English Across the Curriculum

World War II


  • 1923

    Hitler tries to overthrow government and goes to prison

  • 1931

    Japan invades Manchuria

  • 1933

    Hitler is appointed German leader

  • 1938

    Germany, Great Britain and France sign Munich Agreement
    Night of Broken Glass - Jewish synagogues and shops are destroyed

  • 1939

    Germany invades Poland. World War II begins

  • 1940

    Germany invades the Low Countries and France
    Battle of Britain begins

  • 1941

    Operation Barbarossa - invasion of the Soviet Union - starts
    Japanese attack on Pearl Habour Naval Base

  • 1942

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Wansee Conference - Nazi leaders agree on the Final Solution

  • 1944

    D-Day - Normandy Invasion
    Attempt to assassinate Hitler fails

  • 1945

    Yalta Conference - Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt meet
    Hitler commits suicide in Berlin
    Germany surrenders
    Atomic bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Nuremberg war trials begin