World War 2 has a timeline and this happens in order.


WW2 Army

An Army going into battle during World War 2

German Anschluss with Australia?-1938Edit

Adolf Hitler went ahead of his plans to unify all German Speaking people, he annexed Australia and then demanded the liberation of German people in the Sudetenland reigoun of Czechoslovakia. Neville Chamberlian then flew to Germany to attempt a settlement before the outbreak of the war.

Treaty of Munich-September 30th 1938Edit

Hitler, Chamberlain, Daladier of France and Mussolini of Italy met in Munich and agreed that Adolf Hitler should have the Subetanland of Czechoslovakia. The Czechs were not represented at the meeting and they realised that no Country came to their aid, so they were forced to surrender to the Germans. Hitler assured those at the meeting that his extent of his ambitions for expansion. Chamberlian returned to England with a piece of paper signed by Hitler saying "Peace in our time?"

Hitler invades Czechoslovakia-March 1939Edit

Despite the assurances given by Adolf Hitler in the Treaty of Munich (during September 1938) Hitler invaded Czechosloakia and occupied the Country.

Britian rearm and reassures Poland-March/April 1939Edit

Britian had begun re-arming and installed a highly secret radar early warning system along the East Coast. Conscription was introduced and assurances were given to Poland, who was being threatened by Fuhrer.

Russia and Germany sign pact?-late Aug 1939Edit

Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin signed a non aggression pact which included secret clauses for the division of Poland.

Hitler invades Poland-1st Sep 1939Edit

Adolf Hitler invades Poland to gain control.

Britian and France declare War on Germany-3rd Sep 1939Edit

Both Britian and France declare war on Germany. Neville Chamberlian broadcast the announcment that the Country was going to war.

Phoney War-Sep 1939 from March 1940Edit

The months follow Britian's declaration of war are referred to as the Phoney War because Britian saw no military action.

Hitler invades Denmark and Norway-April/May 1940Edit

Hitler invaded and occupied Denmark and Norway to safeguard supply routes of Swedish ore and also to establish a Norweigen base from which to break the British Naval blockade on Germany.

Blitzkrieg-10th May 1940Edit

Hitler launched his Blitzkrieg (lightning war) against Holland and Belgium. Rotterdam was bombed almost to extinction. Both Countries were occupied.

Chamberlian Resigns-13th May 1940Edit

Neville Chamberlian resigned after pressure from Labour members demanding a more active prosecution of the war and Winsten Churchill was elected the new head of the wartime coalition goverment. Chamberlian gave Churchill his unreserved support. Ernest Bevin became the minister of labour and recruited workers for the factories and stepped up coal production. Lord Beaverbrook, minister of Aircraft Production increased production of fighter Aircrafts.

Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo)-26th May 1940Edit

The British Commander-in-Chief, General Gort, had been forced to retreat to the coast of Dunkirk. The troops waited, under merciless fire, to be taken off the beaches. A call went out to all owners of the Sea worthy vessels to travel to Dunkirk to take the troops off the beaches of Dunkirk. More then 338,000 men were rescued, among them some 140,000 French who would form the nuclues of the Free French Army under a little known general, Charles de Gaulle.

Italy enter war on side of Axis Powers-11th June 1940Edit

Italy entered the war on the side of Axis Powers. Italy's motive for entering the war was the hope of rich pickings from the spoils of war.?

France signs armistince with Germany-22th June 1940Edit

The French, Marshall Petain, signed an armistince with Germany taking France, which had been devastated, out of the war and German Occupation.?

Battle of Britian-10th July to 31st October 1940Edit

The Battle of Britian comprised in four phases:

1. During the Month July, Adolf Hitler sent his Luftwaffe Bombers to attack British Ports. His aim was also to assess the speed and quality of response to RAF.?

2. During August, the attacks on shipping continued but bombing raids on RAF airfields. 

3. The Blitz-from September 7th the City of London was heavily bombed. Hitler had hopes of the destruction of the morale of British people.

4. Night Bombing-with the failure of daylight bombing raids. Hitler began a series of nightly bombing raids on London and other important industrial cities.

The RAF defended the skies and by October 31st the raids were ceased.

Tripartiete Pact-22nd Sep 1940Edit

This pact of mutal alliances was signed by Germany, Italy and Japan.

British rout Italians in N. African-December 1940Edit

Italian forces in North Africa were routed by the British led by General Wavell.

Italy and Germany attack Yugoslavia-22nd June 1941Edit

German and Italian troops attack Yugoslavia, Greece and the Island of Crete. German field marshall Erwin Rommel led the Axis Powers back to North Africa.

Hitler attacks Russia (Operation Barbarossa)-22nd June 1941Edit

Adolf Hitler sent 3 million soldiers and 3,500 Tanks to Russia. The Russians were taken by suprise as they were signed to treaty with Germany in 1939. Joseph Stalin immediantly signed a mutal assistance treaty with Britian and launched an Eastern front battle that would claim 20 million casualities. The USA, which had been supplying arms to Britian under a "Lend Lease" agreement, offered similiar aid to USSR.

Pearl Harbor-7th Dec 1941Edit

The Japaneese, who were already waging war with against Chineese, attacked the US parcafic fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as a premilinary to taking British, French and Dutch colonies in South East Asia.

Britian and US declare war on Japan-8th Dec 1941Edit

Britian and the United States declared war on Japan.

Japan take Singapore-Feb 1942 Edit

Japan captured Singapore from Britian and took some 60,000 prisoners.

Battle of Midway-June 1942Edit

The USA defeated the Japaneese navy during the Battle of Midway. Following the victory, the US navy was able to push the Japaneese back.

Allies in North Africa-Aug 1942Edit

General Alaxander was given a hand written directive from Churchill ordering that his main directive was to be the destruction of the German-Italian Army commanded by Field Marshall Rommel together with all its supplies and establishments in Egypt and Libya. As soon as sufficent material built up, Alaxander handed the campeign over to General Montgomery.

Battle of El Alamien-23rd Oct 1942Edit

General Montgomery attacked the German-Italin army in North Africa with a massive bombardment followed by an armoud attack. He then proceeded to chase the routed enemy some 1500 miles across the desert.

Battle of Stalingrad-Nov 1942Edit

The Russians won their first victory against Germany at the Battle of Stalingrad.

Allies push into North Africa-Nov 1942Edit

British and American forces under the command of General Dwight Eisenhower landed in the NW of Africa and assumed control of French Morocco and Algeria. They gradually closed on the Germans.

Axis surrender North Africa-May 12th 1943Edit

The British and American forces managed to defeat the Axis forces in North Africa.

Allies invade Sicily-July 1943Edit

British and US forces invade Sicily.

Allies take Sicily-Aug 1943Edit

The allied troops had won the island of Sicily.

Italy surrenders-Nov 1943Edit

Mussolini had been thrown out of office and the new goverment of Italy surrendered to the British and the USA. They then agreed to join the allies. The Germans took control of the Italian army, freed Mussolini from imprisonment and set him up as head of a puppet goverment in North Italy. This blocked any further allied advance through Italy.

Allies meet at Tehran-Nov 1943Edit

Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill met to co-ordinate plans for a simultaneous squeeze on Germany. They also discussed post war settlements. Churchill mistrusted Stalin; Roosevelt anxious to show that the West could not stand against Russia, went along with Stalin's wishes for a second front in France and no diversions in east. Churchill was over ruled and the fate of post war Eastern Europe was thus decided.

Churchill, Roosevelt and Inonu-Dec 1943Edit

Agreement to complete Allied air bases in Turkey, postpone Operation Anakim against Japan in Burma.

British Commonwealth Leaders-May 1944Edit

Winsten Churchill, John Curtin (Australia), Peter Fraser (New Zealand), William Lyon Mackenzie King (Canada) and General Jan Smuts (South Africa) support Moscow Declaration and reach agreements their respective roles in the overall Allied war Effort.

44 Nations-July 1944Edit

Representatives of 44 Nations establishes International Monetary Fund and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Delegates from 39 Nations-August 1944Edit

Stettinius, Cadogan and Gromyko made an agreement to etablish the United States.

Churchill and Roosevelt-September 1944Edit

Morgenthau Plan for Postwar Germany, other War Plans, Hyde Park Agreement.

Establishment-October 9 1944Edit

Churchill, Stalin, Molotov and Eden establishing Post-War spheres of influence in Eastern Europe, Balkan peninsula.

Roosevelt and Churchill-Janurary 30 to Febuary 2 1945Edit

Preparation for Yalta.

Final Plans-Febuary 1945Edit

Final Plans for defeat of Germany, postwar Europe plans, set dates for United Nations Conference, conditions for the Soviet Union's entry in war against Japan.

50 Nations-April 25-June 26 1945Edit

Reprensatives of 50 Nations in United Nations Charter.

Death of Hitler-April 30 1945Edit

Forces of the Red Army invaded the German Capital to take it. Due to avoid capture, Adolf Hitler committed suicide within his Bunker.

Japan surrenders-June 17 to August 2 1945Edit

Japan surrenders.