The Events Leading up to the Normandy Landings

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September 1st, 1939 - Germany invades Poland

09/01/1939

Germany invades Poland

October 12th, 1939 - The deportation of Jews into Polish prisoner camps begins

10/12/1939

The deportation of Jews into Polish prisoner camps begins

May 10th, 1940 - Blitzkrieg attack against Holland and Belgium

05/10/1940

Blitzkrieg attack against Holland and Belgium

May 10th, 1940 - Winston Churchill elected as British Prime Minister

05/10/1940

Winston Churchill elected as British Prime Minister

June 22nd, 1940 - France signs an armistice with Nazi Germany

06/22/1940

September 16th, 1940 - United States military conscription bill passed

09/16/1940

United States military conscription bill passed

March 11th, 1941 - The United States begins the Lend-Lease program

03/11/1941

The United States begins the Lend-Lease program

June 22nd, 1941 - Operation Barbarossa: Germany invades Russia

06/22/1941

Operation Barbarossa: Germany invades Russia

August 9th, 1941 - Roosevelt and Churchill sign the Atlantic Charter

08/09/1941

Roosevelt and Churchill sign the Atlantic Charter

December 7th, 1941 - Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

12/07/1941

Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

August 12th, 1942 - Stalin and Churchill meet in Moscow

08/12/1942

Stalin and Churchill meet in Moscow.

August 23rd, 1942 - Battle of Stalingrad Begins

08/23/1942

Battle of Stalingrad Begins

July 25th, 1943 - Mussolini arrested and the Italian Fascist government falls

07/25/1943

Mussolini arrested and the Italian Fascist government falls

November 28th, 1943 - Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin meet in Teheran, Iran

11/28/1943

Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin meet in Teheran, Iran

March 4th, 1944 - First major daylight bombing raid on Berlin by the Allies.

03/04/1944

March 18th, 1944 - British drop 3000 tons of bombs during an air raid on Hamburg

03/18/1944

June 6th, 1944 - Normandy Landings (D-Day)

06/06/1944

Normandy Landings (D-Day)