The German Blitzkrieg defeats the Poles.Poland is split between Germany and USSR.
A five month period of preparation with very little "war" happening. This lead American's to deem it a "phony war'.
Germany used the Blitzkrieg method again to attack Holland, Belgium, and France. Belgium held out longer than France and Holland.
The first major turning point of the war, Germany was well matched. Churchill said "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few".
Hitler had mixed motives for invading Russia. Even in spring of 1942 he was still unable to capture certain areas.
An attack on a USA naval base in Hawaii by the Japanese. This lead to the United States joining the war.
At Midway Island the Americans fend off a Japanese attack. This was a crucial turning point of the battle for the Pacific.
At Stalingrad the German's were forced to surrender. This lead to a boost in Russian Morale.
The struggle against German U-boats trying to keep Britain from the resources it needed. The Allies produced ships faster than the German's could take them down which lead to the Allies' victory.
The most controversial action by the Allied air forces. A time when the Allied air forces would bomb major cities in Germany and Japan.
The first stage in the Axis collapse. This eventually provided air bases for bombing the Germans.
The invasion of France, also known as D-Day. This took place on a 60 mile stretch of Normandy beaches.
A battle fought between Germany and American and Britain. The battle where Hitler lost everything.
The American drop the atomic bomb killing as many as 84,000 people. Leaving thousands dying of radiation posioning.
The Americans drop another atomic bomb killing about 40,000. This lead to the Japanese surrender.