WW2 Timeline Activity

Timeline created by arop.achier@xavier.vic.edu.au
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  • 1939 - Hitler Invasion of Poland

    1939 - Hitler Invasion of Poland
    On the first of September 1939, Hitler ordered his troops to advance into Poland and invade their land. They invaded alongside Slovak troops from all directions, therefore the polish was forced to retreat inland. On September 17, the Soviet army also invaded Poland, increasing pressure on polish defenses. The campaign ended on 6 October with Germany and the Soviet Union dividing and seizing the whole of Poland.
  • 1939 hitler invasion of Poland continued

    1939 hitler invasion of Poland continued
    This invasion led to the declaration of war upon Germany by the British, although it was only until the following year that french and British troops were required to fight.
  • 1940 - German Blitzkrieg

    1940 - German Blitzkrieg
    The period between Germany's defeat of Republic of Poland in Oct 1939 and the invasion of Norway in April 1940 is commonly referred to as the Phony War because there were minimal amounts of resistance from the allies, despite Britain being at war with Germany. But to the world's surprise, on May 10th, Germany unleashed their army and invaded Belgium.
  • Evacuation of dunkirk

    Evacuation of dunkirk
    The evacuation of dunkirk was the evacuation of allied soldiers from the beaches of dunkirk between the 26th of may and the 4th of june 1940. The evacuation was required after hundreds of thousands of allied soldiers became surrounded by german troops during the battle of france. A multitude of small civilian ships were utilised during the evacuation and many civilians voluntarily pioneered ships on the dangerous mission.
  • Evacuation of dunkirk ext

    Evacuation of dunkirk ext
    It was said that over 1000 civilians died during the evacuation. Over 8 days, 338,226 soldiers were evacuated. The significance of this evacuation is the amount of allied soldiers that were saved, many still able to fight and also the fact that this contributed to hitler's ego and arrogance, making him think that the german forces are unstoppable.
  • battle of britain

    battle of britain
    the battle of britain was a battle between british and german forces. It was mainily fought in the sky and the battle consisted of britain's defense of the united kingdom from german attacks. The battle spanned from the 10th of July until 31st of October 1940. One of the main objectives of the german attacks were to make britain sign a negotiated peace treaty, presumably to the benefit of the germans.
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    battle of britain ext
    This battle is significant because it was a crucial turning point in the war as it was the first time that germany had lost a battle.
  • operation barbarossa

    operation barbarossa
    Operation barbarossa is a codename for the invasion of russia conducted by germany on the 22nd of June 1941. The invasion was apart of hitlers plan to increase living space for germans and expand eastwards. He vaguely declared this plan in mein kampf and invaded russia despite hit alliance with the soviet union.
  • 1944- d-day invasion of france

    -The invasion was one of the largest military operations ever staged
    -Without the heroic actions accomplished by the D-day invasion, the allied forces may have never defeated the Nazi forces in Europe
    -Date - June 6th, 1944
    -On June 6th, 1944, more than 156,000 Americans, British and Canadian troops stormed 50 miles of normal as fiercely defended beaches in northern France
    -Atomic bombs are dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August
  • 1945- battle of Okinawa

  • 1945- battle of berlin

  • 1945 - Atomic bombs are dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August

    On August 6th and 9th of 1945, the U.S dropped 2 atomic bombs on the city of Hiroshima and Nagasaki , the Hiroshima bomb was named Little boy and immediately killed 90% of the city along with 80,000 people and later killing tens of thousands more people from radiation exposure. 3 days later another bomb was dropped called “fat man” killing 40,000 people. On August 15th, Japan’s emperor Hirohito stated on a radio address, Japans unconditional surrender along with the into of a new and cruel bomb