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1941

  • January 5th - Australians capture Bardia, Libya.
  • January 22nd - British and Australians capture Torbruk.

  • February 6th - British and Australians capture Benghazi.
  • February 25th - British capture Mogadishu, Italian Somaliland.

  • March 1st - Bulgaria joins Axis.
  • March 25th - Yugoslavia signs Tripartite Pact.
  • March 27th - Yogoslav government overthrown - leaves Pact.
  • March 30th - German Afrika Korps begins offensive in N. Africa.

  • April 4th - Germans capture Benghazi.
  • April 6th - Germany invades Yugoslavia and Greece.
  • April 10th - Germans take Zagreb.
  • April 12th - Germans occupy Belgrade.
  • April 13th - Soviets and Japanese sign neutrality pact.
  • April 17th - Yugoslav army surrenders to Germans.
  • April 22nd - Germans capture Thessalonika.
  • April 27th - Germans capture Athens.
  • April 28th - Germans take Sollum.

  • May 15th - British re-capture Sollum and Halfaya.
  • May 20th - German airborne invasion of Crete.
  • May 31st - British forces in Crete defeated.

  • June 8th - Allied forces invade Syria.
  • June 22nd - Operation Barbarossa - Germany invades Soviet Union.
  • June 22nd - Italy and Rumania declare war on Soviets.
  • June 23rd - Hungary and Slovakia declare war on Soviets.
  • June 26th - Finland declares war on Soviets.
  • June 28th - German Army captures Minsk.

  • July 15th - Germans capture Smolensk.

  • August 16th - Germans capture Novogrod.

  • September 5th - German army occupies Estonia.
  • September 15th - Siege of Leningrad starts.
  • September 19th - Kiev captured by Germans.

  • October 16th - Soviet Union moves government to Kuibyshev.
  • October 24th - Kharkov falls to Germans.

  • November 3rd - Germans capture Kursk.
  • November 22nd - Germans captue Rostov.
  • November 25th - Germans attack Moscow.

  • December 5th - Germans halt attack on Moscow.
  • December 7th - Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour.
  • December 7th - Japanese declare war on USA.
  • December 7th - Japanese invade Siam and Malaya.
  • December 8th - Allies (except Soviets) declare war on Japan.
  • December 11th - Germany declares war on USA.
  • December 25th - Japanese capture Hong Kong.
  • December 25th - British Re-capture Benghazi.

 

 

 

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