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Battle of the Bulge. Allied forces began to advance on Germany from the west Soviet forces advanced on Germany from the east Hitler now faces a war at 2 fronts He counterattacks in the west in hope of splitting up the British and U.S. supply lines

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battle of the bulge
Battle of the Bulge
  • Allied forces began to advance on Germany from the west
  • Soviet forces advanced on Germany from the east
  • Hitler now faces a war at 2 fronts
  • He counterattacks in the west in hope of splitting up the British and U.S. supply lines
  • German tanks broke through American defenses in Dec.
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Battle of the Bulge
  • Even though the Americans were caught off guard, they were able to hold off the Germans
  • Germans had to retreat
  • After the battle, the war began to come to an end
  • March of 1945, Allies rolled across the Rhine River
  • In April, 3 million Allies came from the SW, Soviets came from the east
hitler prepares for the end
Hitler Prepares for the End
  • As the Allies approached Berlin, Hitler prepares for the end
  • Marries Eva Braun
  • Next day he and Braun commit suicide
  • Their bodies carried outside and burned
  • May 7, 1945 Eisenhower accepts Germany surrender
  • V-E Day (Victory in Europe)
victory in the pacific
Victory in the Pacific
  • Fall of 1944, Allies move onto Japan
  • MacArthur regains the Philippines
  • To prevent Allied advancement, Japan goes after the US fleet in the Battle of Leyte Gulf
  • Japan uses the kamikazes as an attempt to stop the fleet
iwo jima
Iwo-Jima
  • March of 1945 U.S. Marines take Iwo-Jima
  • Took heavy losses
  • By April, the U.S. move onto Okinawa in southern Japan
  • Japan puts up a fight
  • Japan looses 100,000 troops while the Americans lose 12,000
japan surrenders
Japan Surrenders
  • Truman realizes to take Japan may cost many American lives
  • Truman uses a new weapon known as the atomic bomb
  • Truman warns the Japanese
  • Aug. 6th the first bomb drop on Hiroshima (70-80,000 people die)
  • Aug. 9th bomb hits Nagasaki (70,000 killed)
  • Japan surrenders on Sept. 2nd