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World War II Vocabulary
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Alliance of Great Britain, Soviet Union, United States, and France during World War II.
bomb dropped by an American bomber on Hiroshima and Nagasaki destroying both cities
Alliance of Germany, Italy, and Japan during World War II.
Battle of El Alamein
1942-British victory in WWII that stopped the Axis forces from advancing into Northern Africa
Battle of Stalingrad
Battle during which the Red Army forced the Germans out of Stalingrad
The Big Three
Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin; as they represent the U.S., Great Britain and the U.S.S.R.
"Lighting war", typed of fast-moving warfare used by German forces against Poland in 1939
Allied invasion of France on June 6, 1944
Franklin D. Roosevelt
President of the US during Great Depression and World War II
Became president when FDR died; gave the order to drop the atomic bomb
the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler
Island Hopping Strategy
Allies winning back island territory from the Japanese by going from Island to Island
The Philippines campaign, the Battle of the Philippines or the Liberation of the Philippines, was the American and Filipino campaign to defeat and expel the Imperial Japanese forces occupying the Philippines during World War II,
The New Guinea campaign of the Pacific War lasted from January 1942 until the end of the war in August 1945.
A United States program of economic aid for the reconstruction of Europe (1948-1952)
Base in hawaii that was bombed by japan on December 7, 1941, which eagered America to enter the war.
The third meeting of the Big Three; this time including Truman
Rosie the Riveter
symbol of American women who went to work in factories during the war
an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
Prime Minister of Great Britain during WWII
1945 strategy meeting between Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin
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