World War II Timeline
Germany announces union with Austria.
German troops occupy Sudetenland
Nazis take Czechoslovakia.
Nazissign Pact of Steel with Italy.
German-U.S.S.R. non-agression pact signed.
Nazis invade Poland. World War II begins.
Britain, France, Australia, and NewZealand declare war on Germany.
United States proclaims neutrality.
Soviets invade Poland.
Later, Nazis and Soviets divide up Poland.
Finland signs peace treaty withSoviets.
Nazis invade Denmark and Norway.
Nazis invade France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Netherlands
Battle of Britain begins.
Soviets annex Lithuania, Latvia,and Estonia.
Nazis invade Greece and Yugoslavia.
Germany attacks Soviet Union
Mutual Assistance agreement between British and Soviets.
Rooseveltfreezes Japanese assets in United States and suspends relations.
Roosevelt and Churchill sign Atlantic Charter.
Nazi siege of Leningrad begins.
Japanese bomb PearlHarbor
United States and Britain declare war on Japan.
Germany declares war on United States.
Declaration of the United Nations signed by Allied nations.
June:Mass murder of Jews by gassing begins at Auschwitz extermination camp.
The United States wins decisive naval battle at Midway.
Battle of Stalingrad begins.
U.S invasionof North Africa
Casablanca conference between Churchill and Roosevelt during which decision is made that the war can end only with an unconditional German surrender.
Feb. 2:Germans surrender at Stalingrad in the first big defeat of hitler's armies.
German and Italian troops surrender in North Africa.
Jewish resistance in Warsaw ghetto ends.
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