World War 2

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  • Nazi Germany Invaded Poland

    Nazi Germany Invaded Poland
    The Invasion of Poland, known in Poland as the September Campaign or the 1939 Defensive War
  • Sitzkrieg

    The Phoney War was an eight-month period at the start of World War II, during which there was only one limited military land operation on the Western Front, when French troops invaded Germany's Saar district.
  • France Fell to Germany

    France Fell to Germany
    German forces occupied Paris unopposed on 14 June after a chaotic period of flight of the French government that led to a collapse of the French army.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The Battle of Britain was a military campaign of the Second World War
  • America First Committee Launched

    America First Committee Launched
    The America First Committee was the foremost United States non-interventionist pressure group against the American entry into World War II.
  • Destroyers-For-Bases deal

    Destroyers-For-Bases deal
    Through this deal, the United States transferred destroyers to the British Navy in exchange for leases for British naval and air bases.
  • Congress Instituted the Draft

    Congress Instituted the Draft
    The 1940 instituted conscription in peacetime, requiring the registration of all men between 21 and 35, with selection for one year's service by a national lottery.
  • Lend-Lease

    the Lend-Lease Act was the principal means for providing U.S. military aid to foreign nations during World War II.
  • Four Freedoms

    Four Freedoms
    The Four Freedoms were goals articulated by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Monday, January 6, 1941
  • USS Kearny Attacked

    USS Kearny Attacked
    She was noted for being torpedoed by a German U-boat in October 1941, before the U.S. had entered the war. She survived that attack, and later served in North Africa and the Mediterranean.
  • Reuben James Sank

    Reuben James Sank
    was the first United States Navy ship sunk by hostile action in the European theater of World War II
  • Japanese Attack on pearl harbor

    Japanese Attack on pearl harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor,
  • MacArthur Returned to the Phillippines

    MacArthur Returned to the Phillippines
    Upon his arrival in Australia, MacArthur gave a speech in which he famously promised "I shall return" to the Philippines.
  • Battle of Bataan

    Battle of Bataan
    The Battle of Bataan represented the most intense phase of Imperial Japan's invasion of the Philippines during World War II.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    The Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war
  • Battle of coral sea

    Battle of coral sea
    was a major naval battle between the Imperial Japanese Navy and naval and air forces from the United States and Australia
  • Battle of midway

    Battle of midway
    The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II which occurred between 4 and 7 June 1942
  • Island Hopping Campaign Begins

    Island Hopping Campaign Begins
    Leapfrogging, also known as island hopping, was a military strategy employed by the Allies in the Pacific War against Japan and the Axis powers during World War II.
  • Manhattan Project Began

    The Manhattan Project was a secret military project created in 1942 to produce the first US nuclear weapon.
  • Casablanca Conference

    Casablanca Conference
    The Casablanca Conference was held at the Anfa Hotel in Casablanca, French Morocco, from January 14 to 24, 1943, to plan the Allied European strategy for the next phase of World War II.
  • Battle of el alamein

    Battle of el alamein
    The Second Battle of El Alamein was a battle of the Second World War that took place near the Egyptian railway halt of El Alamein
  • Battle of stalingrad

    Battle of stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad was the largest confrontation of World War II in which Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Southern Russia.
  • Tehran Conference

    Tehran Conference
    The Tehran Conference was a strategy meeting of Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill from 28 November to 1 December 1943
  • D-Day

    The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    an attempt to push the Allied front line west from northern France to northwestern Belgium.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    The Yalta Conference, also known as the Crimea Conference and code named the Argonaut Conference, held from 4 to 11 February, 1945
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    Iwo To, known in English as Iwo Jima, is one of the Japanese Volcano Islands. It is south of the Ogasawara Islands.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg, was a major battle of the Pacific War fought on the island of Okinawa by United States Marine and Army forces against the Imperial Japanese Army.
  • FDR Died

    FDR Died
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    The Potsdam Conference was held at Cecilienhof, the home of Crown Prince Wilhelm, in Potsdam, occupied Germany, from 17 July to 2 August 1945.
  • Little Boy Dropped on Hiroshima

    Little Boy Dropped on Hiroshima
    Little Boy" was the codename for the atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 during World War II
  • Fat man dropped on nagasaki

    Fat Man" was the codename for the atomic bomb that was detonated over the Japanese city of Nagasaki by the United States on 9 August 1945.
  • VJ Day

    Victory over Japan Day is the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect ending the war.
  • FDR Elected to a 4th term

    FDR Elected to a 4th term
    This was the first and only time a president has been inaugurated for a fourth term.