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Chapter
25-2:
The War
for
Europe
and
North
Africa
February 1943: End of Battle of Stalingrad
Stalingrad:
Prevented Germany from
taking over the Soviet Union
Marked the point from which the
Soviet Army began to move westward
toward Germany
May 1943: End of
Operation Torch
Operation Torch placed the
Allies in control of North Africa
 Gave the Allies a place to
launch an attack against Italy

Mid- 1943: Victory in Battle of
the Atlantic
 Victory
of the
Battle of the
Atlantic
safeguarded
allied shipping
of war
materials to
Europe
June 1944: Operation Overlord
(D-Day)
Allied invasion of
Europe (Normandy,
France)
 The liberation of
Europe from Nazi
occupation begins

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m/video/play?p=PRIMO+VIC
TORIA&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t701&vid=0001372754239
July 1944: Liberation of
Majdanek
 First
death camp
liberated by the
Allies
800,000 pairs of
shoes were found at
the Majdanek camp
August 1944: Liberation of
France
 France
freed from 4 years of Nazi
occupation
German POWs paraded through
Paris, August 25, 1944
October 1944: Capture of Aachen
 First
German
town
captured
by the
Americans
German POWs after the
fall of Aachen to the Allies
January 1945: End of Battle of
the Bulge


The last major
battle in Europe
From this point on,
Germany could do
little but retreat
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em/collections/maps/wwii/es
say1.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
=iCgc8hTlRbM&feature=related
Spring 1945: End of Italian
Campaign


Resulted in
freedom for Italy
from Nazi
occupation
Resulted in the
execution of
Mussolini who was
shot and then
hung for the
public to see
May 1945: V-E Day

Victory in Europe: The unconditional
surrender of Germany and the end of
the war in Europe

Dwight D.
Eisenhower:
Important People
American general who
commanded the
invasion of North Africa
and the D-Day invasion


George Patton:
American general who
led his Third Army in
liberating Paris, France
Harry S. Truman: 33rd
President (Becomes
President after FDR
dies in April of 1945)