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The Axis Advances. Chapter 14.2. The Axis Attacks. Blitzkrieg-lightning war Fast moving tanks and airpower Luftwaffe-German Air Force Bombed- airfield,factories , towns and cities Tanks and troops advance rapidly. Soviets move west capturing Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

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The axis advances

The Axis Advances

Chapter 14.2


The axis attacks

The Axis Attacks

  • Blitzkrieg-lightning war

  • Fast moving tanks and airpower

  • Luftwaffe-German Air Force

  • Bombed- airfield,factories, towns and cities

  • Tanks and troops advance rapidly


The axis advances

  • Soviets move west capturing Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

  • Western Powers -helpless


The miracle at dunkirk

The Miracle at Dunkirk

  • April 1940 Hitler takes Norway and Denmark pursuing Belgium and the Netherlands

  • British are trapped on the beach

  • Every British boat , ship , canoe, and kayak comes to save the 300,000 troops


France falls

France falls

  • French surrender June 22, 1940

  • Germans set up Vichy Government

  • Collaborator gov’t

  • Free French escape to Britain

  • DeGualle-Free French leaders


Operation sea lion

Operation Sea Lion

  • German invasion of Britain

  • Bombing of Britian for 57 days

  • Destroying nonmilitary targets

  • British stand fast

  • Battle of Britain RAF


Africa and the balkans

Africa and the Balkans

  • Axis control North Africa

  • Rommel –Desert Fox

  • Eastern Europe- Italy attacks Greece and Yugoslavia

  • Bulgaria and Hungary join Axis


Germany invades the soviet union

Germany Invades the Soviet Union

  • Nonaggression pact broken

  • Soviets lose 2.5 million troops

  • Soviets retreat burning everything for Germans to take

  • Soviet winter destroys German troops


Siege on stalingard

Siege on Stalingard

  • 1 million civilians die

  • Stalingrad did not fall

  • British and Soviets unite against Germans


Life under nazi and japanese occupation

Life Under Nazi and Japanese Occupation

  • Hitler’s “New Order”

  • Master Race

  • Theft of art, factories, property, and resources

  • Jews-sent to Concentration Camps


The axis advances

  • The Nazis commit genocide against

  • Jews

  • Enemies of the state

  • Homosexuals

  • Gypsies

  • Disabled


Final solution

Final Solution

  • Kill all Jews

  • Holocaust -6 million dead

  • Concentration camps –Treblinka


Japans brutal conquest

Japans Brutal Conquest

  • Escape European colonial rule

  • Invade and conquer China, Philippines, Malaysia, Indochina

  • Take, kill, and rape


Japan attack the us

Japan Attack the US

  • US neutral on war

  • FDR wants to help allies

  • Lend Lease Act- loan of military equipment to Allies

  • US bans oil, steel, and raw materials to Japan


Attack on pearl harbor

Attack on Pearl Harbor

  • Dec 7, 1941 Japan attacks at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii

  • FDR-”A day that will live in infamy”

  • US declares war on Japan

  • WWII begins


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