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War… a long drawn out War. Fall of the Third Reich… and victory in Europe. Do Now. Germany controlled much of the war until 1944 with their advanced weapons, strong defenses, and control in Europe. What will the Allies need to do in order to beat Germany and win the war? . Information.

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War… a long drawn out War

Fall of the Third Reich… and victory in Europe

do now
Do Now

Germany controlled much of the war until 1944 with their advanced weapons, strong defenses, and control in Europe. What will the Allies need to do in order to beat Germany and win the war?

information
Information
  • World War II Project Presentations

- grades in the computer

  • End of the Marking Period: April 3, 2014

- grade finalization nearly complete

current events
Current Events
  • 2nd earthquake in L.A.

- 5.1 magnitude quake

- larger one coming?

  • Newlywed Murderer

- sentenced to 30 years

for pushing husband off

a cliff

do now1
Do Now

Germany controlled much of the war until 1944 with their advanced weapons, strong defenses, and control in Europe. What will the Allies need to do in order to beat Germany and win the war?

mobilization for war
Mobilization for War
  • Needed to support the Allies

- Britain, France, Europe

  • Needed to change to war production economy

- tanks, guns, bullets, ships, and airplanes

  • Needed to prepare the military for war

- soldiers to fight

  • Needed to prepare the citizens for war

- rationing of goods, reduce unemployment

operation overlord
Operation Overlord
  • 1943

- U.S. proposes a plan

- Britain accepts and

prepares

  • The Plan

- launch an attack from

Britain

- retake France, push to

Germany

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The Germans knew an invasion was coming, but they did not know where or when. The Allies took great pains to keep this information secret.
  • Shortly after midnight on June 6, 1944, the Allies sent 156,000 troops, 4,000 landing craft, 600 warships and 11,000 planes to fight for a 60-mile stretch of the coast of Normandy. It was the largest land-sea operation in history.
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Despite the advice of his generals to launch a quick counterattack, Hitler hesitated. Thanks to a complex Allied deception, he feared a second, larger invasion at the narrowest part of the English Channel near Calais.
  • The fiercest resistance the Allies faced was at Omaha Beach, the code name for one landing site. The Allies suffered some 2,000 casualties.
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In spite of the heavy casualties of D-Day, within a week a half million men had come ashore. By late July, the Allied force in France numbered some 2 million troops.
  • Liberating France
  • In early August, General George Patton used a blitzkrieg to open a hole in the German lines and burst out of Normandy.
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The Battle of the Bulge
  • The Allied attack on the Netherlands faltered at the Rhine River. Meanwhile, Hitler reinforced the army with thousands of additional draftees, some as young as 15.
  • In mid-December 1944, Germany launched a counter-attack in Belgium and Luxembourg. The German attack smashed into the U.S. First Army and pushed it back, forming a bulge in the Allied line. The resulting clash came to be known as the Battle of the Bulge.
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General Patton rapidly moved his U.S. Third Army north to help stop the German advance. In just a few weeks, the Germans were knocked back and the Allies headed into Germany.
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The Battle of the Bulge was the largest battle in Western Europe during World War II, and the largest battle ever fought by the United States Army. It involved some 600,000 GIs, of whom about 80,000 were killed, wounded, or captured. German losses totaled about 100,000. After this battle, most Nazi leaders recognized that the war was lost.
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