Germans, Soviets agree not to fight each other;
Agreement includes secret deal to split Poland
Along the polish border, alot of British didn't know about the agreement.
Hitler launches an invasion on
lightning war, Germany's new military strategy
What was used to surprise the enemy and
Planes, tanks, infantry
The Soviets capture:
Lithuania, Latvia, Poland
There was a resistance in:
British mobilize along French border, and
wait for Germany to attack
In may 1940 where does Germany capture?
Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
German army reaches French coast:
The British navy saves _________ soldiers across channel
Becomes British prime minister, vows no surrender
invasion of Britain
What do the British use to resist Germany?
air force, radar, code-breaking
Once the British learned that Hitler's attacks could be blocked he
called off the attakcs
Mussolini declares war on ___________ and _____________ after German victory
France and Britain
Mussolini attacks British in North Africa (Egypt)
German general who succeeds against the British
Hitler plans to invade Soviet Union;
moves to take Balkan countries
In April 1941 Greece and Yugoslavia fall quickly to
Germany invades an unprepared Soviet Union
What do the Soviet troops do as they retreat?
Scorched Earth Policy:
They burn all of their stuff and then leave their homes.
The Germans tried to capture Linengrad by
cutting off their food supply.
The germans don't capture moscow because
the winter comes and they must leave.
Most Americans want to ________ war.
Roosevelt fears that if allies fall,
U.S. would have to fight
Roosevelt wants to strengthen the allies so that they can
resist the Germans
U.S. loans weapons to countries
fighting Germany and it helped the economy
supports free trade, right to form own government and lays out a plan for post war.
Japan develops plan for attacks on
European colonies, U.S. bases
Roosevelt cuts off oil shipments to
Admiral Isoroku Yamamato plans attack on
U.S. fleet in Hawaii
On Dec. 7, 1941 the U.S. naval base in Hawaii was bombed by Japan
U.S. declares war on
Japan also attacks
Hong Kong, Thailand, and other islands
The Phillipine Islands fall to
Japan captures British holdings, including
Hong Kong, Singapore
Japan also conquers ______________, which are rich in
Dutch East Indies
Actions taken by Japan to build an empire:
They take territories such as British, French, and
US, then becuase they were so over populated, they tried took take rich European colonies and Manchura and invading China.
Japan treats POW's very
U.S. bombers attack Tokyo
Raid does little damage, but shows that
Japan is vulnerable
Naval Airships or Aircraft Carriers
ships launch planes to fight each other
Battle of Midway
U.S. destroys Japan's naval
fleet, Japan retreats; it turned the ware in the pacific ocean against the Japaneese.
Attack weak islands and Japaneese bases, then the bigger ones.
Battle of Guadalcanal
an awfull battle that ends in Allied victory
forces Rommel back
Dwight D. Eisenhower
American commander in Morocco
In May 1943
Rommel's forces defeated by Allies
Battle of Stalingrad
Soviets and Germans battle for control of city