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Unformatted text preview: o First attack North Africa and end threat to Suez Canal o US agrees because it was an opportunity for a warm-up and we didnt have resources to invade Europe yet o In May 1943, Germans and Italians surrender Africa o US now wants France, but Britain said that Italy needed to be taken out o Italy could disrupt shipping lines with planes o Stalin keeps asking FDR for help and FDR was embarrassed because he couldnt o Britain made decisions because they had more stuff in the ETO o By the end of 1943, USA had more stuff so we then make decisions o July 1943, allies invade Sicily o September 1943, Invasion of Italy, soft underbelly of Europe USA finally plans for Invasion of Europe D-Day June 6 1944 and after...
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