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Reflection   “We had no gloves. We had no winter shoes. We had    no equipment whatsoever to fight or withstand the    co...
 “Those who seek absolute power, even  though they seek it to do what they  regard as good, are simply demanding the  rig...
   In a time of universal deceit, telling the    truth becomes a revolutionary act. –    George Orwell
Invasion of the Soviet        Union     And Pearl Harbor…
Operation Barbarossa             After Hitler couldn’t              defeat Britain he              turned to the USSR    ...
Scorched Earth Policy   Germans quickly made    their way 600 miles into    Russia and 40% of the    population was under...
Scorched Earth Policy “Behind us is Moscow, and there is no  room left for retreat!” Germans weren’t used to cold winter
USSR vs. Germany   Continue to fight    throughout WWII   Operation Barbarossa    Summer 1941   Moscow Fall 1941   Sta...
Global War   Roosevelt and              Japan would start as    Churchill planned out       a holding war.    a strategy...
Fall of the Philippines By summer’s end of 1942 the Allies faced  defeat Gen. Douglas MacArthur was pushed out  of the P...
The Big Three   Able to maintain a unity of purpose during    the war    – Understood the global nature of the battles,  ...
Battle of Coral Sea   Planes from the American forces were able to stop a large    Japanese force from invading Port More...
War In the Pacific    Battle of Midway    –   A turning point in the war for the US    –   many casualties and loss of pl...
Invasion of the Soviet Union
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Invasion of the Soviet Union

  1. 1. Reflection “We had no gloves. We had no winter shoes. We had no equipment whatsoever to fight or withstand the cold… we lost a considerable part of our equipment in general. Due to the cold we lost a lot of people who got frost-bitten, and we had not even the necessary amount of ointment, or the most simple and primitive things to fight it… Guns didn’t fire anymore. Even our wireless equipment didn’t work properly anymore because the batteries were frozen hard… We were afraid to become wounded and to become just the prey of a very bad winter climate or the prey of the enemy… A good number, when it came to a decisive moment, tried not to stick their heads out as much as they might have done otherwise….” -German Lieutenant Maurer about invading the USSR
  2. 2.  “Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed.”-Barry Goldwater
  3. 3.  In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. – George Orwell
  4. 4. Invasion of the Soviet Union And Pearl Harbor…
  5. 5. Operation Barbarossa  After Hitler couldn’t defeat Britain he turned to the USSR – Wanted the oil and wheat field’s in Ukraine  June 22, 1941 Hitler launched attack  Soviets were caught off guard
  6. 6. Scorched Earth Policy Germans quickly made their way 600 miles into Russia and 40% of the population was under their control Stalin set forth Scorched Earth Policy – Russians were to destroy anything that the Germans could possibly use before leaving an area
  7. 7. Scorched Earth Policy “Behind us is Moscow, and there is no room left for retreat!” Germans weren’t used to cold winter
  8. 8. USSR vs. Germany Continue to fight throughout WWII Operation Barbarossa Summer 1941 Moscow Fall 1941 Stalingrad Winter 1942 – Turning point in the war Kursk Summer 1943 All Soviets fought together to save their country.  “Join the ranks of the front brigades, a fighter needs your hands and aid!”
  9. 9. Global War Roosevelt and  Japan would start as Churchill planned out a holding war. a strategy in Washington Many Americans felt Japan posed a greater threat, but Germany was the target chosen
  10. 10. Fall of the Philippines By summer’s end of 1942 the Allies faced defeat Gen. Douglas MacArthur was pushed out of the Philippines, as native troops put up a huge struggle By the summer no significant allied troops stood between Japan and India or Austrailia
  11. 11. The Big Three Able to maintain a unity of purpose during the war – Understood the global nature of the battles, and managed to set aside their many differences in pursuit of a common goal: the defeat of Nazi Germany
  12. 12. Battle of Coral Sea Planes from the American forces were able to stop a large Japanese force from invading Port Moresby in New Guinea Navy code breakers (Navajo) had already broken the Japanese codes Admiral Nimitz sent two carriers the Yorktown and the Lexington to intercept the Japanese the Japanese sank the Lexington and the Yorktown was badly damaged it caused the Japanese to call off their landing in Australia which helped the American supply lines to stay open It also gave the US knowledge of their next target: Midway
  13. 13. War In the Pacific Battle of Midway – A turning point in the war for the US – many casualties and loss of planes, ships – Broke Japanese naval supremacy in the Pacific and stalled Japans offensive

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