German forces trap over 300,000 British troops on the beach of Dunkirk. As Britain comes to rescue their troops, the German air force attack the improvised armada sent to save them.
Every night, for 57 days, Germany bombs London, hoping that they will surrender. Despite the dangers, Parliment continues to meet, and citizens carry out their daily lives, during the day. The bombing attacks become known as "the Blitz."
Japanese airplanes drop bombs on the American fleets of the neutral US, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to try and keep the US out of the war. The next day President Roosevelt declares war on Japan, inserting the US into World War II.
General Dwight Eisenhower of the Allies advances west into Tunisia, trapping Erwin "Desert fox" Rommel, and forcing his troops to surrender.
Hitler's army is trapped in Stalingrad, by the USSR, while they are trying to defeat it. Hitler's army is forced to flee the USSR from this point out. This is the last point in history, where Hitler makes a large offensive move.
On D-Day, over 156,000 Allied troops storm the shores of the English Channel to free France from NAZI rule.