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World War II
Transcript of World War II
Hermann Goering was a Nazi military leader and was Hitler's designated successor.
He was titled the "Commander-and-Chief of the Prussian Police and the Gestapo."
Hermann Goering helped set up the earliest concentration camps.
After Hitler died, he was caught by the Americans and was sentenced to death by being hung, but committed suicide 2 hours before hand.
Battle of Midway
The Battle of Midway was the air craft and naval war between the Japanese and the Americans.
It was a 4 day battle that occurred in June 1942. The battle was fought in the American's mid-Pacific base.
The United States won and it was a huge turning point for the Allies because most of Japan's navy was destroyed.
Bombing of Hiroshima
The United States dropped an atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945.
An American B-29 bomber, the
dropped the bomb that wiped out 90% of the city and killed 80,000 people.
It was very important because Hiroshima is where a lot of their military importance was. Also the bomb was one of the events that ended the war
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Dachau Concentration Camp
Dachau was one of the first concentration camps to be organized, it started on March 22, 1933 shortly after Hitler came into power. It was located in Southern Germany, about 10 miles northwest of Munich. Dachau served as an example for later concentration camps to copy. During the 12 years it accumulated over 200,000 prisoners, 41,500 of them were murdered.
Yugoslavia resistance called themselves the Partisan's Army. The leader of this resistance was Josef Tito. Josef Tito sent a secret message to get people rallied together to help the Russians when being attacked by the Germans. He had over 70,000 resistance fighters, who mainly used hit and run tactics because of their inferior numbers. The Allied forces supported them and helped them. The Partisan's Army captured more than 50,000 Axis forces.
World War II
George Patton was one of the most successful commanders in any U.S. war.
He commanded the 7th Army carried out the attack in Sicily.
Then he was put in command of the 3rd Army. While leading the 3rd Army he conquered 81,522 square miles of territory during and after the war that the Germans had previously conquered.
George Patton also helped defeat the German's counter attack in the Battle of Bulge.
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