1941: The 11th African Division captures Jijiga in central Abyssinia, having advanced 744 miles up the Italian built Strada Imperiale in just seventeen days.
1942: General MacArthur arrives in Australia from Corregidor saying ‘We shall return’.
1942: The Nazis begin deporting Jews to the Belsen camp.
1943: The Japanese attack British positions in Arakan, western Burma.
1944: The U.S. Eighth Air Force bombs Vienna.
1944: New Zealand troops take Cassino railway station.
1944: The British blow up the Manipur bridge South of Imphal.
1945: The U.S. Third Army takes Koblenz. The Ludendorff bridge at Remagen, seized by US troops on the 7th March, suddenly collapses, killing dozens of US Army engineers working to reinforce it.