World War 2 - 1941AD
The Lend-Lease Act allowed the transfer of U.S. war materials to Britain and China.
The German Africa Corps under Erwin Rommel began an offensive in North Africa.
Germany invaded Yugoslavia and Greece; British forces were evacuated to Crete.
A British task force sank the German pocket battleship Bismarck.
German paratroopers landed on Crete and captured the island from the British.
The German Blitz, the nighttime bombing of London, was at its height.
German U-boats inflicted heavy losses on British shipping in the Battle of the Atlantic.
Nazi leader Rudolf Hess flew to England on a quixotic peace mission.
U.S. troops occupied Iceland to forestall its occupation by Germany.
The Japanese occupied Indochina and moved into Cambodia (Kampuchea) and Thailand.
The U.S. froze Japanese assets in retaliation for Japan's territorial aggression.
Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
Churchill and Roosevelt's Atlantic Charter meeting established war and peace aims.
The German advance on Moscow was halted by the winter weather.
The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor; America entered World War II.
Japanese forces captured Hong Kong and invaded Malaya and the Philippines.
Ho Chi Minh organized the Viet Minh to combat the Japanese in Indochina.
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