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World War II

World War II

World War II • World War II began on September 1, 1939 When Nazi

World War II • World War II began on September 1, 1939 When Nazi Germany lead by Adolph Hitler invaded Poland http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=s 8 d. W 3 z. Sd 4 EAGermany Invades Poland-France and Britain Declares War - You. Tube • Allies- Great Britain, France, and Russia and later the United States • Axis Powers- Germany, Italy, and Japan • Russia would begin the war on the side of the Axis Powers • After conquering Poland Germany attacked Belgium, Holland, and France and by the end of 1940 controlled all of mainland Europe http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=1 j. S 7 d. Wwio 8 Belgium and Holland invaded http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=Kk. Vp. Db. M pf 0 c France invaded

Goes to War • The United States entered World War II December 8, 1941

Goes to War • The United States entered World War II December 8, 1941 • This happened after Japan bombed pearl harbor on December 7, 1941 http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=l. K 8 g. YGg 0 d k. E Declaration of War Speech The U. S. also declared war on Germany and Italy on December 11, 1941

D-Day • On June 6, 1944 the Allies lead by the U. S. invaded

D-Day • On June 6, 1944 the Allies lead by the U. S. invaded Normandy, France in the first effort to take back Europe http: //www. army. mil/d-day/slideshow. html Pictures from Normandy • This attack was planned and lead by ally general and Texan Dwight D. Eisenhower http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=WEy. Cj. N 9 ri i. Y Eisenhower’s speech • This attack was the beginning of the allies starting to win the war • After D-day Germany would have no more major military victories http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=py. SPScgw. OQ D-day newsreel

Victory in Europe • The Soviet Union, United States, and Great Britain slowly pushed

Victory in Europe • The Soviet Union, United States, and Great Britain slowly pushed toward Germany in order to capture Berlin • In April of 1945 allied forces had entered Germany • In May of 1945, with Hitler dead, Germany would be forced to surrender http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=2 Znbr 23 R Q 7 o The War is Over http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=sizo 0 APs. L k. Y Churchill announces surrender http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=Jyy. Ujy. OIIT k Russian celebration parade

U. S. in the Pacific • On June 4 -7, 1942 just six months

U. S. in the Pacific • On June 4 -7, 1942 just six months after Pearl Harbor the U. S. won its first major battle in the Pacific capturing Midway Island • This is considered to be the turning point in the Pacific during World War II http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=Lqzu 7 MGI WMw Battle of Midway • By March of 1945 the U. S. controlled the Pacific except the mainland of Japan • On August 6, 1945 an airplane named the Enola Gay dropped the first ever atomic bomb, Little Boy, on the Japanese city of Hiroshima http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=t 19 kv. Ui. Hv AE first A-bomb • On August 9, 1945 the second atom bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki • These two attacks would force the Japanese emperor to surrender thus ending World War II

World War II Ends • On August 15, 1945 the Japanese surrendered bringing an

World War II Ends • On August 15, 1945 the Japanese surrendered bringing an end to the 7 year world war • The official surrender was signed aboard the USS Missouri on September 2, 1945 http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=xcjwt. THd. A ZI&feature=related Truman read surrender http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=nk. Xh 6 Ke 1 5 WM surrender papers are signed

Texans in World War II • Over 30 Texans would receive the highest military

Texans in World War II • Over 30 Texans would receive the highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor • The most decorated soldier of WWII was Audie Murphy form Farmersville, Texas who received 33 military awards for his bravery in Europe • Johnnie Hutchins also received the Medal of Honor for steering a ship out of the way of an oncoming Torpedo, he died still holding onto the steering wheel • African American and Texan Doris Miller manned a machine gun at Pearl Harbor and was later killed in action

http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=Pstv. NQVP 3 Zk Audie Murphy Interview

http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=Pstv. NQVP 3 Zk Audie Murphy Interview