1939

First Canadian troops arrive in Britain.

1940

Hitler issues a definitive directive that Operation Barbarossa would begin on May 15, 1941; however, it would not actually begin until 6/22/1941.

1941

Adolf Hitler becomes Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army. FDR meets with Joint Chiefs of Staff and indicates that the U.S. must retaliate for Pearl Harbor by bombing Japan as soon as possible. Arcadia Conference between U.S. and Britain begins in Washington DC.

1943

Dwight D. Eisenhower is named Supreme Commander of Allied Expeditionary Forces.

1944

The Battle of the Bulge begins. Malmady Massacre: 84 U.S. POWs were murdered, violating the Geneva Convention laws. The SS shot seventy-one captured American POWs in the Malmady Massacre.

1945

General Patton dies following the car accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down.

 

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