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Transcript of WW2
1939 - 1945
Leader: Adoph Hitler
THE ALLIED POWERS
THE AXIS POWERS
Leader: Benito Mussolini
Leader: Hideki Tojo
Leader: Winston Churchill
Leader: Joseph Stalin
Leader: William King
CAUSES OF THE WAR
Leader: Charles De Gaulle
Leader: Franklin Roosevelt
Other countries that aided: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, New Zealand, China, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, India, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
South Africa, Czechoslavakia,
Sept. 1, 1939 - Germany invades Poland.
Sept. 3, 1939 - Great Britain and France both declare was on Germany.
The Battle of Great Britain
The Battle of Stalingrad
DEC. 7th, 1941 -
"A DAY WHICH SHALL LIVE IN INFAMY" - FDR
Japan made a surprise attack on a United States Military Base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
JUNE 4th, 1944
160,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of France for a full invasion of the Axis powers.
BATTLE OF IWO JIMA
US Soldiers raising the flag on Iwo Jima
On July 13, 1941, Hitler issued a document called the "FINAL SOLUTION"
Over the course of the next 4 years, 6 million Jews would be exterminated.
D-DAY INVASION - DECISION DAY
CODE NAME: OPERATION OVERLOAD
HOW WAS AMERICA
DRAWN INTO THE WAR?
April 9, 1940 - Germany invades Denmark and Norway
May 10, 1940 - Germany invades France, Belgium, Luxemburg, and the Netherlands.
June 10, 1040 - Italy declares war on Great Britain and France.
2400 people lost their lives and 6 battleship were seriously damaged or sunk.
The Battle of Midway
The Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of Okinawa
Sept. 8, 1943 Italy surrenders. Mussolini hung in public.
DON ARLO TAYLOR - served in the Navy as an aviation specialist during WW2
The amount of lives lost during WW2 could build a marching line four times around the earth.
The amount of money spent is enough to buy
a mansion for every person on earth.
May it never happen again!
May 7, 1945 Germany surrenders.
Hitler commits suicide in his bunker
Aug 6, 1945
The US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan
USS BLOCK ISLAND
Served in both the Pacific
and the Atlantic ocean
"I have nothing to offer but
blood, toil, tears, and sweat."
- Winston Churchill
Don was awarded both the purple heart and bronze
star for his bravery in risking his life to
save his fellowmen.
Don and Shirley
In August of 1943, The USS Block Island was struck by two german missiles. All men were ordered to abandon the sinking ship. Don knew the risk of gas still being in the lines and instead raced to the bottom deck to drain the fuel. Five minutes later a third German missile,
trying to blow up
the ship, hit the now
empty fuel line. It is
estimated that his
courage saved over
THE BOEING B-29
"The only thing we have
to fear is fear itself."
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
EQUIPMENT IN WW2
(Cost to build: 400 million)
THE BOMBER PLANES:
Thousands were produced
during the war
KAMIKAZI PILOTS WOULD PURPOSELY
CRASH INTO THE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS
WW2 claimed the life of 70 million people -
a total of 27,600 per day.
Russia lost a staggering 23 million.
6 million Jews perished due to genocide.
THOSE WHO PERISHED
CHALLENGE FOR GERMANY:
Fighting two fronts - the Eastern front (against Russia) and the Western front (against the US and Britain)
FAMOUS WORDS DURING WW2
1949 - Four treaties were made that established international law for humanitarian treatment during wartime.
"The human dignity of all individuals must be respected at all times. Everything possible must be done, without any kind of discrimination, to reduce the suffering of people who have been put out of action by sickness, wounds or captivity whether or not they have taken direct part in the conflict."