Major Events of WW2

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

1. African Theatre

1.1. took place in North Africa

1.2. 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943.

1.3. fought between the Allies and Axis powers

1.4. started with the Italian declaration of war on 10 June 1940

1.5. A fluctuating series of battles for control of Libya and regions of Egypt

1.6. British Ultra code-breaking intelligence proved critical to Allied success

1.7. Allied Victory led to the Italian Campaign

2. European Theatre

2.1. Germany's and Soviet Union's joint invasion of Poland 1939

2.2. Soviet Union conquered much of Europe

2.3. There were the Eastern and Western Battle fronts

2.4. Full-scale war in Europe began at dawn on September 1, 1939

2.5. Germany used her newly formed Blitzkrieg tactics

2.6. Britain and France declared war on Germany

2.7. neither French nor British troops gave any significant assistance to the Poles

2.8. Hitler offered Britain and France peace

2.9. United Kingdom formally refused.

3. Pacific Theatre

3.1. major theater of the war between the Allies and Japan

3.2. included most of the Pacific Ocean and its islands

3.3. officially came into existence on March 30, 1942

3.4. Allied forces were commanded by US General Douglas MacArthur

3.5. Most Japanese forces in the theater were part of the Combined Fleet

3.6. The Rengō Kantai was led by Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

3.7. Japanese forces fought primarily against the United States Navy, US Marine Corps and US Army