German tanks used in battle,
Like the Panzers, only more stronger and powerful
Slow, but nimble, German dive bomber. Described as a "portable cannon" that was effective if it was provided proper air cover.
United States tanks use in war
the practice of giving in to aggression in order to avoid war
political system based on a strong centralized government headed by a dictator
a system of rule in which the government recognizes no formal limits on its power and seeks to absorb or eliminate other social institutions that might challenge it
a person who surrenders to (or is taken by) the enemy in time of war (Prisoner of War)
"Lighting war", typed of fast-moving warfare used by German forces against Poland n 1939
a fortification built before World War II to protect France's eastern border
December 7th 1941
Bombing of Pearl Harbor
Battle of Coral Sea
Fought on May 7-8 1942; Caused heavy losses on both sides; Japanese won a tactical victory because they sank US carrier Lexington; Americans claimed a strategic victory by stopping Japan's drive towards Australia
Battle of Midway
U.S. naval victory over the Japanese fleet in June 1942, in which the Japanese lost four of their best aircraft carriers. It marked a turning point in World War II.
Battle of the Bulge
WWII battle in which German forces launched a final counterattack in the west
Codename for allied invasion of North Africa from Novermber 1942 to September 1943
German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)
Known as "Il Duce" -- the Leader -- Mussolini was the Fascist dictator of Italy during World War II.
Japanese emporer during WWII
Japanese army officer who initiated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and who assumed dictatorial control of Japan during World War II
Japanese admiral who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 (1884-1943)
a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)
Showed that the Japanese would "fight to the death",was the scene of the last great U.S. amphibious campaign in World War II. U.S. army and marine forces
Japanese suicide pilots
The Atlantic Wall
German defense of France, including mines along the coast, steel and concrete barriers in the water and on the beaches, barbed wired, huge steel spikes on the beach, bunkers filled with antitank guns, artillery, flamethrowers and machine guns
1945 Meeting with US president FDR, British Prime Minister(PM) Winston Churchill, and Soviet Leader Stalin during WWII to plan for post-war
A plan that the U.S. provided aid to all European nations that needed it
The Manhattan Project
a secret research and development project of the US to develop the atomic bomb. Its success granted the US the bombs that ended the war with Japan as well as ushering the country into the atomic era
name of the SECOND atomic bomb, dropped on Nagasaki
the name of the FIRST atomic bomb, dropped on Hiroshima
Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition (1879-1953)
Battle of Stalingrad
Unsuccessful German attack on the city of Stalingrad during World War II from 1942 to 1943, that was the furthest extent of German advance into the Soviet Union.
stragety of Allies in World War 2 of capturing some Japanese-held islands and going around others
June 6, 1944..the day the Allies invaded Normandy, France during WWII (Juno, Omaha, Utah, Gold and Sword)
September 8 1943
May 8 1945
September 2 1945
On September 2, 1945, the Japanese emperor formally surrendered on this war ship in Tokyo Bay.
Harry S. Truman
Became president when FDR died; gave the order to drop the atomic bomb
City in Japan, the first to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, on August 6, 1945. The bombing hastened the end of World War II.
Japanese city in which the second atomic bomb was dropped (August 9, 1945).
In 1942, this general commanded the Western Task Force of the U.S. Army. He campaigned through North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, Lorraine, and Ardennes. (to)
An army used to deceive Hitler on D- Day to make him think the invasion was elsewhere. Commanded by Patton
June 22 1941
France signs armistice with Germany
name of the aircraft carrier that survived pearl harbor and 3 other pacific battles
"the Big E". A single ship of her class, and the second oldest vessel still in commission in the United States Navy. The world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and longest naval vessel in the world, contains 8 reactors while all other carriers only have 2.
"Fighting I"; fourth ship to carry her name; decommissioned on March 15 1974
the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler
a German member of Adolf Hitler's political party
group of German Subs
United States, Great Britain, France
Germany, Italy, Japan
a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms