The tide turns for the allies

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The tide turns for the allies

  1. 1.  The Japanese seemed unstoppable early on and conquered  Guam  Philippines  Wake Island  Hong Kong  The Dutch East Indies  Burma
  2. 2.  TheAmericans experienced their first taste of victory at the Battle of Coral Sea, stopping the Japanese from invadingAustralia.
  3. 3.  At Midway (a tiny island), theAmerican Navy destroyed all of the Japanese aircraft carriers stationed there and most of the airplanes.  TheAmericans began island-hopping: a strategy whereAmericans skipped some islands and only attacked islands that would help get them to Japan quicker.
  4. 4.  The Battle of Guadalcanal was the official turning part in Asia. It was the first assault launched against Japan by the Allies on land, sea, and air.
  5. 5.  By the end of 1942, the tide was turning in favor of the Allies in the Mediterranean and along the Eastern Front. Allied forces, led by American General Dwight Eisenhower, defeated German General Rommel’s forces in North Africa.
  6. 6.  By 1943, the Soviets beat the Germans in the Battle of Stalingrad. The Germans began to retreat then.  Meanwhile,American and British forces conquered Sicily in 1943.
  7. 7.  TheAllies arrived in Rome of 1944 and Mussolini was killed by his own people.  D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, occurred on June 6, 1944. It allowed the Allies a foothold in France and within a few months the Allies had freed all of France.

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