War in the Pacific/ Aftermath

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General Dwight D. Eisenhower

Headed up the D-Day invasion

D-Day

Allied invasion of Normandy, France on June, 6 1944. Known as the largest amphibious assault in history.

Battle of the Bulge

Last great offensive that the Germans launched.

V-E Day

Victory in Europe Day

General Douglas MacArthur

American general that led in the Philippines. Ordered to leave so he would not be captured by the Japanese. Vowed, "I shall return."

Bataan Death March

60,000 Americans became prisoners of the Japanese; were forced to walk 70 miles to prison camps. 10,000 American soldiers died.

Battle of Coral Sea

Enemy ships never saw each other; was fought entirely by planes. United States defeated the Japanese Navy.

Battle of Midway

United States victory; ended Japan's domination of the Pacific and turned the tide of the war.

Battle of Leyte

Japan lost almost all of its remaining ships and planes.

Harry S. Truman

Vice President that became president when Roosevelt died of a stroke. Made the decision to drop the atomic bomb in Japan.

atomic bomb

Perfected in early 1945. Dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

V-J Day

Victory in Japan Day

Concentration camps

Built for the purpose of exterminating the Jewish race as well as Germans and others who resisted Hitler. The largest were: Treblinka, Dachau, and Auschwitz.

Holocaust

The systematic slaughter of more than 6 million Jews and other Europeans by the Nazis between 1934 and 1945.

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