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WWII Europe . Operation Overlord= D-day June 6 th 1944 Allied forces under the command of General Eisenhower attack German held France 175,000 troops in 3 phases (Airborne, Bombers, Infantry) take the coast of Normandy with heavy casualties

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wwii europe
WWII Europe
  • Operation Overlord= D-day June 6th 1944
  • Allied forces under the command of General Eisenhower attack German held France
  • 175,000 troops in 3 phases (Airborne, Bombers, Infantry) take the coast of Normandy with heavy casualties
  • With Success, Allies had Germany surrounded and start the march toward Berlin
europe continued
Europe Continued
  • Battle of the Bulge= Hitler’s last effort to win the war. Nazi forces push a bulge in the Allied line after terrible weather and fighting the Allies win and push on toward Berlin (Jan. 1945)
  • May 2 Hitler commits suicide in his bunker
  • May 8th 1945 = VE Day “Victory in Europe”
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Pacific WWII
  • US wins the Battle of Midway (turning point in war) and starts to go on offensive
  • Battle of Guadalcanal- Marines win key victory and start the process of Island hopping towards mainland Japan
  • Difficult battles such as Iwo Jima and Okinawa, Marines take and inflict huge losses but move towards mainland of Japan (Island Hopping)
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Pacific cont.
  • President Truman (took over after FDR died) decides to use atomic bombs on Japan, to save lives that would be lost in a land invasion.
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings cause massive destruction/death and finally Japan surrenders (VJ Day Aug.15 1945)
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The Manhattan Project:Los Alamos, NM

I am become death, the shatterer of worlds!

Major GeneralLesley R. Groves

Dr. Robert Oppenheimer

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Tinian Island, 1945

Little Boy Fat Man

Enola Gay Crew

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Hiroshima – August 6, 1945

  • 70,000 killed immediately.
  • 48,000 buildings. destroyed.
  • 100,000s died of radiation poisoning & cancer later.
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Nagasaki – August 9, 1945

  • 40,000 killed immediately.
  • 60,000 injured.
  • 100,000s died ofradiation poisoning& cancer later.