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WW2 Ends

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Lisa Healow

on 7 May 2018

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WW2 Ends
March 1942 - Singapore, Burma
May 1942 - Philippines, Dutch East Indies
General Douglas MacArthur - recaptured Philippines
Admiral Chester Nimitz:
Battle of Coral Sea (May 7, 1942)
Battle of Midway (June 3-6, 1942)
November 1943 - "Big Three" Tehran Conference
Mainland invasion planned for May 1944
General Dwight Eisenhower
General George Patton
October-November 1942: invaded Egypt, French Morocco
June 1943: invaded Sicily
August 25: Paris liberated after 4 years of Nazi occupation
Battle of the Bulge: December 1944-January 1945
Germans lost 82,000 men, hundreds of tanks
Left Hitler's remaining troops struggle to fight the Russians
Hitler retreated January 16, 1945
June 6 1944 - D Day
February 1945 - "Big Three" Yalta Conference
Creation of United Nations (UN)
All countries have a place in General Assembly
Security Council (China, France, Great Britain, Soviet Union, United States) has final say
2002 March
(cc) image by jantik on Flickr
April 30 - Adolf Hitler commits suicide
May 7 - provisional German government surrenders unconditionally
Unconditional Surrender:
surrender without conditions, no guarantees are given to the surrendering party
Manhattan Project
Test explosion July 16, 1945 near Los Alamos, New Mexico
July 26, 1945 - Potsdam Declaration
“We call upon the government of Japan to proclaim now the unconditional surrender of all Japanese armed forces, and to provide proper and adequate assurances of their good faith in such action. The alternative for Japan is prompt and utter destruction.”
August 6, 1945
August 9, 1945
Japan surrendered August 14, 1945
Legacy of War
Committing atrocities “is not a thing confined to any nation or to any people...It is not the Germans alone, or the [Japanese], but the men of all nations to whom this war has brought shame and degradation.”
- Charles Lindbergh, American serviceman
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