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Pushing the Axis Back. Striking Back at the 3 rd Reich. Strategic Bombing Striking at the Underbelly (Sicily) Mussolini surrendered Italy Roosevelt Meets Stalin in Tehran. France- “Operation Overlord”.

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striking back at the 3 rd reich
Striking Back at the 3rd Reich
  • Strategic Bombing
  • Striking at the Underbelly (Sicily)
    • Mussolini surrendered Italy
    • Roosevelt Meets Stalin in Tehran
france operation overlord
France- “Operation Overlord”
  • Allies placed fake army at the coast of Britain to convince Germans that the Allies planned to invade Calais
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France- “Operation Overlord”
  • D-Day: June 6, 1944
    • Allied invasion of French beaches at Normandy
    • Death and gore
driving the japanese back
Driving the Japanese Back
  • Island-Hopping Campaign 1943: U.S. offensive in the Pacific
    • Tarawa: the first American offensive in the critical central Pacific region.
driving japanese back
Driving Japanese Back
  • Philippines
    • Guadalcanal/Leyte Gulf: largest naval battle in U.S. History- U.S. troops ambushed, but force Japanese retreat
the war ends
The War Ends
  • France Liberated
  • Battle of the Bulge
    • Last German offensive
    • Great American victory
    • April 29, Hitler commits suicide
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The War Ends
  • V-E Day
    • May 8, 1945- Victory in Europe Day
japan is defeated
Japan is Defeated
  • Roosevelt dies
  • Truman takes over
    • Alamogordo, N.M. had air field with regiments in training
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Japan is Defeated
  • Iwo Jima: U.S. planes could bomb Japan from there
  • Firebombing- Napalm

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japan is defeated2
Japan is Defeated
  • Okinawa
    • 82 day long battle
    • Kamikaze
      • were suicide attacks by Japanese military aviators
japan is defeated3
Japan is Defeated
  • Manhattan Project- secret American program to build a atomic
    • Hiroshima- Aug. 6, 1945
    • Nagasaki- Aug. 9, 1945
    • Sept. 2, 1945
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Japan is Defeated
  • Building a new world
    • United Nations: created for countries to solve differences peacefully as opposed to war
    • Nuremburg Trials- punish German leaders for war crimes
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