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1 The Allies are Victorious (Ch. 16 Sec.4) The Big Three Churchill GB FDR U.S. Stalin Russia

2 World War II in Europe

3 Battle of El Alamein October 1943 October 1943 Northern Egypt Northern Egypt

4 Battle of El Alamein Allies (USA/GB) Win Allies (USA/GB) Win Victory here gave Allies control over access to the Mediterranean Sea Victory here gave Allies control over access to the Mediterranean Sea General Erwin Rommel (“The Desert Fox”: Germany) General Erwin Rommel (“The Desert Fox”: Germany) He and his troops forced to flee westward in Africa away from Egypt He and his troops forced to flee westward in Africa away from Egypt

5 Operation Torch

6 November 1942 November 1942 American landed troops in Northern Africa American landed troops in Northern Africa Finally ended General Rommel’s (Germany) African Campaign. Finally ended General Rommel’s (Germany) African Campaign.

7 Battle of Stalingrad

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9 August 1942-Feb August 1942-Feb Southern Russia Southern Russia Hitler Invades Hitler Invades Russia with Winter looming!

10 Battle of Stalingrad first time Soviets pushed Germans westward out of Russia first time Soviets pushed Germans westward out of Russia before this Germans won every battle in Russia before this Germans won every battle in Russia 1 million Russians died defending Stalingrad. 1 million Russians died defending Stalingrad.

11 Invasion of Italy July 1943 July 1943

12 Invasion of Italy Resulted in Allied conquest of Sicily and eventually all of Italy Resulted in Allied conquest of Sicily and eventually all of Italy Italians overthrow Mussolini and switch sides in late 1943.

13 Death of Mussolini April 1945 Italians publicly execute Mussolini and his top aides April 1945 Italians publicly execute Mussolini and his top aides

14 Propaganda and Campaign on Home Front All sides’ governments used propaganda to promote the war effort All sides’ governments used propaganda to promote the war effort Propaganda rallied the people on the home front to do their part for the war effort. Propaganda rallied the people on the home front to do their part for the war effort.

15 Propaganda and Campaign on Home Front

16 D-Day Invasion June 6, 1944 June 6, 1944 June 6, 1944

17 D-Day Invasion Allies (GB/USA) invade Normandy, France; Allies (GB/USA) invade Normandy, France; begin liberation of France from Germany; begin liberation of France from Germany; led to France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Netherlands, being freed from Germany; led to France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Netherlands, being freed from Germany; 3,000 Americans killed during invasion 3,000 Americans killed during invasion

18 Battle of the Bulge December 1944 December 1944 Allies vs. Germany Allies vs. Germany In Belgium In Belgium

19 Battle of the Bulge

20 Hitler’s final attempt at victory fails Hitler’s final attempt at victory fails German offensive forced allies to temporarily retreat German offensive forced allies to temporarily retreat Allies eventually pushed Germans back and caused heavy losses for Hitler Allies eventually pushed Germans back and caused heavy losses for Hitler

21 Battle of Leyte Gulf October 1944 October 1944 In The Philippines In The Philippines

22 Battle of Leyte Gulf Japanese Used Japanese Used Kamikaze Pilots against Kamikaze Pilots against American ships Kamikazes: Suicide pilots Flying planes into ships

23 Battle of Leyte Gulf USA vs. Japan; America wins; wipes out most of Japanese Navy. USA vs. Japan; America wins; wipes out most of Japanese Navy.

24 Battle of Okinawa April 1945; April 1945; island 350 miles off the coast of Japan island 350 miles off the coast of Japan

25 Battle of Okinawa Japan lost 110,000 – America lost 12,500 Japan lost 110,000 – America lost 12,500 moved USA closer to an invasion of Japan to end the war. moved USA closer to an invasion of Japan to end the war.

26 Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki:

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30 America dropped 2 atomic America dropped 2 atomic (nuclear bombs) on Japan (nuclear bombs) on Japan August 6, 1945 Hiroshima bombed: 100,000 killed August 9, 1945 Nagasaki August 9, 1945 Nagasaki bombed:90,000 killed bombed:90,000 killed Forced the surrender of Japan and the end of the war: America never invaded Japan.


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