Timeline created by EmilyBergdoll
  • Annexation of Sudentenland

    Annexation of Sudentenland
    The annexation of Sudentenland took place in 1938 when the Czech part of Czechoslovakia was invaded by Germany, with a portion of the country being annexed and the remainder becoming the areas of Bohemia and Moravia https://study.com/academy/lesson/the-german-annexation-of-sudetenland.html
  • Island Hopping

    Island Hopping
    A military strategy employed by the Allies in the Pacific War against the Axis powers during World War II. It entailed taking over an island and establishing a military base there. The base was in turn used as a launching point for the attack and takeover of another island. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBgxW3H_tsI
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor is a US naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii and also the site of a tragedy. On December 7th, 1941, Japanese fighter planes surprise attacked the base, damaging 8 battleships and killing more than 2,400 Americans including civilians. The day after the attack President FDR asked Congress to declare war on Japan. https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/pearl-harbor
  • The Philippines

    The Philippines
    The Commonwealth of The Philippines was attacked by Japan on the 8th of December in 1941 9 hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. At the time, the USA had places important naval bases in The Philippines. The combined American-Filipino army was defeated in the Battle of Bataan. https://youtu.be/uedqtph-OZY
  • Japanese Internment Camps

    Japanese Internment Camps
    Japanese internment camps were established during World War II by President Franklin Roosevelt through his Executive Order 9066. It was the policy of the U.S. government that people of Japanese descent would be interred in isolated camps. It was because of extreme hysteria that President Roosevelt ordered to put these people in camps to keep in possible spies. https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/japanese-american-relocation
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The Battle of Midway was an epic clash between the U.S. Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy that played out six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The U.S. Navy’s decisive victory in the air-sea battle and its successful defense of the major base located at Midway Island dashed Japan’s hopes of neutralizing the United States as a naval power and effectively turned the tide of World War II in the Pacific. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-au50GxIXw
  • Guadalcanal

    The Guadalcanal campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by American forces, was a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. It was the first major land offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VzCTvSQ4JY
  • Stalingrad

    This battle was the largest confrontation of WWll. The battle of Stalingrad was when Germany and the allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Soviet Russia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHkELWFqGKQ
  • Los Alamos

    Los Alamos
    Los Alamos was selected as the top secret location for bomb design in late 1942, and officially started operations the next year, under the management of University of California. Organized during WWll for the design of nuclear weapons as part of the Manhattan Project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axkQ4UjTc8M
  • D-Day

    The Allies landed on the beach of Normandy, France into the largest seaborne invasion in history. This day marked the beginning of the liberation of German-occupied France and laid the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western front. On this day at midnight, 24,000 Canadian, American, and British airborne troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3P11ENBZyc
  • Meeting at Yalta

    Meeting at Yalta
    Allied leaders discussed the post-war fate of defeated Germany and the rest of Europe, the terms of Soviet entry into the ongoing war in the Pacific against Japan and the formation and operation of the new United Nations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5ZdgjY8I7E
  • Fall of Berlin

    Fall of Berlin
    The Battle of Berlin, operation set by the Soviet Union, was one of the last offensives of the European WWll. Two Soviet fronts attacked Germany in Berlin from the east and south while the third attacked the Germans from the north. At this point, Hitler knew it was over. On April 30th, Hitler committed suicide along with several of his followers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNCiHGcJzFg
  • The death of Hitler

    The death of Hitler
    In April of 1945, Hitler moved into the Führerbunker, located 50 feet below Berlin. In this underground complex containing nearly thirty rooms on two separate floors. On the following day, May 1, Goebbels and his wife proceeded to poison their six young children in the bunker, then went up into the Chancellery garden where they were shot in the back of the head at their request by an SS man. https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/adolf-hitler-video
  • Meeting at Potsdam

    Meeting at Potsdam
    Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and Harry Truman met in Germany to negotiate terms for the end of the war. After the Yalta Conference of February 1945, Stalin, Churchill, and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had agreed to meet following the surrender of Germany to determine the postwar borders in Europe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9zrJWV-8ks
  • Hiroshima

    The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively, with the consent of the United Kingdom, as required by the Quebec Agreement. The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the first and only use of nuclear weapons in armed conflict. https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=3wxWNAM8Cso