World War II

Events

Germany invaded Poland

September 1, 1939 - October 6, 1939

Britain and France declare war on Germany

September 3, 1939

Mass murder of Jewish people began

April 27, 1940

The fall of France

May 10, 1940 - June 25, 1940

German 'Blitzkrieg' overwhelms Belgium and Holland

May 10, 1940

Battle of Britain began

July 10, 1940

The Blitz continues against Britain's major cities

September 7, 1940 - May 11, 1941

Germany invaded Greece

April 6, 1941 - April 30, 1941

The siege of Tobruk began

April 10, 1941

Germany began the invasion of Russia

June 22, 1941 - December 5, 1941

Operation Barbarossa began. The German invasion of Russia

June 22, 1941

Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and the US entered the war

December 7, 1941

The fall of Singapore to the Japanese

February 15, 1942

The Battle of Midway

June 4, 1942 - June 7, 1942

Italy enters the war on the side of Germany

October 22, 1942

German forces began their advance in North Africa

October 22, 1942

Germany defeated in North Africa (The Battle of El Alamein)

October 22, 1942

The surrender of the German army at Stalingrad

January 31, 1943

Allied invasion of Italy

September 3, 1943 - September 16, 1943

Italy surrenders

September 3, 1943

D-Day: The allied invasion of France

June 6, 1944

Paris liberated

August 19, 1944 - August 25, 1944

American troops landed on the island of Iwo Jima

February, 1945

Hitler committed suicide in Berlin

April 30, 1945

VE Day (The end of the war in Europe)

May 8, 1945

Atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6, 1945

VP Day - Japan surrendered

August 14, 1945