We were NOT ready for this terrible winter! Even though everyone knows invading the Soviet Union is usually not a great idea!
Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. Hitler used his blitzkrieg to ensure his victory. With his air power and tanks, he plowed through Poland and, along with the Soviet Union, took over Poland within a month. This caused Britain and France to finally declare war on Germany.
The Attack on Pearl Harbor
Operation Sea Lion was Hitler's plan to take over England. German bombers arrived on September 7, 1940. They bombed every night for 57 nights in a row. But London didn't break. The people of London hid underground whenever the bombing began and Hitler gave up after realizing he wasn't going to gain air superiority over Britain.
When the attack on Britain didn't gain anything, Hitler set his sights on the Soviet Union. He used Operation Barbosa to take the Soviet Union. Hitler was doing pretty well until the winter hit. Thousands of German soldiers died because they were unprepared for the harsh temperatures. This resulted in Stalin and Churchill forming an alliance.
The Yalta Conference
Tensions grew when the United States stopped trade with Japan. Even though America and Japan tried to talk about peace, many extreme militarists were coming to power in Japan. General Tojo attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. 2,400 died and Congress declared war on Japan. Germany and Italy declared war on the U.S. on December 11.
Oh my gosh. That is NOT an air show. Someone DO something!!!
The Holocaust was a campaign of genocide against Jews and other undesirables. Jews were sent to concentration camps where they were either killed or put to work. They were shot, burned in a crematorium, or gassed in the "showers". The Allies only began liberating the camps near the end of the war.
Someone save us from this cruelty. They told us this was just a shower!!!
The Yalta Conference met in February 1945. Roosevelt, Churchhill, and Stalin, the Big Three, planned the final stages of the war and tried to figure out what would happen to post-war Europe. They agreed to demand Germany's unconditional surrender.