Battle between Germany and its allies and the Soviet Union for the city of
Stalingrad from August 21, 1942 to February 2, 1943.
Considered the turning point of World
War II and had over 1.5 million casualties, both civilian and military.
Due to the harsh winters in
Russia, the Soviets were able to defeat Hitler’s Wehrmacht.
June 6, 1944, the day in which the Battle of Normandy began, started the Allies effort to
liberate Europe from Nazi Germany.
On this day Allied land forces from Canada, USA and
Great Britain, with other allied countries supporting in naval and air forces, crossed the English
Channel to Normandy.
This battle lasted for months and ended with the liberation of Paris in
Battle of the Bulge-
Christmas 1944; massive German counterattack on Allied troops in
Luxembourg and Belguim; Allies could not use air forces due to inclement weather- it appeared
as if Germans might advance again, but by March 7, 1945 Allies had secured a way across the
Battle of Berlin-
One of the final battles of WWII, in which 2 massive Soviet troops attacked
Berlin from the east and south while another attacked the German troops north of Berlin.
Lasted from late April 1945 until early May 1945, during which Hitler and many of his followers
The city surrendered on May 2
, but fighting continued until May 8th, the
end of World War II in Europe.
(“Lightning War“) Because of Germany’s insufficient resources, Hitler decided that,
instead of shifting the economy to production of war goods, he would simply stockpile enough
supplies and weapons for one decisive attack against a surprised enemy.
By doing this, he
thought that he could win his immediate objectives, capture enough supplies from his enemies
to make up for his losses, and spare the German civilians from the pains of a war economy.
Germany’s attack plan depended on speed, and he was, therefore, not equipped for an
a period of waiting in which Hitler’s plans for action in the west were delayed due
to the onset of autumn, and during which the French and British troops lost whatever fighting
edge they might have had, and discussed possible offensive strategies of blockades.
Fascist Leader of Norway after Germans capture.
Hitler wanted Norway for the
Swedish iron-ore resource, As Germans attack, both Norwegian and Allied troops defend, but
allies withdraw, leaving Germany victorious. Quisling, being a socialist, was referred to as a
Sophisticated fortification along the French-German border.
Contained series of
pill-boxes, underground railroads, hospitals, anti-tank fortification and machine guns and arms,
but stops halfway up the South-Eastern border.
France was expecting another attack like the
Schleiffen Plan, however, German Generals first decided to go through the Northern European
The rivers and bridges made this difficult, so they changed their plans to go through the