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  • World War II Day 4
    • U.S. helped Allied Powers defeat Mussolini
    • in Northern Africa
    • ( Operation Torch ),
    • then focused attention on defeated Hitler
    • THE EUROPEAN FRONT
  • Nov 11, 1942
  • Invasion of Normandy
    • Turning point of war
    • June 6, 1944 = D-Day
    • U.S. commander = Eisenhower
    • “ Operation Overlord”
    • largest land and sea invasion (100 days)
      • 5000 ships &11,000 planes landed 2.2 million men on 5 beaches across 50 miles
      • … crossing 200 yards of beach while under fire to reach protection and cliffs
  • Caen
  • Higgins Craft
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  • http://www.memorial-caen.fr/portailgb/
  • Pointe Du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Normandy
  • The American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer
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  • Check out the wiki for History Channel videos on the Invasion of Normandy
    • http://rundell-amhistory.pottsgrove.wikispaces.net/Video+Clips+for+World+War+II+Unit
  • Bedford, Virginia Memorial
    • Twenty-one of the 35 soldiers from the town of 3,200 who landed in France were killed that day, including 19 in the first 15 minutes.
    • 116th Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division
  • Invasion scene
  • Through the Surf
  • Across the Beach
  • Death on Shore
  • Scaling the Wall
  • Victory
  • The Final Tribute
  • Nov 19, 1942
    • After Germany
    • surrendered unconditionally
    • on May 8, 1945
    • ( V-E Day ),
    • we focused our attention
    • on defeating Japan
  • Yalta Conference (Br, US, SU)
  • Yalta Conference
    • Peace conference to determine what would happen post-war (Allied Powers)
      • Germany divided into 4
      • SU to take control of Baltic States with promise of free elections (Why?)
      • SU to enter war against Japan
        • Mr. Milantoni: “big mistake”
      • United Nations formed