The Japanese seemed unstoppable early on
The Dutch East Indies
TheAmericans experienced their first taste of
victory at the Battle of Coral Sea, stopping
the Japanese from invadingAustralia.
At Midway (a tiny island), theAmerican Navy
destroyed all of the Japanese aircraft carriers
stationed there and most of the airplanes.
TheAmericans began island-hopping: a
strategy whereAmericans skipped some
islands and only attacked islands that would
help get them to Japan quicker.
The Battle of
Guadalcanal was the
official turning part in
Asia. It was the first
against Japan by the
Allies on land, sea,
By the end of 1942, the
tide was turning in favor
of the Allies in the
Mediterranean and along
the Eastern Front. Allied
forces, led by American
Rommel’s forces in North
By 1943, the Soviets beat the Germans in the
Battle of Stalingrad. The Germans began to
Meanwhile,American and British forces
conquered Sicily in 1943.
TheAllies arrived in
Rome of 1944 and
Mussolini was killed by
his own people.
D-Day, the invasion of
Normandy, occurred on
June 6, 1944. It allowed
the Allies a foothold in
France and within a few
months the Allies had
freed all of France.