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World War II Battles-Europe
World War II Battles-Europe
World War II Battles-Europe
World War II Battles-Europe
World War II Battles-Europe
World War II Battles-Europe
World War II Battles-Europe
World War II Battles-Europe
World War II Battles-Europe
World War II Battles-Europe
World War II Battles-Europe
World War II Battles-Europe
World War II Battles-Europe
World War II Battles-Europe
World War II Battles-Europe
World War II Battles-Europe
World War II Battles-Europe
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World War II Battles-Europe

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Brief list of battles in the European theater during World War II. Compiled by Mr. Rooney's 8th grade social studies class.

Brief list of battles in the European theater during World War II. Compiled by Mr. Rooney's 8th grade social studies class.

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  1. European Theater
  2. <ul><li>On September 1, 1949, one million German soldiers invaded Poland </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hitler used the “blitzkrieg” technique to attack. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Another name for “blitzkrieg” is “lightning war.” This technique requires speed and surprise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This was the start of WWII </li></ul>
  3. Chris C., Tommy D., Peter
  4. <ul><li>The battle of Britain spanned from July 10th to October 31st. </li></ul><ul><li>The Luftwaffe or the German Air force made the first attack on British ships. </li></ul><ul><li>Britain, with their new radar technology intercepted the bombers before they could strike. </li></ul><ul><li>This was the beginning of the Battle of Britain. </li></ul><ul><li>It was an all out air fight </li></ul>
  5. <ul><li>The Germans continued to bomb Britain so Winton Churchill gave an inspiring speech telling Britain not to give up. </li></ul><ul><li>The actual “dog fighting” ended on September 15 but the Germans continued to bomb London </li></ul>
  6. By, Jack, Cody, Michael B.
  7. <ul><li>The northern German army was at the outskirts of St. Petersburg by September 8, 1941. </li></ul><ul><li>Stalingrad was a good city for industry. </li></ul><ul><li>110 tons of food were needed to keep the citizens alive at the city. </li></ul>
  8. <ul><li>Most of the people had to take one-tenth of their normal calorie intake. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the sewage system was destroyed. </li></ul><ul><li>Stalin was another reason why they had trouble winning the battle. He was an irrational leader and had all his troops at the city. </li></ul>
  9. <ul><li>Americans landed on shore in French North Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. army began a ground campaign against the Axis. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 4 million would fight in Western Europe in the largest battle ever taken place. </li></ul>
  10. Kevin C., Holly A., Jiana C.
  11. <ul><li>Dambuster Raid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bombing Dams to damage West Germany in the Ruhr Valley </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Battle Kursk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Russian victory after Stalingrad </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Battle of Bismarck Sea </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Battle trying to get to Japan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Battle of Horaniu </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Battle trying to get to Japan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Allies Bomb Rome </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Cause leading Italy to Surrender </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Italy Surrenders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Axis lost major Ally </li></ul></ul>
  12. Mary, Kieran, Michael G., Cameron
  13. <ul><li>June 6, 1944 </li></ul><ul><li>Allied planes bombed German coastal defenses </li></ul><ul><li>Allies triumph </li></ul><ul><li>Allies captured five French beaches </li></ul>
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  15. <ul><li>Ardennes offensive was what the Germans called the Battle of the Bulge </li></ul><ul><li>Germans slaughtered unaware American troops and shot all captured prisoners </li></ul><ul><li>Most heroic battle of World War II </li></ul><ul><li>20,000 Americans died in the battle alone </li></ul><ul><li>160,000 Germans died </li></ul>
  16. <ul><li>On December 16 th , 1944, 30,000 soldiers were in the Ardennes </li></ul><ul><li>They had been ordered by Hitler to penetrate the Allies, in hopes of pushing them back. </li></ul><ul><li>On January, 16 th , 1945, a month after the Germans attacked and after many soldiers died on the battlefield, neither side had gained anything. </li></ul><ul><li>After the battle, Stalin agreed to join in the war. </li></ul>
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  18. <ul><li>This presentation was done by the Class of 2008. Perhaps future classes will add to it… </li></ul>

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