Key Events of World War 2

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  • Hitler Invades Poland

    Hitler Invades Poland
    Adolf Hitler invades Poland
  • Britain and France Declare War on Germany

    Britain and France Declare War on Germany
    Two days after Hitler invades Poland, Britain and France declares war against Germany.Chamberlain announces that the country was at war. USA proclaimed neutrality but provided Britain with essential supplies
  • Rationing Starts in UK

    Rationing Starts in UK
    The Rationing limited the people to food, only certain amounts from certain shops were given to people. Coupons were given to people to be used in exchanging for foods. The Rationing helped improve the health of British people seeming as everyone got the essential Vitamins and Minerals.
  • 'Blitzkrieg' overwhelms Belgium, Holland and France.

    'Blitzkrieg' overwhelms Belgium, Holland and France.
    Hitler launces his 'Blitzkrieg' (lightning war) on Belgium, Holland and France.Rotterdam (city in Holland) was bombed to almost extinction by the war
  • Churchill Becomes Prime Minister of Britain

    Churchill Becomes Prime Minister of Britain
    Neville Chamberlain resigned from the position due to pressure and gave Winston Churchill his unreserved support. Churchill becomes the Prime Minister of Britain. He took the lead warning about the Nazi Party.
  • British Force evacuated from Dunkirk

    British Force evacuated from Dunkirk
    The Dunkirk Evactuaion (code-name: Operation Dynamo) is the evacuation of Allied solider from the harbour of Dunkirk (France). The operation is significant seeming as it saved many lives of the Allied powers
  • British Victory in "Battle of Britain'

    British Victory in "Battle of Britain'
    The 'Battle of Britain' was the first battle to be fought on air. Because of Britain's victory, It was significant because Hitler was forced to postpone his invasion plans
  • Hitler begins Operation Barbarossa

    Hitler begins Operation Barbarossa
    Hitler began his Opeartion. the initial advance was swift. Operation of Barbarossa is significant since it was the invasion of Russia.
  • The Blitz Continues Against Britain's Major Cities

    The Blitz Continues Against Britain's Major Cities
    The Blitz is the sustained bombing of the United Kingdom by Germany. More than 100 tones of explosives were dropped on 16 cities. London was attacked 71 times in 267 days. This caused lots of damage to the cities and lots of death.
  • Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor, US Enters the War

    Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor, US Enters the War
    The Japanese launched surprise attack against the US naval base at Pearl Harbor. The attack was lead by the Japanese Navy. This caused the US to enter World War 2.
  • Singapore Falls to the Japanese

    Singapore Falls to the Japanese
    Japan invaded the major British military base in Singapore. Over 25,000 prisoners were taking during this invasion.Churchill called the fall of singapore 'the worst nightmare'.
  • Mass Murder of Jewish People in Auschwitz Begins.

    Mass Murder of Jewish People in Auschwitz Begins.
    In the Auschwitz concentration camp, more than 3 Million Jews were killed from gases, starvation, diseases forced labor, executions and medical experiments.The Auschwitz concentration camp was managed by the Nazi Party.
  • American Naval Victory at Battle of Midway

    American Naval Victory at Battle of Midway
    The Battle of Midway was the most importnat naval battle in World War 2. US navy defeated the Japanese navy in the Battle of Midway, pushing back the Japanese.
  • Germany Suffers Setbacks at Stalingrad and El Alamein

    Germany Suffers Setbacks at Stalingrad and El Alamein
    Russia won it's first Victory in World War 2 in the Battle of Stalingrad over Germany's Sixth Army. The war was fought over winter in 1942.
  • Germany Surrenders at Stalingrad

    Germany Surrenders at Stalingrad
    The Axis powers were exhausted and had low amounts of food cuasing them to surrender in the beginning of February, 1943. The battle lasted for a total of five months.
  • British and Indian Forces fight Japanese in Burma

    British and Indian Forces fight Japanese in Burma
    While the Japanese was trying to acquire more materials and resources in Burma, the Allied forces defeats the Japanese forces driving away the japanese from Burma.
  • Italy Surrenders, Germany Takes Over Battle.

    Italy Surrenders, Germany Takes Over Battle.
    The new governement Italy surrendered to USA and Britain after having Mussolini thrown out. Italy joins the Allied powers and the Germans free Mussolini from his imprisonment. This stopped the allied powers from advancing through Italy.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    The Allied Powers launched an attack on Germany's forces in western France. The attack was called 'Normandy Landings' (code-name: Operation Neptune). The operation caused high casualties to the German Forces.
  • Guam Liberated by USA. Okinawa and Iwo-Jima Bombed.

    Guam Liberated by USA. Okinawa and Iwo-Jima Bombed.
    The US liberated Guam from the Japanese and becomes a part of the US territory. Okinawa and Iwo-Jima were bombed by the US forces.
  • Auschwitz Liberated by Soviet Troops

    Auschwitz Liberated by Soviet Troops
    The Soviet Union forces approached the Auschwitz camp and began evacuating the people. The prisoners were forced to march west away from the camp (known as "death march")
  • Battle of Berlin: Hitler Defeated

    Battle of Berlin: Hitler Defeated
    The Battle of Berlin maked the end of World War 2 in Europe. The Russians won the war and Hitler was defeated. Hitler committed suicide.
  • Truman becomes US president, Attlee replaces Churchill

    Truman becomes US president, Attlee replaces Churchill
    Truman became the US president after Roosevelt's death. Churchill looses the election to Clement Atlee's Labour Party.
  • Atomic Bombs Dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan Surrenders

    Atomic Bombs Dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan Surrenders
    US dropped atmic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the final arc of World War 2. Six days after the bombing, Japan surrendered to the Allied Powers.
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    Dunkirk Evacuation (Operation Dynamo)

    Duration of Operation lasted from 27th May 1940 and the early hours of June 1940
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    Battle of Britain