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World War 2 Facts about Hitler You must Know

Adolf Hitler, the chief of the Nazi army and an ardent supporter of the concept of Nazism, had a significant role in World War II. Hitler was a high school drop out who originally belonged to Austria. As a young man, Hitler opted to fight for Germany in World War I. It is astonishing that Hitler, who had no family or contacts in initial years in Germany, rose to such a level of popularity in German politics. Read more on Adolf Hitler biography.

The track of events of Hitler’s life in World war II have been presented here:

  • Adolf Hitler proclaims himself the ‘Fuehrer of Germany’, takes over as chancellor in 1933.
  • Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia is handed over to Hitler in 1938 by Britain to give him what he wants. However, Hitler cheats and acquires rest of Czechoslovakia.
  • Invasion of Poland marked the beginning of World War II on September 1, 1939 though many countries were already at war.
  • In early September, France and Britain declare official war on Germany.
  • On 10 July 1942, the major turning point of World War 2 occurred when in the Battle of Britain, the RAF (Royal Air Force) defeated Germany.
  • In 1941 Germany attacks Russia breaking the non-aggression pact with Stalin.
  • In 1942, Germany was thrown out of Africa.
  • Germany loses the crucial battle of Stalingrad in 1942.
  • In 1945 Hitler’s bunkers are attacked. Some say Hitler shoots himself inside the bunker. However, how did Hitler die is still a mystery.
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