WWII – The Battles Begin. Between 1939 and 1941, Germany is able to take over many European countries using a military tactic called Blitzkrieg. Blitzkrieg: “Lightning War” Tanks, bomber planes, troops & artillery. Tanks would “punch holes” in the lines of the defences
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Between 1939 and 1941, Germany is able to take over many European countries using a military tactic called Blitzkrieg.
At first Luftwaffe was extremely successful by knocking out airfields and supply factories
August 19, 1942
Canadian and British troops were sent to the French coast at Dieppe to test the German forces.
A Series of Unfortunate Events:
Dieppe's pebble beach and cliff immediately following the raid on August 19th, 1942. A scout car has been abandoned.
Corpses on the beach next to two Churchill tanks of the 14th Armoured Regiment (Calgary) stuck in pebbles.
By afternoon, 900 Canadian troops were dead, over 1000 wounded and 1900 were taken by the Germans
Canadian prisoners escorted by German guards marching through Dieppe, August 19th, 1942.
Canada’s air force was small at the beginning of the war, but by the end it was the fourth largest in the world
In 1942 the Allies begin to bomb German cities to destroy German spirits.