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World War II A Brief Overview 1939-1945 Bonnie Mussman DICTATORS Germany attacked Poland September 1, 1939 Great Britain and France declared war on Germany September 3, 1939 1939… World War II Began in Europe 1940… America Began to Prepare Axis conquest Luxembourg Belgium Netherlands

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World War II

A Brief Overview

1939-1945

Bonnie Mussman



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Germany attacked Poland

September 1, 1939

Great Britain and France declared war on Germany

September 3, 1939

1939…World War II Began in Europe


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1940…America Began to Prepare

  • Axis conquest

    • Luxembourg

    • Belgium

    • Netherlands

    • Denmark

    • Norway

    • France

  • Selective Service Act was passed in USA


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1941…“ a date which will live in infamy”

  • Japan attacked Pearl Harbor

    • December 7, 1941

    • 2400 died, including 1,102 on the USS Arizona

  • US declared war on Japan

    • December 8, 1941



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1942…Operation Torch

  • Allies invaded North Africa

  • Rommel fled

  • 250,000 Axis troops surrendered

  • Allied victory


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Allies invaded Italy

Victory at Battle of Guadalcanal

1943…


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1944…Operation Overlord

D-Day :

Invasion of Normandy

June 6,1944




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1945…V-E Day

  • Victory in Europe Day

    • May 7, 1945

    • Germany surrendered

    • Americans celebrated


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1945…Creation of the A-Bomb

  • Manhattan Project

  • Hiroshima

  • Nagasaki


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1945…Formal Surrender

  • Japan surrendered to the Allied Powers

    • September 2, 1945

    • USS Missouri


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1945…World War II Ended

  • The United States was victorious


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BATTLE DEATHS

  • More US soldiers died during World War II than the Civil War and World War I combined


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CREDITS AND REFERENCES

  • Graphics courtesy of:

    • www.crystalcafe.com

  • Pearl Harbor photographs courtesy of:

    • Patsy Caulder

  • Atomic Bomb drawing courtesy of:

    • Ryan York

    • www.spart5.k12.sc.us/


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