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  1. 1. By: Lindsay Hart<br />World War II and D-Day: American Experience<br />
  2. 2. Timeline: Year 1939<br />In August, Hitler and Stalin agreed to sign a aggression pact which states that they will not invade each others boarders, but in secret plan to divide parts of Europe especially Poland between them selves. <br />In September, Germany invades Poland and Poland is unprepared for the attack. When withdraw efforts fail, Britain and France declare war on Germany, later becoming known as WW2. <br />
  3. 3. Timeline: Year 1940<br />In May, Germany marches into Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.<br />In June, Germany captures part of Paris, France surrenders, Hitler forces French officials to sign surrender papers.<br />In July, Battle of Britain starts and a three month battle is fought but by October, Britain defeats Hitler.<br />
  4. 4. Timeline: 1941<br />In March, Roosevelt gets congress to pass the lend-lease act that allows the U.S. to sell/lend war materials to any country whom the President believes is a vital aspect to the U.S.<br />In August, Churchill and Roosevelt show the Atlantic Charter which outlines goals concerning the destruction of the Nazis.<br />In December, U.S. enters the war after Pearl Harbor.<br />
  5. 5. Hitler and the Nazis<br />
  6. 6. Timeline: 1942<br />In January, American troops arrive in Europe. An average of 50,000 men are shipped.<br />In August, Germany declares war on Russia. The Russians win, and this is the turning point of the war.<br />
  7. 7. Timeline: 1943<br />In January, Roosevelt and Churchill have a meeting, and affirm their goal of securing the Axis powers unconditional surrender.<br />In May, U.S. troops join British troops.<br />In June, Eisenhower is made U.S. Troop Commander<br />In July-September, Allied forces capture key spots in Italy and Mussolini is overthrown. Hitler sends troops to fight allied forces.<br />In November, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin (the three powers) talk about invasion of Italy.<br />In December, Eisenhower is made the supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe. <br />
  8. 8. The Three Powers<br />From the Left: Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin<br />
  9. 9. Timeline: 1944<br />In February, U.S. Army bombs German aircraft production sights, but Germany prevails. <br />In May, allied invasion of France starts, troops move across the channel in Operation Overload effort.<br />In June, The allies capture Rome, Italy. Overlord operation is set into motion, and Allie troops are dropped into enemy territory.<br />On June 6, D-Day occurs and over 160,000 troops and 30,000 vehicles land on Normandy beach in France and fight the German troops.<br />In July, Allies take over control of Cherbourg, France, the port city.<br />In August, Allies liberate Paris.<br />In December, The Battle of the Bulge begins.<br />
  10. 10. Operation Overload<br />Operation Overload was the code name for D-Day invasions. It began with an air assault on June 6, 1944. Over 160,000 Allied troops cross <br /> the English channel.<br />
  11. 11. D-Day<br />
  12. 12. D-Day<br />Common Weapons used during D-Day: Bazooka, Garand rifle, Springfield rifle, Browning Automatic Rifle, and Bren Gun<br />Common Food Eaten: tea, coffee, tobacco, and sugar were rationed, chocolate and fruit rare, rationing booklets were given to each family.<br />
  13. 13. Timeline: Year 1945<br />In January, Battle of the Bulge ends and over 76,000 men are killed, captured, or wounded. <br />In February, Roosevelt and Churchill agree to allow Stalin to control Eastern Europe’s government at the war’s end, setting the stage for the Cold War.<br />In March, U.S. forced cross Rhine river and Germans retreat.<br />On April 30, Soviet forces push into Germany and Hitler kills himself and his mistress.<br />On May 7, Eisenhower accepts Germany’s unconditional surrender and Germany also surrenders to Russia.<br />
  14. 14. Allied Map Routes<br />
  15. 15. The End<br />