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1 World War II Will Luppino Ethan Wolff

2 Causes: Treaty of Versailles War Guilt Clause Outrageous Reparation Payments to France & Great Britain Led to worldwide depression Other harsh restrictions on the German people

3 Hitler Born: April 20, 1889 Decorated World War I veteran Member of the Nazi political party Became leader of party in 1921 Elected Chancellor in 1933 Declared Führer in 1934

4 Occupation of France French government surrendered after Battle of France Armistice was signed June 22, 1940 at Compiegne German army occupied northern and western thirds of France Remaining third ruled by government headed in Vichy

5 Battle of Britain July 10 - October 31, 1940 over Britain Sustained effort by German Luftwaffe to destroy British RAF (Royal Air Force) Ended when German forces pulled out in preparation for Operation Barbarossa

6 Operation Barbarossa Code name of Nazi invasion of Soviet Union Began June 22, 1941 Named after Emperor Fredrick Barbarosa of the Holy Roman Empire, leader of the Third Crusade Advanced as far as Stalingrad but then were repelled by Russian Forces

7 Battle of Stalingrad July 17, 1942 – February 2, 1943 Estimated total casualties Russian: 1.5 million German: 841,000 Resulted in decisive Soviet victory and German retreat

8 Vassili Zaytsev Most notable Soviet sniper of World War II 242 verified kills however total estimated number around 500 Used standard issue Mosin-Nagant rifle

9 African Theatre Lasted from June 10, 1940 – May 2, 1945 Allied forces led by Dwight D. Eisenhower Axis forces red by Erwin Rommel Major battles: 1 st Battle of El Alamein, 2 nd Battle of El Alamein, and the Battle of Madagascar

10 D-Day June 6, 1944 Allied invasion of Normandy, France Known as Operation Neptune/Overlord Amphibious beach landing of over 150,000 Allied troops

11 Race to the Atomic Bomb U.S. first to successfully put to use German scientists close behind in development Used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan in 1945 Set stage for Cold War

12 Fall of Berlin Berlin stormed by Soviet forces April, 1945 Known as the “Battle of Berlin” Final major offensive of European theatre Many German leaders committed suicide before occupation

13 Dedicated to: World War II Veterans Mr. Flint Mr. Clark

14 Bibliography ryan4.jpg ryan4.jpg Reichstag_after_the_allied_bombing_of_Berlin.jpg Reichstag_after_the_allied_bombing_of_Berlin.jpg Saving Private Ryan, Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks, 1998 Enemy at the Gates, Paramount Pictures, 2001


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