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WWII- End of the War in North Africa and Europe. Describe the major events that led to the end of WWII in Europe. Key Terms:. Opening Activity: What was Hitler’s plan after he failed to take Britain?. -North Africa Campaign -Italian Campaign -Tuskegee Airmen -Allies

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Wwii end of the war in north africa and europe

WWII- End of the War inNorth Africa and Europe

Describe the major events that led to the end of wwii in europe

Describe the major events that led to the end of WWII in Europe.

Key Terms:

Opening Activity:

What was Hitler’s plan after he failed to take Britain?

  • -North Africa Campaign

  • -Italian Campaign

  • -Tuskegee Airmen

  • -Allies

  • -The Battle of Stalingrad

  • -D-Day

  • -Battle of the Bulge

  • -V-E Day

  • -22nd Amendment

1938 1940


Japan invades China

US Embargo of Japanese Oil

Germany uses Blitzkrieg in Poland, and takes Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg

US starts the Draft

France & GB sign Munich Pact- Appeasement Policy towards Germany

France falls to the Germans.




Non-Aggression Pact- Soviet Union and Germany

US Lend-

Lease Act

Hitler takes Austria and Czechoslovakia

Battle of Britain- First loss for Germany. Britain holds on, but barely.

France & GB declare war on Germany

US Neutrality Act- “cash and carry”

Wwii end of the war in north africa and europe







  • Great Britain

  • France

  • Soviet Union

  • US

  • China

Nazis in n africa feb 1941

Nazis in N. Africa Feb. 1941

  • Hitler hoped to cut off the Allies supply of oil coming from the Middle East.

  • Nazis AfrikaKorps, led by Erwin Rommel- although under equipped was successful until the US entered the war.

War on russia june 1941

War on Russia June 1941

  • Hitler breaks the Non-Aggression Pact with Stalin

  • Germany invaded Soviet Union

  • Blitzkrieg overwhelmed poorly trained Soviet Army.

  • As Soviets retreat they burned everything of use so the Nazis would have no resources.

  • Soviet Union joined the Allies (US, Great Britain, and France)

Europe 1942

Europe 1942

Allied strategies

Allied Strategies

-Stalin pressured US and GB to open a second front in France.

-Churchill wanted the US and GB to begin fighting in Africa.

-FDR decided on Africa because the Germans were not as strong there.

-Stalin never forgave the US because it left the Soviets to fight on their own in Europe.

North africa campaign 1942

North Africa Campaign, 1942

  • In Nov.1942, Allied forces landed in Morocco and Algeria, led by US General Dwight Eisenhower and took Tunisia

  • British forces attacked from Egypt.

  • The Allies captured N. Africa by May of 1943.

  • Allowed the Allies easy access to Italy

Battle for italy 1942 43

Battle for ITALY (1942-43)

  • -U.S. lands in Sicily and takes the island.

  • -Allies moved into the mainland and met little resistance.

  • -Mussolini is removed from power. And escapes to N. Italy.

  • -American forces continue north through Italy, but meet heavy resistance from the German Army.

  • Tuskegee Airman proved their ability at the Battle of Anzio

  • Allied advances were stopped by October.

Rome falls so does mussolini

Rome falls, so does Mussolini

  • -Mussolini was captured attempting to flee into Germany, he was put on trial, found guilty and shot.

Battle of stalingrad clip

Battle of Stalingrad Clip

  • As you watch think about -Why would Stalin want the US to fight Germany on a second front?

Stalingrad aug 1942 jan 1943

Stalingrad (Aug. 1942-Jan 1943)

  • Soviets held off Nazis until the Winter of 1943 when the battle took place in the city streets of Stalingrad

  • The Russian winter along with Stalin's unwillingness to surrender the city of Stalingrad led to the German's losing.

  • German soldiers were freezing and starving

  • 200,000 German troops were lost in the battle.

Outcome of the east

Outcome of the East



Effects of war on industrial cities

Effects of war on industrial cities

Allies air war

Allies Air War

  • Bombing was used to destroy the enemy's war making ability.

  • US favored precision bombing- bombing specific targets

  • British favor saturation bombing- the rapid release of many bombs in one area

    • Resulted in many civilian casualties

Same as yesterday end of the war in europe

(Same as yesterday) End of the War in Europe

Key Terms

Opening Activity

What was the turning point of the war in Eastern Europe?

  • D-Day

  • Eisenhower

  • Battle of the Bulge

  • V-E Day

  • Harry Truman

  • 22nd Amendment

2 nd allied front in france

2nd Allied Front- In France

  • Operation “Overlord”: The Liberation of France

  • U.S. and G.B. organize an invasion from the West.

  • Organized by General Dwight Eisenhower

  • Takes place on D-Day June 6, 1944

D day normandy beach

D-Day: Normandy Beach

  • JUNE 6, 1944

  • Invasion leaves from England, to cross the English Channel

    • Used 1,200 warships, 800 transport ships,4,000 landing crafts, 10,000 airplanes

  • Enters Axis territory at Normandy Beach in France

    • Allies suffer huge casualties- 10,000 the first day

    • Invasion finally complete by July over 2 million Allied soldiers landed in France.

    • By August France was freed from the Nazis

Battle of the bulge dec 1944

Battle of the BulgeDec. 1944


  • -Last major battle of WWII: Belgium

  • -Hitler attempts to stage one last offensive,Germans surprised Americans creating a “bulge” in the Allied line -Americans from the south of France arrive to stop the Germans.-Over 100,000 Germans killed- they were unable to wage war after this battle

V e day

V-E Day

  • Despite 18 million Soviet Civilian & Military deaths the Russians took Berlin in April 1945

    • Hitler committed suicide April 20th 1945

  • On May 8, 1945 the Allies celebrated V-E Day, victory in Europe

  • FDR passed away in April 12, 1945 and

    • Harry S. Truman became president

    • 22nd Amendment is created, limits the president to two terms

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