November 8, - Operation Torch begins U. November 11, - Germans and Italians invade unoccupied Vichy France.
Jan 30 - Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany. Feb 27 - The Reichstag burns. March 12 - First concentration camp opened at Oranienburg outside Berlin. March 23 - Enabling Act gives Hitler dictatorial power. April 1 - Nazi boycott of Jewish owned shops.
May 10 - Nazis burn books in Germany. July 14 - Nazi party declared only party in Germany. Oct 14 - Germany quits the League of Nations.
March 7 - German troops occupy the Rhineland.
May 9 - Mussolini's Italian forces take Ethiopia. July 18 - Civil war erupts in Spain. Aug 1 - Olympic games begin in Berlin. Nov 5 - Hitler reveals war plans during Hossbach Conference. Aug 12 - German military mobilizes. Oct 15 - German troops occupy the Sudetenland; Czech government resigns.
March 28 - Spanish Civil war ends. May 22 - Nazis sign 'Pact of Steel' with Italy. Aug 31 - British fleet mobilizes; Civilian evacuations begin from London. Sept 1 - Nazis invade Poland.
Sept 10 - Canada declares war on Germany; Battle of the Atlantic begins. Nov 30 - Soviet Union attacks Finland.
Dec 14 - Soviet Union expelled from the League of Nations. April 9 - Nazis invade Denmark and Norway. May 15 - Holland surrenders to the Nazis. May 26 - Evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk begins. May 28 - Belgium surrenders to the Nazis.
June 3 - Germans bomb Paris; Dunkirk evacuation ends. June 14 - Germans enter Paris. June 22 - France signs an armistice with the Nazis. June 23 - Hitler tours Paris. July 1 - German U-boats attack merchant ships in the Atlantic.
July 10 - Battle of Britain begins. Aug-Dec - German bombing offensive against airfields, factories in England, and later the city of London. Sept 13 - Italians invade Egypt. Oct 7 - German troops enter Romania.The Sturmgeschutz III was cheaper and quicker to manufacture than a tank and by the assault gun battalions were being employed as substitute armour, although the limited gun traverse was a serious disadvantage when on the offensive.
World War II (WWII) was a long and bloody war that lasted about six years. Officially beginning on September 1, , when Germany invaded Poland, World War II lasted until both the Germans and the Japanese had surrendered to the Allies in Here is a timeline of major events during the war.
World War II lasted from to There were several major events leading up to the war and then during the war. Here is a timeline listing some of the major events: Leading up to the War January 30 - Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany.
His Nazi Party, or the Third Reich, takes. Mar 30, · Explore a timeline outlining the key events of WW2 - from the invasion of Poland to the dropping of the atom bombs. World War II was the biggest and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries. Sparked by the Nazi invasion of Poland, the war dragged on for six bloody years until the Allies.
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