Germany invaded Poland. Germany invaded from the west, and the Soviet Union invaded from the east. A war technique called blitzkrieg or lightning war.
Attack on Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941
It was a surprise military attack by the Japanise Navy Air Forces upon the United States against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, which is in Hawaii in order to weaken the US.
Battle of Stalingrad
1942 - February 2, 1943
It was the largest confrontation of World War II, in which Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Southern Russia.
Battle of Midway
June 4, 1942 - June 6, 1942
The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II. This happened six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea.
June 6, 1944
The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history.
May 8, 1945 - May 8,1945
Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day or V-E Day, is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
Atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima
August 6, 1945 - August 9, 1945
The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively, with the consent of the United Kingdom, as required by the Quebec Agreement.
August 15, 1945
Victory over Japan Day is the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect bringing the war to an end.