World War II: 1940

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For World War II: 1939, see World War II: 1939


  • February 14th: The British Government calls on Governors to fight in Finland.


  • March 1st: Adolf Hitler directs his generals in planning the invasion of Denmark and Norway.
  • March 18th: Hitler and Mussolini meet at the Brenner pass on the Austrian border


  • May 8th: Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain barely survives Norway Debate vote in the House of Commons.
  • May 9th: Conscription in England extended to age 36.


  • June 15th: France officially surrenders to Germany at 01:35.