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  • Berlin, Germany
    Saturday Jul 6, 1940

    Adolf Hitler

    Peak of Hitler's popularity

    Berlin, Germany
    Saturday Jul 6, 1940

    Hitler's popularity within Germany, and German support for the war, reached its peak when he returned to Berlin on 6 July from his tour of Paris.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Friday Jul 19, 1940

    Adolf Hitler

    1940 Field Marshal Ceremony

    Berlin, Germany
    Friday Jul 19, 1940

    Following the unexpected swift victory, Hitler promoted twelve generals to the rank of field marshal during the 1940 Field Marshal Ceremony.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Friday Sep 27, 1940

    Adolf Hitler

    Tripartite Pact

    Berlin, Germany
    Friday Sep 27, 1940

    On 27 September 1940, the Tripartite Pact was signed in Berlin by Saburō Kurusu of Imperial Japan, Hitler, and Italian foreign minister Ciano, and later expanded to include Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria, thus yielding the Axis powers.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Friday Sep 27, 1940

    Hirohito

    The Tripartite Pact

    Berlin, Germany
    Friday Sep 27, 1940

    On September 27, 1940, ostensibly under Hirohito's leadership, Japan was a contracting partner of the Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy forming the Axis Powers.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Saturday Sep 28, 1940

    World War II

    Tripartite Pact

    Berlin, Germany
    Saturday Sep 28, 1940

    At the end of September 1940, the Tripartite Pact formally united Japan, Italy, and Germany as the Axis Powers.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Wednesday Dec 18, 1940

    World War II

    Hitler issued the directive to prepare for an invasion of the Soviet Union

    Berlin, Germany
    Wednesday Dec 18, 1940

    On 18 December 1940, Hitler issued the directive to prepare for an invasion of the Soviet Union.




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