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HITLER’S LIGHTNING WAR. Aug. 1939 Hitler & Stalin sign a non-aggression pact 1.What did each leader gain from the secret pact? Hitler: Removal of threat.

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1 HITLER’S LIGHTNING WAR

2 Aug Hitler & Stalin sign a non-aggression pact 1.What did each leader gain from the secret pact? Hitler: Removal of threat from the east Stalin: Take over of Baltics / no German threat

3 Sep Hitler invades Poland Blitzkrieg “Lightning War” - Using fast moving mechanized weapons & overwhelming force. USSR Germany 2. What strategy did Hitler use to conquer Poland?

4 April 1940 Hitler invades Denmark & Norway Distract the Allies & create a path to France through Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg 3. What was Hitler’s plan for conquering France?

5 June 1940 France Surrenders British civilians rescued Allied soldiers trapped there. 4. What happened at Dunkirk?

6 Sept German Luftwaffe begins bombing British cities R.A.F. fighters & British resistance forced Germany to end the attack and focus East. 5. What was the outcome of the Battle of Britain?

7 Sept Italy moves to seize Egypt & the Suez Canal Feb Hitler sends Rommel to help Italian troops seize Egypt and the Suez Canal

8 6. What was the outcome of the fighting at Tobruk? In the beginning of ’42, the Brits pushed Rommel out of Tobruk. By the middle of ’42, Rommel regained Tobruk

9 June 22, 1941 Hitler invades the Soviet Union Terrible winters “Scorched-Earth” policy by Soviets 7. How did Hitler’s invasion compare with Napoleon’s invasion of Russia?


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