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A timeline.  Nazis take Czechoslovakia  Nazis sign Pact of Steel with Italy  Nazis sign Non- Aggression pact with USSR  Nazis invade Poland  Britain,

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1 A timeline

2  Nazis take Czechoslovakia  Nazis sign Pact of Steel with Italy  Nazis sign Non- Aggression pact with USSR  Nazis invade Poland  Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declare war on Germany

3  Nazis invade Denmark, Norway, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands  Battle of Britain, German Blitz against England begins  Italy invades Egypt  Tripartite Pact signed  Italy invades Greece  Britain begins desert offensive in North Africa

4  British troops invade Italian Somaliland  German Afrika Korps arrive in North Africa  Germans continue bombing London  Germany attacks Soviet Union  Nazi SS begins mass murder  Germany abandons attack on Moscow  Japan bombs Pearl Harbor

5  First American troops arrive in England  Japanese-Americans put into internment camps  Rommel and the Afrika Korps reach El Alamein, Egypt  Germans resume attack on USSR and advance toward Stalingrad  Rommel withdraws from Egypt

6  Soviets repel attack on Stalingrad and begin counter-offensive  Allies take Tunisia, German and Italian troops in North Africa surrender  Allies land in Sicily  Italy surrenders and Mussolini is arrested.  Germans occupy Rome and rescue Mussolini  Allies enter Naples, Italy

7  Soviet troops advance into Poland  Allies enter Rome  D-Day landings begin  First German V-1 rocket attacks on Britain  Soviets enter Romania  Paris liberated  Allies cross Siegfried Line

8  Soviet troops capture Warsaw and liberate Auschwitz  Allies take Cologne and bridge the Rhine  Soviets reach Berlin  Hitler commits suicide  Unconditional German surrender (VE Day)  Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki  Unconditional Japanese surrender (VJ Day)


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