World War 2

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  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    German forces invaded Poland on September 1st, 1939.the fight lasted until October 6th, 1939.the Germans and the Soviet Union gained control over Poland.
  • Invasion of France

    Invasion of France
    Ended June 25th 19 1940. The Battle of France was also known as Fall of France.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    This was the air campaign waged between the German Air Force and the United Kingdom.It lasted til October 31, 1940.It was the first major campaign fought by just air.Britian was victorious.
  • Operation Sea Lion

    Operation Sea Lion
    This was Germanys plan to invade the United Kingdom. After the defeat of Germany in the Battle of Britain,the plan was post-poned indefinitely and was never carried out.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    The Nazi's Invaded the Soviet Union during World War 2.Axis Power conquered vast areas of the Soviet Union.They inflicted heavy losses to the Red Army, but failed in its overall goal of defeating the USSR in a Blitzkreig campaign.
  • Battle of Leningrad

    Battle of Leningrad
    This was an operation by the German Army Group North,and the Finnish Defence Forces to capture Leningrad.it lasted 872 days.the Soviets were victorious.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese Imperial Navy attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor.This lead to the United States entering World War 2. 2,402 personel were killed,188 aircraft were destroyed,and 1,282 were wounded.
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    Battle of Coral Sea
    this battle was fought May 4th, 1942 to May 8, 1942.it was a Japanese tactical victory,and an Allied strategic victory.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    This was regarded as the most important naval battle in the Pacific Campaign of World War 2.This lasted until June 7th, 1942.The Americans decisively defeated the Imperial Japanese Navy.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    this battle lasted until February 17,1943.The Soviets were victorious.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    The British-American invaded French North Africa.The allies were victorious.
  • Battle of Tarawa

    Battle of Tarawa
    fought til November 23rd, 1943.The Americans were victorious.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    Allied troops landed in Normandy.There was an air attack and an amphibious attack.The allied forces were decisivlely vitctorious.
  • Operation Market Garden

    Operation Market Garden
    Was an Allied military operation fought in the Netherlands and Germany in the Second World War.It was the largest airborne operation of all time.was in affect until September 25th, 1944.it was an operational failure.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Ended Janurary 25th 1945. Allied forces defeated Germany.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    it lasted until March 26th, 1945.The Americans were victorious.
  • Battle of Okinowa

    Battle of Okinowa
    This was an 82 day long battle fought on the Rkyuyu Islands of Okinawa.Allied Troops were victorious.
  • Battle for Berlin

    Battle for Berlin
    fought in Berlin, Germany.ended May 2nd, 1945.it was a decisive Soviet Victory.
  • Hitler's Suicide

    Hitler's Suicide
    Hitler shot himself in his Führerbunker in Berlin.his wife also committed suicide with him by ingesting poison.there have been many different accounts of how Hitler died.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    The day when the World War 2 Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the Armed Forces of Nazi Germany.
  • Hiroshima

    Hiroshima
    The United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6th,1945.there was an estimated 80,000 direct casualties.
  • Nagasaki

    Nagasaki
    The United States dropped a second attomic bomb in world war 2. There were 73,884 casualties and another 74,909 injured.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    The day the Japanese surrendered,effectively ending World War 2.