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The Second World War

The Second World War - “monstrous tyranny” that is...

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The Second World War; The Anti-Axis Coalition; Horror and Rebirth 1. Soviets Advance & The Phony War- on Sept 1, Hitler marhes into Poland which will fall three weeks later, on the 17 th the Soviets enter the eastern front…on Sept 3 Britain declared war on Germany, soviets demanded territorial concessions from Finland and invaded in Nov, the League of Nations dismissed the Soviets but their fight continued, in march 1940 the fins sued for peace losing territory but maintaining independence, in aug 1940 the soviets annexed Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia…winter of 1939-1940 was known as the phony war because for 6 months there were no major land battles 2. World War II Expands a. Denmark and Norway- April of 1940 Hitler invaded Denmark which fell in 24 hours, he then invaded Norway which lasted a couple months b. Chamberlain out, Churchill in- became prime minister on May 10, 1940 “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat” and must defeat the
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Unformatted text preview: “monstrous tyranny” that is Germany c. May 1940- Netherlands, Belgium, France- Netherlands fall in five days, Luxemberg fell basically immediately, Belgium and Leopold III, unlike in World War I, surrendered to the Nazis with little resistance, throughout May German forces penetrated into France…French constructed Maginuea Line which ended in the Arden forest which they believed impassible, Hitler goes around the line and launches a full attack d. Dunkirk- from May 29-June 2 1940 a major evacuation takes place and the armies are pushed back to Dunkirk e. France Falls- Italian forces attack the French from the south basically dooming the French to defeat f. The Soviets Move 3. The Fate of the World- The Battle of Britain 4. Eastern Europe a. The Balkans b. The Soviets Betrayed 5. The Pacific 6. 1941-1942 On the Edge of the Void a. Nazi Success b. The Turning Point 7. D-Day and the War Ends...
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