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World War II
(1939 - 1945)

1939Germany invades Poland; occupies Bohemia and Moravia; renounces pact with England and concludes 10-year non-aggression pact with U.S.S.R
1939World War II begins
19393 September - Britain, France, and Australia declare war on Germany
193919 October - Turkey signs a Treaty of Mutual Assistance with Britain and France
1940Hitler invades Norway, Denmark (April 9), the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg (May 10), and France (May 12)
194010 May - Operation Sichelschnitt: Nazis invade France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands
194010 June - Italy declares war on England and France
194022 June - France formally surrenders to Germany
194024 June - France signs an armistice with Italy
194028 June - Britain recognises Gen. Charles de Gaulle as the Free French leader
19421 January - Allies forge Declaration of the United Nations     GO !
194211 November - Axis forces occupy Vichy France
194419 August - Resistance uprising in Paris
194425 August - Paris liberated
19457 May - German armies give unconditional surrender    GO !
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Music     Edgard Varèse
Pierre Boulez
Darius Milhaud
Francis Poulenc
Olivier Messiaen
Nadia Boulanger
Art     Raoul Dufy
Raoul Dufy
Yves Tanguy
Georges Rouault
Count Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (Balthus)
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Marcel Duchamp
Robert Delaunay
Maurice Utrillo
Ferdinand Léger
Georges Braque
André Derain
Maurice de Vlaminck
Maurice Denis
Pierre Bonnard
Edouard Vuillard
Henri Matisse
Literature     Albert Camus
André Breton
Jean Cocteau
History     Albert Lebrun
Henri Philippe Pétain
Charles de Gaulle
Félix Gouin
Georges Bidault
Léon Blum