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WW II in Europe Phase 1: Blitzkreig --- 1939 Poland; 1940 Germany, Italy and Japan join in Axis Pact; 1940 France, Scandinavia, Low Countries; Battle of

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WW II in Europe Phase 1: Blitzkreig --- 1939 Poland; 1940 Germany, Italy and Japan join in Axis Pact; 1940 France, Scandinavia, Low Countries; Battle of Britain; 1941 Greece and Yugoslavia, operation Barbarossa into Russia; 1942 Suez and U-Boat campaigns Phase 2: Allied Counterattack: Allies make defeating Germany #1 priority; 1942 Stalingrad defense; 1943 Allies attack Italy; 1944 Second Front D-Day at Normandy; Phase 3: Allied Victory: Russians drive into Germany, Britain and US from the West; 1945 German surrender Slide 2 Slide 3 Slide 4 Battle of Britain - 1940 Slide 5 Frenchman weeps as Nazis take Paris Slide 6 Hitler at Eiffel Tower Paris 1940 Slide 7 Enigma machine broke German code Slide 8 London during the blitz - 1941 Slide 9 Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old. Winston Churchill, Speech to House of Commons, June 1940 Slide 10 Operation Barbarossa 1941 Germany invades Russia Slide 11 Slide 12 Slide 13 Battle of Stalingrad 1942-43 Turning point of the war against Germany Slide 14 Normandy invasion 1944 Slide 15 D-Day Landing at Normandy - June 6 1944 Slide 16 Normandy invasion 1944 Slide 17 Jewish child in Warsaw ghetto Slide 18 Germans murder Jews in Lithuania Slide 19 Bodies at Burchenwald death camp Just after its liberation April 1945 Slide 20 Russian and US soldiers meet in Germany 1945 Slide 21 Germany surrenders May 9 1945 Slide 22 Nuremberg War Crimes Trials - 1946