Hitler's government was called this.
German tank commander in North Africa.
leaders of a country who betrayed their country and gave aid to Hitler
Japanese suicide planes. Zero planes with TNT in the nose.
more land and more power
All three Axis powers wanted the same thing. It was what?
Hitler's first aggressive move
British Prime Minister during WWII
Pact of Steel
When Japan joined Germany and Italy in mutual feelings of aggression, they became known as this.
the day of the invasion onto Hitler's "fortress Europe"; June 6, 1944
September 2, 1945
August 9, 1945
atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki
August 6, 1945
atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima
December 11, 1941
Germany and Italy declared war on the U.S.
December 8, 1941
The U.S. declared war on Japan
December 7, 1941
Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor
June 22, 1940
France surrendered to Germany
September 3, 1939
Britain and France declared war on Germany
September 1, 1939
Hitler invaded Poland
Operation Mincemeat - the plan to fool Hitler on the landing point of the Allied armies as they came into Italy to work their way up to Germany. They took a dead body form a funeral home and dressed him up like a British Major. They gave him the name of William Martin. They put a coded message on him that said, "He might bring Sardines with him." Hitler was sure this meant the Allies were coming from N. Africa through Sardinia. He moved troops to that location, but the Allied troops came in by way of the island of Sicily. The plan worked to perfection. Later a movie was made about this "man who never was."
What kind of revenge did Hitler order because of Reinhard Heydrich's death?
In the village of Lidice, every man (190) was machine gunned down. The 195 women were sent to concentration camps. The 82 children were scattered abroad and sent to re-educational camps. Every trace of Lidice was destroyed, and the ground was plowed flat.
deadliest beach landing on D-day
the number of landings on D-day
nicknamed Bloody Omaha due to the number of deaths on D-day
Defenses the Germans put up on the beaches for D-day
log ramps with mines, log post with mines, Belgian gates, shingles, barbed wire, fire trenches, mines on the beaches, hedgehogs
Why did the United States feel that it was important to occupy Imo Jima?
The US had no protective fighters with enough range to escort the b-29's on raids over Japan. Many bombers fell prey to Japanese fighter-interceptor attacks. Iwo, with its three airfields, was ideally located as a fighter-escort station. It was also an ideal sanctuary for crippled bombers returning from Japan.
What was unusual about the fighting on Iwo Jima?
The Japanese fought underground in a series of rooms and tunnels they had built into the island. The Americans fought above ground. The American soldiers hardly ever saw a Japanese soldier.
What was the Japanese battle strategy for Iwo Jima?
1. The Japanese didn't fight above ground. They fought the battle entirely from beneath the ground. They dug 1,500 rooms into the rock. These were connected with 16 miles of tunnels. 2. Japanese strategy called for "no Japanese survivors." They planned not to survive. 3. Japanese strategy was for each soldier to kill 10 Americans before they themselves are killed.
the General in charge of a surprise landing in North Africa.