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European Theater
Dunkirk
• Germany attacked France and cornered them
at Dunkirk
• German airforce (Luftwaffe) was to come and
wipe them out...
Bombing of Britain
• Germany began bombing to prepare for a land
invasion
• The RAF (Royal Air Force) destroyed German
bom...
Russia
• Hitler wanted to take advantage of Russia’s
natural resources
• Russians used a “scorched earth policy” –
Russian...
Pacific Theater
Philippines
• Japanese attacked a number of islands in the
Pacific including the Philippines
• President Roosevelt ordered...
Douglas MacArthur
Midway Island
• Americans had an important naval base on
this island
• Americans were outnumbered, but the
Americans attac...
Turning Points in the War
1. Germany invading Russia
• Resulted in Germany fighting a two-front war
2. Japan attacked the United States
• The US declared war on Japan, and then
Germany and Italy declared war on the US
3. Italy surrendered
• Dwight D. Eisenhower, the US General, led
troops into Sicily and forced the Italian
government to s...
4. D-Day
• Allied leaders had to decide where to attack
• Decided on France
• June 6, 1944
5. Germany surrendered
• Germany tried one last time to break through
the Allied forces at the Battle of the Bulge
• V-E D...
6. Dropping of the atomic bomb
• Harry Truman ordered Japan to surrender
• They refused
• Dropped an atomic bomb on Hirosh...
• War was officially over on September 2, 1945
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  1. 1. European Theater
  2. 2. Dunkirk • Germany attacked France and cornered them at Dunkirk • German airforce (Luftwaffe) was to come and wipe them out • Weather was bad • British came to the rescue and ferried them across the English Chanel
  3. 3. Bombing of Britain • Germany began bombing to prepare for a land invasion • The RAF (Royal Air Force) destroyed German bombers • Every day for 113 days • Hitler grew impatient and abandoned the plan
  4. 4. Russia • Hitler wanted to take advantage of Russia’s natural resources • Russians used a “scorched earth policy” – Russians destroyed everything that could be used by the Nazis.
  5. 5. Pacific Theater
  6. 6. Philippines • Japanese attacked a number of islands in the Pacific including the Philippines • President Roosevelt ordered Douglas MacArthur to leave to avoid capture
  7. 7. Douglas MacArthur
  8. 8. Midway Island • Americans had an important naval base on this island • Americans were outnumbered, but the Americans attacked and forced the Japanese to retreat
  9. 9. Turning Points in the War
  10. 10. 1. Germany invading Russia • Resulted in Germany fighting a two-front war
  11. 11. 2. Japan attacked the United States • The US declared war on Japan, and then Germany and Italy declared war on the US
  12. 12. 3. Italy surrendered • Dwight D. Eisenhower, the US General, led troops into Sicily and forced the Italian government to surrender
  13. 13. 4. D-Day • Allied leaders had to decide where to attack • Decided on France • June 6, 1944
  14. 14. 5. Germany surrendered • Germany tried one last time to break through the Allied forces at the Battle of the Bulge • V-E Day was May 8, 1945 • Victory in Europe Day
  15. 15. 6. Dropping of the atomic bomb • Harry Truman ordered Japan to surrender • They refused • Dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 • Japan refused to surrender • Dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945 • Japan surrendered
  16. 16. • War was officially over on September 2, 1945

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