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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


Japan is defeated1
Japan is Defeated

  • Iwo Jima: U.S. planes could bomb Japan from there

  • Firebombing- Napalm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2lhJ32feec&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active


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- WWII ends


Japan is defeated4
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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