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  • 1. European Theater of Operations 1941-1945
  • 2. Soviet Union: Operation Barbarossa
    • Germany invades
    • Underestimation of Soviet war abilities
    • Failure of Blitzkrieg
    • Scorched-Earth Policy (remember Napoleon?)
    • War in the east 1941-1945
    • Beginning of End for Germany
  • 3. Dec 7th 1941 US enters the War
    • Japanese attack US at Pearl Harbor Hawaii
    • US declares war on Japan
    • Germany and Italy declare war on US
    • US joins Allies (USSR & Britain)
  • 4. North Africa 1941-1943
    • Germans invade North Africa 1941
    • US and British win by 1943
    • Importance of this region:
      • Suez Canal
      • Access to oil fields of the Middle East
      • Staging base to invade Europe from South
      • Manipulating nationalism, avenging failed promises of post-WWI Protectorates
  • 5. Allies Invade Italy 1943
    • 1943 US & British invade Italy
    • Itlay surrenders but Germans are sent in by Hitler to rescue Mussolini
    • Fighting continues up the Italian Penninsula until the end of the war
  • 6. D-Day: June 1944
    • Allies invade Normandy France
    • Nazies slowly give up land as British and American troops press inland.
  • 7.  
  • 8. Allied Break Through: July 1944
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  • 10. Germans fight a Strategic Withdrawal
    • Great Britain and US attack from the West
    • Soviets attack and press in from the East
  • 11.  
  • 12. Some German Army Officers try to take control
    • July 20 th 1944 Assassination attempt on Hitler fails
    • Many high ranking army officers are implicated and killed.
  • 13. Paris is Liberated
    • US troops enter Paris on August 25, 1944
  • 14.  
  • 15. A Chain of Allied Victories
    • Sept 1944 Belgium is liberated
    • Oct 1944 Allies enter Germany
    • Allies believe the War will be over by Christmas
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  • 19. The Battle of the Bulge
    • Allies underestimated Germany’s ability to still fight
    • Dec 16-27 1944 Germans smash through allied lines in the Ardennes Forest but are soon out gunned and out of gas!
  • 20.  
  • 21. Germans Retreat into Germany
    • January – February 1945 the German Army retreats into Germany itself.
    • Allies follow
  • 22. The Eastern Juggernaut
    • Soviet Red Army presses in from the east and enters Poland in Jan 1945.
    • By March 1945 the Red Army enters Germany itself.
    • Revenge is taken.
  • 23. The End in sight
    • April 21, 1945 the Red Army reaches Berlin and encircles the city
    • April 25 US and Soviet forces meet up
    • April 30 Hitler commits suicide
    • May 7 th 1945 Germany surrenders unconditionally to the Allies
  • 24.  
  • 25. May 8 th 1945 VE DAY
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