Unformatted text preview: of Egypt Stalingrad Aug ’41- Feb ‘43 Moscow and Leningrad held out barely Stalingrad was Urban fighting, Caucasus (oil), Central Asia US involvement First Part of War was buying time to mobilize industry Europe First Strategy decided at Argentia Newfoundland, Aug 14, 1941 (before war) 2 nd Front Stalin’s biggest wish, Germany had fought on one front for the entire war Africa didn’t do it; Italy didn’t do it, not until D-Day and France Air War didn’t really accomplish much German Industry climaxes Dec 1944 Africa US gets beat badly at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass, Feb 1943 Churchill refers to US as “our Italy,” a tremendous insult Soft Underbelly of Europe Invasion of Italy follows conclusion of African campaign Debate was over whether it was wiser to attack cross channel in 1943, or 1944. Churchill won, Italy was invaded...
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- Spring '07
- World War II, Aviation Gas embargo, Iron Embargo Summer, Oil embargo limits, Egypt Stalingrad Aug, Indochina Pacific fleet