Survivors relate memories of World War II and remember the millions of combatants and civilians killed.
At Yalta, the four armies of occupation agree to supervise Germany's recovery and divide the country into different zones.
A B-29 drops the first uranium bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. Four days later, a second bomb hits Nagasaki.
Gen. MacArthur sweeps upward from the Solomons and New Guinea, as rival Adm. Nimitz begins an offensive in the Gilberts.
Early victories led the Japanese to believe they would be victorious against the West, but severe supply shortages and increased Allied victories dimmed this hope.
The RAF and the USAF attack night and day; Goering and Himmler betray Hitler, who marries Eva Braun and commits suicide.
The Nazis kill 6 million Jews in specially created death camps in their determination to create a purified Aryan race.
Paris is liberated in 1944, but as Russians and Allies advance on Germany, Allied commanders cannot agree on an attack plan.
The neutral Netherlands live under increasingly harsh Nazi rule for four years, dividing citizens' loyalties.
Americans, Britons and Canadians attack on five Normandy beaches in history's largest amphibious invasion, on D-Day -- June 6, 1944.
Germany's people do not feel the effects of World War II at home until the German army begins to lose key battles.
The Luftwaffe changes the targets of its bombing raids to outlying cities after its defeat in the Battle of Britain.
The Japanese build a 'superman' myth as they thrive in the nightmarish conditions of monsoons and jungles.
Churchill staunchly supports an Allied invasion of Italy, which he sees as the 'soft underbelly' of Europe.
Arthur 'Bomber' Harris takes over Bomber Command with the demand for revenge sorties as a means to defeat Germany.
Germany attacks the Soviet Union in June 1941, unsuccessfully laying siege to Leningrad from September 1941 until January 1944.
U-boat attacks on U.S. supply ships nearly starve Britain despite convoys, escorts and underwater detection devices.
The German army's defeat at Stalingrad, with 70,000 Germans killed and 100,000 captured, dispels the myth of German invincibility.
Montgomery's Desert Rats defeat Rommel's Afrika Korps at El Alamein after fighting for nearly three years for 600 miles of desert.
FDR, determined to fight Germany as well as Japan, cannot sway Congress until Hitler declares war on the United States.
Japan strikes at Pearl Harbor and sweeps forward to capture Hong Kong, Burma, Malaya, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies and the Philippines.
Hitler turns his tanks toward Russia; after a succession of impressive victories, the Germans delay, fatally, and Russia's fierce winter sets in.
British morale plunges as 350,000 allied troops are barely rescued at Dunkirk and the RAF battles the Luftwaffe over London skies.
The Germans skirt the French's heavily fortified Maginot line and defeat them in six weeks with newer techniques and equipment.
Germany invades Eastern Europe, forcing unprepared Britain to face the possibility of war with approaching Nazis.
Adolf Hitler wins support from millions of Germans as he offers new hope to a country recovering from depression.