On September 1st 1939, Germany invaded Poland, initiating World War 2.
Great Britain and France declare war on Germany
September 3rd 1939
On September 3rd, 1939, Britain and France declared war on Germany in a response to Hitler's invasion on Poland.
Germany invades France
May 10th 1940 - June 25th 1940
On May 10th, 1940, the Germans came through the Ardennes, and caught their French and British Allies by surprise, successfully making their way into France.
May 27th 1940 - June 4th 1940
On May 27th, 1940, The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and French troops were evacuated from the beach of Dunkirk by a flotilla of civilian boats, saving Britain's land forces from complete destruction.
Battle of Britain
July 10th 1940 - October 31st 1940
On July 10th, 1940, Germany bombed Great Britain attempting to destroy their Air Force and prepare for an invasion.
Germany invades Russia
June 22nd 1941
On June 22nd, 1942, Hitler launched his armies east for a mass invasion on the Soviet Union. Three army groups with three million German soldiers, 50 divisions and three thousands tanks crossed into the frontier of Soviet Territory.
December 7th 1941
On December 7th, 1941, 183 aircraft from the Imperial Japanese Navy had attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbour, located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Two hours in and 18 US warships had been sunk or damaged, 188 aircraft had been destroyed and the attack killed 2,403 American servicemen and women.
February 15th 1942
On February 15th, 1942, Britain's Lieutenant General, Arthur Percival, surrendered Singapore to the Japanese. More than 60,000 British, commonwealth and Empire troops surrendered to the Imperial army force of around 35,000.
Bombing of Darwin
February 19th 1942
On February 19th, 1942, Darwin was attacked by two air raids from the Japanese.
Allies invade Italy
September 3rd 1943
On September 3rd, 1943, the Allied forces launched in invasion of Italy with the plan being for the northern forces would throw a net across the Italian peninsula, while the British army chased the Germans into the net from the south.