1941
Prince of Wales and Repulse sunk north of Singapore. Germany and Italy declare war on US. Japanese troops enter Burma.
1942
Hitler appoints Anton Mussert as the leader of the Netherlands.
1943
8th AF attacks Kassel, Germany.
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1941
Pearl Harbor: Japan attacks U.S. First Canadian troops arrive in Britain. U.S. declares war on Germany and Allies (not USSR) declare war on Japan.

1942
The first nuclear reactor goes critical at the University of Chicago under the leadership and design of Enrico Fermi.
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1938
German troops occupy the Sudetanland.
1940
Night-time raids throughout London and Manchester and fifteen airfields attacked. Germans postpone Operation Sea Lion until Spring of 1941. Jews are formally banned from public service, industry, the media and positions of authority in Vichy, France.
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1940
Poland surrenders to Germany.
1941
The first Moscow Conference of World War II, involving, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union, is held. Averell Herriman, representing the U.S. and Lord Beaverbrook, representing the U.K., met with Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union, to give assurances that both the U.S. and the U.K. would aid and support the Soviet Union in the common fight against Nazi Germany.
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1939
Great Britain, France, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia declare war on Germany. Prime Minister Chamberlain was reluctant but capitulated to the necessity for the war declaration.

U.S.A. proclaims neutrality in the war in Europe.
1943
British troops land on mainland Italy, beginning the Allied campaign in Italy.
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1940
Luftwaffe hammers airfields in Britain. Major night-time attack on Liverpool…Heavy raids on London, Midlands and North East Coast. Heavy raids on targets in the Midlands.
1941
Another U-boat is forced to surface off Ireland and its Enigma machine is captured.
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