War for Europe & North Africa How do the Allies begin to win major battles?
Battle for the Atlantic German “Wolfpack” (U-boats) trying to cut Britain from supplies from US Allies respond by using: Convoys to protect ships from Wolfpack Use radar to spot the Wolfpack and sink them
Soviets join the Allies 2. Nov 1942: Stalin has troops surround city of Stalingrad, cuts off supplies to city, Germans surrender
1941-1942: British Army (Montgomery) & German Afrika Corps (Rommel) locked into a back and forth battle in N. Africa 2. Oct1942: Monty launches an attack at El Alamein, Egypt 3. Nov 1942: US Gen. Eisenhower’s troops land in Morocco, starting Operation Torch
Led by General George Patton, Allies capture Sicily in Summer of 1943, Mussolini arrested by King Italian Campaign • FDR & Churchill meet in Casablanca, discuss invasions of Italy & France – Churchill thinks they should attack Italy first • Hitler sends troops into Italy, Mussolini rescued • Discuss: What problem will the Allies face as the Italian Campaign is taking longer than expected?