Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Timeline of the Second World War in the Far East

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Timeline of the Second World War in the Far East

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July 1937 to november 1938 ( The Japanese bring much of Northern China under their control

December 7, 1941 ( The Japanese attack the US Pacific fleet in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, destroying or crippling 18 American warships and bringing the US into the war

December 10, 1941 ( British ships Prince of Wales and Repulse are sunk by land-based Japanese aircraft in the South China Sea

December 25, 1941 ( The British surrender Hong Kong to the Japanese

Febuary 1942 ( On February 8, the Japanese assault British forces at Singapore, with the city surrendering on February 15. A few days later, Rangoon falls

June 1942 ( Having suffered losses in the Battle of the Coral Sea shortly before, the Japanese fleet is defeated by the Americans at the Battle of Midway in the Pacific. It brings to a halt months of defeat for the Allies and comes to be seen as a turning point as significant as El Alamein was later in the year

Late 1942 ( Land and sea victories by the Americans drive the Japanese out of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, east of Papua New Guinea

August 1943 ( South East Asia Command (SEAC) is formed under Supreme Commander Lord Louis Mountbatten. …

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