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1 Whos Who in WWII By Vera Lucksted Metro Charter Academy

2 Introduction Many countries sent soldiers to fight in WWII. The main countries involved in fighting for the Allies were England Russia United States

3 Introduction Cont The Allies fought against the Axis powers of Germany Italy Japan This program will help you learn about the leaders of these countries.

4 The Allied Powers United StatesGreat BritainSoviet Union

5 The Allies - USA US military action began after the Japanese Army attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941 President Roosevelt

6 The Allies - USA In June, 1942, General Eisenhower was named leader of the U.S. troops in Europe. Eisenhower would later become President of the US. General Eisenhower (eye-sen-how-err)

7 The Allies – Great Britain The Battle of Britain began June 30, 1940 when the German air force attacked the coast of England German planes bombed England repeatedly during WWII British code breakers worked to solve Germanys Enigma code Prime Minister Winston Churchill

8 The Allies – Soviet Union Joseph Stalin lead the Soviet Union during WWII. In 1938 Stalin and Hitler agreed not to fight. In 1940 Hitlers troops attacked the Soviet Union, bringing them into the war. Generalissimo Stalin

9 The Axis Powers Italy Japan Germany

10 The Axis - Italy 1940 he pushed Italy into war beside Adolf Hitler's Germany. By 1942 Italy had lost the war. In 1943 Hitler put Mussolini and Italy back into the war. In 1945, after the war, Mussolini was put to death by his own people. Prime Minister Benito Mussolini (Ben-E-Toe Moo-So-Lee-knee)

11 The Axis - Japan Tojo ordered the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 Japan fought the Allies in areas across the Pacific Ocean In 1944, knowing that Japan could not win, Tojo resigned Prime Minister Hideki Tojo (He-deck-E Toe-Joe)

12 The Axis – Germany Austrian born Hitler came to power in Germany in 1933 Hitler started WWII on September 1, 1939 by attacking Poland. By June of 1940 Germany had defeated Poland, Denmark, Norway and France. Adolf Hitler, Chancellor of Germany

13 Summary WWII started in 1939 when Germany invaded Poland The United States became involved in WWII in December 1940 after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor The Allied Forces were made of up the United States, Great Britain and Soviet Union The Axis Forces were made up of Germany, Italy and Japan

14 Questions to answer 1.Who led Germany during WWII and where was he born? 2.Who led Italy during WWII? What happened to him after the war? 3.Japan attacked the United States on December 7, 1941. Who ordered this surprise attack? 4.Which General would later become President of the United States?

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