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S2 - The Second World War
Transcript of S2 - The Second World War
We will investigate why Hitler and the Nazi Party were able to gain and maintain power. Devistation of the First World War. The Treaty of Versailles:
What would you have done? Germany in the 1920s
9.9 million soldiers died 21 million soldiers wounded From 1914 - 1918 14 countries involved 1914-1918 The Second World War World War Two was the most destructive conflict in History... The home front Total War Allies The Axis Propaganda The Atomic Bomb 1939-1945 The Pacific Appeasement Ideology Inter-war Germany The 'Great Depression' Hyper - inflation Bitter? Worthless? Adolf Hitler
WWI Soldier Did not accept defeat 'Greater Germany' Far right politics The Rise of the Nazis Economic depression the blame game Exploiting the poltical system becoming Fuhrer Leaders Appeasement Chamberlain subdue Hitler avoid war 'peace in our time' diplomacy The Main Players Adolf Hitler:
Leader of Nazi Germany
Strived for German supremacy in Europe Benito Mussolini:
Leader of Facist Italy
Wanted an Empire for Italy The Axis Powers Hideki Tojo:
Prime Minister of Japan
Wanted Japanese Supremacy
in the pacific The Allies Neville Chamberlain
Prime Minister of Great
Britain until 1940
Did not want another destructive war Winston Churchill
Took over as Prime Minister in May 1940
Vowed to 'never surrender'. Franklin D. Roosevelt
President of the USA
Joined war after Japanese attack in 1941 Joeseph Stalin
Leader of USSR (Russia)
Joined war after German
Attack in 1941 Beginnings Total war began on 3rd September 1939
Despite the appeasement policy - the German invasion proved a step too far... PM Chamberlain addressed the nation Britain declared war on Germany Phoney War Last stand of diplomacy Invasion of Poland Invasion of
Denmark/Norway 'Lightning War' Mechanised Tactics Germany invades Poland France Holland Belgium Churchill takes power... 10 May 1940 Charismatic Determined Inspiring Dunkirk B.E.F surrounded Operation Dynamo 338,226 soldiers evacuated 850 boats 27 May - 3 June 1940 http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/assessww2 Cast List Poland Invaded! 1st September 1939 Germany attacks from West USSR from the East September 1939 April 1940 April - June 1940 Blitzkrieg The Battle of Britain August - October 1940: the men of the RAF fight a desperate battle against the German Luftwaffe... Air Superiority Dogfights Scramble The Luftwaffe outnumbered the RAF RAF:
114 'Blenheims' Luftwaffe:
844 Me109 280 Ju87
240 Me 110 1,330 Twin Engined Bombers Although the Luftwaffe had the numerical advantage... what other factors could infulence the outcome of the battle?