The War Ends: Lesson 4

By 25LHall
  • The Battle of the Hedgerows Ends

    The Battle of the Hedgerows Ends
    Battle in Normandy after D-Day which involved the Germans defending their position in Normandy. The battle ended with the U.S bombing the remaining German forces.
  • The Battle of Iwo Jima

    The Battle of Iwo Jima
    U.S Invasion of the island of Iwo Jima which was controlled by Japan, the U.s were victorious but lost 6,800 men in the process
  • The Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge
    The Battle of the Bulge was Hitler's last desperate offensive attack. His goal was to cut off supplies that were coming from the allies that were going through the port of Antwerp, Belgium. The U.S won this battle meaning now Germany was defenseless and nothing could stop the U.S from entering Germany
  • International Military Tribunal

    International Military Tribunal
    The IMT was formed which was formed by the U.S, Britain, France, and the Soviet Union to punish German and Japanese leaders for their war crimes. These trials went on for many years and many were imprisoned or killed as their punishment.
  • The Firebombing of Japan

    The Firebombing of Japan
    In order to halt/destroy Japan's war production the U.S resorted to using Napalm (a jellied gasoline) to burn the production. This resulted in thousands of innocent lives being caught in the crossfire of this firebombing.
  • The Invasion of Okinawa

    The Invasion of Okinawa
    The U.S invasion of Okinawa was so that the U.S could have a base near Japan, to prepare for the invasion of Japan.
  • The War Ends in Europe

    The War Ends in Europe
    After Germany became surrounded on all sides, Germany was forced to surrender especially after Hitlers death. The Next day was named " V-E day (Victory in Europe) marking the end of the war in Europe
  • The Bombing of Hiroshima

    The Bombing of Hiroshima
    After much controversy and debate the U.S dropped the "Little boy" nuke on Hiroshima in hopes that they would surrender. Between 80,000 and 120,000 people died instantly, and many more later died of burns and radiation that lasted for decades.
  • The Bombing of Nagasaki

    The Bombing of Nagasaki
    Three days after the bombing of Hiroshima the U.s sent another nuke to Japan this time in the city of Nagasaki resulting in between 35,000 and 74,000 peoples deaths. Not only did this happen but earlier in the day the Soviet Union declared war on Japan.
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    After the U.S nuked 2 Japan cities Nagasaki, and Hiroshima, as well as the Soviet Union declaring war on them Japan fully surrendered. Their Surrender marked the end of WW2.