World War II - From Start to Victory

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  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Germany invades Poland, probably because of Poland's ports. It also commanded most of the coast.
  • Germany Invades Again

    Germany Invades Again
    Germany invades France, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg. Winston Churchill, becomes British Prime minister. This gives Germany even more power of Europe.
  • Battle of Britain Begins

    Battle of Britain Begins
    The Battle of Britain begins. Germany bombs Britain, and the British defend themselves from the air in what Winston Churchill would call their "finest hour."
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    The U.S. Congress passes the Lend-Lease Act giving Roosevelt the authority to sell, transfer, or lease war goods to the government of any Allied country. This ended the United States neutrality.
  • Pearl Harbor Attack

    Pearl Harbor Attack
    Japan attacks the American naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The US enters the war. Japan expected the US to not fight back once their strongest forces were destroyed.
  • Germans At Stalingrad Surrender

    Germans At Stalingrad Surrender
    Over 90,000 German troops at Stalingrad surrender to the Soviets. This drained Germany's troops. Bringing the Allied powers closer to winning the war.
  • Jews Fight Back

    Jews Fight Back
    The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins after German troops attempt to deport the ghetto's last surviving Jews. About 750 Jews fought back the Germans for almost a month.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    American puts their declaration to action as their forces, along with British and Canadian forces, invade France at the beaches of Normandy. This invasion allowed them to free France and gain access to Germany's border.
  • Soviet Frees C. Camps

    Soviet Frees C. Camps
    Soviet troops free the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. (about a million remains, hundreds of recent murders, thousands of alive victims)
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Western Europe, Battle of the Bulge ends. Americans lose 75,000 troops. Germans lose 80,000-100,000. Americans recover from military losses; Germans cannot. Hitler is the only one that still believes Germany can still win.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide in a bunker. Joseph Goebbels is to become the new German Chancellor but he also kills himself after having his wife and six children killed. Karl Donitz is named as Hitler's successor.
  • Little Boy

    Little Boy
    A U.S. B-29 named Enola Gay drops the "Little Boy" atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan. Approximately 140,000 people in the area will die by the end of the year. The US actually warned Japan about the bombs, but they either ignored it or never received the news.
  • Japan Surrenders

    Japan Surrenders
    Almost 6 years after the war started, Japan surrenders. The surrender was brought on by the destruction of the atomic bomb.
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