • Operation Market Garden

    Operation Market Garden
    Largest airborne operation of all time. Allied paratroopers landed in Germany and the Netherlands. They tried to capture bridges to allow armored advancedment. Operation Failure.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    German offencive launched at the end of the war. Resulting in an Allied victory.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    U.S. invation and capture of the Island of Iwo Jima from Japan. We win.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    Islands of Okinawa. It was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific. 82 days of fighting resulted in Allied victory. Japan lost 100,000 troops.
  • The Battle of Berlin

    The Battle of Berlin
    The final major offensive in WW2 on the European front. Soviets vs. Germans. Decisive Soviet Victory.
  • Hitler's Suicide

    Commited suicide by gunshot in his Fuhrerbunker in Berlin. His wife Eva also commited suicide. The bodies were burned in the Reich Chancellery garden outside his house.
  • VE Day

    Allies formally accept the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany.
  • Hiroshima

    Hiroshima
    The Nuclear weapon "Little Boy" was dropped on the Japaneese city of Hiroshima. 90,000 to 166,000 people died. Allied Victory.
  • Nagasaki

    U.S. dropped the nuclear weapon "Fat Man" on Nagasaki. 60-80,000 people died. 6 days after Japan Surrendered. Allied Victory.
  • VJ Day

    The end of the war. Japaneese surrended to the Allies.