Battle of britain air observer

WWII Jake Hansen

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    Japan Invades China

  • Munich Agreement

    This was a settlement reached by Germany, Great Britain, France, and Italy that permitted German annexation of the Sudetenland in western Czechoslovakia. After his success in absorbing Austria into Germany proper in March 1938, Adolf Hitler looked covetously at Czechoslovakia, where about three million people in the Sudeten area were of German origin.
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  • German-Soviet Non-Aggression act

    On August 23 1939 a nonaggression pact between Germany and the Soviet Union that was concluded only a few days before the beginning of World War II and which divided eastern Europe into German and Soviet spheres of influence. The Soviet Union had been unable to reach a collective-security agreement with Britain and France against Nazi Germany, most notably at the time of the Munich Conference in September 1938. By early 1939 the Soviets faced the prospect of resisting German military expansion.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    The invasion of poland was a joint invasion of Germany, the Soviet Union that marked the start of WWII. German forces invaded Poland from the north, south, and west. As the Germans advanced, Polish forces withdrew from their forward bases of operation close to the Polish–German border to more established lines of defence to the east. The Soviet Red Army's invasion of Eastern Poland on 17 September, rendered the Polish plan of defense useless.
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    Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain is the name given to the the german air campaign in WWII. The battle wa the first of its kind to use aireal combat entirely. The german goal was to gain superrority over the R.A.F. By preventing Germany from gaining air superiority, the British forced Hitler to postpone and eventually cancel Operation Sea Lion, a planned amphibious and airborne invasion of Britain.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    In July 1940, after Britain had sustained the loss of 11 destroyers to the German Navy over a 10-day period, newly elected British Prime Minister Winston Churchill requested help from President Roosevelt. Roosevelt responded by exchanging 50 destroyers for 99-year leases on British bases in the Caribbean and Newfoundland. As a result, a major foreign policy debate erupted over whether the United States should aid Great Britain or maintain strict neutrality.
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    The Holocaust

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    Operation Barbarossa

  • Pearl Harbor

    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States at Pearl Harbor, in the United States Territory of Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II.From the standpoint of the defenders, the attack commenced at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Time.The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighter planes, bombers, and torpedo planes.
  • Bataan Death March

    This forcible transfer from Saisaih Pt. and Mariveles to Camp O'Donnell by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war which began on April 9, 1942, after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II. The 60 mi (97 km) march was characterized by occasional severe physical abuse and resulted in some fatalities inflicted upon prisoners and civilians alike by the Japanese Army. It was later judged to be a war crime.
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    Battle of Midway

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    Battle of Stalingrad

    A major battle of WWII, the battle of Stalingrad pitted nazi german agaist the soviet union. With reports of close combat and civilan air raids, the battle is regarded as one of the bloodiest in the war. Stalingrad was the turning point of WWII for eastern europe. On 19 November 1942, the Red Army launched Operation Uranus, a two-pronged attack targeting the weaker Romanian and Hungarian forces protecting the German 6th Army's flanks.
  • D-day

    D-day was the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. It was The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe, led to the liberation of France from Nazi control, and contributed to an Allied victory in the war.
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    Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge was a mjor german offensive in Belgium, France and Luxembourg towards the end of WWII. A suprise attack led by the germans caught the Allied forces off gaurd. The Germans' initial attack included 200,000 men, 340 tanks and 280 other tracked vehicles. Between 67,200 and 100,000 of their men were killed, missing or wounded.
    The Allies were faced with several military logistics issues: troops were fatigued by weeks of continuous combat, supply lines were stretched thin.
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    Battle of Iwo Jima

    The Battle of Iwo Jima took place in February 1945. The capture of Iwo Jima was part of a three-point plan the Americans had for winning the war in the Far East. Combined with the attacks on Iwo Jima, was America’s desire to finally destroy Japan’s merchant fleet so that the Japanese mainland could not be supplied from the food-rich sectors of South East Asia which Japan still had control over.
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    Battle of Okinawa

  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    Victory in Europe Day offically marks the surrender of germany's armed forces. Upon the defeat of Germany, celebrations erupted throughout the world. In the United States, the victory happened on President Harry Truman's 61st birthday.He dedicated the victory to the memory of his predecessor, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had died of a cerebral hemorrhage less than a month earlier.
  • Hiroshima Atomic Bomb

    Hiroshima Atomic Bomb
    On August 6, 1945, the United States used a massive, atomic weapon against Hiroshima, Japan. This atomic bomb, the equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT, flattened the city, killing tens of thousands of civilians. While Japan was still trying to comprehend this devastation three days later, the United States struck again, this time, on Nagasaki.
  • Nagasaki Atomic Bomb

    Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects of the atomic bombings killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 39,000–80,000 in Nagasaki; roughly half of the deaths in each city occurred on the first day. During the following months, large numbers died from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness and malnutrition. In both cities, most of the dead were civilians, although Hiroshima had a sizable military.
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    Day on which Japan surrendered, in effect ending World War II.
    On September 2, 1945, a formal surrender ceremony was performed in Tokyo Bay, Japan, aboard the battleship USS Missouri. In Japan, August 15 usually is known as the "memorial day for the end of the war".
  • Warsaw Pact

    The Warsaw Pact was a devensive treaty among 8 communist states of central and eastern europe. The Warsaw Pact was in part a Soviet military reaction to the integration of West Germany into NATO in 1955 per the Paris Pacts of 1954, but was primarily motivated by Soviet desires to maintain control over military forces in Central and Eastern Europe.