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3 History retold: WWII Within the "War Witness feature films We have created special films about the very start of the war, the defense of Moscow, the Stalingrad resistance, the liberation of Europe and other major events. " project, RT has shot a number of feature films. They include veterans' and civilians' memoirs, as well as wartime episodes, historic information and much more.

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5 American corpses sprawled on the beach of Tarawa. The Marines secured the island after 76 hours of intense fighting with around 6,000 dead in total from both sides together. The Pacific War claimed the lives of more than 100,000 US military personnelTarawaPacific War

6 What were the two sides in World War Two?The war was fought chiefly between two major alliances: the Axis and the Allies. The Axis German Italy Japan Slovakia (Nov. 1940) Hungary (Nov. 1940) Romania (Nov. 1940) Bulgaria (March 1941)The Allies Australia Belgium Brazil Canada China Czechoslovakia Denmark Estonia France Greece India Latvia Lithuania Malta The Netherlands New Zealand Norway Poland South Africa United Kingdom United States USSR Yugoslavia and others.The Tripartite Pact of September 27, 1940, allied (brought together) Germany, Italy, and Japan.The Allies included: Commonwealth countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada Countries in the British Empire such as India.

7 What does D-Day mean? D-Day is a military term designating the start of a military operation. The D-day in modern history refers to what happened on 6th June the day on which the Battle of Normandy began. It was a huge effort involving months of secret preparations. Thousands of Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, in northern France, at the start of the battle to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation. D-day marked the turning point in World War II when the Allied forces began to win their fight against the Axis powers. The invasion was code-named Overlord.

8 What is V-E Day? V-E Day stands for Victory in Europe Day. It marks a very important event in World War 2 - the end of the War with Germany on Tuesday 8 May Read more here Read more here

9 What is V-J Day? V-J Day stands for Victory in Japan Day. It marks a very important event in World War 2 - the day Japan surrendered to the Allies after almost six years of war on 15 August The end of war was marked by two- day holidays in the UK, the USA and Australia

10 MORE FACTS!!!! For almost six years from 1939 to 1945 Britain fought the toughest war it had ever experienced. World War II was total war - every person, every business, every service was involved.1945 Britain did not fight alone, the war also involved many countries. World War II involved 61 countries with 1.7 billion people (three quarters of the world's population). Fifty million people lost their lives and hundreds of millions people were injured. How did the Second World War start? After World War One ended in 1918, Germany had to give up land and was banned from having armed forces. In 1933 the German people voted for a leader named Adolf Hitler, who led a political party in Germany called the National Socialists or Nazis. Hitler promised to make his country great again and quickly began to arm Germany again and to seize land from other countries.Adolf Hitler Shortly before 5am on Friday 1st September, 1939, German forces stormed the Polish frontier. Tanks and motorised troops raced into the country over ground, supported by Stuka dive bombers overhead. A total of 1.25 million Germans soldiers swept into Poland When did World War Two begin? World War Two in Europe began on 3rd September 1939, when the Prime Minister of Britain, Neville Chamberlain, declared war on Germany. It involved many of the world's countries.Neville Chamberlain Click on the play button below to hear Chamberlain's speech (now the full speech)

11 Almost the whole reason. Treaty of Versailles In 1919, Lloyd George of England, Orlando of Italy, Clemenceau of France and Woodrow Wilson from the US met to discuss how Germany was to be made to pay for the damage world war one had caused. Woodrow Wilson wanted a treaty based on his 14-point plan which he believed would bring peace to Europe. Georges Clemenceau wanted revenge. He wanted to be sure that Germany could never start another war again. Lloyd George personally agreed with Wilson but knew that the British public agreed with Clemenceau. He tried to find a compromise between Wilson and Clemenceau.


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