Major Events of WW2

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Major Events of WW2 by Mind Map: Major Events of WW2

1. Pacific Theatre

1.1. Bombing of Pearl Harbor

1.1.1. December 7, 1941

1.1.2. Surpise Attack

1.1.3. A focus was the demoralization of the U.S

1.1.4. Centered on Navy Destruction

1.2. Battle of Midway

1.2.1. June 4 1942 - June 7 1942

1.2.2. Battle that asserted U.S naval dominance

1.2.3. U.S Victory

1.3. Battle of Iwo Jima

1.3.1. February 19 1945 - March 26 1945

1.3.2. Most brutal battle in Pacific Theatre

1.4. Battle of Okinawa

1.4.1. April 1 1945 - June 15 1945

1.4.2. Largest battle of the Pacific Theatre

1.4.3. Both U.S and Japan suffered heavy casualties

1.5. Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

1.5.1. August 6 1945 - August 9 1945

1.5.2. Japanese surrendered

1.5.3. Two devastating atomic bombs were dropped

1.5.4. Thousands of casualties from both the bomb and radiation

2. African Theatre

2.1. Western Desert Campaign

2.1.1. Jun 11, 1940 – Feb 4, 1943

2.1.2. Battle between British and Italian Armies

2.1.3. Result: Allies Victory

2.1.4. Took place in Western desert of Egypt and Libya

2.2. Operation Torch

2.2.1. Nov 8, 1942 – Nov 10, 1942

2.2.2. British-American invasion of French-North Africa (Successful)

2.2.3. Consisted of long arguments between U.S and British forces

2.2.4. Began a push to capture Tunisia

2.3. Tunisia Campaign

2.3.1. Nov 17, 1942 – May 13, 1943

2.3.2. Battle between Allies and Axis in Tunisia

2.3.3. A very defensive battle with a lot of cover

2.3.4. Germans were able to secure Tunisia in the end

3. European Theatre

3.1. Adolf Hitler and Germany invades Poland

3.1.1. September 1939

3.1.2. Started chain of Wars in Europe

3.2. The Battle of Britain

3.2.1. Jul 10, 1940 – Oct 31, 1940

3.2.2. Centralized around aerial combat

3.2.3. Considered a defensive victory for Britain

3.2.4. Germany's first military failure

3.3. Germany Invades Soviet Union

3.3.1. Jun 22, 1941 – Dec 5, 1941

3.3.2. Considered beginning of downfall for Germany

3.3.3. Battle of Stalingrad and Battle of Kursk

3.3.4. Germany was forced into a retreat

3.3.5. Germany was initialy a favorite to triumph

3.4. The Normandy Invasion

3.4.1. June 6, 1944 – July 1944

3.4.2. Also known as D-Day

3.4.3. Normandy, France was occupied by the Germans

3.4.4. Allied Forces gradually began to close in

3.4.5. Germany is forced into another retreat

3.4.5.1. Loss of Normandy was essentially the end for Germany

3.4.5.2. Hitler commits suicide

3.4.5.2.1. 30 April 1945

3.4.5.3. Germany Surrenders

3.4.5.3.1. May 7, 1945

3.4.6. Normandy was pivotal in the sucess of war