Hallie and Karen
Created by karenandhallie on Feb 7, 2011
Last updated: 02/10/11 at 06:09 PM
This replaced the League of Nations. It was created to stop wars and create communication between countries.
The bomb was dropped from a B-29 flown by Col. Paul Tibbets.
The Allies formally accepted an unconditional surrender of the Nazi's in Germany. This put an end to Hitler's Third Reich.
After being president for over a dozen years, Franklin Delano Roosevelt dies of a heart failure.
A Soviet submarine sinks the Wilhelm Gustloff. It is the single deadliest sinking in all of history, killing between 6,000 and 10,000 people, most of whom were refugees and wounded German soldiers.
Soviet troops liberate the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps, finding hundreds of dead bodies and thousands of people barely alive.
The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive attack through the Ardenes Mountains in Belgium. The attack was planned very secretly.
allied military operation fought in the Netherlands and Germany. Was the largest airborne operation of all time.
The liberation was started by the French Resistance uprising. Marked the end of Operartion Overload.
U.S. troops capture the town and port of Cherbourg in northwestern France. Freed in from German occupation.
First German V-1 rocket attack on Britain. Nicknamed "buzz bombs". First V-1 launched at London.
U.S. troops land on the northern coast of France. Troops storm onto beach with machine guns and heavy artilarary.
The Teheran Conference between the U.S., Britain, and the USSR ends. Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin agree that the Western Allies would invade France in June 1944 and the USSR would launch a new offensive attack from the east.
The British launch a large air raid on Berlin.
The Allies bomb the Ploesti oil fields that are in Romania.
Benito Mussolini and his fascist government is overthrown in Italy. He is arrested.
Tanks and armoured vehicles started being used on Jews to get them into extermination camps. Jews fought back with homeade weapons. The city was then burned completely down to stop the uprising.
After the long campaign ends, the Allies control North Africa.
After 5 months of intense fighting in this city, the Soviet government announces the German defeat.
British Foreign Secretary Eden informs the British House of Commons of mass killings of Jews by Nazis; U.S. says those crimes will be avenged.
The Germans 6th army reaches Stalingrad. The battle of Stalingrad begins, a major battle of WW2
Four Japanese carriers, and one American carrier are sunk. Japan's naval superiority is lost.
Industrial scale killing of Jews begins using poison gas in Nazi death camps.
U.S. forces begin to arrive in Britain. They bring numbers of troops and supplies.
The U-Boats, or submarines, targeted U.S. supply ships along the U.S. east coast.
Britain surrenders Hong Kong to Japan. This occupation lasted 3 years and 8 months until Japan surrendered.
Germany and Italy declared war on the US.
Japan launched a suprise attack on an American naval base at Pearl Harbor. This showed their declaration of war on the US and Britain.
The long German siege of Leningrad begins. It is also known as the Leningrad Blockade.
Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt had several secret meetings and created an alliance.
Operation Barbarossa was the code name for Gemany's invasion of the Soviet Union. The secret planning and military operation lasted about a year.
Germany's failure in defeating Britain was one of the turning points of the war.
Japan joined Germany and Italy as one of the axis powers. also known as the Axis alliance or Axis nations
On June 22, France surrenders to German forces.
The Battle of Britain air campaign begins, waged by German air forces on the United Kingdom.
Germany begins the occupation of Denmark and invades Norway
Finland signs a peace treaty with the Soviet Union
This invasion began the Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland. It ended on March 13, 1940 with the Moscow Peace Treaty.
Warsaw surrenders to the Germans that are cirlced around its border. The Germans began seperating the Jews in Poland at this time.
16 days after the Nazi's invaded Poland, the Soviet Union did also. This invasion ended on October 6,1939.
Canada declares war on Germany
Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand all declare war on Germany.
Germany invaded Poland with no notice and this triggered World War 2.