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Wwii ppt

  1. 1. Axis Battle Strategies<br />By: Jeff Miller<br />Paul Pollock<br />Stephanie Nitschmann<br />
  2. 2. Early Battle Strategies<br />Blitzkrieg (1939-1941)- “lightning war”<br />Nazi war strategy during the early stages of WWII. <br />Focused on concentrated air, ground, and artillery.<br />Used speed to break through lines before enemy could counter<br /> Battle of Britain and Invasion of Poland are examples of Blitzkrieg warfare<br />
  3. 3. Invasion of Poland<br />Nazi Germany invaded Poland in 1939<br />Attacked from North, South and West<br />Massive German air campaign was launched <br />
  4. 4. Terror Bombing<br />Is a strategy of deliberately bombing civilian targets <br />Term became popular near the end of the war<br />Used aerial bombings to destroy cities <br />Many Historians don’t like to use this term<br />
  5. 5. Siege of Warsaw<br />September 1939<br />All out German air assault<br />84% of city destroyed<br />Over 500 tons were dropped on the city<br />Germany used every available plane<br />Used “Terror Bombing” campaign<br />
  6. 6. Siege of Warsaw<br />
  7. 7. Battle of Britain<br />Name given to air campaign waged by German Air Force (luftwaffe)<br />Objective: to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force <br />Date: July 10 – October 13 1940<br />Location: United Kingdom (airspace)<br />Strategies: tactics were influenced by their fighters, launched many free-roving fighter sweeps, tried using small formations of bombers as bait<br />
  8. 8. Battle of Britain<br />
  9. 9. Technology used in WW II<br />Ships, vehicles, aircraft, artillery, chemical weapons<br />Devices used for navigation and communication<br />Chemical medicines<br /> and surgery<br />

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