5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Operation Overlord
- Iwo Juma
- Why did we drop the atomic bomb?
- What happens to HItler at the end of the war?
- a March 1945, Island 760 miles from Tokyo
- b Hitler and his wife (Eva Praun) committed suicide
- c at dawn that day, British, American, French & Canadian troops fought their way onto a 60-mile stretch of beach in Normandy. The Germans had dug in with machine guns, rocket launchers, and cannons. They sheltered behind concrete walls. The Allies took heavy casualties. 2,700 American men died that day. The Allies held the beachheads. On July 25, the Allies punched a hole in the German defenses and The US third army led by General George Patton, broke out. A month later, the Allies march triumphantly into Paris
- d code name for the invasion of Normany which was the largest land and sea attack in history. Began on June 6, 1944
- e it would bring war to a quick end
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- american general who led the Operation Torch
- 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
- Japanese suicide pilots. They would sink Allied ships by crash-diving their bomb-filled planes into them
- 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.
- headed by General Leslie Groves and chief Scientists. Robert Oppenheimer
5 True/False Questions
Nagasaki → 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
Allies: efforts at home → Japanese city of about 3,500,000 people. US dropped an atomic bomb here and killed between 70,000 and 80,000 people
V-E- day → 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.
Nuremberg Trials → trials against the people who were in charge of the holocause
Operation Torch → Nov. 8th. More than 100,000 troops landed on Moraco and Algeria. Rommel's Afrika Korps were finally crushed in May 1943