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WWII ABC List
Transcript of WWII ABC List
The lend- lease progam really upset Germany. Maginot Line: A line of concrete fortifications, tank obstacles, artillery casemates, machine gun posts, and other defenses, which France constructed along its borders with Germany and Italy.
The Maginot line was frequently attacked. Nuclear Weapons: An explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission or a combination of fission and fusion.
The nuclear bombs killed over 100,000 people total in Japan. Adolf Hitler: Was leader of the Nazi party and leader of Germany during World War 2.
Adolf Hitler was responsible for thousands of deaths throughout WWII.
Blitzkrieg: All-mechanized force concentration of tanks, infantry, artillery and air power, concentrating overwhelming force and rapid speed to break through enemy lines. Used by Germany.
Blitzkrieg was also known as "lighting war." Churchill, Winston: A British politician,statesman, and prime minister known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War (WWII).
Churchill was known as a great leader. D-Day: Major allie operation. The invasion of Nazi occupied Normandy.
Eisenhower, Dwight D.: In charge of American troops in the European theatre of WW2.
Eisenhower was later elected as a president. Kamikaze: Were suicide attacks by military aviators from the Empire of Japan against Allied naval vessels in the closing stages of the Pacific campaign of World War II, designed to destroy as many warships as possible.
Kamikaze pilots were often given drugs such as meth. Flamethrower: A mechanical device designed to project a long controllable stream of fire.
The flame-thrower was very helpful in clearing Japanese trenches and for that reason was thought of highly in the U.S. Germany: Taken over bu the Nazi party, Germany led the Axis powers in ruthless campaigns.
Germany was responsible for starting WWII. Hiroshima: One of the sites where the atomic bomb was dropped.
Over 60,000 people were killed when the bomb was dropped. Italy: Allied with the Axis powers during WW2.
Italy helped Germany throughout the war Juno Beach: Juno Beach was the code name of one of the five main landing sites of the Allied invasion of the coast of Normandy on D-Day during World War II.
Juno Beach was assaigned to the Canadians during the D-Day invasion Operation Overlord: Was the code name for the operation that launched the invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II by Allied forces.
Canada, Great Britain, and the U.S. all fought together during Operation Overlord. Paratrooper: Paratroopers are soldiers trained in parachuting and generally operate as part of an airborne force.
Paratroopers were usefull, but they were sitting ducks while in the air. Quebec Conference: Was a highly secret military conference held during World War II between the British, Canadian and United States governments.
President Roosevelt was in attendance at this conference. Roosevelt, Franklin D.: President of the United states during WW2.
He led America through almost the entire WWII Stalin: The leader of the U.S.S.R during WW2.
He at first was working with Hitler. Truman, Harry S.: Took over the presidency after FDR passed away.
He learned about the Manhattan project after he gained presidency. U-boat: Military submarines operated by Germany, particularly in World War I and World War II.
U-boats were very usefull in destroying full sized enemy vessels. V-mail: Mail delivered between those at home in the United States and troops serving abroad during World War II.
V-mail was short for Victory Mail. War Bonds: Debt securities issued by a government for the purpose of financing military operations during times of war.
War bonds were used frequently in America during this time period. Yalta Conference: was the February 4–11, 1945 wartime meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union.
All of the leaders had different ideas on how Europe should be run. Zyklon-B: Poisonous gas that was used in the German Concentration camp to kill Jews.
Zyklon-B was the cause of thousands of Jews deaths. X-craft submarine: These vessels were designed to be towed to their intended area of operations by a full-size 'mother' submarine.
These were basically midget submarines. Works Cited:
Tucker, Spencer, and Priscilla M. Roberts. Encyclopedia of World War Ii: A Political, Social, and Military History. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO, 2005. Print. (Encyclopedia)
Kitchen, Martin. A World in Flames: A Short History of the Second World War in Europe and Asia, 1939-1945. London: Longman, 1990. Print. (Book)
Sturgeon, Alison. World War Ii: The Definitive Visual History : from Blitzkrieg to the Atom Bomb. London: DK Pub, 2009. Print. (Book)
Doeden, Matt. Weapons of World War Ii. Blazers. Mankato, Minn: Capstone Press, 2009. Print. (Book)
Many lives were lost, but D-Day was successful.