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Chapter 27, Section 5: The End of the War. Main Idea: In the Pacific, the Japanese continued to resist American advances until two atomic bombs were dropped on their home islands. A. Island Hopping in the Pacific. 2 main goals of US in Pacific: regain Philippines & invade Japan

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Chapter 27 section 5 the end of the war

Chapter 27, Section 5:The End of the War

Main Idea: In the Pacific, the Japanese continued to resist American advances until two atomic bombs were dropped on their home islands.


A island hopping in the pacific

A. Island Hopping in the Pacific

  • 2 main goals of US in Pacific: regain Philippines & invade Japan

  • Island Hopping – capturing some Japanese held islands & going around others to use them as stepping stones toward Japan

  • MacArthur “returns” to Philippines, Americans capture Iwo Jima & Okinawa

  • Kamikazes crashed planes into US ships (USS Emmons)

  • US planned to invade Japan in Autumn of 1945, but expected very high casualties (up to 1 mill)


Chapter 27 section 5 the end of the war

Japanese Kamikaze Planes:The Scourge of the South Pacific

Kamikaze Pilots

Suicide Bombers


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1st US victory over Japan


B defeat of japan

B. Defeat of Japan

  • Potsdam Declaration – Allies warned Japan to surrender or face “prompt and utter destruction.” (meaning the newly developed atomic bomb – Manhattan Project). Japan ignored (didn’t know).

  • 8/6/45 Enola Gay drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima, destroying 80% of city & killing over 70,000. Japan still doesn’t surrender.

  • 8/9/45 US drops 2nd bomb on Nagasaki

  • Japan surrenders on 8/14 (V-J Day). Formal ceremony takes place on USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. War is over!


Chapter 27 section 5 the end of the war

Tinian Island, 1945

Little Boy Fat Man

Enola Gay Crew


Chapter 27 section 5 the end of the war

Hiroshima – August 6, 1945

  • 70,000 killed immediately.

  • 48,000 buildings. destroyed.

  • 100,000s died of radiation poisoning & cancer later.


Chapter 27 section 5 the end of the war

Nagasaki – August 9, 1945

  • 40,000 killed immediately.

  • 60,000 injured.

  • 100,000s died ofradiation poisoning& cancer later.


Chapter 27 section 5 the end of the war

V-J Day (September 2, 1945)


C counting the costs

C. Counting the Costs

  • Death Toll – WWII was the deadliest war in history (estimated 30-60 mill. killed)

  • Much of Europe & Asia destroyed (houses, roads, bridges, RRs, factories, farms, etc)

  • Bataan Death March – Japanese forced 60,000 American & Filipino POWs to march 100 miles w/out food or water (10,000 died or killed)


Chapter 27 section 5 the end of the war

WW II Casualties

Each symbol indicates 100,000 dead in the appropriate theater of operations


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Japanese War Crimes Trials

General Hideki Tojo

Bio-Chemical Experiments


D the holocaust

D. The Holocaust

  • Allied forces “discovered” the Nazi death camps at end of war in Europe

  • Over 12 million victims (Jews, Poles, Slavs, gypsies, etc.) were starved, tortured & murdered at concentration camps such as Auschwitz & Dachau

  • Throughout the war, the Nazis sent “undesirables” to these extermination camps as they conquered nations, hoping to rid Europe of these groups.

  • After the war, Nazi leaders were put on trial for war crimes (Nuremburg Trials). 12 were sentenced to death, thousands of others were imprisoned. Many, however, escaped.


Chapter 27 section 5 the end of the war

The Nuremberg War Trials:Crimes Against Humanity


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