world war II
|1 September |
1939: Germany invades Poland
German forces attack Poland across all frontiers and its planes bomb Polish cities, including the capital, Warsaw - Britain and France prepare to declare war.
|3 September |
1939: Britain and France declare war on Germany
Britain and France are at war with Germany following the invasion of Poland two days ago.
|10 May |
1940: Churchill takes helm as Germans advance
German forces invade the Low Countries by air and land, while in London, Chamberlain is replaced by Churchill.
|4 June |
1940: Dunkirk rescue is over - Churchill defiant
As the last Allied soldier leaves Dunkirk, the British Prime Minister vows his forces "shall never surrender".
|14 June |
1940: German troops enter Paris
German troops march into Paris forcing French and allied troops to retreat.
World War II