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Starting in the Spring of 1940, who controlled most of Western Europe?

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  1. Starting in the Spring of 1940, who controlled most of Western Europe?

  2. When the Allies began their assault against the Axis powers, where did they first attack?

  3. Which Allied power disagreed with this tactic and why?

  4. Dieppe Raid disaster : failed invasion of Nazi-occupied Western Europe in August 1942

  5. D-Day Attack on the Beaches of Normandy

  6. D-Day Attack on the Beaches of Normandy

  7. D-Day Attack on the Beaches of Normandy

  8. Storming the Beaches at Normandy

  9. D-Day = Decision Day • in military lingo  used to refer to any decisive military action • now refers specifically to June 6, 1944

  10. Battle of the Bulge, Winter 1944-45

  11. Famous Kiss in Times Square photoupon the announcement of victory in EuropeV-E Day

  12. The End of the War • We will spend approximately 15 minutes reviewing the end of WWII in the Pacific. • The rest of the period will be spent working on the project (due tomorrow). • Later in the period you will receive a progress report. Return it tomorrow signed. • Exam study aids – available online • Optional project – description online • Request to Drop a Quiz – description online

  13. The WWII ended in Europe when Germany surrendered on May 7, 1944. (Hitler had been found dead on May 2nd – suicide.) • But the war was still going strong on the Pacific Front.

  14. Americans plant flag at Iwo Jima

  15. Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki

  16. Hiroshima and Nagasaki • Manhattan Project • Harry S. Truman • V-J Day – August 15, 1945

  17. Yalta Conference

  18. Nuremberg Trials • held in Germany • 1945-49 • 200+ Nazis on trial for war crimes • several dozen sentenced to death by hanging • many claimed they were “under orders” • “Hitler’s willing executioners” ??? • influence on int’l law: served as a model for later war crimes tribunals and the ICC

  19. Why learn about WWII? What is its historical significance? • marked the end of imperialism • shifted superpower status from Britain to the US • set the stage for the Cold War • created first WMDs – nuclear weapons • legitimized the need for a United Nations – human rights • continued march towards women’s liberation

  20. Why learn about WWII? What is its historical significance? • created first WMDs – nuclear weapons • legitimized the need for a United • Nations – human rights • continued march towards women’s liberation