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Timeline

 
September 1939 World War 2 began
August 1940 Battle of Britain
November 1940 Coventry bombed
February 1942 Sir Arthur Harris appointed head of British Bomber Command
March 1942 Operation Millennium - 1000 bombers raided the German city of Cologne, 450,000 people made homeless, 469 killed
July 1943 Operation Gomorrah - a third of the city of Hamburg destroyed, 42,000 civilians killed
June 1944 D-Day - Allied armies launched an invasion of France
13 February 1945 First raid on Dresden
February 1945 Allied armies invaded Germany
May 1945 Germany surrendered to the Soviet Army