The battle of crete ended in a pyrrhic victory for the axis. Unternehmen barbarossa was the code name for the axis invasion of the soviet union which started on sunday 22 june 1941 during world war ii the operation put into action nazi germany s ideological goal of conquering the western soviet union so as to repopulate it with germans the german generalplan ost aimed to use some of the conquered people as slave labour.
World war ii in europe 1939 1941 french map german and italian control on june the 18th 1940.
Map of europe june 1941. 22 june 25 august 1941. Clothes rationing began in the united kingdom. By june 1941 after overrunning the balkans germany was dominant in continental europe and massing its forces on the soviet border.
In 1942 rommel launched his greatest offensive against the british in north africa expelling them from libya and invading egypt. Wwii europe 1941 1942 en wwii europe 1943 1945 de wwii europe 1943 1945 en germany 1939. Eastern front maps of world war ii.
World war ii maps europe from wikimedia commons the free media repository. For hitler though this was all a sideshow his focus was now on his 3 million man military build up for the invasion of the soviet union. Historical map of europe the mediterranean 21 june 1941 eve of barbarossa.
June 1 1941 sunday. After june 1941 the war spread to a large number of countries in europe and later in the asian pacific region. The war goes global june 1941 end 1942 this map is part of a series of 15 animated maps showing the history of the second world war 1939 1945.
British forces successfully ended german influence in iraq and syria but narrowly failed to defeat a german airborne invasion of crete. Historical map of russia the former soviet union 21 june 1941 eve of barbarossa. For hitler though this was all a sideshow his focus was now on his 3 million man military build up for the invasion of the soviet union.
Historical map of europe the mediterranean 21 june 1941 eve of barbarossa. German invasion of russia advance on moscow 26 august 5 december. Following their treatment by the soviets finland and romania fell into alignment with the germans.
Germans and italians are presented in blue non occupied france and united kingdom in yellow german and italian control on november 14 1940 play media. Soviet winter offensive 6 december 941 7 may 1942. In the power vacuum in baghdad following the collapse of the rashid ali regime two days of violence known as the farhud broke out against the local jewish population.
Weather map of june 5th 1944 d day minus 1 day cotentin peninsula. Historical map of europe the mediterranean 27 june 1942 western desert campaign. The light cruiser hms calcutta was sunk by the luftwaffe off alexandria egypt.
By the end of june he was closing in on alexandria forcing the british to evacuate the mediterranean fleet to safer ports. British forces successfully ended german influence in iraq and syria but narrowly failed to defeat a german airborne invasion of crete.