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1940

  • March 12th - Finland signs peace treaty with Soviet Union.

  • April 9th - Germany begins occupation of Denmark and invades Norway.

  • May 10th - Germany invades Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg.
  • May 10th - British Prime Minister, Chamberlain, resigns, replaced by Churchill.
  • May 15th - Holland surrenders to Germany.
  • May 26th - Evacuation of British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk.
  • May 27th - Belgium surrenders to Germany.

  • June 10th - Capitulation of Norway.
  • June 10th - Italy declares war on Britain and France.
  • June 14th - German army enters Paris.
  • June 18th - Soviets invade Baltic states.
  • June 22nd - France signs armistice with Germany.
  • June 30th - Germany begins occupation of Channel Islands.

  • July 10th - Start of Battle of Britain.
  • July 11th - Petain becomes head of French Vichy Government.

  • August 3rd - Italy begins occupation of British Somaliland.

  • September 13th - Italy invades Egypt.
  • September 27th - Germany, Italy and Japan sign Tripartite Pact.

  • October 7th - German army moves into Rumania.
  • October 28th - Italy invades Greece.

  • November 14th - Greek army repels Italians back into Albania.
  • November 22nd - Italian 9th Army defeated by Greeks.

  • December 11th - British capture Sidi Barrani, Egypt, from Italians.
  • December 17th - British recapture Sollum, Egypt.

 

 

 

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