The Allies Turn the Tide. Chapter 14 Section 3. Total War. To defeat the Axis powers in WWII, the Allies devoted all their resources to the war effort – called total war Governments took a greater role in the economy
Fought entirely from the air. The Americans destroyed four Japanese carriers and 250 planes.
Named Midway Island, it is about half-way between Asia and the United States.
After defeating Rommel in North Africa, the American crossed the Mediterranean, landed in Sicily, then launched an invasion of Italy.
The “Big Three” – Winston Churchill, President Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin (L to R).
1. How do you define total war?
2. Who symbolized the war efforts of women as men went off to fight the battles?
3. What happened for the first time in naval history with the launching of planes from aircraft carriers?
4. What American commander defeated Rommel, the “Desert Fox” in North Africa?
5. After Rommel’s defeat, where did the Allies go?
6. What is the name of the German tanks?
7. What battle was the key turning point on the Eastern Front?
8. What did the Allies launch on June 6, 1944?
9. What two German cities did the Allies destroy to cripple German industries? (2 points)
10. Which battle was a German counteroffensive against the Allies in December, 1944?
11. Who were the leaders called the “Big Three” (3 points)
12. Identify the conference where the “Big Three” met (city and country).
13. What were the two key features of the conference? (2 points)