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1 The Global Conflict Section 2: The Axis Advances Ms. Garratt

2 Blitzkrieg Against Poland Massive bombing followed by tanks and infantry. Massive bombing followed by tanks and infantry. Poland gave up within 3 weeks. Poland gave up within 3 weeks. Nazis inflicted great damage Nazis inflicted great damage

3 British Assistance & Dunkirk Britain provided military assistance. Britain provided military assistance. Germans pushed the British back to Dunkirk on the English Channel. Germans pushed the British back to Dunkirk on the English Channel. A fleet of military and private vessels saved the Brit army by evacuating 338,000 troops between May 28-June 4, A fleet of military and private vessels saved the Brit army by evacuating 338,000 troops between May 28-June 4, The French held out for a few weeks more The French held out for a few weeks more Then Mussolini attacked from the South. Then Mussolini attacked from the South. France surrendered in June France surrendered in June

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5 Fall of France 1940 Germans bypassed the Maginot line and conquered France by June 1940 Germans bypassed the Maginot line and conquered France by June 1940 Italians attacked in the South. Italians attacked in the South. Vichy government established in the South. They collaborated with the Nazis Vichy government established in the South. They collaborated with the Nazis

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10 Battle of Britain & the London Blitz Operation Sea Lion – attempt to break British moral & air power with massive bombings Operation Sea Lion – attempt to break British moral & air power with massive bombings Failed to break British morale – quite the contrary Failed to break British morale – quite the contrary Began bombing civilian targets straight for 57 nights Began bombing civilian targets straight for 57 nights Terror bombing did not work Terror bombing did not work Hitler abandons Britain and focuses on Russia Hitler abandons Britain and focuses on Russia 15,000 civilians killed 15,000 civilians killed

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12 Africa Mussolini Mussolini Rommel – Desert Fox Rommel – Desert Fox Race for the Suez Canal Race for the Suez Canal El Alamein El Alamein

13 Operation Barbarossa - USSR Hitler’s attack on USSR to gain “lebensraum” & vast raw materials Hitler’s attack on USSR to gain “lebensraum” & vast raw materials USSR weak from military purges USSR weak from military purges Russians used scorched earth tactics to deny the Germans fruits of victory Russians used scorched earth tactics to deny the Germans fruits of victory Winter devastated Germans who didn’t even have winter uniforms Winter devastated Germans who didn’t even have winter uniforms Battle of Leningrad & Stalingrad will be fierce Battle of Leningrad & Stalingrad will be fierce Stalingrad was major turning point when Soviets now took the offensive Stalingrad was major turning point when Soviets now took the offensive

14 US Arsenal of Democracy Lend Lease Lend Lease

15 Lend Lease – Aid to Allies

16 The Japanese Threat Japanese aggression continued in China, Korea. Japanese aggression continued in China, Korea. Japan announced its intension to create the Greater East Asia Co- Prosperity Sphere which would be a Japanese empire. Japan announced its intension to create the Greater East Asia Co- Prosperity Sphere which would be a Japanese empire. Japan joins an alliance with Germ & Italy known as the Rome-Berlin- Tokyo Axis Japan joins an alliance with Germ & Italy known as the Rome-Berlin- Tokyo Axis

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19 Pearl Harbor 1941

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21 Nazi Occupation

22 Total War

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24 Turning Points El Alamein El Alamein Invasion of Italy Invasion of Italy Stalingrad Stalingrad Normandy, D-Day Normandy, D-Day Battle of Midway Battle of Midway

25 D-Day June 6, 1944 Invasion of Normandy Invasion of Normandy

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27 D – Day June 6, 1944

28 War in the Pacific Japan was on offensive until Battle of Midway & Coral Sea Japan was on offensive until Battle of Midway & Coral Sea From then it was defensive From then it was defensive Strategy of US was “island-hopping” Strategy of US was “island-hopping”

29 The Bomb & the Defeat of Japan Manhattan Project Manhattan Project Truman said he never wavered. Truman said he never wavered. It was a matter of saving ½ to 1 million American lives It was a matter of saving ½ to 1 million American lives Enola Gay delivered the bomb to Hiroshima Enola Gay delivered the bomb to Hiroshima Another example of a civilian target Another example of a civilian target Second bomb dropped on Nagasaki Second bomb dropped on Nagasaki

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