The Reign of Benito (Italy's actions during WWII

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  • Axis of Blood and Steel

    Axis of Blood and Steel
    The pact of Blood and Steel was a agreement between Germany and Italy. This agreement talked about if one should go to war the other would support and help them. An if a treaty is proposed both parties have to agree to it before it is signed.
  • Italy declares war on Great Britain and France

    Italy declares war on Great Britain and France
    "Britain and France began wooing him Benito promises of territorial concessions in Africa in exchange for neutrality. But the thought of its Axis partner single-handedly conquering the Continent was too much for his ego to bear" (55)
  • Italy begins the ocupation of British Somaliland in East Africa

     Italy begins the ocupation of British Somaliland in East Africa
    Benito slowly but surely started creeping into Africa.
  • Italy invades Egypt

    Italy invades Egypt
    Italy finally crossed into Egypt, but was met by British Troops. Much to the dismay of the Eithopian governor Benito being a true dictator thought his army was superior and went on with the invasion.
  • Germany and Italy and Japan sign pact

    Germany and Italy and Japan sign pact
    This agreement allowed Japan to regonize Italy and Germanys dominance over Europe. An Italy and Germany regonizing Japan's control over Asia.
  • Italy attacks Greece

    Italy attacks Greece
    Greece was some what effective at holding back Italy but when Germany came into Greece they asked for Great Britains assitance. On April 23,1941 Greece surrendered to Benito.
  • Torpedo bomber raid cripples the Italian fleet at Taranto, Italy

    Torpedo bomber raid cripples the Italian fleet at Taranto, Italy
  • British begin a western desert offense in North Africa against the Italians

    British begin a western desert offense in North Africa against the Italians
  • Italy invades Yugoslavia

    Italy invades Yugoslavia
    Hitler offered Yugoslavia to join the Triparte agreement. When he said no Hitler became angry an the Axis powers invaded.
  • Germany and Italy declare war on the United States

    Germany and Italy declare war on the United States
    With Japan bombing Pearl Harbor Germany and Italy had to back up its allie in Japan and declare war on the United States.
  • Germans and Italians invade unoccupied Vichy France

    Germans and Italians invade unoccupied Vichy France
    France pretty much falls during this war. An when Italy and Germany were kicking they invaded France.
  • Soviets defeat Italian troops on the River Don

    Soviets defeat Italian troops on the River Don
    Stalin didn't take about his people what so ever. That's one of the main reasons they proved to be such a force aganist the Axis powers.
  • German and Italian troops surrender in North Africa

    German and Italian troops surrender in North Africa
  • Italian armed forces is now controlled by Victor Emmanuel III

    Italian armed forces is now controlled by Victor Emmanuel III
    The king of Italy didnt like the direction of Italy. So he basically fired Benito then arrested him.
  • Allied troops invade Italy

    Allied troops invade Italy
    After going through North Africa the Italian troops now focused on the soft underbelly of Europe in Italy (Remeber you saying this).
  • Italy unconditonaly surrenders to the Allies

    Italy unconditonaly surrenders to the Allies
  • Germans occupy Rome

    Germans occupy Rome
    This a last ditch effort by Germany to keep Italy. Hitler knew the Allied troops were approaching and tried one more time to hold them off.
  • German Special forces rescue Mussolini

    German Special forces rescue Mussolini
    Shortly after Mussoini was ousted from power he was arrested. Hitler still was friends and was determined to rescue him , which he later did.
  • Germans Massacre Italian in Cephalonia

    Germans Massacre Italian in Cephalonia
  • Germans defeat Italians in Cortfu

    Germans defeat Italians in Cortfu
    The liberated part of Italy did a have a small little army.
  • Allies enter Naples, Italy

  • Italy (liberated by the allies Italy ) declares war on Germany

    Italy (liberated by the allies Italy ) declares war on Germany
    This what yet again something that Italy did that really didn't matter that much. It was basically the liberated part going well we better suck up now to the Allied forces
  • Allies enter Rome

    Allies enter Rome
    "The Italians, too, forswearing a partnership in the Axis which they never desired, have sent their troops to join us in our battles against the German trespassers on their soil." - Presidential Adress (03)
  • Allied troops begin offensive in Northern Italy

    Allied troops begin offensive in Northern Italy
    After General Patton reached Rome the Allies moved onto another objective. This was basically finishing it's conquest and of Italy and further pushing back Germany.
  • Mussolini is dead

    Mussolini is dead
    Mussoini was shot aboard a train along with his mistress. He was shot by a memeber of the Italian Republican party.
  • German troops in Italy surrender

    German troops in Italy surrender
    Upset with Italy's lack of millitary skill Hitler moved troops into Italy. But even his army could not stop the Allied forces.
  • Germany surrenders ending WWII

    Germany surrenders ending WWII
    On this day Natzi Germany offically surrendered. This pretty much ended the war after along fight the Allied forces finally won.
  • Italy declares "war" on Japan

    Italy declares "war" on Japan
    This was a pretty much meaningless this. This was Itay trying to seem big and bad so they would get invited to San Francisco.
  • Treaty of peace with Italy

    Treaty of peace with Italy
    This treaty involved Italy and the Allied Powers. This treaty helped establish boundries for some Europea countries.
  • Treaty goes into effect

    Treaty goes into effect
    One of the big things that happened in this treaty affected Albania. With this treaty going into effect it finally was regonized as a country