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2 By: Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley H. S. Chappaqua, NY

3 The Versailles Treaty

4 The Great Depression

5 Poland Attacked: Sept. 1, 1939 Blitzkrieg [“Lightening War”]

6 German Troops March into Warsaw

7 France Surrenders June, 1940

8 Now Britain Is All Alone!

9 Battle of Britain: The “Blitz”

10 The London “Tube”: Air Raid Shelters during the Blitz

11 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill

12 The “Big Three” Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin

13 Axis Powers in 1942

14 The Italian Campaign [“Operation Torch”] : Europe’s “Soft Underbelly” y Allies plan assault on weakest Axis area - North Africa - Nov May 1943 y George S. Patton leads American troops y Germans trapped in Tunisia - surrender over 275,000 troops.

15 The Allies Liberate Rome: June 5, 1944

16 Gen. Eisenhower Gives the Orders for D-Day [“Operation Overlord”]

17 D-Day (June 6, 1944)

18 Normandy Landing (June 6, 1944 ) Higgins Landing Crafts German Prisoners

19 T The Liberation of Paris: August 25, 1944 De Gaulle in Triumph!

20 U. S. Troops in Paris, 1944

21 Horrors of the Holocaust Exposed

22 Crematoria at Majdanek Entrance to Auschwitz: Work Makes You Free Horrors of the Holocaust Exposed

23 Slave Labor at Buchenwald Eli Wiesel

24 Hitler Commits Suicide April 30, 1945 The F ü hrer’s Bunker Cyanide & Pistols Mr. & Mrs. Hitler

25 V-E Day (May 8, 1945) General Keitel

26 V-E Day (May 8, 1945)

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28 Pearl Harbor

29 Pearl Harbor from the Cockpit of a Japanese Pilot

30 Pearl Harbor - Dec. 7, 1941 A date which will live in infamy!

31 President Roosevelt Signs the US Declaration of War

32 USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor

33 Pearl Harbor Memorial 2,887 Americans Dead!

34 Pacific Theater of Operations

35 Paying for the War

36 US Marines on Mt. Surbachi, Iwo Jima [Feb. 19, 1945]

37 The Manhattan Project: Los Alamos, NM Dr. Robert Oppenheimer I am become death, the shatterer of worlds! Major General Lesley R. Groves

38 Tinian Island, 1945 Little Boy Fat Man Enola Gay Crew

39 Hiroshima – August 6, 1945 ©70,000 killed immediately. ©48,000 buildings. destroyed. ©100,000s died of radiation poisoning & cancer later.

40 The Beginning of the Atomic Age

41 Nagasaki – August 9, 1945 ©40,000 killed immediately. ©60,000 injured. ©100,000s died of radiation poisoning & cancer later.

42 Hiroshima Memorials

43 V-J Day (September 2, 1945)

44 V-J Day in Times Square, NYC

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46 WW II Casualties: Europe Each symbol indicates 100,000 dead in the appropriate theater of operations

47 WW II Casualties: Asia Each symbol indicates 100,000 dead in the appropriate theater of operations

48 WW II Casualties Country Men in war Battle deaths Wounded Australia1,000,00026,976180,864 Austria800,000280,000350,117 Belgium625,0008,460 55,513 1 Brazil 2 40, ,222 Bulgaria339,7606,67121,878 Canada 1,086, , ,145 China 3 17,250,5211,324,5161,762,006 Czechoslovakia— 6, ,017 Denmark—4,339— Finland500,00079,04750,000 France—201,568400,000 Germany20,000,000 3,250, ,250,000 Greece—17,02447,290 Hungary—147,43589,313 India2,393,89132,12164,354 Italy3,100, , ,716 Japan9,700,0001,270,000140,000 Netherlands280,0006,5002,860 New Zealand 194,000 11, ,000 Norway75,0002,000— Poland—664,000530,000 Romania 650, ,000 6 — South Africa 410,0562,473— U.S.S.R.— 6,115, ,012,000 United Kingdom 5,896, , ,267 United States 16,112,566291,557670,846 Yugoslavia3,741,000305,000425,000 1.Civilians only. 2.Army and navy figures. 3.Figures cover period July 7, 1937 to Sept. 2, 1945, and concern only Chinese regular troops. They do not include casualties suffered by guerrillas and local military corps. 4.Deaths from all causes. 5.Against Soviet Russia; 385,847 against Nazi Germany. 6.Against Soviet Russia; 169,822 against Nazi Germany. 7.National Defense Ctr., Canadian Forces Hq., Director of History.

49 The U.S. & the U.S.S.R. Emerged as the Two Superpowers of the later 20 c

50 7 Future American Presidents Served in World War II

51 The De-Colonization of European Empires

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