World War II Timeline
 
 
 
 

World War II - Timeline

2 years ago by: MatchWare
 
 
  • World War II
    • Origins
      • Ending of World War 1
      • Rise of Hitler
      • Lebensraum
    • Blitzkrieg
      • Germany invades Czechoslovakia (Mar 1939)
      • Germany invades Poland (Sep 1939)
      • Soviet Union attacks Finland (Nov 1939)
      • Germany invades Denmark and Norway (Apr 1940)
      • Germany invades France, Belgium and Holland (May 1940)
      • Evacuation of Dunkirk (May 1940)
      • Italy declares war on Britain and France (Jun 1940)
      • Fall of France (Jun 1940)
      • Battle of Britain (Jul-Sep 1940)
      • Beginning of the London Blitz (Sep 1940)
    • Allied reverses
      • U-boat offensive in the Atlantic begins (Jun 1940)
      • German advances in North Africa (Feb 1941 to Jun 1942)
      • Germany and Italy invade Yugoslavia and Greece (Apr 1941)
      • Germany invades the Soviet Union (Jun 1941)
      • Pearl Harbor (Dec 1941)
      • Fall of Singapore to the Japanese (Feb 1942)
      • Raid on Dieppe (Aug 1942)
    • The tide turns
      • Battle of Midway (Jun 1942)
      • Battle of Stalingrad (Aug 1942)
      • Battle of El Alamein (Oct 1942)
      • Partisans and The Resistance
      • Successes in the Mediterranean and Atlantic
    • Axis in retreat
      • Defeat in North Africa (May 1943)
      • Battle of Kursk (Jul 1943)
      • Italy surrenders (Sep 1943)
      • Allied landings in Italy (Sep 1943)
      • Allied successes in Burma (Mar-Jul 1944)
    • The final offensives
      • D-Day landings in France (Jun 1944)
        • Troops embarked
        • Ships begin to deploy
        • Eisenhower orders 24-hour postponement
        • Eisenhower visits 101st Airborne
        • Rommel in Stuttgart
        • Invasion begins
        • Landing on Omaha beach
      • Liberation of Paris (Aug 1944)
      • Battle of Arnhem (Sep 1944)
      • Battle of the Bulge (Dec 1944 to Jan 1945)
      • Liberation of Belsen (Apr 1945)
      • Germany surrenders (May 1945)
      • Atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima (Aug 1945)
      • Japan surrenders (Sep 1945)
    • Aftermath
      • Nuremberg war trials
      • Refugees
      • Reconstruction
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