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World War II - Major Events (_______________ - _____________)
1. German Invasion of Poland – September 1, 1939
 ______________________ - “Lightning War” = swift military offense, usually combining land
and air forces
 Germany invaded ___________________________, setting off war in Europe
 The _________________ ____________________ also invaded Poland and _____________
nations
2. Germany invaded France and captured _____________________ – 1940
 Italy invades France from the south and Germany takes over from the North – France
surrenders
3. Battle of Britain (1940)
 Also known as: _____________________ _____________ __________________
 Germany bombed London
 Massive ____________ ___________________
 Germany was ______________________________
4. Lend Lease Act – United States gave ___________ ____________ to _______________
 At the start of the war, the United States remained ___________________; however, were
closely ______________ __________ ___________________ ____________
 The United States gave _____________________ ____________ ______________ and old
naval warships in return for ___________________ ________________ in
__________________________ and the _________________________
5. German Invasion of the Soviet Union (June 22, 1941)
 Operation ______________________ - Hitler’s Biggest Mistake (Hitler breaks his treaty with
Stalin)
 Hitler’s biggest mistake because now he is fighting on ____________ _____________
6. Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor – (_______________________ _____, ____________)
 Known as: “ _________________________________________________________”
 After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, the US declared war on ___________________, so
Germany declared war on the US
 In response, the US declared war on __________________.
Stop and Think:
1930’s: What was the U.S.
position at the beginning of
WWII?
1940-41: How did the U.S.
help other countries? Who
did they help?
December 7, 1941: What
caused the U.S. to decide to
enter the war?
TURNING POINTS OF WORLD WAR II
7. Battle of Midway – June- 4-7, 1942
 US Navy destroyed ____________________ __________ strength
 Japan’s navy never recovered and was on the defensive after this battle.
 _________________ _________________ of the war in the __________________
8. Battle of Stalingrad (July 1942 – February 1943)
 Long battle between _________________________ and ______________________
 _________________________ battle of World War II – ______________ casualties
 ________________________ ______________________
 ___________ ____________ of the war in _________________ _______________
9. D-Day: Operation Overlord (Allied invasion of Europe) June 6, 1944
 Led by General Eisenhower and the Allied forces
 Allied troops ferried across the English Channel and sailed from Britain to the beaches of
________________________, __________________________
 Germans ____________
 Beginning of the _________________________ in ____________________
 ________________: May 8, 1945
10. Atomic bombs dropped on ______________________ and ________________________
 In 1945, __________________ ______________________ authorized the United States to
drop the atomic bomb on Japan.
 The _______________________ _________________ led by ______________________
______________________ was responsible for creating the atomic bomb.
Hiroshima – August 6, 1945 “Little Boy”
 _________________________ Killed immediately
 _________________________ buildings destroyed
 _________________________ died of ______________________ poisoning and cancer later
Nagasaki – August 9, 1945 “Fat Man”
 _________________________ killed immediately
 _________________________ injured
 _________________________ died of _____________________ poisoning and cancer later
Japan _______________ – August 15, 1945 (_______________)