World War II<br />By Kaitlyn Glenn<br />
Overview<br />September 1, 1939 – September 2, 1945<br />Involved the “Great Powers”:<br />Allies – Britain, Soviet Union,...
Important Battles<br />German invasion of Poland:<br />September 1, 1939<br />Caused France & Britain to declare war on <b...
Axis Collapse, Allied Victory<br />September 2, 1945<br />December 16, 1944 - Germany made <br />an unsuccessful attempt t...
Casualties<br />Estimated deaths - 60 million<br />20 million soldiers<br />40 million civilians<br />Soviet Union – 27 mi...
Sources<br />Wikipedia – World War II<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II#Casualties_and_war_crimes<br />Wikipe...
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  1. 1. World War II<br />By Kaitlyn Glenn<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />September 1, 1939 – September 2, 1945<br />Involved the “Great Powers”:<br />Allies – Britain, Soviet Union, USA, China, France, and smaller nations<br />Axis – Germany, Italy, Japan, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and smaller nations<br />“It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million military personnel mobilised” (Wikipedia, WWII)<br />Deadliest war in history<br />Holocaust – Mass extermination of Jews<br />Concentration camps <br />Generally accepted start was September 1, 1939 <br />Germany invaded Poland<br />France declared war on Germany<br />Allies were victorious over Germany and Japan<br />“The Soviet Union and United States emerged as rival superpowers, setting the stage for the Cold War” (Wikipedia, WWII)<br />
  3. 3. Important Battles<br />German invasion of Poland:<br />September 1, 1939<br />Caused France & Britain to declare war on <br />Germany two days later<br />Battle of Britain<br />July 10, 1940 – October 31, 1940<br />German air campaign over Britain preparing for <br />invasion<br />Germany failed in the air but succeeded against <br />Britain’s Royal Navy<br />Attack on Pearl Harbor:<br />December 7, 1941<br />Hawaii Operation/Operation Z<br />Japanese surprise attacks on U.S. Pacific Fleets at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii <br />Caused United States to declare war on Japan and enter WWII<br />
  4. 4. Axis Collapse, Allied Victory<br />September 2, 1945<br />December 16, 1944 - Germany made <br />an unsuccessful attempt to split up Allied forces<br />Mid-January, 1945 - Soviets attacked Poland<br />February 1945 – Western Allied <br />Forces invaded Western Germany<br />March, 1945 – British, American, and Chinese <br />forces defeated Japanese in Burma<br />Late April, 1945 - Soviet forces attacked Berlin<br />April 29, 1945 – German forces surrendered to Italy<br />April 30, 1945 – Hitler committed suicide<br />April 30, 1945 – Military defeat of Third Reich<br />May 7, 1945 – German forces surrendered to Western Europe<br />May 8, 1945 – German forces surrendered to Soviets<br />August 15, 1945 – Japan surrendered to Allied Forces<br />September 2, 1945 – Axis surrender documents signed<br />
  5. 5. Casualties<br />Estimated deaths - 60 million<br />20 million soldiers<br />40 million civilians<br />Soviet Union – 27 million <br />1 out of 4 were killed or injured<br />85% of deaths were on Allied side<br />Mostly Soviet & Chinese<br />15% on Axis side<br />Estimated 12 million deaths occurred in concentration camps<br />1.5 million by bombs<br />7 million in Europe from varying causes<br />7.5 million in China from varying causes<br />Nanking Massacre in Japan<br />Several hundred thousand Chinese were raped and murdered<br />Japanese military killed 3 million – 10 million civilians<br />
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  7. 7. Sources<br />Wikipedia – World War II<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II#Casualties_and_war_crimes<br />Wikipedia – Allies<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allies_of_World_War_II<br />Wikipedia – Axis Powers<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axis_powers<br />Wikipedia – Attack on Pearl Harbor<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Pearl_Harbor<br />Wikipedia – Battle of Britain<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Britain<br />

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