World war ii q5

Battles Of World War II

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    Maginot Line

    Line of concrete fortifications, tank obstacles, artillery casemates, machine gun posts, and other defenses. France constructed it along the borders of Germany & Italy.
  • Battle Of Poland

    Invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union, as well as another small country. Germany and Societ Union split up poland.
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    Miracle of Dunkirk ( France )

    The british navy put out a call for all of the civilian population to help get the army out of the port of Dunkirk. Eventually boats and yachts came to help. Miraly between these days, they evacuated nearly 340,000 men. Britian still had a army to fight with because of this.
  • Battle Of France

    Consisted of two main operations. German invasion of France. German armored units pushed through Ardennes to cut off and surround the Allied units that had advanced into Belgium. The second operation, German forces outflanked the Maginot Line to attack the larger territory of France.
  • Battle Of Dunkirk

    Battle was the defense and evacuation of British and allied forces in Europe. Between the allies and Germany.
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    North African Campaign

    t included campaigns fought in the Libyan and Egyptian deserts and in Morocco and Algeria. Fought between the axis powers and the allied forces. The allied force effort was dominated by the British Commenwealth.
  • Battle Of Britain

    Air campaign waged by the German Airforce against the United Kingdom. The objective of the campaign was to gain superiority of the Royal Air Force. First campaign ever to be fought by just air forces.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Code name for Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union. Over 4.5 million troops of the Axis powers invaded the Soviet Union. It also involved 600,000 motor vehicles and 750,000 horses. Because it ultimatly failed, it led to Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Surprise military attack by the Japanese navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighters, bombers, and torpedo planes. Four U.S. Navy battleships were sunk. 2,402 men were killed and 1,282 wounded.
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    Battle of Midway

    Most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. the United States Navy defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy attack against Midway Atoll, inflicting alot of damange that could not be replaced.
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    Battle of El Alamein

    Battle of the western desert campaign. The battle halted the second, and final, advance by the Axis forces into Egypt, Fought between the axis forcees and the allies.
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    Battle Of Stalingrad

    Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad. It was among the largest on the Eastern Front, and was marked by its brutality and disregard for military and civilian casualties. Among the bloodiest battles ever in warfare.
  • D Day

    The Normandy landings were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy. There was an airborne assualt landing of 24,00 British American, Canadian, and french troops. Largest amphibious invasion in world history.
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    Battle of the Bulge

    was a major German offensive , launched toward the end of World War II through the Ardennes Mountains region of Belgium. The German offensive was supported by several subordinate operations. The goal was to split the British and American allied line in half.
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    Battle of Iwo Jima

    was a battle in which the United States fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Empire of Japan. Fighting for the island resulted in some of the fiercest fighting in the Pacific Campaign of World War II.
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    Battle of Okinawa

    Fought in islands in Okinawa. Was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War. After a long campaign of " island hopping ". Allies were approaching Japan, and wanted to use Okinawa as a base for operations.
  • V.E. Day

    The date when the World War II Allies officially accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Reich.
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    Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    United States conducted two atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan during the end of WW II . The only times nuclear weapons ever have been used. Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki
  • V-J

    Is a name chosen for the day on which the Surrender of Japan occurred, effectively ending World War II. The term has been applied to the day on which the initial announcement of Japan's surrender was made in the afternoon.