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WORLD WAR II Presented by : Sarah-Jane Hamilton Ethan Mulchrone Imogen O Malley World War II • Also known as “The Second World War” • In Europe, the war began on 1st September 1939 with the “Invasion of Poland” by Nazi Germany • In Asia, the war began with interventions in China. • In America, major naval battles took place in the Pacific Ocean eg the battle of Okinawa. • Conflict also spilled over into Africa. World War II • The largest armed conflict in history, spanning the entire world and involving more countries than any other world war, as well as introducing powerful new weapons, culminating in the first use of nuclear weapons – “the atomic bomb” Eire • Ireland was deemed a “Neutral” Country during the war years. • However, we did assist somewhat in providing some important secret information regarding weather conditions for the D-Day landings. • Also we interned fighter pilots from war torn countries in the Curragh Camp in Kildare. Fighter pilots would have crash landed here during the conflict. German pilots were know as “The Luftwaffe”. The Big 3 Allied War Leaders Winston Churchill Great Britain Josef Stalin Russia Theodore Roosevelt America Adolf Hitler was born in Austria. He refused to join the Austrian Army during World War 1 and instead joined the German army. In World War 2, he vowed to make the German people “the Master Race”. Concentration Camps Auschwitz Bergin-Belsen Dachau Treblinka The Gate to “Auschwitz” Gate Inscription in German Arbeit Macht Frei - “work will set you free” GAS CHAMBER from Stuffhof Concentration Camp Anne Frank and her family WORLD WAR ll Let us take a moment to remember the innocent victims of World War 2 and all who have died through armed conflict.