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WWII Battles

WWII Battles
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Poland
Germany first used blitzkrieg style warfare in this country
sitzkrieg
sitting down war
Operation Sea Lion
Germany's plan to invade the United Kingdom during World War II
Battle of Britain
first battle during Churchill's administration
Battle of Britain
of this battle Churchill said
Winter War
Russians forced the Finns out of power in Finland
Afrika Korps
unit that Hitler set up in North Africa to help the Italians
Panay Incident
when the Japs sanks an American gunboat in China
Pearl Harbor
site of the Japanese attack on the US that brought the US into the war
Operation Torch
the code name for the Allied Invasion of North Afirca led by Eisenhower during World War II
Battle of the Bulge
Nazis last great offensive battle
Battle of the Java Sea
The Japs sank most the American ships and advanced to Australia
Battle of the Coral Sea
the first naval battle where the opposing sides did not see each other
Battle of Midway
the U.S. Navy broke the back of the Japanese
Battle of the Philippine Sea
this battle took place the same time as the assault on Japan
Battle of Leyte Gulf
Naval Battle/ Japanese almost lost all of their ships
Iwo Jima
some of the most desparate fighting in human history took place on this volcanic island