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The Man Behind Hitler
Timeline: World War II Chronologies

Dwight Eisenhower speaking to the troops. Joseph Goebbels with other officers in Berlin. Learn more about the events of World War II with these timelines from other American Experience Web sites:



D-Day
Follow the events of World War II in Europe, from 1939 to 1945.
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The Nuremberg Trials
Explore the war in Europe and its aftermath, including the war crimes trials of Nazi leaders at Nuremberg.
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America and the Holocaust
Track America's reaction to rising fascism in Germany, and later to the Holocaust.
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MacArthur
Trace the war in the Pacific, from 1941 to 1945.
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Victory in the Pacific
Look in depth at the years 1944 and 1945 in the Pacific theater, from the fall of Saipan to the Japanese surrender.
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Bataan Rescue
See what happened during World War II in the Philippines, including the Bataan death march and the heroic rescue of Allied prisoners of war from a Japanese prison camp.
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The Fight
Follow the lives of two boxers, African American Joe Louis and German Max Schmeling. See how their heavyweight matchups went beyond sport to become a battle of ideologies between two nations.
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