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Unformatted text preview: F) Late Aug: liberation of Paris 1) Optimistic talk of the war being over by Christmas. III. Battle of the Bulge A) Dec 44. B) Germans pushed Allies back. C) Largest number of American POWs were captured here (100,000+) IV. War in Asia A) May 8 th /9 th : German surrender 1) To a lot of people, this signified that the war was over they did not care about Japan. B) We attacked the Japanese through the central Pacific versus coming up through New Guinea/the Phillippines. 1) McArthur wanted to go through New Guinea. C) Manila fell in Mar 45 (despite landing in the Phillippines in Oct 44). 1) This should have been a warning how difficult ground war in Asia can be D) Phillippines/Burma are the only two big ground battles. E) We captured islands as supply bases: 1) Iwo Jima 2) Okinawa: last combat experience before aiming for Japanese surrender...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course HIST 397 taught by Professor Cooper during the Spring '07 term at Wisconsin.
- Spring '07