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WORLD WAR II

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WORLD WAR II

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  1. WORLD WAR II PART TWO

  2. MOBILIZING FOR DEFENSE AMERICA JOINS THE WAR EFFORT

  3. SELECTIVE SERVICE • 5 MILLION VOLUNTEERED • 10 MILLION DRAFTED

  4. WOMENS AUXILIARY ARMY CORPS (WAC or WAAC) • WOMEN WERE PLACED IN NON-COMBAT POSITIONS • SERVED AS NURSES, AMBULANCE DRIVERS, RADIO OPERATORS, AND PILOTS

  5. DRAMATIC CONTRIBUTIONS • 33,000 JAPANESE AMERICANS JOINED • 25,000 NATIVE AMERICANS (NAVAJO CODE TALKERS)

  6. INDUSTRIAL RESPONSE • AUTOMOTIVE PLANTS NOW MAKING TANKS, PLANES, BOATS, AND COMMAND CARS • SOFT DRINK COMPANIES BEGAN FILLING SHELLS WITH EXPLOSIVES

  7. Pinball machine companies make armor piercing bullets

  8. LABORS CONTRIBUTION • WOMEN AND MINORITIES WORKED IN FACTORIES • Make less money and only temporary

  9. MOBILIZATION OF SCIENCE • OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (OSDR) • DEVELOPED RADAR AND SONAR • DVELOPED PESTICIDES LIKE DDT TO FIGHT LICE

  10. PENICILLIN • WORKING ON ATOMIC BOMB • MANHATTAN PROJECT- THE EXTENSIVE CAMPAIGN TO BUILD AN A-BOMB

  11. MANHATTAN PROJECT- GadgetAlamogordo, New Mexico

  12. ECONOMIC CONTROLS • OFFICE OF PRICE ADMINISTRATION- FROZE WAGES AND PRICES, RATIONED MEAT, BUTTER, SUGAR, ETC. • WAR PRODUCTION BOARD- RATIONED FUEL AND MATERIAL VITAL TO THE WAR

  13. Victory Gardens • Grow Your Own!! • Save Money & Conserve Food

  14. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ISSUED WAR BONDS TO HELP PAY FOR THE WAR

  15. THE WAR FOR EUROPE

  16. BATTLE OF STALINGRAD • GERMANY CONTROLLED 9/10 OF THE CITY BUT WAS STOPPED BY A SEVERE WINTER • SOVIETS REGROUPED AND TRAPPED THE GERMANS INSIDE • SOVIETS LOST A MILLION SOLDIERS IN THE BATTE

  17. NORTH AFRICAN FRONT • OPERATION TORCH- AN INVASION OF AXIS-CONTROLLED NORTH AFRICA • COMMANDED BY DWIGHT EISENHOWER • AMERICAN FORCES DEFEATED GERMANY IN 1943

  18. Gen. Dwight D Eisenhower

  19. ITALIAN CAMPAIGN • AMERICAN TROOPS EASILY DEFEATED ITALY • MUSSOLINI STRIPPED AND REMOVED FROM POWER • THE BATTLE OF “BLOODY ANZIO”- HITLER SENT IN TROOPS TO FIGHT THE AMERICANS IN ITALY

  20. BLOODY ANZIO

  21. 25,000 ALLIED SOLDIERS KILLED • ITALY DID NOT COMPLETELY COLLAPSE UNTIL 1945

  22. THE ALLIES LIBERATE EUROPE

  23. D-DAY • OPERATION OVERLORD- THE INVASION OF FRANCE • A FORCE OF THREE MILLION ALLIED TROOPS WITH MOUNTAINS OF MILITARY SUPPLIES

  24. D-Day (OPERATION OVERLORD) • THE LARGEST MILLITARY OPERATION IN HISTORY

  25. TO KEEP PLANS A SECRET ALLIES SET UP A HUGE PHANTOM ARMY WITH FALSE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS 150 MILES AWAY • D-DAY: JUNE 6, 1944

  26. PARATROOPERS LANDED BEHIND ENEMY LINES AND WERE FOLLOWED BY SEABORNE SOLDIERS • THE LARGEST LAND-SEA-AIR-OPERATION IN ARMY HISTORY