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World War II
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Treaty of Versailles signed
Germany surrenders at the Battle of Stalingrad.
Australian troops are involved in the Siege of Tobruk.
Japan attacks the US naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The USA enters the war.
‘D-Day’ – Allied forces invade France and begin advancing towards Germany from the west, liberating France in August 1944.
Germany launches an air assault on Britain known as the Battle of Britain.
Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazi Party, becomes Chancellor of Germany
Germany surrenders and Allied soldiers liberate prisoners from Nazi concentration camps.
The USA drop two atomic bombs on Japan. Japan surrenders on 2 September 1945.
Singapore falls to the Japanese and many Allied soldiers are taken as prisoners of war. Japanese aircraft bomb Darwin.
Britain declares war on Germany following the German army’s invasion of Poland. Australia also declares war on Germany.
Germany commences its bombing campaign on Britain, known as the Blitz. It continues until May 1941.
Wall Street crashes, signalling the start of the Great Depression
The Great Depression
The Roaring Twenties
Australian troops’ defence of the Kokoda Trail prevents Japanese forces from taking control of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The Allies win a decisive victory at the Second Battle of El Alamein.
Germany invades Denmark, the Low Countries (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) and France.
World War II
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