WW2 Timeline

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Quick overview of the major events of World War 2.

Quick overview of the major events of World War 2.

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  • 1. World War 2 TIMELINE Time Periods 1934-1937 – German militarization 1937-1942 – German aggression 1944-1945 – Allied aggression
  • 2. WW2 TIMELINE
    • 1936
    • MAR – Germany annexes Rhineland which was demilitarized after WWI
    • 1938
    • MAR – Austria annexed to “unify” Aryans
    • SEP – Sudetenland annexed from Czech.
    • 1939
    • MAR – Czech. Invaded and annexed
    • AUG - Nazi-Soviet Pact of non-aggression
    • SEP – German invasion of Poland
    • SEP - Britain and France declare war on Germany for the invasion of Poland
    Pg 7
  • 3.
    • 1939
    • SEP – NOV – Soviets invade Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland
    • 1940
    • APR – Invasion of Norway, Denmark, Netherlands and Belgium
    • MAY – German invasion of France and their surrender on May 22 nd
    • SEP – Blitzkrieg of London– 57 nights in a row –
    • OCT – Bulgaria and Hungary join Axis powers
    • 1941
    • JUN – Invasion of Russia – winter turns deadly & they retreat
    • DEC – 7th – Japanese attack Pearl Harbor & declare war on USA
    WW2 TIMELINE
  • 4. WW2 TIMELINE
    • 1941
    • USA declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy
    • 1943
    • MAY-JUL – Italy surrenders & Mussolini escapes
    • MAR – Nazi army surrenders in Battle of Stalingrad (Russia); loosing over 300,000 soldiers
    • 1945
    • APR – 28 th Mussolini is killed by fellow Italians
      • – 30 th Hitler commits suicide
    • MAY – 8th Germany surrenders
    • AUG – Atomics bombs dropped on Japan
    • SEP – 2 ND Japan surrenders