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    • World War II 1939-1945 LIC. LAURA FLORES
    • In the spring of 1939 Hitler made new demands:
      • That Danzing, plus a German railway and a highway route through the Polish Corridor, be returned to Germany
      • Finally Britain and France ended their policy of appeasement and pledged to defend Poland if Hitler threatened its independence
    • Reasons why Hitler and Stalin signed a ten-year nonaggression pact:
      • Hitler wanted to avoid a two-front war.
      • Stalin wanted to gain territory
      • In private they agreed to divide Eastern Europe.
      • Soviet Union was to have Finland and the Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Germany and Russia would each take over a part of Poland.
    • Hitler’s advantage for the agreement was clear:
      • Germany need not to fear a two front war like the one it had faced in 1914
    • Germany invaded Poland
      • August 31, 1939. Hitler needed an excuse for attacking Poland:
      • A small band of German soldiers disguised themselves in Polish uniforms….
      • The Poles he said had violated Germany’s borders…
      • September 1 st 1939 German planes roared over Poland.
    • Germany Blitzkrieg
      • In less than 48 hours the Germans wiped out the Polish air force, army, railroads, telegraph centers and factories…they were demoralized, stunned, defeated.
      • Germans using the fast moving weapons of modern war, the armor tank and the airplanes, called their sudden massive attack “blitzkrieg”
    • France fell to the Nazis
      • The German attack on France was similar to the beginning of WWI. The German army swung west around French defenses and struck through Belgium.
      • Key difference between the two wars, German attack: “ German blitzkrieg”
      • Two thirds of Northern France were occupied by Nazis, Petain’s government was to hold the southern part in the city of “Vichy”
    • German troops blitzed the West
      • In May, 1941 Neville Chamberlain was forced to resign as prime minister, his successor was Winston Churchill
      • who said: “there’s no quick road to victory,I have nothing to offer but blood and tears”
    • Germany attacked Great Britain
      • In all of Europe, only one country still held out against Hitler, this country was Great Britain
      • Germans prepared for “Operation Sea Lion”
      • Hitler sent his “Luftwaffe”(bombers)
    • British secret weapons
      • Radar, Ultra
      • RAF
      • Determined population
      • America aided the Allies. Roosevelt persuaded the Congress to allowed the sale of weapons to fighting nations
      • US gave Britain 50 destroyers
    • Hitler invaded the Soviet Union
      • Living Space
      • Valuable mineral resources
      • Germans conquered the Balkans, destroyed 1000 Soviet planes and the Red Army
      • Hitler’s campaign turned into a disaster