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World War II European Theater Prelude & November 1942-May 1945.

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3 rd Reich 03/36 Rhineland 03/38 Austria 09/38 Sudetenland 03/39 Czechoslovakia 04/39 Albania 09/39 Poland 09/40 Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria 04/40 France defense 04/40 Denmark 04/40 Norway 05/40 Netherlands, Belgium 06/40 France 07-10/40 Britain 10/40 Italy->Greece 04/41 Greece, Yugoslavia 05/41 Crete 06-12/41 Russia

4 Eastern Task Force Western Task Force Center Task Force Montgomery Clark 1 th Abn Div 15 th Army Grp Alexander 15 th Army Grp Alexander 188 Patton 75 Montgomery 11/42 Morocco, Algeria 11/42 So. France, Corsica 11/42 Tunisia 02/43 Kasserine Pass, Tunisia 08/43 Sicily 09/43 Southern Italy 10/43 Gustav Line 11/43 Russia to Dnieper River

5 8 5 Clark 15 th Army Grp Alexander th Army Grp Montgomery 15 th Army Grp Alexander Montgomery /43 Montgomery 21 st Fall 43 8 th from England 15 th from Italy 01/44 Anzio attempt 02/44 Anzio counter-attack 02/44 German aircraft industry 01-04/44 Soviet Spring Offensive 05/44 Rome 06/44 Normandy 3 rd Airborne 06/44 Operation Overlord 06-11/44 North Italy

6 th Army Grp Montgomery th Army Grp Alexander 8 12 th Army Grp Bradley 6 th Army Grp Devers 5 21 th Army Grp Montgomery 9 12 th Army Grp Bradley th Army Grp Clark /44 8 th, 9 th AF; 1 st Army 08/44 Bradley’s 12 th Army 08/44 Patton’s 3 rd Army, Paris 08/44 7 th Army Southern France 08/44 Russians to Warsaw 09/44 France 09/44 Netherlands 08-12/44 Russians thru Balkans 12/44 German “West Wall”

7 1 15 th Army Grp Clark 8 6 th Army Grp Devers 21 th Army Grp Montgomery th Army Grp Bradley /44 Ardennes Offensive 12/44 Battle of the Bulge (1) 12/44 Patton’s 3 rd Army from South 01-02/45 Battle of the Bulge (2) 01-04/45 Hungary and Austria 03/45 Rhineland Campaign 03/45 Crossing the Rhine 03-05/45 Germany & Italy 05/45 Soviets take Berlin

8 U.S. Sector British Sector Soviet Sector French Sector All 4 Powers divide Berlin


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