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Chapter 5 Timeline

Canada and WWII

Germany invades Poland Sept 1,1939
Britain and France declare war on Germany Sept 3,1939
Canada declares war on Germany Sept 10,1939
Germany invades Denmark and Norway April,1940
Germany invades Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France May,1940
Evacuation of Dunkrik May~June,1940
National Resource Mobilization Act allows conscription of Canadians for home defence June,1940
France surrenders to Hitler June 22,1940
German air Force begins bombing Britain (the Battle of Britain) July,1940
Battle of Atlantic 1940~1944
Germany invades USSR June 22,1941
Japan bombs Pearl Harbour Dec 7,1941
US declares war on Japan Dec 8,1941
Canadian soldiers defeated in Japan's invasion of HK Dec 25,1941
Japanese-Canadians sent to internment camps Feb, 1942
Canadians vote in plebiscite to support conscription April,1942
Raid on French port of Dieppe by Canadian and other Allied forces August,1942
Allies bomb German cities 1943~1945
Canadian troops participate in invasion of Sicily and mainland Italy July,1943
Canadians win battle or Ortona, Italy Dec,1943
D-Day June 6,1944
Canadian troops help liberate the Netherlands form German military control Spring,1945
Germany surrenders May 7,1945
US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima Aug 6,1945
US drops atomic bomb on Nagasaki Aug 9,1945
Japan surrenders August 15,1945
Created by: jhuang