World War II

Timeline created by samuelpe1
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    Germany invades Poland marking the start of World War II lasted until October 6, 1939
  • Australia enters the War

    Australia enters the War
    After Germany declared war on Britain, Australia being a colony of the Britain also entered the war. Focussed on helping in the Pacific war campaign.
  • Canada Enters the War

    Canada Enters the War
    Canada enters the war marking the first independent declaration of war by the country Canadian Calvary was extremely useful to the Allies.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    A German Bombing campaign against Britain originally destroyed British airfields and radar, later shifted to bombing cities and buildings of political signifigance. Germany failed to get air superiority.
  • Operation Sealion

    Operation Sealion
    This plan was proposed for Septemberof 1940, but never was carried through, the goal was to invade the United Kingdom and have Air Supramacy over the English Channel.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    This was what the Nazi's called the invasion of the USSR, early in the Germans seemed very successful, but they started too early and were unprepared for Russian winters, This marked the last major offensive of Germany.
  • Battle of Leningrad

    Battle of Leningrad
    A prolonged battle in the city of Lenningrad between the Soviet Union, and the Germans,Italians, and Finish. After about 3 years of fighting the Russians were victorious.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Japanese Navy launches an attack on the US naval base in Pearl Harbor, resulting in many US casualties this is the main reason the US entered the war
  • Battle for the Coral Sea

    Battle for the Coral Sea
    Naval battle between Allies and Japanese resulting in Japanese tactical victory, but Allied strategic victory.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Most important naval battle in the Pacific Campaign, included the United States against the Japanese ending up in an American victory.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Nazi's and its allies fought the Soviet Union in the city of Stalingrad lasting seven months and resulting in a Russian victory.
  • Battle of Guadalcanal

    Battle of Guadalcanal
    The second major Allied offensive against the Japanese, it was a plan to protect Allied convoys in the area, resulting in an Allied victory.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    British-American invasion of French North Africa resulting in Allied victory
  • Battle of Tarawa

    Battle of Tarawa
    The first American offensive against the Japanese, many casualties, but ultimately resulted in US success
  • Anzio Landing

    Anzio Landing
    An allied attempt to land on Anzio Landing in Italyin order to gain an advantage known as Operation Shingle, was successful.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    The largest amphibious invasion of all time, Allies stormed Normandy beaches overpowering the axis power for a decisive victory.
  • Invasion of France

    Invasion of France
    Codename: Operation Overlord, in the Allied invasion of France in an attempt to retake France from Germany taking place on the same day as D-Day it resulted in an Allied victory
  • America reclaims Guam for Japan

    America reclaims Guam for Japan
    American marines enter a 3 week battle against the Japanese in an effort to retake Guam, and overall is successful
  • Operation Market Garden

    Operation Market Garden
    U.S paratroopers land in the Netherlands to take part in an attempt to capture all major bridges, ultimately ends in a failure.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    A major German offensive through the Ardennes Mountains region in Belgium ultimately ended up in failure for the Germans making it an Allied victory.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    Major American victory over the Japanese on the island of Iwo Jima in an attempt to capture some japanese airfields, becoming one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific Campaign
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    The largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War, fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa, resulting in Allied victory.
  • Battle for Berlin

    Battle for Berlin
    Final Offensive against Germany that resulted in Russian/Polish victory this battle is what led the Germans to surrender and end the war in Europe.
  • Hilter Commits suicide

    Hilter Commits suicide
    Hitler kills himself with a pistol, while his wife Eva used a poisen capsule, afterwords their bodies were burned by German generals.
  • Hiroshima

    Hiroshima
    U.S drops drops the atomic bomb "Little Boy" in an attempt to force Japan to surrender.
  • Nagasaki

    Nagasaki
    United States drops their second atomic bomb called "Fat-Man" on the Island-city of Nagasaki, Japan. After the Japanese refused to surrender.
  • VJ-Day

    VJ-Day
    Marks the victoria over Japan as they surrender after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    Victory in Europe Day marking the day that Germany had agreed to surrender to the Allies