Appeasement• 3 possible motives• Signiﬁcance in 1938?• Modern signiﬁcance? • Modern application to U.S. foreign • end of isolationism
The Fall of France June 1940• “phony war”• blitzkrieg warfare• less than three weeks....• train car
Battle of Britain aka “The Blitz” (Fall 1940)• Background of battle• new technology• Nazis change tactics• First major turning point: Allies go on the offensive--Germany is not invincible!
Operation Barbarossa June 1941 • Nazis invade the USSR! (lebensraum) • second major turning point: two front war • a new alliance and propaganda--”Uncle Joe” • lend lease is extended to the USSR
Significance of Operation Barbarossa Ultimately, Hitler failed to learn from WW I
Pearl Harbor• policy of isolation• impact of the Battle of Britain• Why did Japan attack?• U.S. responses (turning point #3)
D-Day• turning point #4--largest amphibious invasion--ever!• strategy• toehold in Europe “The destruction of the enemyʼs landing attempt...is the sole decisive factor in the whole conduct of the war and hence in its ﬁnal result.” ---Adolf Hitler