1940, clockwise from top left: IJA troops advance to Lạng Sơn during the Japanese occupation of French Indochina, a London Tube station serves an air-raid shelter during the Battle of Britain, German paratroopers arrive for the Battle of the Hague, mass grave of Katyn Massacre victims

This is a timeline of World War II events that took place in 1940, the first full year of the second global war of the 20th century.

January

February

Finnish ski troops in Northern Finland January 12, 1940.

March

April

May

The state of the Allies (blue), and the Axis powers (black) with the Soviet Union (red) in May 1940.
The German Blitzkrieg offensive of mid-May, 1940.
Map of the British invasion of Iceland in mid-May 1940.

June

July

August

September


October

November

December

The state of the Allies and Axis powers in December 1940, showing great Axis expansion in Europe and Northern Africa

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d "1940 Timeline". WW2DB. Retrieved 2011-02-09.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Keegan 2003, pp. 16–17.
  3. ^ Gotovitch & Aron 2008, p. 408.
  4. ^ Piekałkiewicz 1987, p. 83.
  5. ^ Pike 2015, p. 91.
  6. ^ Gotovitch & Aron 2008, p. 372.
  7. ^ "Disaster at Balham Tube station – World War II Today".
  8. ^ "Spirit of the Blitz". National Museums Liverpool. Retrieved 2023-06-04.

References

  • Pike, Francis (2015). Hirohito's War: The Pacific War, 1941-1945. London: Bloomsbury. ISBN 978-1-4725-9671-0.
  • Gotovitch, José; Aron, Paul, eds. (2008). Dictionnaire de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale en Belgique (in French). Brussels, Belgium: André Versaille éd. ISBN 978-2-87495-001-8.
  • Keegan, John, ed. (2003) [1st pub. 1989]. Collins Atlas of the Second World War. Ann Arbor, MI: Borders Books. ISBN 0-681-50446-3.
  • Piekałkiewicz, Janusz (1987). Sea War: 1939-1945. London, UK & New York, NY: Blandford Press. ISBN 0-7137-1665-7.