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I. The War Begins- Sept. 1, 1939 A.Germany invades Poland merely days after the N-A Pact is signed 1. Implements Blitzkrieg attacks a. Air attack damages.

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1 I. The War Begins- Sept. 1, 1939 A.Germany invades Poland merely days after the N-A Pact is signed 1. Implements Blitzkrieg attacks a. Air attack damages defenses & panicks civilians b. Fast-moving tanks & artillery c. Foot-soldiers take out remaining resistance 2. Flat Poland collapses in just weeks

2 B. Hitler invades France Germany invades through Ardennes, a thick forest France had poorly defended 2.Push Allied troops NW to Dunkirk along the coast 3.300,000 Allied troops rescued and brought to England 4.Germany takes Paris June 22, Much of France is under French officials’ control who had been cooperating with Hitler- Vichy France

3 C. The Battle for Britain: Aug-Oct New Prime Minister Winston Churchill gave the public spirit and confidence 2. Hitler sends thousands of aircraft over English Channel to attack 3. British radar tracks German aircraft 4. Fall of German planes bomb British ports and cities a. Goal was to break British spirits and will to fight b. Cities destroyed, thousands of civilians die c. Bombing lasts 57 days until Hitler calls of plans

4 German bombing of London- Sept. 1940

5 D. North Africa 1.Italians fighting British back and forth between Libya & Egypt in the fall of As the British take the offensive, Hitler sends German troops to help 3.These troops are known as the “Afrika Korps” 4.The Afrika Korps were led by German Erwin Rommel, aka “The Desert Fox”

6 E. The United States 1.Land-Lease Act- Signed in March A way for the United States to help out without being physically involved 3. Sent money and supplies to the Allies

7 Captain America comic before U.S. entered war

8 F. Germany invades Soviet Union—Operation Barbarossa 1.Germany breaks pact and sends 3 million soldiers to Soviet Union in June Begins with Blitzkrieg 3.Soviet troops ill-prepared and face losses 4.Autumn German troops deep into Soviet Union and racing to reach Leningrad & Moscow

9 5. Don’t mess with the Russian winter! a. Like Napoleons troops in 1812, German advance slowed by Soviet winter b. Soviets recover from mass losses and rebuild & start to fight back

10 HOW DID IT CONTRIBUTE TO THE ULTIMATE SUCCESS OF THE ALLIES? Question Operation Barbarossa: Germany’s plan to invade the Soviet Union

11 II the Axis Powers still on the offensive A.Pearl Harbor had been attacked Dec. 7, 1941  Why did Japan bomb the U.S.? B. Siege of Leningrad began in winter of 1941 and is still occurring 1. Hitler’s goal was to starve the Soviets into defeat 2. 3,000-4,000 people dying each day

12 The Axis Powers- 1942

13 1942 C. Nazi Germany surrounds Stalingrad in the spring D. Japan defeats US-occupied Philippines & begins Bataan Death March in April E. Turning point in the Pacific, June, USA defeats Japan at the Battle of Midway Tortured POWS during Bataan Death March

14 III the Allies make some gains A.Soviets defeat Germans at Stalingrad  Stalin refuses to let the city fall to Hitler B. USA beats Japanese at Guadalcanal after 6 months of fighting in February  Allies witness Japanese fighting to death for the first time C. Rommel & his Afrika Korps are defeated in Africa in May

15 1943 The road to Stalingrad Flooding in the already swampy, jungle-like conditions of Guadalcanal

16 1943 D. Allies take Sicily in July, Hitler once again sends troops to defend Italy 1. What is the significance of blocking the Allies at Italy? 2. “The Soft Under-Belly of Europe” E. Tehran Conference held in November between Roosevelt, Stalin & Churchill  Stalin wants a America & G.B. to create a Western European front

17 IV A.In January, Soviets finally win Leningrad after 900 days B.Allies land on beaches of Normandy on June 6, D-Day C.Kamikaze fighters appear at the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October- USA wins. D.Battle of the Bulge begins in December A German view of the Allied invasion

18 The Battle of the Bulge

19 V A.Battle of the Bulge ends in January with an Allied win B.Auschwitz is discovered and liberated C.Yalta Conference is held in February between The Big Three to plan peace negotiations D.February-March- Allies advance closer to Japan through wins at Iwo Jima & Okinawa

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21 1945 E. April 1. Roosevelt dies & Truman becomes President 2. Mussolini executed 3. Hitler commits suicide (4/30) F. May, Germany surrenders (5/7) G. July 1. Allies give Japan ultimatum to surrender 2. Potsdam Conference- Stalin wants land  Is this the beginning of the Cold War?

22 1945 H. August 1. Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima (8/6) 2. Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki (8/9) 3. V-J Day, Japan surrenders (8/15) After six long years, World War II is finally over! vcnH_kF1zXc&feature=player_embedded vcnH_kF1zXc&feature=player_embedded Japanese Surrender video


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