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Battles of World War II. The Combatants. Two Theaters. European Theatre and Pacific Theatre T he European Theatre refers to the battlefield in Europe. There, the Allies fought against the Germans

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Two theaters
Two Theaters

  • European Theatre and Pacific Theatre

  • The European Theatre refers to the battlefield in Europe. There, the Allies fought against the Germans

  • The Pacific Theatre refers to the battlefield in the Pacific Ocean. There, the Allies fought against the Japanese


The european theatre
The European Theatre

  • Fight for North Africa: the Axis Powers moved to conquer North Africa, mostly for Italy. Mussolini sent his troops to attack British-controlled Egypt.

    • The British struck back at the Italians, Hitler sent the AfrikaKorps led by General Erwin Rommel.

    • Rommel beat the British forces; a shattering loss for the Allies. Rommel earned the nickname “Desert Fox”


The european theatre1
The European Theatre

  • Hitler Invades the Soviet Union

  • Battle of Stalingrad


The european theatre2
The European Theatre

  • Victory Day

  • D-Day Invasion


The european theatre3
The European Theatre

  • The Battle of the Bulge

  • Germany’s Unconditional Surrender


The pacific theatre
The Pacific Theatre

  • The Japanese in Retreat

  • Battle of Leyte Gulf

  • Battles of Okinawa and Iwo Jima


The pacific theatre1
The Pacific Theatre

  • The Atomic Bomb

  • The Japanese Surrender


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