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1 A GENDA Blitzkrieg Notes Video WKSHT Simulation WWII Notes Video

2 To understand what Blitzkrieg was and how it worked To consider why Blitzkrieg tactics was so successful Explain why the United States entered WWII L ESSON O BJECTIVES

3 BLITZKRIEG MEANS LIGHTNING WAR – IT WAS AN ATTACK USING BOTH GROUND TROOPS AND AIR FORCE WORKING TOGETHER TO HIT TARGETS

4 S TAGE ONE First the Luftwaffe (German Air force), used dive bombers to attack airfields and communications targets – power lines, phone lines, bridges, roads, railway tracks. Soften up the enemy

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7 S TAGE TWO Then the army moved in using tanks, motorbikes, armoured cars This meant that they could break through the lines quickly and attack the enemy and key targets

8 Stage two

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10 ATTACK ON POLAND 1939 Used Blitzkrieg tactics against Poland They attacked on many fronts at the same time and quickly over ran the Polish army

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12 V ERY E FFECTIVE Took 5 weeks to capture France

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14 B LITZKRIEG S IMULATION

15 B ATTLE OF B RITAIN Hitler bombs London for 57 straight days Tough times for British

16 British win. Mostly due to British fighter pilots. Hitler’s 1 st defeat!

17 H ORRIBLE H ISTORIES

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19 W ORLD WAR II The United States was officially neutral in war. Gave Allies supplies Helped US get out of the depression

20 J APAN Almost complete control of the Pacific Only obstacle was U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor

21 US V IEW OF J APAN disliked Japans imperialistic ways imposes embargo on Japan

22 P EARL H ARBOR ATTACK Dec Surprise attack 423 planes 2,335 dead

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27 E FFECTS OF P EARL H ARBOR Day after US and Britain declare war on Japan US switches to total war in preparation

28 P EARL H ARBOR V IDEO C LIP

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