The timeline of World War II officially begins in 1939, when Germany invaded Poland, causing Britain and France to declare war on Germany, and ends with Japan's surrender Sept. 2, 1945. But the first rumblings of World W... More »

World War II timelines that start with the attack on Pearl Harbor are available at Timetoast and the History Place. The timeline at Timetoast is interactive, and the one at the History Place is in a static, text format a... More » History Modern History World War 2

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Major events of World War II include Germany's invasion of Austria, the Treaty of Munich, the subsequent German invasion of Czechoslovakia and Poland, formal declarations of war by Britain and France, the entrance of Jap... More »

The countries that fought in World War II were Germany, Italy and Japan, which comprised the Axis Powers, and Britain, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, the Soviet Union, China and the United States of Ameri... More »

World War II began when Germany invaded Poland in 1939. The invasion began on September 1, but the war didn't begin officially until Great Britain and France declared war on Germany. More »

World War II began when Germany invaded Poland in 1939, which caused France and Great Britain to declare war on Germany. Germany conquered a significant part of Europe from that time until 1941, but in 1942, the Allies h... More »