• 10 Jul 1940: Luftwaffe launches Battle of Britain
  • 07 Sep 1940: London blitzed by German bombers
  • 15 Sep 1940: Victory for RAF in Battle of Britain
  • 15 Nov 1940: Germans bomb Coventry to destruction
  • 22 Jun 1941: Hitler invades the Soviet Union
  • 14 Aug 1941: Secret meetings seal US-Britain alliance
  • 07 Dec 1941: Japanese planes bomb Pearl Harbor
  • 11 Dec 1941: Germany and Italy declare war on US
  • 15 Feb 1942: Singapore forced to surrender
  • 15 Apr 1942: Malta gets George Cross for bravery
  • 07 Jun 1942: Japanese beaten in Battle of Midway
  • 19 Aug 1942: Allies launch daring raid on Dieppe
  • 04 Nov 1942: Rommel goes on the run at El Alamein
  • 01 Dec 1942: Beveridge lays welfare foundations
  • 17 Dec 1942: Britain condemns massacre of Jews
  • 02 Feb 1943: Germans surrender at Stalingrad
  • 16 May 1943: Germans crush Jewish uprising
  • 17 May 1943: RAF raid smashes German dams
  • 10 Jul 1943: Western Allies invade Sicily
  • 25 Jul 1943: Italian dictator Mussolini quits
  • 03 Sep 1943: Allied troops invade mainland Italy
  • 08 Sep 1943: Italy’s surrender announced
  • 01 Dec 1943: Allies united after Tehran conference
  • 27 Jan 1944: Leningrad siege ends after 900 days
  • 18 May 1944: Monte Cassino falls to the Allies
  • 05 Jun 1944: Celebrations as Rome is liberated
  • 06 Jun 1944: D-Day marks start of Europe invasion
  • 20 Jul 1944: Hitler survives assassination attempt
  • 01 Aug 1944: Uprising to free Warsaw begins
  • 25 Aug 1944: Paris is liberated as Germans surrender
  • 17 Sep 1944: Airborne invasion of Holland begins
  • 26 Sep 1944: Airborne troops retreat from Arnhem
  • 03 Oct 1944: Poles surrender after Warsaw uprising
  • 17 Dec 1944: Germany counter-attacks in Ardennes
  • 27 Jan 1945: Auschwitz death camp liberated
  • 07 Feb 1945: Black Sea talks plan defeat of Germany
  • 14 Feb 1945: Thousands of bombs destroy Dresden
  • 23 Feb 1945: US flag raised over Iwo Jima
  • 15 Apr 1945: British troops liberate Bergen-Belsen
  • 21 Apr 1945: Red Army enters outskirts of Berlin
  • 27 Apr 1945: Russians and Americans link at Elbe
  • 28 Apr 1945: Italian partisans kill Mussolini
  • 01 May 1945: Germany announces Hitler is dead
  • 07 May 1945: Germany signs unconditional surrender
  • 08 May 1945: Rejoicing at end of war in Europe
  • 21 Jun 1945: US troops take Okinawa
  • 16 Jul 1945: Allied leaders gather at Potsdam
  • 26 Jul 1945: Churchill loses general election
  • 06 Aug 1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima
  • 09 Aug 1945: Atom bomb hits Nagasaki
  • 15 Aug 1945: Allied nations celebrate VJ Day
  • 02 Sep 1945: Japan signs unconditional surrender
  • 24 Oct 1945: United Nations Organisation is born
  • 20 Nov 1945: Nuremberg trial of Nazis begins
WW2 in 50 Bullet Points

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