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Ww ii (11) day 4

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Ww ii (11) day 4

  1. 1. World War II Day 4
  2. 2. <ul><li>U.S. helped Allied Powers defeat Mussolini </li></ul><ul><li>in Northern Africa </li></ul><ul><li>( Operation Torch ), </li></ul><ul><li>then focused attention on defeated Hitler </li></ul><ul><li>THE EUROPEAN FRONT </li></ul>
  3. 3. Nov 11, 1942
  4. 4. Invasion of Normandy <ul><li>Turning point of war </li></ul><ul><li>June 6, 1944 = D-Day </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. commander = Eisenhower </li></ul><ul><li>“ Operation Overlord” </li></ul><ul><li>largest land and sea invasion (100 days) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5000 ships &11,000 planes landed 2.2 million men on 5 beaches across 50 miles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… crossing 200 yards of beach while under fire to reach protection and cliffs </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Caen
  6. 6. Higgins Craft
  7. 8. http://www.memorial-caen.fr/portailgb/
  8. 9. Pointe Du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Normandy
  9. 10. The American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer
  10. 12. Check out the wiki for History Channel videos on the Invasion of Normandy <ul><li>http://rundell-amhistory.pottsgrove.wikispaces.net/Video+Clips+for+World+War+II+Unit </li></ul>
  11. 13. Bedford, Virginia Memorial <ul><li>Twenty-one of the 35 soldiers from the town of 3,200 who landed in France were killed that day, including 19 in the first 15 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>116th Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division </li></ul>
  12. 14. Invasion scene
  13. 15. Through the Surf
  14. 16. Across the Beach
  15. 17. Death on Shore
  16. 18. Scaling the Wall
  17. 19. Victory
  18. 20. The Final Tribute
  19. 21. Nov 19, 1942
  20. 22. <ul><li>After Germany </li></ul><ul><li>surrendered unconditionally </li></ul><ul><li>on May 8, 1945 </li></ul><ul><li>( V-E Day ), </li></ul><ul><li>we focused our attention </li></ul><ul><li>on defeating Japan </li></ul>
  21. 23. Yalta Conference (Br, US, SU)
  22. 24. Yalta Conference <ul><li>Peace conference to determine what would happen post-war (Allied Powers) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Germany divided into 4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SU to take control of Baltic States with promise of free elections (Why?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SU to enter war against Japan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mr. Milantoni: “big mistake” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United Nations formed </li></ul></ul>

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