The War in Europe- Military forces

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  • Blitzkrieg

    Bkutzjrueg us a tactics used by German troops to win over several countries during the world war 2. Blitzkrieg was based on two weapon, aeroplane and tanks. Bombers attack enemy's airfields and fast-moving tanks and conentrating on attacking enemy's strong point. Blitzkrieg was new and unexpected tactics
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    The defeat of Poland

    Poland was the first country to experience the German's Blitzkrieg. German troops defeated Poland, Germany had total of 1.5 million troops, an they had strong air force against Poland( 850 bombers) and Poles only had 210 bombers
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    Phoney war

    Britain and France was prepared for war during this period, however there were no military action from the Germany.Hitler was not yet ready for major war.
  • Britain and France declared a war on Germany.

    Britain and France ignored the lessons of Blitzkrieg in Poland and made no preparation.
  • America's assistence to Britain

    American assistance enabled Britain to get essential supplies from the USA and improved the morale of the British people who no longer felt totally alone.
  • Germany Invades Norway and Denmark

    Hitler invades Denmark and Norway- German troops crossed border into Denmark, then Norway, they offered no resistance.
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    Germany defeats lower countries and france

    German troops successfully defeats Holland and Belgium, and defeats part of France.
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    Operation Dynamo

    The BEF(British Expeditionary force) had been sent across the channel, and they evacuated 340,000 british and French troops before Dunkirk fell into hands of Germans. However huge amounts of military equipment had to be abandoned Hilter stopped the short of Dunkirk, to prevent later action against the rest of the French armies.
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    Battle of Britain

    Hitler sent his bombers to attack British ports and bombing British air fields, in the end British has defeated Germany : there are several reasons why German troops lost, they lost far more pilots from previous wars, and German air force did not have heavy bombers. In addition, British produced 1836 fighter planes within four months, so they were advantageous. Consequently British lost 857 but Germany twice as many during the battle of Britain
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    The Blitz

    The Luftware now turned attention on bombing British towns. Between 7 September and 2 November 1940, London was bombed every night. The German troops also attacked other towns and cities in Britain.
  • Operation Barborossa

    Operation Barborossa
    Hitler sent 3 million soldiers and 3,500 tanks into Russia. The Russians were taken by surprise as they had signed a treaty with Germany in 1939. Stalin was not prepared for Germany’s invasion and Russian armies were short of weapons and tanks.
  • Pearl harbor

    Japan invaded US, naval base of Pearl harbor attacked by 188 aircraft from Japanese carriers. Japanese troops sailed more than 3000 miles in order to attack. Over 2300 americans killed, and 4 battleship sunk
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    The Great Alliance and preparation for D-day

    Britain, USSR and USA made a alliance to fight back Hitler, and they started the preparation as early as 1942. They built shelters, tanks, and enormous fleets of ships. They used about 7000 ships. Everything was ready by June 1944.
  • Stalingrad

    Stalingrad
    Germany invaded Russia to take over Stalingrad, Russia made a counter offense and sent the red army with 500 tanks to Stalingrad. German surrendered on 31 January 1943, 200000 german troops were killed, The Russians won their first victory against Germany at the Battle of Stalingrad.
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    Japanese retreat and defeat

    US army started to attack Japanese islands in 1942, instead of attempting to invade every island, U.S army left some alone, leaving the Japanese garrison isolated. The War in pacific lasted three years as Japanese forces refused to surrender and fought to the finish. In the end, 100,000 Japanese troops died, and 12000 tropps of U.S army died. US submarine sank way better than Japanese, and this was adventageous for them. USA was also able to produce more aircraft and weapons than Japan.
  • D-day

    D-day
    Invasion began on 6 June 1944, and they had allied control of the air and sea. There were about 155,000 soldiers, 5,000 ships and landing craft, 50,000 vehicles and 11,000 planes set for the coming battle. The Germans who had been fed false information about a landing near Calais, rushed troops to the area but were unable to prevent the allies from forming a solid bridgehead. Consequently, they captured the port of German
  • The French capital of Paris was liberated from the Germans

  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    Allies negotiated for the Peace, Hitler's generals were opposed to the plan December 16, 1944, by some 30 German divisions against Allied lines in the Ardennes region, and attacked U.S, this was the surprise for U.S, and the American suffered some 75,000 casualties in the Battle of the Bulge, however Allies fought back, and Germans lost 80,000 to 100,000 troops. German strength had been irredeemably impaired.
  • Hitler commits suicide

  • Germany forced to surrender to the allies