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World War II in Europe
Transcript of World War II in Europe
Sept. 1, 1939: Poland is invaded by Germany and the Soviet Union, thus starting WWII
April 9, 1940: German forces invade Norway and Denmark
May 10, 1940: Germany invaded Western Europe by invading the Low Countries
June 10, 1940: Italy joined WWII on the Axis side
July 10, 1940-Oct. 31, 1940: Battle of Britain was fought between the RAF and the Luftwaffe
World War II
World War II began on September 3, 1939 when Germany launched an unprovoked attack on Poland.
Both Britain and France declared war on Germany
The Axis and the Allies
The two opposing sides in WWII were the Axis and the Allies. Each side fought bitterly against each other in the six year war.
July 22- the Axis powers invade the Soviet Union
Dec. 7- Japan bombs Pearl Harbor (U.S. military base in Oahu, Hawaii).
Dec. 11- Germany and Italy declare war on U.S.
May- RAF bombed Cologne (Germany)
Summer- The Axis army attack Stalingrad with over a million troops
Late 1942, Early 1943- allies succeed in North Africa
World War II in Europe
By: Matthew Lin, Connor Wescott, Shaun Kim, and Ryan Liu
The Allies of World War II were the countries that opposed the Axis powers during World War II
The major Allied Powers were Britain, France, Russia, and the United States.
Minor Allies consisted of Belgium, Ethiopia Czechoslovakia, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, and some other countries/territories
The leaders of the Allied powers were Winston Churchill (Britain) , Franklin D. Roosevelt (U.S.A), Joseph Stalin (Soviet Union), and Charles de Gaulle (Free France)
The Axis of World War II were the countries that opposed the Allies powers during World War II
The major Axis Powers were Germany, Italy, and Japan.
Minor Axis powers consisted of Hungary, the Soviet Union ( for part of the war), Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, and a few other countries/territories
The leaders of the Allied powers were Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Emperor Hirohito (alongside his Prime Ministers, Hideki Tōjō and Fumimaro Konoe)
July -August: German and Soviets tanks fight in
biggest tank battle in history
September - Allies move to Sicily and Mussolini is overthrown and assassinated
June - D-Day: mass invasion by allied forces along a heavily fortified french coastline on Normandy, France
April 16- Soviets encircle Germany's capital Berlin
April 30- Hitler suicides
May 7 - Germany surrenders to Western Allies
May 9- Germany surrenders to the Soviet Union
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1941 1942 1943 1944 1945
Sept. 3 Germany
June 10 Italy
Dec. 7 Japan bombs
May RAF bomb
July-Aug. soviets and
germans fight biggest
tank battle ever
World War II left over 55 milion people dead after it had ended. Germany was divided into 4 parts along with its capital, Berlin, which was in the Soviets' part of Germany, creating the Berlin Wall later on. Although it had increased debt and lost many people's live, it also ended the Great Depression.
When thinking about WWII...
it gives us a sense of dread and threat - atomic bomb & nuclear technology
- end of humanity
it makes us feel grateful for all the people who served and lost their lives fighting for the U.S.