WWII: Part 2 The War Begins

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This presentation summarizes the outbreak of war and the early stages up until Hitler's advances are finally slowed by the Soviets.

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WWII: Part 2 The War Begins

  1. 1. World War II Part 2:WAR BEGINS
  2. 2. Summer 1939Hitler Prepares to Invade Poland
  3. 3. August 1939 Hitler and Stalin sign the Nazi-Soviet Pact
  4. 4. They Agree to Split Poland
  5. 5. September 1, 1939Hitler Invades Poland
  6. 6. Britain Keeps its Word
  7. 7. September 3, 1939Britain and France Declare War on Germany
  8. 8. April 1940 German Forces Move WestDown goes Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and BelgiumNext,GermansSmashThroughFrenchdefenses
  9. 9. June 22, 1940 FranceSurrenders to Germany
  10. 10. June 1940, Italy Declares War on Britain and France
  11. 11. Hitler Expects a British Plea for Peace
  12. 12. British Prime MinisterWinston Churchill: “Weshall never surrender!!!”
  13. 13. Battle of Britain• August 1940: German Air Forces begin attacking British cities
  14. 14. Britain’s Major Cities are Heavily Bombed
  15. 15. Few Buildings are Left Standing
  16. 16. The Royal Air ForceComes to the Rescue
  17. 17. With the help of radar Britain’sAir Force fights Germany in the air with success.
  18. 18. October 12, 1940, Hitler cancels his plan to invade Britain
  19. 19. Hitler Breaks the Nazi – SovietPact by Invading the Soviet Union in June 1941
  20. 20. Stalin Orders a Scorched-Earth Policy• Burn cities, destroy crops, blow up dams so the Nazis can’t use them.
  21. 21. The Nazis are Unable to Defeat the Soviets
  22. 22. Hitler Fails to Defeat Britain and the Soviets• What will happen next? Will the Soviets and British team up against Hitler? Will Hitler decide to attack the USA? Will the French rally to defeat the Germans? OR Will Hitler’s head explode from the pressure?
  23. 23. To BeContinued…

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