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Year 9 History Project Images of War. Chamberlain and the Munich Agreement Neville Chamberlain, the British Prime Minister, wanted to avoid war with Germany.

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1 Year 9 History Project Images of War

2 Chamberlain and the Munich Agreement Neville Chamberlain, the British Prime Minister, wanted to avoid war with Germany. But failed …

3 1939 German forces invade Poland

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6 Poland Devastated

7 Britain declares War September 3, 1939 Neville Chamberlain addresses the nation I have to tell you … that consequently this country is at war with Germany

8 June 14, 1940 Germans enter Paris Denmark, Norway, Netherlands & Belgium already invaded

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10 June 26, 1940 Evacuation of Dunkirk British troops cut off by the German advance Retreat to the port of Dunkirk in northern France

11 1940 The Blitz Full scale attacks on London & other UK cities Air raid shelters built in Cardiff

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15 Evacuation of Britain

16 July 10 –Sept 15, 1940 The Battle of Britain German Luftwaffe tries to destroy RAF The RAF wins the battle Hitler abandons his plans to invade Britain

17 Food Rationing begins

18 1941 Japan attack Pearl Harbour America joins World War II

19 American forces arrive in Britain

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22 May 27, 1941 The British sink the German battleship Bismarck in the Atlantic

23 1942 War hots up in Africa Montgomery watches his tanks move up in North Africa Rommel defeated at Battle of Alamein

24 1943 Battle of Atlantic Climaxes German U-Boats threaten to starve Britain into submission Allies destroy so many U-Boats that the menace subsides

25 Women at War

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32 1944 June 6 – D-Day Landings Massive Allied forces land in Normandy in northern France. The Allies eventually break through the German defences.

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35 Sept 17, 1944 Battle of Arnhem Allied Invasion of Europe continues

36 June 13, 1944 Doodle Bugs The first German V-1 flying bombs are fired against London, England. up to 100 V-1s fell every hour on London. Over an 80 day period, more than 6,000 persons were killed.

37 V-2 Rockets follow later

38 August 25, 1944 Liberation of Paris The Allies continue to liberate Europe from German occupation

39 April 30, 1945 Hitler commits suicide in his Berlin bunker Allies divide up Germany and Berlin and take over the government

40 May 8, VE Day War ends in Europe

41 Aug 6, 1945 First atomic bomb dropped, on Hiroshima, Japan

42 Sept 2, 1945 Japanese sign surrender agreement

43 World War II is over Oct 24, United Nations is officially born

44 Credits Image Production: Year 9 History Class Historical Checking: Mr Wynn Copyright Acknowledgments : Dorling Kindersley – History of the World YITM – How we used to Live RM Living Library

45 The End

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