World War II Chronology
Click on each year below to drill into the major events in WWII for that year.
- 1937 - Japan invades China, initiating World War II in the Pacific.
- 1938 - Germany incorporates Austria in the "Anschluss" (union).
- 1939 - Hitler invades Poland on September 1, 1939. Britain and France declare war on Germany two days later.
- Post-World War II