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world war two timeline

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on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of world war two timeline

Sept. 1
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
Germany invades Poland,
World War Two begins
August 23
German - Soviet Pact signed
Dec. 18
First Canadian troops
arrive in Europe
May 10
Germany invades Belgium,
Luxembourg, Holland, and France
May - June
evacuation of Dunkirk
July - Sept.
June 1940 - Feb 1941
German submarine attacks
at their peak
Battle of Britain
June 22
France officially surrenders
June 22
Germany invades the USSR
in "Operation Barbarossa"
Nov. 27
Battle of Moscow
December 7
Japan attacks Pearl Harbour
December
Battle of Hong Kong
May 4 - 8
Battle of the Coral Sea
June 4
Battle of Midway
Nov 1942 - Feb 1943
Battle of Stalingrad
September 3
Allied invasion of Italy
June
Soviet army begins
major offensive
June 6
D-Day - Allied
invasion of France
October
Canadian troops enter
the Netherlands
January 27
Auschwitz Concentration Camp
is liberated by Soviet troops
May 7
VE DAY
Germany surrenders
August 6, 9
Atomic bombs dropped
on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Feb 13 - 15
Bombing of Dresden
summer
Allied bombing of Germany
escalates as American bombers arrive in Britain
Aug. 19
Dieppe Raid
August 14
VJ Day
Japan surrenders
June
United States begins the
"island hopping" strategy
in the Pacific
World War Two: A Timeline
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