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WORLD WAR II

BY ZI CHEN CAI
Introduction

Coming just two decades after the last great global conflict, World War II was the most
widespread and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries and resulting in
more than 50 million military and civilian deaths. It was fought between the Axis Powers
(Germany, Italy, Japan) and the Allied Powers (Britain, United States, Soviet Union,
France).
THE TIMELINE OF WORLD WAR II,
Timeline of WW II EUROPEAN AND PACIFIC THEATER
Timeline of WW II

The official war lasted from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945

The European Theater of WW II The Pacific Theater of WW II


The European Theater started from The Pacific Theater started from December
September 1, 1939 and lasted until May 8, 7, 1941 and ended on September 2, 1945.
1945. The war started when Germany This phase begun with the Japanese attack
invaded Poland on. on the United States naval base at Pearl
Harbor in Hawaii.
Timeline of WW II

Apr/May 1940
September 1, 1939 Hitler invades February 1942
Hitler invades Denmark and Jul 10 – Aug 31, 1940 December 7, 1941 Japanese take
Poland Norway Battle of Britain Pearl Harbor Singapore

September 3, 1939 June 11, 1940 Early 1941 December 8, 1941


Britain and France Italy enter Italy and Germany Britain and US
declare war on war on side attack Yugoslavia declare war on
Germany of Axis Japan
powers
Timeline of WW II

June 1942 November 1942 June 6, 1944 December 1944 May 8, 1945
Battle of Midway Battle of Stalingrad D-Day Battle of the Bulge V.E. day (Europe)

October 23, 1942 September 3, 1943 August 25, 1944 May 2, 1945
Battle of El Alamein Italy surrenders Paris liberated German forces
surrender
Timeline of WW II

August 6, 1945 August 9, 1945


Atomic bomb Atomic bomb
dropped on dropped on September 2, 1945
Hiroshima Nagasaki WW II Officially Ends

August 8, 1945 August 14, 1945


Russia declares Japanese surrender
war on Japan
BATTLE OF STALINGRAD

Battles of WW II BATTLE OF MIDWAY


D-DAY
Battle of Stalingrad – August 1942 to February 1943

Stalingrad was protracted and bloody urban warfare fought from street to street,
house to house, and room to room as the Red Army resisted German attempts to
take the city. Russia's defenses were based on thousands of strongpoints, each
manned by an infantry squad, in apartments, office buildings, and factories, all with
strict orders forbidding retreat. German artillery and airpower virtually demolished
the city but failed to dislodge the defenders. Eventually the German force was itself
surrounded. The total number of casualties may have been as many as two million
including civilians. It was the most important, most boodiest, and the most famous
battle of world war 2.
Battle of Midway – June 1942

Midway was a catastrophic defeat from which the Imperial Japanese Navy never
fully recovered. Much of the credit goes to the codebreakers who revealed the
Japanese plan to ambush U.S. forces in time for the Allies to plan a counter-ambush.
The Japanese plan to split American forces also failed. The U.S. then launched a
major air assault on the Japanese carriers. The TBF Avenger torpedo bombers were
intercepted by Japanese Zeroes and decimated, but the SBD Dauntless dive bombers
attacking afterwards got through. They arrived just as the Japanese planes were
refueling and rearming on deck. Three of four Japanese carriers were destroyed,
tilting the course of the war against Japan.
D-Day - June 6, 1944

On June 6, 1944 the Allied Forces of Britain, America, Canada, and France attacked
German forces on the coast of Normandy, France. With a huge force of over 150,000
soldiers, the Allies attacked and gained a victory that became the turning point for
World War II in Europe. This famous battle is called D-Day.
Sources

Slide 2: Introduction
https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii
https://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/
Slide 4 - 7: Timeline of WW II
https://www.enotes.com/homework-help/what-caused-start-wwii-pacific-realm-333907
https://www.historyonthenet.com/world-war-2-timeline-2/
Slide 9 - 11: Battles of WW II
https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/g2652/most-important-battles-world-war-ii/
http://www.militaryeducation.org/10-bloodiest-battles-of-world-war-ii/

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