Presentation on theme: "Liberation of Europe Chapter 11: section 3. Allies Advance Soviets advancing from east, Allies from west Germans lose hope Try to kill Hitler Rommel kills."— Presentation transcript:
Allies Advance Soviets advancing from east, Allies from west Germans lose hope Try to kill Hitler Rommel kills himself Battle of the Bulge Allies surprised Created a bulge in the American line, captured key towns Crippled Germany
Allied Victory January 1945 – Soviets outside Berlin April – Mussolini executed, US and GB in Germany April 30 – Hitler and assoc. commit suicide May 7 – VE DAY!!! Where is FDR?
The Pacific Island Hopping – taking some Japanese islands and leaving others Japanese soldiers fight to the death Kamikaze Iwo Jima (Feb and March 1945) 23,000 Marines Died Okinawa (April 1945) 50,000 die Why was the island-hopping campaign in the Pacific so deadly to both sides?