Presentation on theme: "By Daniel and Nikita. World War 2 actually began in September 1939. But, the United States stayed out of it until they attacked Pearl Harbor. U.S. allies."— Presentation transcript:
World War 2 actually began in September 1939. But, the United States stayed out of it until they attacked Pearl Harbor. U.S. allies such as France and Great Britain, however, were part of the war from the beginning. The seeds of war were sown more than 20 years earlier at the end of World War 1. After years of fighting and more than… 15 MILLION DEATHS, the world was at peace. But, not everyone was pleased – especially the Germans, who lost the war. Introduction page 1
Germany was also forced to pay for the cost of the conflict. Germany did have one ally – Italy. Although Italy had a king, Prime Minister Benito Mussolini ruled the country as dictator. In 1936 Italy and Germany sighed a treaty of friendship. Mussolini described the treaty as a “Rome-Berlin axis.” Introduction page 2
Introduction page 3 The alliance between Germany and Italy would later be known as the axis powers. In Britain and France, people were against more conflict, Political parties in these countries were divided on how to deal with the new threats to peace. When Hitler began flexing Germany’s military muscle, Britain and France did their best to try to prevent war. Negotiation often meant giving into German demands.
Weapon 1: The Karabiner 98k The Karabiner 98K was a German rifle introduced into general service in 1898. It was the primary German Infantry rifle in both World War 1 and World War 2, and was noted for its excellent accuracy and effective range of 800 meters.
Weapon 2: The Sturmgewher 44 The Sturmgewher 44 was the worlds first true assault rifle and was introduced by the German army late in World War 2. If the war had continued another year, The Sturmgewher 44 would have replaced every other rifle.
Weapon 3: The Thompson Also known as The Tommy Gun, The Thompson was a popular submachine gun that became less famous during prohibition, when gangsters would use it because of the high volume of automatic fire it made available from such a compact firearm and it could be attained legally.
Weapon 4: The MP38 The MP38 was the standard German submachine gun of World War 2. As the number in its name suggests, it was first issued in 1938. Two years later, it was replaced by the MP40, which was identical except used less expensive stamped metal for certain parts, which was more cost effective for a mass produced weapon.