This comprehensive timeline outlines the events relating to the Pacific War 1941-1945. It covers events occurring in the 19th century as well as the lead up to the bombing of Pearl Harbour in 1941. Events are categorised in terms of their links specifically to Japan, the USA or both, as appropriate. This two-page handout should give students a clear indication of the steps that led to the outbreak of war. A good idea might be to print it off but remove some key events or dates for students to fill in the information themselves.