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1 A Looong Way From Home: A WWII Geography Lesson from the National WWII Museum (With additional rantings and ravings from Mark Lueckenhoff)

2 Why you can’t understand WWII without GEOGRAPHY: 1.Location, Location, Location

3 Why you can’t understand WWII without GEOGRAPHY: 1.Location, Location, Location 2.Territorial War Aims Source: BBC.com Source: deepsource.worldpress.com Source http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog22/maps/

4 Why you can’t understand WWII without GEOGRAPHY: 1.Location, Location, Location 2.Territorial War Aims 3.Resources Source http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/veterans-of-world-war-ii-ploiesti-raid-holding- 70th-reunion.html /http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/veterans-of-world-war-ii-ploiesti-raid-holding- 70th-reunion.html / Source http://joe-lynn.com/photoblog/wheat-field-close-up/http://joe-lynn.com/photoblog/wheat-field-close-up/ Source http://www.123rf.com/photo_9421132_rubber-tree.htmlhttp://www.123rf.com/photo_9421132_rubber-tree.html

5 Why you can’t understand WWII without GEOGRAPHY: 1.Location, Location, Location 2.Territorial War Aims 3.Resources 4.Choke Points El Guettar Tunisia - Source: http://www.asisbiz.com/Battles/Battle-of-El-Guettar- Tunisia/pages/1-German-tank-after-the-battle-of-El-Guettar-Tunisia-01.htmlhttp://www.asisbiz.com/Battles/Battle-of-El-Guettar- Tunisia/pages/1-German-tank-after-the-battle-of-El-Guettar-Tunisia-01.html Remagen Bridge Across the Rhine Source http://www.herrlichkeit- erpel.de/EnglischeVersion/Brue cke02_eng.htm http://www.herrlichkeit- erpel.de/EnglischeVersion/Brue cke02_eng.htm Source http://history.howstuffwo rks.com/american- history/panama-canal.htm http://history.howstuffwo rks.com/american- history/panama-canal.htm El Aemain Source http://commons.wikimedia. org/wiki/File:2_Battle_of_El _Alamein_016.png http://commons.wikimedia. org/wiki/File:2_Battle_of_El _Alamein_016.png D-Day Amphibious Tank Source http://www.robertsarmory.com/Utah- beach-1944.htm http://www.robertsarmory.com/Utah- beach-1944.htm

6 Why you can’t understand WWII without GEOGRAPHY: 1.Location, Location, Location 2.Territorial War Aims 3.Resources 4.Choke Points 5.Geographic Conditions Fording a river in New Guinea Source http://www.32nd- division.org/history/ww2/32ww2-7.html http://www.32nd- division.org/history/ww2/32ww2-7.html Source http://www.adn.com/2008/12/28/636258/wwii-wreck-part- of-new-national.htmlhttp://www.adn.com/2008/12/28/636258/wwii-wreck-part- of-new-national.html Marines on patron at Guadalcanal Source http://www.matterhorn travel.com/2007/WWII_ Pacific/ww2_pacific.htm http://www.matterhorn travel.com/2007/WWII_ Pacific/ww2_pacific.htm North African Desert Source http://blog.usni.org/200 9/09/02/the-solomons- campaign-the-battle-of- guadalcanal-part-i http://blog.usni.org/200 9/09/02/the-solomons- campaign-the-battle-of- guadalcanal-part-i

7 Why you can’t understand WWII without GEOGRAPHY: 1.Location, Location, Location 2.Territorial War Aims 3.Resources 4.Choke Points 5.Geographic Conditions 6.Distance B-29’s Over Mt. Fuji Source http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2011/03/0309incendiary-bombs-kill- 100000-tokyo/ http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2011/03/0309incendiary-bombs-kill- 100000-tokyo/ Blood plasma on Tarawa Source http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/multi media/2009/03/gallery_WWII_photos?slide=7&sli deView=7 http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/multi media/2009/03/gallery_WWII_photos?slide=7&sli deView=7 Air evacuation from the Philippines Source http://www.wired.com/scie nce/discoveries/multimedia /2009/03/gallery_WWII_ph otos?slide=10&slideView=1 0 http://www.wired.com/scie nce/discoveries/multimedia /2009/03/gallery_WWII_ph otos?slide=10&slideView=1 0 Convoy reaching Murmansk Source http://novaonline.nvcc.edu/eli/evans/HIS241/Notes/Geography/ Murmansk.html http://novaonline.nvcc.edu/eli/evans/HIS241/Notes/Geography/ Murmansk.html

8 Where am I? http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/ showthread.php?p=1950399 http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/ showthread.php?p=1950399

9 Google Distance Calculator Page http://www.daftlogic.com/projects-google-maps-distance- calculator.htm http://www.daftlogic.com/projects-google-maps-distance- calculator.htm Loong Way from Home Lesson Plan http://www.nationalww2museum.org/learn/education/for- teachers/lesson-plans/long-way-from-home.html http://www.nationalww2museum.org/learn/education/for- teachers/lesson-plans/long-way-from-home.html http://www.ddaymuseum.org/ Sign up for free newsletter https://secure3.convio.net/nw2m/site/SSurvey?JServSessionI dr004=dzbofzji47.app333b&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION _USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=1162

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11 Panama Canal 2, 219 mi. Kaiserlautern 4,813 mi.

12 Leyte 8,238 mi.

13 How is this photo geographic?

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