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End of World War 2
Transcript of End of World War 2
Images from Shutterstock.com Mussolini dies
Adolf Hitler committed suicide during the battle of Berlin
Germany surrenders to Italy, Berlin, Denmark, and Netherlands The war ends in Europe Truman Becomes President On April 12, 1945 Harry S. Truman became President. As President, Truman made some of the most crucial decisions in history.An urgent plea to Japan to surrender was rejected. Truman, after consultations with his advisers, ordered atomic bombs dropped on cities devoted to war work. Two were Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japanese surrender quickly followed. On August 6, 1945, the United States used a massive, atomic weapon against Hiroshima, Japan. This atomic bomb, the equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT, flattened the city, killing tens of thousands of civilians. While Japan was still trying to comprehend this devastation three days later, the United States struck again, this time, on Nagasaki. Hiroshima and Nagasaki Battle of low Jima The battle of Bulge
The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive launched through the densely forested Ardennes mountain region of Wallonia in Belgium, and France and Luxembourg on the Western Front towards the end of World War II. (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) Wilhelm Keitel signs surrender terms, May 7, 1945 in Berlin Japan is defeated
The surrender of the Empire of Japan on September 2, 1945, brought the hostilities of World War II to a close. By the end of July 1945, the Imperial Japanese Navy was incapable of conducting operations and an Allied invasion of Japan was imminent. Japanese foreign affairs minister signs the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on board USS Missouri The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945) was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Empire. The American invasion had the goal of capturing the entire island, including its three airfields. The memorial on top of Suribachi
bombing of Tokyo
it was conducted as part of the air raids on Japan by the United States Army Air Forces during the Pacific campaigns of World War II. The U.S. mounted a small-scale raid on Tokyo in April 1942, with large effects on morale. Battle of Okinawa
was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. it lasted for 82 days.