World War II Major Events Timeline Assignment

Neutrality Acts-1936, February ; This act was passed by the United States Congress in the 1930's. It eventually led to World War II. The acts were strongly repealed when the German submarines attacked U.S. Vessels and also when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor

Anschluss (Annexation) of Australia by Germany-1938 March; On this day the Germans went to Austria to annex the German-speaking nation for the Third Reich

Munich Pact-1938 September; On September 30, 1938 this Pact was signed by Adolf Hitler and a lot of other people. It was an agreement that settled permitting Nazi's German y's of portions of Czechoslovakia Along the countries basically had a lot of people or German Speakers, for which a new piece of land was found.c

Kristallnacht- 1938 November - This day is usually known as the Night of Broken Glass. It was a night of attacks on jews throughout the Nazi Army or Austria. This event was carried out by a bunch of non-Jewish civilians

Hitler Invades and takes over all of Czechoslovakia-1939 March; Hitler makes a threat to Czechoslovakia and a lot of cities and countries near unless he obtained from the Hacha for German troops to storm into the country. Czechoslovakia had no resistance and just gave away the country to Germany without trying.

Hitler Invades Poland - The Poland Army was defeated within the first week of Poland being invaded. Germany had over 2,000 tanks and had over 1,000 planes and broke through the Poland defenses with no problem. Warsaw surrendered to the Germans September 27th on 1939. Britain and France declared war on the Germans standing on the Polish border.

USA drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki-1939 August: during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Lend Lease Acts- 1940 March - Was a law that allowed the U.S. ship arms and other supplies, without immediate payment, to nations fighting the axis powers.

Germany Opens Auschwitz- 1940 Apri: The Auschwitz concentration camp complex was the largest of its kind established by the Nazi regime. between 1940 and 1945 are the following: Jews

Miracle at Dunkirk- 1940 June-Was the evacuationof allied soldiers from beaches and harbor of dunkirk. At the end of the eighth day, a total of 338,226 soldiers had been rescued by a hastily assembled fleet of over 800 boats.

Battle of Britain- 1940 July- Germans tried to use continuous bombing of London for 57 days. But the British was unable to fight off the Germans and be safe from invasion. Also Hitler decides to try and invade Great Britain

Atlantic Charter- 1941 August - On this date, a declaration of principles in which the U.S. and Great Britain set forth their goals opposing the axis powers.

Nazi-Soviet (Non-Aggression) Pact- 1941 June: Russia and germany signed a non aggression pact. The pact guaranteed that the two countries would not attack each other

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Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor- 1941 December:Japanese fighter planes attacked the U.S. at pearl harbor hawaii. The assult lasted less then 2 hours and took the lives of more than 2500 people.half of the casualties at Pearl Harbor occurred on the naval battleship USS Arizona, which was hit four times by Japanese bombers.

Japanese American relocation - 1942 - It started in February 1942 through 1946. Americans unified after the Pearl Harbor. Unfortunately, 110,000 Japanese-Americans were placed in internment camps.

Doolittle raid - 1942 April: The doolittle raid was an attack by the United states on the Japanese capital in Tokyo. The raid was planned and led by Liutanent Colenel James. sixteen B-25 Mitchells were launched from USS Hornet to attack targets including Yokohama and Tokyo and then fly on to airfields in China

Battle of Stalingrad - 1942 August: Germany invades the Soviet Union in 1941. Nazi germany fought the soviet union for the control of the city Stalingrad. 

Waac Formed - 1942 May: The importance of the waac was to make women available to serve in the army. The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) on 15 May 1942 by Public Law 554, and converted to full status as the WAC on 1 July 1943.

Battle of midway - 1942- U.S. Navy planes went to bomb and destroy much or all of the Japanese navy. This became a turning point in the battle in the Pacific. Also this showed that whoever owned the skies, owned the war

El Alamein - 1942 October: was a battle of the western desert campaign of the second world war. The British prevented a second advance by the Axis forces into Egypt.

Casablanca conference - 1943 January: The Casablanca Conference was a meeting between U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the city of Casablanca. The conference agenda addressed the specifics of tactical procedure, allocation of resources and the broader issues of diplomatic policy

Tehran conference - Started on November 28th, 1943 and ended on December 1, 1943. This was the first meeting of the "big three" (Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin). They agreed to coordinate the war effort and open a second front against Hitler.

D-day - 1944 June - The U.S. invades France. Dwight D Eisenhower was the leader of the Allied forces in Europe to take France. He was the one who planned the D-Day invasion

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Battle of the bulge - 1944 December - Germany's last attempt to stop allied advancement. Allied forces held of German offensive during the winter of 1944. The Germans defeat spelled the end to victory over in Europe.

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Battle of iwo Jima - 1945 February - This was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces landed and captured the Island from Japan. This gave the US a position to be very close to the mainland of Japan.

Germany surrenders V-E day - 1945 August - This day was important because it was the day that there was a victory in Europe and this is the formal acceptance of Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces. It marked the end of the war in Europe.

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Manhattan project - 1945 July - This was a secret project, that was created under FDK, that developed the Atomic Bomb. They were inspired by a Jewish refugee, Albert Einstein, and led by General Groves.

Potsdam conference - 1945 July:Allied leaders discuss unconditional surrender of japan.

Truman learns that the U.S. had successfully exploded an atomic bomb.

Japan surrenders - 1945 August:  was announced by Japan on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World war 2 to a close. Japan surrendered Aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

Nuremburg Trials - 1945 November:The nuremburg trials took place in 1945 and 1946. Judges from the Allied powers -- Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States. The nuremburg trials were a series of military tribunals.



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