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World War II. Allied Powers Great Britain France Russia United States . Axis Powers Germany Italy Japan Ottoman Empire. Alliances. Blitzkrieg - Lightning War . German strategy of quick, total destruction: Tanks Planes Troops. France: government in exile. Invaded by Nazis.

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Alliances

Allied Powers

Great Britain

France

Russia

United States

Axis Powers

Germany

Italy

Japan

Ottoman Empire

Alliances


Blitzkrieg lightning war
Blitzkrieg- Lightning War

  • German strategy of quick, total destruction:

  • Tanks

  • Planes

  • Troops


France government in exile
France: government in exile

Invaded by Nazis

Vichy France: allowed to keep government


The battle of britain
The Battle of Britain

57 nights of bombing of London and surrounding towns

May 1941: over 43,000 civilians killed

During “The Blitz,” British children sent to live in the countryside with host families


Goodbye blue sky pink floyd
“Goodbye Blue Sky”Pink Floyd

Goodbye


Usa involvement
USA involvement

  • December 1941: US declared war on Japan and allies (Germany, Italy)

  • Just like WWI: lots of fresh troops

    • No fighting on US soil


Casablanca conference

FDR and Winston Churchill (British PM)

Agree to focus first on Europe

Begin in Africa

Casablanca Conference


Battle of stalingrad 1942

Hitler’s aggression spreads army too far

General Winter

Turning Point

Battle of Stalingrad-1942


D day june 6 1944
D-Day: June 6, 1944

Allies land in Normandy to free France

Turning Point!


Battle of the bulge last major german offensive
Battle of the Bulge: Last major German Offensive


V e day may 8 1945
V-E Day May 8, 1945

Victory in Europe


Yalta conference july 1945
Yalta Conference (July 1945)

  • One of these things is not like the other ones…

  • Churchill

  • Roosevelt

  • Stalin



Bataan death march 60mi
Bataan Death March – 60mi

  • Americans and Filipinos surrender to Japanese

  • Japan violates Geneva Convention


Battle of the coral sea
Battle of the Coral Sea

First battle totally fought via aircraft carrier


Battling toward japan
Battling toward Japan

Battle of Midway:

  • No more Japanese offensives – Why?

    Battle of Guadalcanal:

  • Marines fight in the jungle


Battle of iwo jima
Battle of Iwo Jima

First foreign flag raised on Japanese territory

Turning Point in the Pacific



Manhattan project
Manhattan Project

1945: first atomic bomb tested

Where?