1933

Enabling Act gives Hitler dictatorial power.

1941

Battle of Tobruk begins.

1942

Stalag Luft III opens.

1943

Assassination attempt on Hitler by Colonel Rudolf von Gertsdorff: tries to kill Hitler with an acid detonating bomb in the Zeughaus.

1944

8th Air Force attacks Berlin, Germany. The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III is attempted. 77 initially escape. Three remain free. 74 are returned to the camp and 50 are executed.

1945

The 8th Air Force carries out another heavy attack (200 bombers and 700 fighters) against Berlin, Germany. The 8th Air Force launches a major attack (650 bombers) against Hamburg.

 

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