worl war 2

Timeline created by stjohn
  • third reich is formed

    third reich is formed
    name for the country of Germany while governed by Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist German Workers' Party. Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany.
  • invasion of poland

    invasion of poland
    an invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union, and a small Slovak contingent that marked the start of World War II.Decisive Axis and Soviet victory. Beginning of World War II. Polish territory divided between Germany, the USSR, Lithuania and Slovakia
  • Invasion of France

    Invasion of France
    German invasion of France and the Low Countries. france thought they were invading through luxembourg but they actually invaded through low countries. axis wins.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    german airforce against the u.k. durring the summer and fall of 1940. germany failed to destroy britain airforce. no one wins. germany doesnt achieve goal.
  • Operation Sea Lion

    Operation Sea Lion
    Germany's plan to invade the United Kingdom during World War II, beginning in 1940. this never happened.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    germany invades soviet union. 4.5 million axis troops invade. germans win.
  • atlantic charter

    atlantic charter
    statement agreed between Britain and the United States of America. It was intended as the blueprint for the postwar world after World War II, and turned out to be the foundation for many of the international agreements that currently shape the world.It was drafted at the Atlantic Conference (codenamed Riviera) by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Battle of Leningrad

    Battle of Leningrad
    military operation by the German Army Group North and the Finnish Defence Forces to capture Leningrad in the Eastern Front theatre
  • pearl harbor

    pearl harbor
    surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the morning of December 7, 1941. 4 us battleships were sunk
  • Battle of Coral Sea

    Battle of Coral Sea
    between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia. The battle was the first fleet action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other. Japanese tactical victory. Allied strategic victory.
    Japanese invasion repelled
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II.the United States Navy decisively defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad. The battle's outcome was disastrous for Germany, making its victory in the East impossible. The battle marked the turning of the tide of war in favour of the Allies.
  • Battle of Guadacanal

    Battle of Guadacanal
    part of the Allied strategic plan to protect the convoy routes between the US, Australia and New Zealand.Allies also intended to use Guadalcanal and Tulagi as bases to support a campaign to eventually capture or neutralize the major Japanese base at Rabaul on New Britain. allies win.
  • Operation Torch

    British-American invasion of French North Africa in World War II during the North African Campaign. america is succesful.
  • Battle of Tarawa

    Battle of Tarawa
    a battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. first American offensive in the critical central Pacific region.The 4,500 Japanese defenders were well-supplied and well-prepared, and they fought almost to the last man, exacting a heavy toll on the United States Marine Corps.
  • Anzio Landing

    Anzio Landing
    Allied landing against Axis forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno, Italy. US gets stuck on the beaches and couldnt go anywere.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    Allied invasion of Normandy. 160000 allies land on normandy. allies win war.
  • Operation Market Garden

    Operation Market Garden
    Allied military operation, fought in the Netherlands and Germany in the Second World War. It was the largest airborne operation of all time. allies failed.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    a major German offensive.launched toward the end of World War II through the densely forested Ardennes Mountains region in Belgium. Allied victory.
  • Battle for Berlin

    Battle for Berlin
    final major offensive of the European Theatre of World War II. Decisive Soviet victory; Allied victory in the European theatre of World War II, dissolution of Nazi Germany.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    a battle in which the United States fought for and captured Iwo Jima from Japan. The U.S. invasion was charged with the mission of capturing the three airfields on Iwo Jima.
  • Battle of Okinowa

    Battle of Okinowa
    largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War. The battle resulted in one of the highest number of American casualties of any World War II engagement. Japan lost over 100,000 troops, and the Allies suffered more than 50,000 casualties. ally victory
  • hitlers suicide

    hitlers suicide
    Adolf Hitler committed suicide by gunshot. he killed himself in Fuhrerbunker in Berlin.
  • suicide of eva

    suicide of eva
    committed suicide with him by ingesting poison. In accordance with Hitler's prior instructions, their remains were carried up the stairs to ground level and through the bunker's emergency exit, doused in petrol and set alight in the Reich Chancellery garden outside the bunker.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.
  • Hiroshima

    Hiroshima
    australia us and netherlands against empire of japan. The landing had been preceded by heavy bombing and shelling by Australian and US air and naval forces. The Japanese were outnumbered and out gunned. allies win.
  • Nagasaki

    Nagasaki
    only active deployments of nuclear weapons in war. The target of Hiroshima was a city of considerable military importance, containing Japan's Second Army Headquarters, as well as being a communications center and storage depot.
  • vj day

    vj day
    Surrender of Japan occurred, effectively ending World War II, and subsequent anniversaries of that event.