Major Events of WWII

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Major Events of WWII by Mind Map: Major Events of WWII

1. European Theater

1.1. Eastern Front

1.1.1. Siege of Leningrad September 8, 1941

1.1.2. Battle of Stalingrad Aug 23, 1942

1.1.3. Soviets attack Berlin April 16, 1945

1.2. Western Front

1.2.1. Battle of Britain on July 10, 1940

1.2.2. September 1, 1939 Germany invades Poland

1.2.3. D-Day June 6, 1944

1.2.4. Paris Liberated Aug 25, 1944

1.2.5. Battle of the Bulge December 16, 1944

1.3. April 30, 1945. Hitler commits suicide and Germany Surrenders ending the war on May 7, 1945

2. Afreican Theater

2.1. May 9, 1936 Mussolini takes Ethiopia

2.2. Sep 13, 1940 Italian Army invades Eqypt

2.3. Dec 9, 1940 The British Begin Counter-Offensive against the Italians

2.4. Nov 8, 1942, Operation Torch begins

2.5. May 7, 1943 Allies capture Tunesia

2.6. May 13, 1943 Germans and Italians surrender

3. Pacific Theater

3.1. Pearl Harbor (Dec, 7 1941)

3.2. Midway

3.2.1. Turning point of the war in the Pacific

3.3. Coral Sea

3.3.1. First naval battle in which the ships could not see eachother

3.4. Guadalcanal

3.4.1. First major American offensive also considered a turning point of the war

3.5. Iwo Jima

3.6. Okanawa

3.7. Atomic Bombs

3.7.1. Showed the power of the US and avoided Japanese mainland invasion.

3.7.2. Also thought to have been used as show of force to Russia

3.8. VJ Day

3.8.1. Victory over Japan on September 2, 1945