Course Of WWII


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Course Of WWII

  1. 1. Bell Work <ul><li>Hitler’s, Stalin’s, and Mussolini's governments are examples of what type of government </li></ul><ul><li>Totalitarian </li></ul>
  2. 2. Objective: Cover the events of WWII
  3. 3. <ul><li>On September 1 st 1939 Hitler invades Poland and conquers it in 4 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Germans use a new form of fighting called Blitzkrieg (Lightning War) which uses surprise and overwhelming force to crush its enemies </li></ul><ul><li>After the invasion of Poland, Britain and France declare war </li></ul><ul><li>WWII had begun </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Hitler quickly conquers Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, and France </li></ul><ul><li>France builds the Maginot Line </li></ul><ul><li>Germans bypass the line by passing through the Ardennes forest </li></ul><ul><li>Cut off Allied soldiers had to escape they use the French port of Dunkirk to cross English Channel to Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Paris falls in June 1940 </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Hitler now controls much of Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Britain asks U.S. for help </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. had a strict policy of Isolationism and didn’t want to get involved </li></ul><ul><li>President Roosevelt worked to convince America to give aid to Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Slowly U.S. begins to send food, ships, planes, and weapons </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Hitler begins to plan the invasion of Britain and unleashes the Luftwaffe </li></ul><ul><li>Hitler felt Britain would surrender </li></ul><ul><li>Churchill refuses </li></ul><ul><li>Bombed England day and night for 10 months </li></ul><ul><li>People sleep in subways to avoid the bombs </li></ul><ul><li>RAF fought around the clock </li></ul><ul><li>Defeats the German Air Force </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>With in two years Hitler breaks the treaty with the Soviet Union and opens second front on June 22, 1941 </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted natural resources and land </li></ul><ul><li>Soviets join Allies </li></ul><ul><li>Germany captures huge amounts of land </li></ul><ul><li>Soviet army loses millions of soldiers over 2 million captured </li></ul><ul><li>By December Germans were within 25 miles of Moscow </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>December 7 th 1941 a date which will live in infamy </li></ul><ul><li>Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor Hawaii </li></ul><ul><li>Japan quickly conquers the Philippines, Malaya, Dutch East Indies, and other islands </li></ul><ul><li>Japan thought their attack on the U.S. Fleet would destroy the U.S. Navy and led to America accepting the Japanese domination of the Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>They were wrong, instead they awoke a sleeping giant </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Allies included Britain, U.S., and Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><li>Axis Powers included, Germany, Italy, and Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Allies begin the assault in Africa and defeat the Germans and Italians in Africa within a few months </li></ul><ul><li>On the Eastern Front Hitler attacks Stalingrad in Nov. 1942 by Feb. 1943 the Soviets counter-attack </li></ul><ul><li>The combination of Russian troops and the Russian Winter defeat Hitler’s troops </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>After Pearl Harbor, U.S. Carrier planes destroys 4 Japanese Aircraft Carriers at the Battle of Midway </li></ul><ul><li>This is the turning point of the U.S. war in the Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>Afterwards the U.S. would island hop across the Pacific until they were within striking distance of Japan </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>After Africa, the Allies invade Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Mussolini is defeated and executed </li></ul><ul><li>Next Allies invade France on D-Day June 6, 1944 </li></ul><ul><li>Gen. Eisenhower leads the invasion </li></ul><ul><li>Despite heavy Germany resistance the Allies establish a beachhead </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>After D-Day Paris is quickly liberated as Allies continue to push East </li></ul><ul><li>The Soviets Continue to defeat the Germans and push West toward Berlin </li></ul><ul><li>Hitler moves to a underground bunker </li></ul><ul><li>In the end he blames the Jews and commits suicide </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Allies move within striking distance of Japan </li></ul><ul><li>President Truman orders the use of a new super weapon the Atomic bomb </li></ul><ul><li>On August 6 1945 Hiroshima was destroyed </li></ul><ul><li>August 9 1945 another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki </li></ul><ul><li>August 14, 1945 Japan surrenders </li></ul><ul><li>WWII is over. 50 million people died during the war </li></ul>