This was referred to as the "sitting war", as not much fighting took place. British would drop propaganda "bombs" over Germany. Germany invaded and attacked Denmark and Norway.
Germany invaded Poland in response to Polish attack on their radio outposts. Russia captured eastern Poland on the 17th.
France and Britain declared war on Germany. Germany struck at France's weak forces, and France's army was defeated in just 6 weeks. This was a significant gain for Germany.
The non-aggression pact signed by the Soviet Union and Germany was broken. The two countries were no longer allies and could go to war with each other
British, French, and Belgium troops retreat from a defeat in France by the Germans. The rescue saved 338, 326 Allied soldiers from German death.
Fought between the British Royal Air Force and the German Luftwaffe, the British were victorious. This marks Hitler's first defeat.
Italian forces invade Greece, but are pushed back. Hitler calls for Blitzkrieg invasion of Yugo and Greece.
Hitler established an African corps for the purpose of helping the Italian Axis powers. General Rommel and the Africa Korps was sent to Libya, where the British withdrew.
Here the battle of Leningrad occurred in an attempt for Germany to get close to Moscow. It was not necessarily a failure, but not a success.
Japan wanted to create an empire in which Japanese industries would have access to natural resources in Southeast Asia. Japan defeated Burma, Singapore, and the Dutch East Indies.
Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. In response to the bombing, the U.S. joined the Allied side in the war.
Japan fought with the U.S. in attempt to gain Australia and isolate the U.S., but failed.
Another battle between Japan and the U.S. This battle permanently weakened Japan's armed forces and left the U.S. with naval superiority.
Fought between the U.S. and Pacific Allies against Japan. This is the first major offensive by the Allies, and the U.S. succeeds.
Germany tried to invade Stalingrad, but the Soviet army stopped the invasion. German soldiers were held siege in the city, and could not break the hold.
This battle resulted in the Allied control of North Africa.
Two battles occurred, in which Britain successfully defended the Suez Canal from Germany.
Hitler sent troops into Italy. On September 3rd, the Italians were neutralized.
The battle of Normandy occurred, and three million soldiers were in France by the end of August. On the 25th, Paris was liberated.
This was the final German offensive, in which they attacked Allied lines in the Belgian Ardennes Forest. The Germans were defeated, and were then continuously on defense from this point.
The U.S. and Japanese fight, as the U.S. wanted to get a foothold near Japan. They are successful.
Once again, the U.S. battles Japan. Kamikaze warfare is used, and the U.S. is successful.
The United States worked on building atomic bombs, on which they dropped on Japan. One was dropped in Hiroshima on August 6th, and the other was dropped in Nagasaki on August 9th. From this point, the Japanese surrender on September 2nd, 1945.