History of World War II

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History of World War II

On April 30th 1945 Reichstag was captured by the Allies with Germany surrendering after Hitler commited sucide after hearing the fall of Reichstag. On May 1945 Europe claimed victory and ended the war with Germany calling the day VE-Day. After the United States created the first atomic bomb and bombing Japan on August 6th and 9th, Japan surrendered on August 15th 1945 and was declared as VJ-Day which is victory in Japan. Both victories day was different for Europe and America; America's day VJ-Day and Europe's day was VE-Day. on October 24th the Untied Nations were formed to maintain peace.

History of World War II

By: Frank LiserioSource of Images: Wikipedia

Time Line


The War begins

On June 10th 1940, Italy invaded France after joining the Axis. On June 22nd France surrendered to the Axis. In September, Germany launched a air strike attack know as the Blitz on Great Britain. With seeing how the fight was for the Allies, the United States supported China and the Western Allies. On June 22 1941, the Axis invanded the USSR accusing them on plotting aganist Germany, after negotiations with the USSR and Germany took place, breaking the Neutrality Pact. On December 7th, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, landings in Thailand and Malaya and Hong Kong. This lend to the US, Great Britain, China, Australia and several other states to declare war on Japan.

In 1942 the Allies formed the Declaration by United Nations, thereby affirming the Atlantic Charter, and agreeing to not to sign separate peace with the Axis powers. Japan started capturing islands in the Pacific with Allies having little chances of victory. Germany and other axis powers stopping a USSR major offensive. In Europe, North Africa, and the Alantic war still raged on with most victories on the Axis side and raids by the Allies.

In 1943 the Allies gain momentum with scaling attacks on the Japan and the USSR counter-attack German attacks. Some Western Allies attacked Italy and other Axis forces causing damage to enemy morale.

On June 6th 1994, Allies launched an attack called D-Day in northern France and southern France. For their last counter-attack Germany launched a large scale attack on the Allies to split the Allies. On April 30th 1945 Reichstag was captured by the USSR ending the war in Europe.

On September 1st 1939, Germany invaded Poland with false evidence that Poland launched attacks on Germany.September 3rd Great Britain, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa declared war on Germany.





The War's End

Clockwise from top left: Chinese forces in the Battle of Wanjialing, Australian 25-pounder guns during the First Battle of El Alamein, German Stuka dive bombers on the Eastern Front winter 1943–1944, US naval force in the Lingayen Gulf, Wilhelm Keitel signing the German Instrument of Surrender, Soviet troops in the Battle of Stalingrad.

Yalta Conference held in February 1945, with Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin

German Panzer I tanks near the city of Bydgoszcz, during the Invasion of Poland, September 1939

USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise air attack on the American pacific fleet, 7 December 1941

Red Army troops following T-34 tanks, in a counter-offensive on German positions, at the Battle of Kursk, August 1943

Seated at the Casablanca Conference; US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British PM Winston Churchill, January 1943

Japanese foreign affairs minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on board the USS Missouri, 2 September 1945


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