The Course of World War II

Events

Germany invades Poland

September 1, 1939

Britain and France declare war on Germany

September 3 1939

Mass murder of Jewish people began at Auschwitz began

April 27, 1940

The Fall of France

May 10 1940 - June 22 1940

German 'Blitzkrieg' overwhelms Belgium and Holland

10 May 1940 - 22 June 1940

Battle of Dunkirk

May 26, 1940 - June 4, 1940

Battle of Britain

July 10, 1940 - October 31, 1940

The Blitz continues against Britain's major cities

September 7, 1940 - May 21, 1941

Germany invaded Greece

April 6, 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

Attack on Pearl Harbour

7th of December 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

The Battle of El Alamein

October 23, 1942 - November 11, 1942

The surrender of the Germany army at Stalingrad

2 February 1943

Italy surrenders to the Allies

September 3 1943

Allied invasion of Italy

3 September 1943

D-day: The Allied invasion of France

June 6 1944

Paris liberated

August 25 1944

American troops landed on the island of Iwo Jima

19 February 1945 - 26 March 1945

Hitler committed suicide

April 30, 1945

VE day

May 8,1945

Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6, 1945

VP day. Japan surrendered

15 August 1945