4 The Allies attacked North Africa at El Alamein in Egypt and prevented Germany from capturing the Suez Canal (November 1942).The Axis forces were under the command of Erwin Rommel known as the Desert Fox.
5 The allies, under the leadership of Dwight D The allies, under the leadership of Dwight D. Eisenhower, landed in Algeria and Morocco on November 8, 1942, but were soon defeated.
6 Later, American General George Patton closed in on Commander Rommel and drove the Germans out of North Africa (May 1943). Rommel and his troops retreated to Tunisia.
7 Operation Mincemeat Plan to invade Italy Two British soldiers came up with the plan in order to blindside the Germans and Italians that had overrun ItalyThe plan – shareThe Germans “took the bait” and secured GreeceThe Allies were able to successfully invade Italy through Sicily
8 Operation MincemeatOperation Mincemeat – British perspective
9 The Allies invaded Italy in the summer of 1943 The Allies invaded Italy in the summer of As the Allies advanced , the Italians overthrew Mussolini and surrendered. Rome was liberated in June Then the allies moved in to help the Soviets.
10 Mussolini’s death After Allied occupation Of southern Italy in 1943 The King ordered MussoliniTo be arrrested in order toSign an armistice. MussoliniWas executed in 1945.He and his mistress ClarettaPetacci along with some of his highRanking soldiers were hung in the streets of of Milan for public view.
11 The siege of Leningrad lasted nearly 900 days The siege of Leningrad lasted nearly 900 days. Germany tried to capture Moscow, but many causalities and bad weather slowed them down. The Germans went after the city of Stalingrad – an area with oil rich lands. The Germans had to fight in the streets and won Stalingrad.
12 But then the Soviet forces surrounded the city and cut off supply lines. The defeat of the Germans at Stalingrad marked a major turning point of the war. (February 2, 1943.).Just over a year since the United States joined World War Two.