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Kathy Case

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Transcript of ww2

Fighting World War 2 People and Events of World War II Chester W. Nimitz Douglas McArthur Erwin Rommel Bataan Death March Omar Bradley Doolittle Raid Battle of Midway He was a five-star admiral of the United States Navy.
He held the dual command of commander in chief during World War II.
Despite the losses from the attack on Pearl Harbor, he successfully organized his forces to halt the Japanese advance. Omar Bradley was a senior US Army commander in North Africa and Europe.
He commanded all US ground forces invading Germany from the west.
He ultimately commanded forty-three divisions and 1.3 million men.
General Bradley was the last of only nine people to hold five-star rank in the United States Armed Forces. The Bataan Death March was a forcible transfer by the imperial Japanese Army of 60-80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines. Also known as the Tokyo Raid, was the first air Raid by the US to strike the Japanese Home Islands during WW II. The cause of the Raid was so they could doubt their Japanese leader's reliability.
The Battle of Leyte Gulf was the largest naval battle in history. It was also the first time that the Japanese used kamikaze attacks. He was an American general and field marshal of the Philippine Army.
He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign.
In 1941 he was the commander of the US Army Forces Far East. Erwin Rommel was a German Field Marshal of World War II.
It was his leadership of German and Italian forces in the North African campaign that made him a legend.
He was considered one of the most skilled commanders of desert warfare.
Rommel agreed to commit suicide by taking cyanide pill. The battle of Midway was the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. Battle of the Atlantic The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign in World War II, running from 1939 to the defeat of Germany in 1945. Battle of Stalingrad The Battle of Stalingrad was a major and decisive battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the soviet union for control of the city of Stalingrad in the southwestern Soviet Union. Casablanca Conference In 1943 Roosevelt and Churchill met each other to set up the bombing of Germany. It was called the Casablanca Conference. Before the Casablanca Conference the Allies had been bombing Germany. The bombing campaign caused oil shortage and wrecked the railroad system. Operation Overlord Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the operation that launched the invasion of Germany. Battling Japan in the Pacific During World War II the Japanese imperialists launched the Pacific War. On December 7th, 1941, the Japanese naval and air surprised attack Pearl Harbor. The next day the United States declared War on Japan. After lots of fighting the Japanese announced a unconditional surrender. QUIZ TIME! The invasion of Normandy was important because it

a.) brought the Soviet Union into the war.
b.)forced the Germans to fight a two-front war.
c.) marked the first successful invasion by sea.
d.) protected the Pacific fleet. QUIZ TIME! Japanese suicide pilots were known as _________ pilots.

a.) Shinto
b.) Samurai
c.) kamikaze
d.) amphtrac QUIZ TIME! The Japanese were determined to destroy the American fleet in the Pacific after

a.) they were successful at Pearl Harbor.
b.) the Americans surrendered at Bataan.
c.) the crew of the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
d.) James Doolittle dropped bombs on Tokyo.
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