World War II

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World War II. Lightning war. September 1939. The Victors. Maginot Line Worked as assurance from Germany. It was a slip-up!. Indeed, even with Hostile to tank guns and a primary fortification each 5 kilometers, there was a certain imperfection ! The line went from Belgium to Switzerland. Clash of Dunkirk .

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World War II

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Blitzkrieg September 1939

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The Victors

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Maginot Line Built as security from Germany It was a misstep! Indeed, even with Anti tank guns and a primary stronghold each 5 kilometers, there was an obvious defect ! The line went from Belgium to Switzerland

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Battle of Dunkirk German Forces pound English and French strengths back to the drift All accessible pontoons (Battle ships, Merchant vessels, Fishing water crafts, rowboats, dinghy's, and anything that will coast) get French and British fighters who withdraw. 338,000 Allied warriors are saved

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Nazi officers walk through Paris France surrenders June, 1940

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Allied Invasion of Africa: Operation "Burn" El Alamein Rommel Surrenders Allied attack Nov '42 By Ike El Alamein May " 43 British Victory November '42 By Monty

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Fighting in Africa November 1942-May 1943 Allied troops arrived in Algeria and Morocco Germans driven out of N Africa by May 1943 EL ALAMEIN Oct.- Nov.1942 British Victory DEFEATED GERMAN GENERAL ROMMEL the "Leave Fox", kept from catching Suez Canal TURNING POINT FOR WAR IN AFRICA

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Invasion of Italy After triumph in Africa, the Allies vanquished Sicily and moved into Italy Allies landed south of Rome at Anzio, battled for four months and got through German barriers in April 1945

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Invasion of Soviet Union Stalingrad-Hitler was fixated on overcoming this city named after Stalin Germans endured under brutal winter conditions, Russians counterattacked and encompassed German armed force ***Turning point in the war in the East

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Stalingrad 1942-2/2/43 Key city prompting to oil rich grounds in south As soon as Stalingrad won, Soviets encompass city, cut off supply lines Cold and starving, German troops battled until 2/2/43—surrendered Defeat denote a noteworthy defining moment

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D-DAY OPERATION OVERLORD Invasion of territory of Europe, fundamental to winning the war Hitler expected it at Calais, yet the drift was intensely shielded

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D-Day Allies set up a solid footing Within half a month Million troops 566,648 tons of provisions 171,532 vehicles in France Allies push through France 8/25/44 Paris Liberated

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U.S. troopers arriving on Omaha Beach Going over the top D-Day

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BATTLE OF THE BULGE DEC. 1944 - JAN. 1945 LAST GERMAN OFFENSIVE VITAL SEAPORT: ANTWERP "Swell" IN LINES 100,000 GERMAN CASULATIES 800 tanks lost Largest fight in Western Europe

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Battle of the Bulge Belgium, France, Luxemburg 12/16/44 Germans last hostile Wanted to achieve Antwerp and drive Allies to arrange peace German Defeat—denote the finish of genuine German resistance 81,000 US setbacks 1,400 British, 800 tanks

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The End of the War in Europe By 1945, Soviets encompass Berlin Hitler submits suicide April 30, 1945 Germany signs an unqualified surrender on May 7, 1945 V-E Day—Victory in Europe—May 8 th Russians put Hammer and Sickle on the Reichstag

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V-E Day American officers taking Paris May 1945

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War in the Pacific Pearl Harbor Sunday, December 7, 1941—7:55 A.M. Japan assaults Pearl Harbor Ends American Neutrality Devastates the American armada 8 war vessels, 3 cruisers, many planes 2,400 killed

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"a day that will live in ignominy"— FDR around the same time, Japanese aircraft struck American landing strips in the Philippines, Wake Island, and Guam—scratch American bases December 8, 1941—FDR announces war on Japan December 11, 1941—Axis powers proclaim war on US—Congress pronounces war on Germany and Italy War in the Pacific — Pearl Harbor

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Philippines When 12/7/41-4/9/42 Who: Japanese versus Filipino and American troops—MacArthur What: 12/7/41—Japanese strike and rapidly take Manila (capital) Allies must withdraw to the Baatan Peninsula Allies surrender 4/9/42 Bataan detainees (debilitated and starving) compelled to walk to jail camps 60 miles away.

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Philippines After 4 months of battling, the Filipino and American fighters surrendered to the Japanese 76,000 warriors got to be detainees of war and were walked 60 miles to a jail camp, no less than 20,000 passed on en route in the well known "Bataan Death March"

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Battle of Coral Sea May 7, 1942 Strategic Allied triumph—stopped the Japanese progress on Australia First maritime fight completed altogether via airplane. The foe transports never at any point came into contact with each other

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BATTLE OF MIDWAY JUNE 3-6, 1942 CONSTANT 2-DAY BATTLE First significant Japanese annihilation OVER 185 JAPANESE SHIPS lost

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Battle of Midway What: a vital endeavor by Japan to close off US supply lines Results: US halted the Japanese and altered the course of the war U.S. loses just 2 ships Protects Hawaii US takes hostile

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Mac Arthur coming back to Philippines

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"Island Hopping"

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Guadalcanal—8/42-2/43 Who: US versus Japan Where: Island close Australia— one of Solomon Islands What: One of the most horrible crusades Japanese set up a furious resistance US has prevalent air and maritime power Results: First time US arrive troops crush Japanese Americans can secure the island

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Iwo Jima Volcanic island profoundly settled in February-March 1945 Island off the bank of Japan—Japanese soil Longest managed flying hostile of the war More marines sent than in some other fight 100,000 men battling on an island the 1/3 the extent of Manhattan Japanese battled from subterranean—Allies once in a while observed an officer The fight was won inch-by-inch

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Iwo Jima Results: US win Provides a connection in the chain of plane bases By the war's end, 2,400 B-29 aircraft and 27,000 crew members made crisis arrivals. "4 marines raising US hail"

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Okinawa Casualties US—12,500 killed; 36,000 injured Japan—93,000 troops killed; 94,000 regular citizens killed (many killed themselves) Kamikazes—suicide pilots Crashed planes stacked with explosives Sank 30 US vessels

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The End of the War in the Pacific With the majority of Japan's aviation based armed forces and naval force wrecked, B-29's beat Tokyo and different urban communities Japanese decline to surrender Potsdam Declaration issued: If you don't surrender you confront "expeditious and express devastation"

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The Atomic Bomb Truman chooses to utilize the bomb 8/6/45—Hiroshima 70,000 killed 8/9/45—Nagasaki 40,000 killed Thousand harmed Many more bite the dust from radiation August 15, 1945—Japan surrenders—V-J Day

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Truman and the Bomb Truman chooses to utilize the Bomb on the grounds that Invading Japan would mean up to 1,000,000 more setbacks Anti-Japanese conclusion is solid in the U.S. August 6, 1945 Enola Gay drops uranium bomb on Hiroshima August 9, 1945 Plutonium bomb dropped on Nagasaki

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V-J DAY VICTORY IN JAPAN Japanese surrender on board U.S.S. Missouri

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Costs of the War 40 million passed on American setbacks 332,000 dead; 800,000 injured Soviet Union Over 20 million passings

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Iwo Jima

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Iwo Jima