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Miracle of Dunkirk
1940; After Hitler conquered France and trapped the British soldiers, the British were able to ferry the British soldiers accross the English Channel to saftey
(Charles) De Gaulle
1940; The leader of French resistance forces; Escaped to England to orchestrate French resistance against the Vichy Government and the Nazis
1941; Hitler's offensive against Russia; Goal was to gain control of the Ukraine's wheat fields and oil fields
Lend Lease Act
1941 March; Congress' act which alled the president to lend or sell war materials to any country he deemed vital to that country's defense
(Dwight D.) Eisenhower
1942; American general who took command of joing Anglo-American forces in Morocco and Algiers
Battle fo the Coral Sea
1942; The first battle where the US defeated Japan and both stopped their advance in the Pacific and prevented another attach on Hawaii
Battle of Midway
1942; Battle between the US and Japan wheich established American naval superiority in the Pacific
1942; The Americnan General who started island-hopping to capture strategic Japanese-held islands
Battle of Stalingrad
1942-1943; A six month struggle in which Soviet forces defeated Germany; The turning point in World War II
The meeting place of Roosevelt and Churchill where they decided to not surrender until the Axis surrendered unconditionally
The Allies' General who invaded Sicily then mainland Italy; Made Mussolini resign and Italy surrender
1943; The location of the meeting of the Big Three for the first time; Agreed on postware occupation of Germany, demilitiraziton of Germany, and the creation of an international peace organization; Roosevelt promised to open up a second front through France
Invasion of Normandy
1944; "D-Day"; Eisenhower directed an assault on a beach in France; Established the second front through France
Battle of the Bulge
1944; Germany's last effort of a counterattach through Belgium and the Argonne Forest
1945; The name of the meeting which drew the structure of postware Europe; Finally decided on the division of Germany; Stalin agreed to hold free elections in Easter Europe and to declare war against Japan in return for land lost in the Russo-Japanese war
1945; The meeting of Chruchill, Stalin, and Truman to address issues of postware Gernamy and free Eastern Europe elections
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