WW2 Timeline

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Quick overview of the major events of World War 2.

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WW2 Timeline

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

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