Timeline

1923

Hitler tries to overthrow government and goes to prison

1931

Japan invades Manchuria

1933

Adolf 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



Words
  • appoint = to choose someone for a position or job
  • assassinate = kill a political person
  • battle = fight
  • commit suicide = to kill yourself
  • invade = to enter a country with an army and take control of it
  • Manchuria = part of China
  • naval base = a place where military people work and where many ships are kept
  • overthrow = bring down, put an end to
  • prison = place where people go to when they have committed a crime
  • sign = to put your name on a document
  • surrender = give up
  • synagogue = a place where Jewish people meet to pray
  • war trial = people who are responsible for war crimes are put before a court
  • Yalta = city in southern Ukraine