Presentation on theme: "World War II: Dropping the Bomb and Victory!. 2 Yalta Conference- February, 1945 The Big Three: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President."— Presentation transcript:
2 Yalta Conference- February, 1945 The Big Three: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin met at Yalta and confirm a plan to divide both Germany and the city of Berlin into American, British, French, and Russian zones.
3 Mussolini and his mistress, Claretta Petacci were shot and hanged in Milan, 1945 The End of the War in Europe
4 Hitler moved into an underground bunker in Berlin as the Allies advanced. April 30, Hitler committed suicide. May 7, 1945, German commanders surrendered, and the war in Europe was over. The End of the War in Europe http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/adolf-hitler-commits-suicide
7 The Manhattan Project - conducted by the United States during World War II to develop the first atomic bomb. President Truman decided to drop atomic bombs on Japanese cities. The goal was to avoid an invasion of Japan and save American lives. War in Asia Continued First Fission Bomb Test This test was conducted on an island. After the bomb went off, the entire island was gone.
8 The first bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 The Japanese did not surrender The second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki August 9, 1945 The Bomb is Dropped Enola Gay: B-29 Superfortress bomber.
9 Hiroshima and Nagasaki were completely destroyed. Thousands died immediately, and thousands more died later of radiation sickness. The Japanese surrendered on August 14. Effects of the Atomic Bomb A person who sat on the step evaporated, only leaving the shadow.
22 Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day or VE Day) was on May 8, 1945, the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. On April 30, Hitler committed suicide during the Battle of Berlin, and so the surrender of Germany was authorized by his replacement, President of Germany Karl Dönitz. The administration headed up by Dönitz was known as the Flensburg government. The act of military surrender was signed on May 7 in Reims, France, and May 8 in Berlin, Germany.
24 North Africa Invasion: November 1942 Invasion of Italy: September 1943 Normandy Invasion: June 6, 1944 Battle of the Bulge: Dec 1944- Jan 1945 Okinawa: April 1945 and Saipan: June 1945 Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki August 1945 Turning Points in the War