Germany invades Poland. Hitler and Stalin divide Polish lands and people between them.
Surrender to the USSR
Invaded by Germany
Battle of France ends
The United States repeals the Neutrality Act of 1935 and passes the Lend-Lease Act
The German army unleashes the first airborne invasion in history on the island of Crete
Hitler launches Operation Barbarossa and invades the USSR
General Montgomery (Britain) defeats Rommel at the Battle of El Alamein in Africa
The Germans surrender to the Soviets at the Battle of Stalingrad
German officers attempt to assassinate Hitler
The Allies liberate Rome
The Allied troops land in Normandy on D-Day
US bombs Dresden, killing 135,000 civilians
Victory in Europe Day
All Japanese-Americans sent to relocation camps in the American West.
Bataan, the last defense of the Philippines, falls to the Japanese
Japan's advance is stopped by the US at the Battle of the Coral SEa
US victory at the Battle of Midway is the turning point of the war in the Pacific.
Taken by the Allies