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  1. Aspects of World War 2 Brett Rydalch

  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyrie

  3. What is this a picture of? http://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/GALL31R/50773.HTM

  4. Military Strategies – Air Warfare • The second world war saw the use of _______ power come alive. • Biplanes evolve into monoplane • The bomber was born….. • The fighter was improved…. • Transport and special deliveries…..

  5. Boeing B-17 “American Flying Fortress”

  6. British Lancaster

  7. New and Improved FightersP-51 Mustang • First flew November 1942 • Up to 30,000 feet • 440 MPH

  8. Britain’s Spitfire

  9. GermanyMesserschmitt Bf 109

  10. Transport & SupplyDC-3

  11. Commercial Air Travel

  12. A Few Buttons and Knobs

  13. Paratroopers

  14. With the bomber came the…

  15. “Little Boy” • Nuclear Weapon • 8,900 pounds • 120 inches in length • 28 inches in diameter

  16. “Fat Man”

  17. Albert Einstein • August 2, 1939 • Wrote to President Roosevelt • Told him to purify uranium-235 which he could use to build an atomic bomb. • E = MC2

  18. How Little?

  19. The Eastern Front • Largest theater of war in history. • European Axis powers: Germany, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia, Finland, and the Soviet Union. • June 22 1941 – May 9 1945 • Bore the bulk of the Holocaust and nearly all the extermination camps, death marches, and ghettos. • Known as the war of extermination.

  20. The Front

  21. Ground Weapons • http://members.quicknet.nl/lm.broers/picswar2/index.htm

  22. His Story…. Private First Class Raymond Butler • Group of African American medics landed on Utah Beach/Normandy on D-Day + 4, as part of a 9 person all Black team of medics, which included 2 officers, and spent most of the rest of the European campaign attached to the 3rd Army while participating in many of its major actions. This team served with the 687th and the 530th Medical Detachments. • http://home.att.net/~steinert/newpage3.htm

  23. Concentration Camps

  24. Concentration Camps

  25. Group Presentations • Group of 3-4 • Write names and event – first come first serve • Research assigned topic – use worksheet • Create a snap shot of event on poster • Pick a leader • 2 min presentation • pick your favorite