World War II Timeline

Events

Britain and France declare war on Germany

September 3 1939

The fall of France

10 May 1940

Battle of Britain began

July 10, 1940

Germany begins invasion on Russia

22 June 1941

The Battle of Midway

June 4, 1942 - June 7, 1942

The surrender of the German army at Stalingrad

January 31, 1943

Italy Surrenders

3 September 1943

D-Day: The Allied invasion of France

June 6, 1944

VE Day (victory in Europe Day). The end of the war in Europe

8 May 1945

Atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

6 June 1945 - 9 June 1945