World War 2

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  • Rape of Nanking

    Rape of Nanking
    Japanese forces brutally murdered thousands of people including soldiers in the Chinese city of Nanking. During the Sino-Japanese War, Nanking, the capital of China, falls to Japanese forces. Japanese general Matsui ordered that the city should be destroyed. Much of the city was burned. These events left the people scared and had major effects in their minds. It took decades for them to recover.
    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-rape-of-nanking
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    The Manhattan project was the name of the project where the Americans were creating a atomic weapon during ww2. They decided to do this beca
    se they had word that hitler had a nuclear weapon and that he was prepared to use it. President Roosevelt sparked this idea. The UK and Canada
    supported the project. The bomb was dropped on Japan on August 6th 1945.https://www.history.com/topics/the-manhattan-project
  • SS St. Louis

    SS St. Louis
    The SS. St Louis was a last chance for Jewish people living in German to escape their living conditions in Nazi Germany. Jewish people wanted to leave because they were being harshly mistreated and knew they would be sent to Hitler's camps. Unfortunately, the ship had to return to Germany as other countries did not accept them and most of the people were sent to concentration camps and were killed.
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  • German Blitzkrieg

    German Blitzkrieg
    The Germans used mobile forces and concentrated firepower to invade their opposition. This tactic was used by the Germans because it allowed them to attack their opponents with quick firepower when they were unprepared. The effect this tactic had for Germany was short military campaigns when successful which meant that Germany saved lives and limited their use of artillery.
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  • The Battle Of Atlantic

    The Battle Of Atlantic
    The battle of Atlantic was the longest battle in ww2. This battle was basically between the allied forces and the Germans. The problem was that the allies wanted the flow of the supplies and men to come to them and the germans were trying to stop this from happening. Germans used weapons on water to sink the boats that brought in supplies. Canada played a big role in this battle. They were watching from theirs doorstep. http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/historical-sheets/atlantic
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    This was the battle between British and German forces in the air. There were 57 consecutive nights of bombing in this battle.This battle took place because Hitler wanted to destroy Britain's Royal Air Force, but it back fired and Germany lost the battle. This was good for Britain because they saved the country from a ground invasion and also had more air troops than the Germans.
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  • Fall Of France

    Fall Of France
    In 1940, the French had built a 180 mile fort which they used as defence from the germans. The germans got passed the fort by going by from the north of it in just a morning. They got by a forest that the French hadn't blocked off. As the germans entered from the north the pushed the French and British allies back and they did this in a day.
    http://www.historyinanhour.com/2012/06/22/the-fall-of-france-summary/
  • Evacuation of Dunkirk

    Evacuation of Dunkirk
    This event is when the BEF and other Allied troops from the French seaport of Dunkirk evacuated to England. The British army was stranded on the seaport of Dunkirk. They were waiting to be rescued. The German army found out about this so they went to the beach to bomb them. Hundreds of boats were used to save the soldiers. This had an effect on ww2 because the troops that survived had a major impact in the future war.
    https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/Evacuation-of-Dunkirk/
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Code name for the German invasion of the Soviet Union. Hitler always had an interest in overthrowing the Soviet Union. He became suspicious of the Soviet leader, Joseph Stalins, intentions and did not want to wait longer. Because of this the Red Army was nearly destroyed.
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  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The event that took place at Pearl Harbor during World War 2 was the surprise bombing from Japan on the United State at an US naval base. Japan attacked the United States unexpectedly because they felt that the United States were going to enter the war no matter what so they thought they should get the first attack. This event caused the United States to officially enter the war.
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  • Battle of Hong Kong

    Battle of Hong Kong
    Six hours after the Pearl Harbor attack, Japanese troops attacked a British colony in Hong Kong. On December 25 Governor General of Hong Kong surrendered. British had lost over 11000 people, and Japan only 2700. Japan was controlling many areas, Britain thought that they were very strong in the 1920s, if they got Hong Kong they would become stronger.
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  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    This was a successful defend of the city of Stalingrad in the U.S.S.R. in WW2. This battle took place because Hitler ordered General Paulus to secure the oil fields in the Caucasus,to do this they first had to take control of Stalingrad. This stopped Germany moving into the Soviet Union, showed Hitler the Allies were more powerful. There were nearly 2 million casualties.
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  • Wannsse Conference

    Wannsse Conference
    This was a meeting for all of the Nazi officials to plan out the "final solution", which is to see what will happen to all of the Jews in Europe. This was the place where other leaders found out and they started to transport Jews in order to help them. Jews were already getting murdered, this was to see what they would do to all of them.
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  • Japanese Canadian Internment

    Japanese Canadian Internment
    Japanese people in Canada always faced racism and separation. When Canadians heard of the bombing of pearl harbor, where Canadian soldiers were located, fear of invasion sparked a distrust of Japanese people. BC politicians thought they were a menace to national security. Japanese people were detained and people that refused were considered prisoners of war.
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  • The Conscription Crisis Canada

    The Conscription Crisis Canada
    During the time of recruitment in Canada, most French Canadians voted no for conscription while 80% of people from other provinces voted yes. French Canadians did not want to be forced to join the war as they wanted their own voices. Eventually, the Canadian government realized that conscription was needed as they were short of recruits and it was announced that conscripts would be sent overseas.
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  • Liberation of the Netherlands

    Liberation of the Netherlands
    Nazi Germany still had control over the Netherlands nearing the final months of the second world war and Canada were given the task to free them. Canada was given this task because they had a powerful strike force in The Canadian First Army, and a previous attempt from the US and Britain had failed. Canada kept on successfully taking back pieces of the Netherlands, before Germany eventually surrendered.
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  • D day

    D day
    D day is the first day of the invasion of Normandy. The Normandy invasion was the biggest sea born invasion to ever happen. The allied forces were the reason why this happened, they attacked. The allied forces ended up winning. The effect this had on ww2 was that the allied forces took back the north west of Europe Germans.
    https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day
  • Death Of Hitler

    Death Of Hitler
    In 1945, Hitler committed suicide.People have convincing theories that might be true. The main reason of his death is that he swallowed a cyanide capsule and then shot himself with a pistol in his air-raid shelter. The reason he committed suicide was because he was informed that the Russians were a day or two away from overtaking the chancellery. Instead of escaping he chose suicide.
    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/adolf-hitler-commits-suicide-in-his-underground-bunker
  • VE-Day

    VE-Day
    This event took place on May 8, 1945. Its is recognized as a Victory in Europe Day. It is when the Allies in WW2 accept Nazi Germany's surrender of it's armed forces. It was the end to a nearly 6 year war. This took place because Adolf Hitler committed suicide a week before.After this Canadians were recognized as heroes in the Netherlands. In Canada, people were celebrating, which lead to riots.

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  • Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    The United States dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima destroying almost 90% of the city. They dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki just three days later. The Americans dropped the bomb in hopes of Japan quickly surrendering to end off the war. Over 100,000 Japanese people died immediately, with thousands more following due to radiation. The cities were left in ruins.
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