5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Battle of Leyte Gulf
- Operation Overlord
- Battle of the Buldge
- Operation Torch
- a Nov. 8th. More than 100,000 troops landed on Moraco and Algeria. Rommel's Afrika Korps were finally crushed in May 1943
- b city of 27,000 people. Three days after the US dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, the US dropped the bomb of this this city. Radiation fallout from the two explosions killed many more
- c Although the war in Europe was over, the Allies were still fighting the Japenese in the Pacific. In October, Allied forces landed on the island of Leyte in the Philippines. Japanese made a plan to destroy the American fleet, thus preventing the Allies from resupplying their ground troops. On October 23, the Japanese lost almost the entire Japanese fleet, eliminating its fighting force in the war.
- d code name for the invasion of Normany which was the largest land and sea attack in history. Began on June 6, 1944
- e December 16. Battle of the Bulge. German tanks broke through weak American defenses along a 75-mile front in the Ardennes. The push into Allied lines gave the campaign its name. Although caught off guard, the Allies eventually pushed the German's back and the Germans had no choice but to retreat, eading to the rapid end of the war.
5 Multiple choice questions
- people on homefronts rallied to support them. In the Soviet Union and Great Britain, civilians endured extreme hardships. Except for a few of it's territores, such as Hawaii, the US didn't suffer invasion or bombing. American's made a crucial contribution to the Allied war effort by producing the weapons and equipment that would help win the war.
- started July 10, 1943. Allied forces landed on Sicily and captured it from Italian and German troops about a month later. The conquest of Sicily toppled Mussolini from power. On Sept 3rd, Italy surrendered
- May 9th. V & E day=Victory in Europe Day. The surrender was officially signed, and the US & Allied powers celebrated. ( On May 7th, 1945, General Eisenhower accepted the undconditional surrender of the Third Reich from the German military. President Roosevelt did not live to witness the long-awaited victor, He died suddenly on April 12th.
- american general who led the Operation Torch
- disbanding the Japanese armed forces. MacArthur accomplished this quickley (in Japan) by leaving them with only a small poice force. MacArthur also began bringing war criminals to trial.
5 True/False questions
Hiroshima → March 1945, Island 760 miles from Tokyo
Nuremberg Trials → trials against the people who were in charge of the holocause
What happens to HItler at the end of the war? → Hitler and his wife (Eva Praun) committed suicide
Battle of El Alamein → the Germans advanced to an Egyptian village called El Alamein. They were dug in so well that British forces could not go around them and needed to dislodge them with a massive frontal attack. began night of October 23rd. Ended November 4th. About one thousand British guns took axis soldiers by surprise and eventually beat them
Battle of Stalingrad → began on August 23, 1942. The Luftwaffe went on nightly bombing raids that set much of the city ablaze and reduced the rest to rubble. By early November 1942, Germans controlled 90% of the ruined city. On November 19, Soviet troops outside the city launched a counterattack. They trapped the Germans inside and cut off their supplies. On Feb. 2, 1943, some 90,000 frostbitten, half-starved German troops surrendered. The city was 99% destroyed. The Germans were now on the defensive, with the Soviets pushing them steadily westward