Leanne Fishy 1939-1945

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  • Battle of Atlantic- Atlantic Ocean

    The worst of the battle was over when the Germans called a halt to major U-boat operations in the Atlantic on 23 May 1943, but the threat to Allied shipping was never entirely eliminated.
  • Battle of Poland- Poland

    Started the war. WAHOO
  • Declaration of War on Germany

    Britain and France were forced to declare war after Germany ignored their separate ultimatums, delivered on 3 September 1939, demanding the withdrawal of German troops from Poland.
  • Battle of Dunkirk- France

    The Battle of Dunkirk was a battle in the Second World War between the Allies and Germany. A part of the Battle of France on the Western Front, the Battle of Dunkirk was the defence and evacuation of British and allied forces in Europe from 24 May-4 June 1940.
  • Churchill became Prime Minister

    Churchill, the new Prime Minister, eventually led the country to victory against Germany and the Axis powers.
  • Battle of France- France

    In the Second World War, the Battle of France was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries, executed on 10 May 1940, which ended the Phoney War. The battle consisted of two main operations. In the first, Fall Gelb (Case Yellow), German armoured units pushed through the Ardennes, to cut off and surround the Allied units that had advanced into Belgium.
  • Battle of Britain- Britain

    British victory, forcing Hitler to postpone indefinitely his plans to invade England.
  • Battle of Stalingrad- Soviet Union

    major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in southwestern Russia. The battle took place between 23 August 1942 and 2 February 1943[9] and was among the largest on the Eastern Front, and was marked by its brutality and disregard for military and civilian casualties. It was the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare with the higher estimates of combined casualties amounting to 2mil deaths
  • Battle of Midway- Pacific Ocean

    widely regarded as the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II.[5][6][7] Between 4 and 7 June 1942, approximately one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea and six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States Navy decisively defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) attack against Midway Atoll, inflicting irreparable damage on the Japanese fleet.
  • Battle of El Alamein- Egypt

    The Battle of El Alamein, fought in the deserts of North Africa, is seen as one of the decisive victories of World War Two. The Battle of El Alamein was primarily fought between two of the outstanding commanders of World War Two, Montgomery, who succeeded the dismissed Auchinleck, and Rommel. The Allied victory at El Alamein lead to the retreat of the Afrika Korps and the German surrender in North Africa in May 1943.
  • Battle of the Bulge- Germany

    The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive, launched toward the end of World War II through the densely forested Ardennes Mountains region of Wallonia in Belgium, hence its French name, and France and Luxembourg on the Western Front.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima- Japan

    Battle in which the United States fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Empire of Japan. The U.S. invasion, charged with the mission of capturing the three airfields on Iwo Jima,resulted in some of the fiercest fighting in the Pacific Campaign of World War II.
  • Battle of Okinama- Japan

    The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg, was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War. The 82-day-long battle lasted from early April until mid-June 1945. After a long campaign of island hopping, the Allies were approaching Japan, and planned to use Okinawa, a large island only 340 mi (550 km) away from mainland Japan, as a base for air operations on the planned invasion of Japanese mainland
  • General George S Patton

    Obviously number one "Old Blood and Guts" fought in Africa and Europe. Some of his greatest achievements is the taking of of Palermo in Sicily and the breakout of the 101st Airborne Division in the Battle of the Bulge. One of the toughest warriors ever and his quotes will be famous for all eternity.
  • General Douglas Macauthur

    Famous for the American strides in the Pacific War in Japan is famous for his saying "I will return" after retreating from the Philippines. He returned and and gave the Japanese one of the greatest fights in histroy and took it all the way to the gates of Japan.
  • General Dwight D Eisenhower

    He was the Supreme Commander of the European Forces in the Second World War. He was bright and intelligent in the use of strategy and diplomacy which brought victory to the Allied cause in the war.
  • General Anthony Mcauliffe

    Most people have never heard of this General, but anyone who knows about World War 2 knows his saying. When the German General von Luttwitz asked him to surrender Bastogne. He said "NUTS" in reply.
  • Erich Von Manstein

    There is only one German on this list and it is not Rommel. The reason he is here is because he changed warfare. Erich von Manstein invented the "blitzkrieg" tactic. A maneuver that basically changed the ways armies fought wars.