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AIM: What was the Allied Plan of Attack?. FDR & Churchill Dec. 22, 1941- White House Conference Create Plan of Attack Create Plan of Attack Defeat Germany.

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1 AIM: What was the Allied Plan of Attack?

2 FDR & Churchill Dec. 22, White House Conference Create Plan of Attack Create Plan of Attack Defeat Germany first – Why? Defeat Germany first – Why? Unconditional surrender – Why? Unconditional surrender – Why?

3 North African Front – Operation Torch Nov – May 1943 General Eisenhower in command of US forces in Europe. Erwin Rommel aka. Desert Fox: Afrika Korps The Americans would push east – The British would push west – Squeeze Rommel. Battle of Kasserine Pass – first US battle aginst the Germans – The Americans are defeated. General George S. Patton takes command on the ground in N. Africa. Battle of el Alamein: Allied victory - led to defeat of Afrika Korps "Before Alamein we never had a victory, after Alamein we never had a defeat.“ – W.Churchill

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5 Casablanca Conference (1943) FDR and Churchill meet to discuss their next move after the African campaign. FDR and Churchill meet to discuss their next move after the African campaign. Stalin wants the British and Americans to open up a Second Front in France. Stalin wants the British and Americans to open up a Second Front in France. Churchill wants to attack the “Soft Underbelly” of Europe- Italy. Churchill wants to attack the “Soft Underbelly” of Europe- Italy. The invasion of France is postponed. The invasion of France is postponed.

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7 Tehran Conference (1943) First meeting of the “Big Three.” First meeting of the “Big Three.” Britain and U.S. promised Stalin that they would open up a Second Front in France- take pressure off the Soviets. Britain and U.S. promised Stalin that they would open up a Second Front in France- take pressure off the Soviets. It was agreed that Operation Overlord (D-Day) would take place in spring of It was agreed that Operation Overlord (D-Day) would take place in spring of 1944.


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