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World War II Timeline ... 1940



World War Two Timeline
|Pre-War |1938-39 |1940 |1941 |1942 |1943 |1944 |1945 |Aftermath |


*** 1940 ***

Date

Event Web Site

April 9, 1940

Germany invades Denmark and Norway.

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May 10, 1940


Video of German invasion of Holland (Netherlands)

Germany invades Belgium, France, Luxembourg and Netherlands.


Video of German invasion of France

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May 14, 1940

Holland surrenders to the Axis.

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May 17, 1940


Video footage of German soldiers invading France.

French counter-attack German troops
and fail to hold back invasion.

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May 20, 1940

German troops reach Channel
at Noyelles, France.
Splits Allied forces in half.

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May 25, 1940

Boulogne, France falls.

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May 26, 1940

Calais falls. Operation Dynamo begins to evacuate Allied troops at Dunkirk.

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May 28, 1940

Belgium surrenders.

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June 5, 1940

Operation Dynamo ends at Dunkirk with 338,000 Allied troops evacuated!

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June 22, 1940

France surrenders to Germany.

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July 10, 1940



German planes bomb England. Battle of Britain begins.

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September 13, 1940

North Africa Campaign begins when Italy invades Egypt.

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September 27, 1940

Three-Power Pact Signed with Germany, Italy, and Japan.

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October 28, 1940

Italy attacks Greece.

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November 11, 1940

British raid on Taranto, Italy harbour.
Three Italian battleships and two cruisers are crippled.

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November 22, 1940

Greeks defeat Italians
at Korista and start advance into Albania.

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