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  • The Battle of the Coral Sea

    The Battle of the Coral Sea
    Decoded Japanese messages alerted the U.S . to the Japanese attacks on New Guinea.
  • The Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad
    Hitler ordered his army to capture strategic oil fields, factories, and farmlands in southern Russia and Ukraine. Stalingrand was the key to attack.
  • The Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway
    After Pearl Harbor the Americans were ready. The Japanese ran into a blizzard of antiaircraft fire, and 38 planes were shot down.
  • Invasion if Morocco and Algeria

    Invasion if Morocco and Algeria
    The Allies defeated Germany in Africa and in the Battle of the Atlantic. The Soviet victory at Stalingrad was a turning point in the war. In July 1942, Roosevelt ordered the invasion of Morocco and Algeria- two French territories indirectly under German control.
  • The Battle of the Atlantic

    The Battle of the Atlantic
    By August 1942, the German submarines had sunk about 360 American ships. This conviced the U.S. to set up a convoy system. As the new technology began to take its toll on German submarines, the Battle of the Atlantic turned in favor od the Allies.