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1 On a sheet of paper… Judge whether you think countries such as Great Britain and France should have appeased or intervened in the aggressive actions Germany (for example) was taking. What actions did Hitler take? Should they have appeased Hitler’s actions, like they did? Or should they have stopped him? Why do you feel this way?

2 Axis Aggression:_ War Begins_

3 Lightning Attacks_ September 1, Germany attacked Poland -new tactic: blitzkrieg -air attack to damage defenses -fast-moving tanks & mobile artillery attack -foot soldiers clear out the rest

4 Poland_ Polish air force = destroyed Polish soldiers = no match for Germans Polish landscape = no natural barriers to slow the blitzkrieg

5 Allied Response_ Poland had support from Great Britain & France September 3, Great Britain & France declare war on Germany Great Britain & France didn’t give much help to Poland

6 Allied Response_ collapse of Poland = fast little could be done to stop German invasion German troops move to western border –The Maginot Line ‘”phony war” –http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/ani mations/wwtwo_map_fall_france/index_emb ed.shtmlhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/ani mations/wwtwo_map_fall_france/index_emb ed.shtml

7 Attack on France_ spring, Germans invaded Denmark & Norway (lightly defended) May 1940 = northern France -Germans go through Netherlands & Belgium -around Maginot Line

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9 Attack on France_ May 1940 = northeast France -Germans attack Ardennes -dense forest region near French/ Belgian border (undefended) -Germans move northwest to coast

10 Dunkirk_ May Dunkirk = coastal town (northwest France, near English Channel) German troops trapped hundreds of thousands of Allied troops Allied military & civilian ships saved over 300,000  retreated to Great Britain

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12 France_ remaining Allied troops couldn’t stop Germans from taking Paris June 22, France surrendered to Germany Germany occupied France area under control of French officials cooperating with Hitler = Vichy France

13 Battle of Britain

14 Winston Churchill = Prime Minister (PM) of Great Britain -May 1940 Video Clip #2: Winston Churchill France surrendered to Germany -June 22, 1940

15 Battle of Britain August-October Operation Sea Lion -Germany sent thousands of aircraft to attack British targets Hitler’s plan use Luftwaffe = destroy Royal Air Force (RAF) to make it possible to invade -Germans failed

16 Battle of Britain British had new technology -radar and code breaking machine “Enigma” British air defenses = more effective than other countries’

17 London Blitz September German planes began bombing British ports & cities, including London -Hitler attacked civilians = tried to break the will to fight; demoralize -fires often worse than bombs

18 London Blitz 57 straight nights people took shelter in the Underground (subway) children evacuated to countryside/north

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21 Battle of Britain bombing continued, but British refused to give in early Hitler called off his plans to invade Britain

22 North Africa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1TTO dpN__Qhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1TTO dpN__Q


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