Timeline Overview of WW2

Events

Invasion of Poland

1st September 1939 - 6th October 1939

German Blitzkrieg (Poland)

September 1939

German Blitzkrieg (Denmark)

April 1940

German Blitzkrieg (Norway)

April 1940

German Blitzkrieg (France)

May 1940

German Blitzkrieg (Netherlands)

May 1940

German Blitzkrieg (Belgium)

May 1940

German Blitzkrieg (Luxembourg)

May 1940

Battle of Britain

10th July 1940 - 31 October 1940

Invasion of Egypt by Italy

9th September 1940

German Forces Arrive in North Africa

February 1941

German Blitzkrieg (Yugoslavia)

April 1941

German Blitzkrieg (Greece)

April 1941

Operation Barbarossa

22nd June 1941 - 5th December 1941

German Forces Retreat From Around Tobruk

27th November 1941

Pearl Harbour Attack

7th December 1941

First Japanese Bombing of Darwin

19th February 1942

Battle of the Coral Sea

4th May 1942 - 8th May 1942

Battle of Midway

3rd June 1942 - 7th June 1942

Battle of Stalingrad

17th July 1942 - 2nd February 1943

Battle of Guadalcanal

7th August 1942 - 9th February 1943

Katyn Massacre

14th April 1943

Italy Surrenders

8th September 1943

D-Day Landings

6th June 1944

German Officers try to Assassinate Hitler

20th July 1944

Battle of the Bulge

16th December 1944 - 25th January 1945

Liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet Union

27th January 1945

Yalta Conference

4th February 1945 - 11th February 1945

Firebombing of Dresden

13th February 1945 - 15th February 1945

Surrender of Germany

7th May 1945

Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

6th August 1945 - 9th August 1945

Japan Announce Surrender

15th August 1945

Japan Officially Sign a Surrender

2nd September 1945