Major Events between 1940 and 1945:

1939: The Nazi-Soviet Non aggression pact

1940: The Battle of Brattain

September of 1940: US agreed to trade American destroyers for British bases

September of 1940: Winston Churchill replaced Prime Minister of Britain

September of 1940: Tripartite Act united Japan

1941: Operation Barbarossa

1941: The war becomes Global and a bigger issue involving more countries

December of 1941: Japan attacks British and American holdings

July of 1942-February of 1943: The Battle of Stalingrad

October-November of 1942: Battle of El Alamein

June of 1944: D-Day in Normandy

April of 1945: United States President Roosevelt died and was succeeded by Harry Truman

April 28 of 1945: Benito Mussolini was killed by Italians

1945: Hitler committed Suicide

1945: The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

1945: Allies formed the United Nations




Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor was on December 7th, 1941. This date would forever go down in history. The Japanese unexpectedly attacked the islands of Hawaii. This caused the United Stated to enter the World War II. This event changed the course of the war because it made World War II bigger than expected. The allies got the upper hand although, because the United States had resources, and unlike the other countries that had been at war for a couple of years at that time, they had plenty of citizens and people willing to fight.

“Leading the whole group, Lieutenant Commander Murata's torpedo bombers headed downward to launch their torpedoes, while Lieutenant Commander Itayay's fighters raced forward to sweep enemy fighters from the air. Takahashi's dive-bomber group had climbed for altitude and was out of sight. My bombers, meanwhile, made a circuit toward Barbers Point to keep pace with the attack schedule. No enemy fighters were in the air, nor were there any gun flashes from the ground. The effectiveness of our attack was now certain, and a message, 'Surprise attack successful!"
Above, is a small speech from a Fleet Commander who was based in Hawaii at the time and was informed that Hawaii was about to be under attack.


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D-Day

After Germany had completely gone against their word, they betrayed Russia with Operation Barbarossa. The United States, the Soviets, and Britain all came together to attack Germany and their communist leader, Hitler. D-Day up until today is known for a small attack in order to help out the Soviets which also had positive outcomes for the United States as well. D-Day all started with the idea of basically sailing soldiers across the English Channel directly into the Germans at their own port city. This idea worked because it had a big affect on Germany.


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