WWII in Europe
German troops pour across the Soviet border. The intense, brutal attack stuns the Red Army and Germany quickly drives deep into Soviet territory.
The Germans surrender at Stalingrad. Soviet forces begin to regain territory lost to the Germans.
Invasion craft and warships from southern England invade Normandy. British and American soldier parachute behind enemy lines. It is the largest landing by sea in history.
An uprising started by the French Resistance frees Paris from German control. A French division of the US First Army officially liberates Paris.
The Germans launch a counter-attack in Luxembourg and Belgium. The attack created a bulge in the Allied line. The US Army knocks the Germans back. Nazi leaders realize the war is lost.
The Soviet Army surrounds Berlin. Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his underground bunker.
Germany's remaining troops surrender. American soldiers rejoice and celebrate
FDR, Stalin, and Churchill meet at Yalta. They plan the defeat of Germany and decide the shape of the post-war world.
The United States enters the war on the Allied side. A critical time for the Allies, many fear the Germans cannot be stopped.
Unknown to the rest of the world, Churchill and FDR meet and discuss the war's aims. They issue a joint declaration of principles to guide them in the years ahead.