Well....What can I say? This is a real life alternative history where Germany went about WW2 different, and won. This is the first part of the timeline that I have done, if anyone would like to tackle a country in this, please drop me a PM
although I do have general ideas which will come here...
: I realise it changes tense now and again, although nothing major, and so I apolagise about that
12th: The Nazi Party finally completes its takeover of German Provinces and support is joined by each.
11th: The German military is mobilizing on the borders of Poland, although Hitler craftily declares this as training operations.
14th: The battleship Bismarck
is sighted in Polish Waters, although the reports are sketchy at best. The Polish raise security around Danzig Bay where the majority of their fleet is moored, along with the German vessels Tirpitz
19th: A series of covert operations by the Fallschirmjaeger (Paratroopers) into Poland begins. The Polish Government warn Hitler that if he continues his actions they will declare war.
1st: In the first action of WW2 the German forces at Danzig Bay turn their weapons on the Polish vessels. The Bismarck
razes the towns and cities around the bay with incendiary weapons while the Fallschirmjaeger land in Danzig itself. The German population of the city wade into the shallows but are gunned down by the merciless Nazis, who view them as traitors.
2nd: The British Armed Forces are mobilized along the Southern Coast of England and the Royal Navy deploy to aid in the protection of refugee convoys escaping Poland. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain denounces the actions of Germany as barbaric and holds meetings with the leaders of Australia, India and New Zealand.
3rd: War is declared on Germany by Britain and its trio of allies. Germany responds with the sinking of the battleship, HMS Athenia
off the coast of Scotland by the pocket battleship, Admiral Graf Spee
4th: The HMS Repulse
engages the Admiral Scheer
off the French coastline. Both vessels are heavily damage, with the former loosing eighty crewmen and the latter a hundred and fifteen.
6th: Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa is captured in a rapid strike by the Fallschirmjaeger and forced to sign a decree of neutrality.
7th: The Subjugation of Poland continues with the burning of Krakow.
13th: Warsaw is encircled by the German Army and slowly crushed in a ten hour long pyrrhic bombardment.
15th: The Aircraft Carrier HMS Courageous
is ambushed by the Tirpitz
off of Ireland and looses her capabilities to launch RAF planes. The British Government swear revenge and launches the Battlecruiser HMS Hood
in an attempt to “Annihilate those German bastards”.
19th: The Japanese Imperial Army continue to assault China in the third year of the Indo-China War.
23rd: The Scharnhorst
brings Hitler to Italy on a peace mission. Hitler and Mussolini meet in Rome and sign a pact of alliance. Italian Divisions begin to put pressure on surrounding countries to join Hitler.
1st: The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) bolster at the Maginot Line, adding to the French Divisions already present. A total of 122,000 British Troops are deployed with a further 35,000 deploying to the major cities of France.
5th: The Tirpitz
clash off of the west coast of Africa. Both ships sustain heavy casualties and damage and are forced back to their respective ports for the remainder of the year.
7th: The Subjugation of Poland comes to an end when the Poles sign a treaty of defeat and hand over their military capabilities, small elements manage to flee too Britain however, angering Hitler.
8th: When Hitler realizes he neither has the manpower nor technology to combat the amounts of forces aligned along the Maginot he meets with Mussolini once again. It is decided that 70% of the Italian Army will be moved to reinforce the German positions against a possible counterattack and the War slips into three months of backstabbing, alliance making and cold stalemate.
3rd: Three thousand Finns arrive in France to symbolize the newly founded alliance between them and the Anglo-Franco Allies.
7th: The Russians remain neutral despite constant attempts from Hitler to bring them into his wings.
9th: Canada declare war on Germany after one of their Cruisers is sunk off Portsmouth by the Admiral Scheer
21st: A Canadian Infantry Division arrives in Northern France, weary and tired.
24th: Reinhard Heydrich and a Regiment of Schutzstaffel arrive at the Siegfried Line. Heydrich, who has recently been appointed as the leading expert on the Jewish Menace has been tasked with Hitler to search the German ranks for Troopers of Jewish Heritage.
27th: The German plans for the Invasion of France and Belgium begin to formulate in Berlin. Hitler appoints his former security commander, Erwin Rommel as leader of the 7th Panzer Division, and reroutes them too the Siegfried Line.
29th: The final plans for the Invasion of Norway and Denmark are finalized and it is decided that it will take place consequently with the Invasion of France.
and the pocket battleship Lützow
are spotted off Egersund in Norway and Chamberlain calls for answers from Hitler. These requests are refuted and Norway remains neutral.
16th: HMS Cossack
covertly brings a small contingent of Finns to Norway to keep watch over the enemy vessels present, due to them being experts at the rugged snow capped terrain.
21st: General Nikolaus von Falkenhorst arrives in Norway aboard a U-Boat with a small escort of Schutzstaffel. He immediately proceeds to inspect the defences of coastal towns and inland cities. The reasons go unknown, but Falkenhorst leaves for Germany in less than a week.
1st: The Invasion plans for Norway are rethought with new information brought back by Falkenhorst. It is decided that the Invasion will be a joint rapid attack between the Kriegsmarine and Fallschirmjaeger.
14th: The Finns and British begin to call for volunteers to retake Viipuri and Helsinki, both of which are now under German command after a rapid strike on the sixteenth of February.
17th: Finland and Russia hold peace treaties in Moscow. The two, who had been involved in a small war, agree to become allies although neither will aid the other unless they are under serious threat.
19th: A taskforce of Brits and Finns are deployed to Finland in an attempt to take back Helsinki and Viipuri.
21st: Scapa Flow comes under air attack. No major damage is dealt to the ships present, although thirty civilian casualties are sustained when a small tavern is hit by a crashing German Fighter.
-Japan begins to set up slave camps in China, demonstrating their remorseless nature. The Japanese expand their territories in the Pacific, causing the American Pacific Fleet to go onto high alert. The USA remain neutral however and regain their composure when Admiral Yamamoto arrives at Pearl Harbour bearing peace treaties.
3rd: The German Norwegian Campaign begins. Nine Fallschirmjaeger Divisions make the initial landings along Oslofjord, taking the primary towns and cities in a matter of hours. The Tirpitz
destroys a pair of British Frigates that had been moored along the banks of Oslofjord, thus beginning their involvement in the campaign.
-Six thousand Schutzstaffel personnel take Oslo itself from the decks of the Lützow
and its attendant ships, a action which is replicated in countless articles and pictures for months after.
-The 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking
support the initial attacks, crushing the small elements of resistance easily. The “Finn Battalion
”, a force of 430 Finnish Veterans who had volunteered into Wiking
become famed for their defences against Norwegian counterattacks that last into the night. For three more months the Campaign lasts, with Falkenhorst finally coming to reside in Oslo with a large amount of his troopers.
5th: Hitler manages to buy the Finnish populations of Helsinki and Viipuri with a staggering speech and promise of riches and prosperity. Soon after the majority of the Finnish are under German command and the taskforce of British and Finnish soldiers turn back for Britain.
6th-20th: A successful British Convoy departs Britain for Malta. The Bismarck
, which had been unseen for several months harasses the Convoy until it pulls into Malta, destroying three bulk transporters and killing hundreds.
27th: The British and Australians land at Oslo and the Siege of Oslo begins. For six weeks the British and SS units duel on the outskirts of the city until the Tirpitz
returns from a patrol and finds its new homeport under attack. The British are forced to retreat while the Australians hold out for another week in a gallant last stand. When they are finished only a hundred of the original seven thousand Australians remain.
1st: The final evacuations of Allied forces in Norway take place along the coast and depart for Britain. After the failure in the counter attack, Chamberlain resigns and is replaced with Winston Churchill.
2nd: Forced conscription in Britain begins. Any man between the age of sixteen and thirty-six join the military, although those of South Wales and Northern England narrowly escape the conscription due to needs for coal.
3rd: The first action of Churchill is the Invasion of Iceland. While it is important, it is overshadowed by the events of the 10th.
10th-30th : The Invasion of France, Belgium and other surrounding countries begins, albeit slightly late. The Germans surge forth at might night under the cover of darkness and easily overrun the French defences. The Finnish forces present play a monumental part in the Defence of Fort Eben-Emael, defending against thirty thousand Germans for an hour and allowing the British and Canadian Forces present to fall back. They were taken prisoner and executed back in Finland for treason against the Nazis.
-Rommel and his Division defeat several of Frances Tank-Battalions in a pivotal battle directly behind the Maginot Line. The battle is what earns Rommel and his Division the nickname “Ghost Division
” due to the sheer amount of casualties dealt.
-Kaiser Wilhelm II, former ruler of Germany, flees to Britain with his family when Churchill offers them asylum. Heydrich pursues him to the French coast with his Regiment but cannot arrive in time to stop Wilhelm departing aboard the Prince of Wales
-The Dutch Government flees with their monarch to Britain but are killed when their transport ship is intercepted by the Gneisenau
. In total eight hundred hands go down with the ship in the English Channel and it becomes apparent that they cannot risk such a thing once more.
-The Netherlands, now without a ruling body decide to surrender. However Hitler orders Amsterdam and Rotterdam to be carpet bombed as a warning to others. Nearly the entire populations are killed in the inferno and the ancient cities collapse after seven hours.
-Churchill organizes the Home Guard for the first time in British History and suspecting a German attack moves them too Dorset.
-Prime Minister Churchill visits Paris where he is told that France are giving in. with the German Divisions on the borders of the city, Churchill becomes top priority to the BEF and is evacuated while Paris undergoes severe bombardment. Antwerp falls while this happens and Arras is taken by Rommel.
-Churchill and the BEF, along with those French and other Allied forces who are present are evacuated from Dunkirk. HMS Hood
performs a bombardment to cover the retreat and causes a great amount of damage to the French countryside. 340,000 Allied Troops are successfully evacuated before Churchill leaves. With Churchill and his command staff safely aboard the Hood
, it departs and leaves ten thousand or so Allied Troops stranded on enemy ground. Their last orders are to stall the advance and thus they turn and starve off the German attack.
-Britain undergoes extensive bombing raids from Goering’s Luftwaffe and heavy damage is dealt. London lights the night sky for countless hours during these days as it is burned, saved and then burned again.
-King Leopold of Belgium is killed in a botched attempt to capture him by Heydrich. Reinhard Heydrich is promoted and comes to command over Belgium in the following months, hammering out resistance movements and murdering thousands of Jews.
-The Japanese stir in the Pacific and begin to fortify their Islands, not wanting to come under attack from their newly acquired, secret allies, Germany.
2nd: The last strewn elements of Allied forces in Norway are evacuated and the War starts to appear dire for the Allies.
3rd-9th: Paris continues to be bombarded by the encircled German military. Rommel falls out with many of the German Commanders when he disagrees at the worthless slaughter and is removed from his command. Under armed escort he returns to Berlin where he holds a conference with Hitler, who puts him under command of the rebellious Afrika Korps.
is sunk while transporting Norwegian officials and the battered remnants of the Allied Forces from Norway by the Admiral Scheer
-King Haakon of Norway and seven others are rescued by the HMS Cossack
from the North Sea aboard a lifeboat and are transported to the nearest Allied land, Scotland.
bombards Crete and Malta before disappearing once more, becoming known as the Grey Ghost
amongst the allies.
13th: Paris is finally taken. Luckily the majority of the city is intact and the fires eat away at the slums and parks around the city.
14th: The Russians retreat back into their borders and begins to fortify their borders. Both the Allies and Nazis keep in contact with Stalin, who plays them both off against one another and trades false information.
16th: General De Gaulle and his French forces that managed to escape to Britain begin to form into a coherent force and occupy the town of Lincoln in England. The English civilians welcome the French, particularly the handsome ones.
-The cooperating French become known as the New-Franco Government.
17th: The Italians which had been occupying the Siegfried Line finally move into France behind the Germans, mopping up elements of resistance and the odd British force that were abandoned.
-Mussolini recalls all but three Divisions from France and prepares for a Invasion of British Africa.
-The French battleship Lorraine
under orders from Gaulle and Churchill leads a suicidal attack on the Italian Fleet around Northern Africa. The Lorraine
heavily damages six Italian vessels before limping back to port in Portsmouth, half destroyed and with barely three hundred crewmen alive.
28th: Marshal Italo Balbo, commander of the Italians in North Africa meets with Rommel and his newly acquainted Afrika Korps at Tobruk. A friendship is struck that will last years.
30th: The Channel Islands are invaded by the Germans and fall within a matter of days. The British civilians are allowed to leave and each of the Islands becomes a Jew-Arab Prison.
1st: The last of the British Channel Islanders leave their homes and are escorted back to Britain by the HMS Repulse
2nd: British Mandate for Palestine comes under attack from a Italian force that is quickly repelled, although at the cost of some six thousand natives.
4th-8th: Hitler begins to formulate a plan for the Invasion of Britain put pulls it off and instead focuses on the European countries that he has yet to take.
-The Welsh capitol of Cardiff is bombarded by the Luftwaffe for the first time since the war began. Casualties are minimum but the fleet of coal-carriers are damaged.
-The French-German Alliance grows. In retaliation the Royal Navy attack the French Fleet which is moored at French Algeria. The Aircraft Carrier Ark Royal
, supported by the battleships Hood
accounts for the most kills, although the cruisers and destroyers which accompany the ships are also moderately successful.
13th: The Luftwaffe destroy a Merchant fleet in the English Channel and kills 1203. This begins to Battle of Britain.
15th: In retaliation for the attacks on the 13th, the RAF launch raids against the Netherlands and destroys countless munitions factories. A major battle takes place over the Channel which leaves the RAF licking its wounds.
-The Luftwaffe retaliate that night and attack Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Casualties rocket and Churchill begins to grow angry that his depleted RAF are too thinly spread to provide any real protection.
18th: British-held Gibraltar is attacked by the New-Franco Airforce.
27th: The women and children of Gibraltar are evacuated to friendly nations and the security of the nation is increased.
30th: Hitler rethinks plans for the Invasion of Britain and decides he will go ahead with it. It is named Sealion and the German presence in the Channel is increased greatly.
1st: The official date for Operation Sealion is September 15th. Preparations begin immediately.
3rd: The New-Franco Government decree that Charles De Gaulle is no longer a member of the French Nation and that he will be executed upon sight.
4th: Great amounts of Italian soldiery invade British Somaliland. The opening skirmishes between the local garrison and the invaders are blood and fast paced.
-The Battle of Britain continues between the RAF and the Luftwaffe.
7th: The British forces in Somaliland evacuate too avoid being encircled by the enemies greater numbers. British Somaliland falls to the Italians and the surviving British-African forces from Somaliland move too Northern Africa.
13th: Adler Tag. Eight thousand German Messerschmitt Bf 109’s along with various varieties if bombers attack RAF Airbases across Britain. For two weeks Adler Tag rages and countless towns, military establishments and cities are badly damaged, or in the worst of cases destroyed.
15th: Using the newly invented RADAR, the RAF counterattack against the biggest Luftwaffe attack to date. Luftwaffe casualties are higher than previously estimated and Adler Tag is pulled off for two days. Entire bomber Squadrons disappear beneath flak and Churchill hails it as “The greatest Day in British Warfare thus far!”
19th-5th September: Hitler orders his fleet to blockade and bombard Britain in Operation Eagle Fury. The Bismarck
returns from its times in the Mediterranean and is joined by the Admiral Graf Spee
in patrolling the Irish Sea. Blackpool is shelled multiple times, destroying the antique piers and the tower in a hour long bombardment. The Scharnhorst
is damaged badly when the RAF perform bombing runs on her.
-The Italian Navy similarly blockade the various British Ports within the Mediterranean.
-Long range artillery begins to bombard the Southern Coast of England in apprehension of the upcoming invasion. Coventry is bombed upon the same night and Churchill orders the RAF to crush Berlin. However before they can actually make it to Berlin, Goering and his Luftwaffe intercept the force and destroy it.
-The London Blitz begins and Southern England slowly begins to fester with niggling thoughts of surrender. The upwards to five million soldiers present in England are now ready for another strike on Europe but Churchill is more interested in leaving them to defend Dorset.
1st: Jewish civilians within the land controlled by Germany are ordered to wear yellow stars for easy identification. Tensions between Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich begin to rise as the latter starts to gain favour in the eyes of the Dictator.
2nd: America gifts Britain with 50 Destroyers in return for land on British Soil.
3rd: The RAF bolster their defences along the Southern Coast when they received information about a possible Invasion, however they do the movements in the dead of night and store the aircraft secretly. Churchill orders the Canadian Divisions present to the White Cliffs and the British Divisions along the remainder of the coast. Hitler orders his Panzer Divisions to the French Coast where they will be transported across the Channel.
4th: The Luftwaffe continue their bombings of London and surrounding districts, while raiding the occasional town.
5th: When the Luftwaffe suffer a drastic defeat Hitler calls off Operation Sealion and orders his ships from around Britain, although not before they bombard any coastal establishments which they come across. Death tolls reach the thousands in the three or so days it takes to return. The Bismarck
and Admiral Graf Spee
bombard the White Cliffs and brings them down, along with several thousand Canadians.
19th-20th: The Italian Invasion of Egypt begins. The opening skirmishes are bloody but the small garrisons of British and Egyptian forces present provide little rivalry for the Italians. Meanwhile the Italian Air Corps are transferred to Northern France too continue to hammer against the RAF.
-The British Forces in Egypt organize a counterattack against the Italian Invasion. They force back the five Italian Divisions with barely a quarter of that number, showing how advanced British tactics actually are. A large Allied force lands at Dakar and are met with tough resistance from the New-Franco Fleet. HMS Warspite
single-handedly defends the British transports before pulling out into the Atlantic for a prolonged mission.
28th: The Japanese occupy Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore after the New-Franco Forces pull out. The Japanese Imperial Army become one of the most superior fighting forces with the sharing of German weaponries and vehicles.
are sighted in the Indian Ocean
1st: Greece is invaded by the Italians during the early hours of the morning and all but taken in a rapid strike across the country, destroying ancient monuments and slaughtering thousands. Mussolini is condemned by Churchill for this act and he vows that he will be brought to justice. Mussolini retorts by bombarding British positions around the Mediterranean.
3rd: When Ireland refuse to harbour British vessels, Churchill orders the ports to be forcefully taken. This causes great outburst amongst the Southern Irish population, although many are actually happy that it has happened due to it being extra protection from the Nazi Regime.
5th: The Imperial Japanese Navy disappears while moored off Okinawa, as does great amounts of Soldiers and munitions. The Americans within the Pacific grow suspect and recall their fleet to Pearl Harbour.
9th: Neville Chamberlain is killed while attempting to cross the English Channel and make peace with Germany. His ship is destroyed by a Luftwaffe attack and his body is never found. Rumours of him being a German spy grows rife, however Churchill, despite not getting along with Chamberlain declares these lies.
10th-30th December: A series of Luftwaffe attacks on Britain causes Churchill to put the defences back up.
-The first Jewish Death-Camp is set up on the outskirts of Paris, Hitler being adept to keep them as far away from Germany as he can.
-Skirmishes between Rommel and the British in Northern Africa take place.
-Battles between the Royal Navy and the Kriegsmarine grow more frequent.
-America retains its neutrality despite gifting Britain with a substantial amount of vessels.