Turning Points in World War II

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Turning Points in World War II:

Turning Points in World War II By: Ashantel McDowell & Alysee’ Allen

U.S. Entry Into the War:

U.S. Entry Into the War Germany attacked Poland on September 1,1939, starting the war The U.S did not enter the war until after the Japanese bombed the American fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7 , 1941 World War II lasted for six years

War Effort:

War Effort The Children saved pennies, collected scrap metal and food waste The children made woolly hats for the soldiers and refugees People had to make extra work efforts and had to work harder on the home front The women worked in factories, on buses and trans, and in hospitals and schools because so many men were away in the forces

The U.S Providing to their Allies:

The U.S Providing to their Allies In December 1940 Great Britain could not pay for the war supplies so President Roosevelt said the U.S would lend them material and Britain would pay the U.S back by different means later. This was known as the lend lease. This let the U.S send and move things for national defense. Aircrafts, tanks, ships, trucks, jeeps, munitions, fuel, food, and services, were sent out until the U.S. was strong enough to enter the war Roosevelt planned to use Lend-Lease to help Great Britain, China, and the Soviet Union and used the program to benefit his country

The U.S Providing to their Allies:

The U.S Providing to their Allies First shipment of American lend-lease food arrives in Great Britain, 1941 British women carry U.S. rifles sent to Britain under the lend-lease agreement

Why did Germany want to invade Russia? :

Operation Barbarossa another name for the invasion of Russia was based on a massive attack based on a physical assault Three army groups attacked Russia on June 22nd 1941. Army Group north, led by von Leeb, Army Group Centre, commanded by von Bock and Army Group South commanded by von Rundstedt. Russia was defended by four army units. Russia had a large army but the purges had wiped out a big part of the army’s senior captains. Significance- Germany cleaned up 117 army divisions for the attack all together and Russia cleaned up 132 army divisions for defense along with 34 armored divisions. Why did Germany want to invade Russia?


D-Day D-day occurred because the allies needed to get to Germany before the soviets could capture all of Western Europe and could turn it into a massive communist state . Americans, British, and Canadians attacked the beach heads as they stormed into Normandy to finish of the last of Hitler’s third strike

Battle of Midway:

Battle of Midway Battle of Midway- occurred on June 4, 1942 through June 7, 1942 between U.S forces and the Imperial Japanese Navy Japan planed to capture the United States aircraft carriers into a trap It didn't work , like the Japanese thought the American's would fall for their trap The U.S was able to crack Japan’s code so the code breakers were able to determine the date and time of Japans attack The U.S. set up an ambush of their own 4 Japanese aircraft carriers were sunk Significance- After the battle of midway Japan's shipbuilding and pilot training couldn’t keep pace in replacing their losses. The U.S increased output in both places Battle of Midway turns the tide

Leaders and Generals:

Roosevelt Hitler Churchill Mussolini Tojo Stalin Leaders and Generals

How did the Allied civilians respond? How did German/Japanese civilians respond?:

How did the A llied civilians respond? How did German/Japanese civilians respond? Churchill and Roosevelt were at war with Germany, coming at them from the West, and Stalin was at war with Germany, coming from the East Japan and Germany Declare War on the United States

Speeches by Leaders and Generals:

Speeches by Leaders and Generals Hitler-Order of the Day - 5th June 1940-” Dunkirk has fallen... with it has ended the greatest battle of world history. Soldiers! My confidence in you knew no bounds. You have not disappointed me .“ Churchill - September 1940- "Never in the field of human conflict, has so much, been owed by so many, to so few !“ Mussolini - (to Adolf Hitler) 28th October 1940-“We are on the march! Victorious Italian troops crossed the Greco-Albanian frontier at dawn today !“ Stalin-Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. Roosevelt-The only thing we have to fear is fear itself . Tojo- At the Imperial Conference on December 1, it was decided to make war against England and the United States .

Bibliography :

Bibliography http:// history1900s.about.com/od/worldwarii/a/wwiistarts.htm http://www.gwu.edu/~ erpapers/teachinger/glossary/world-war-2.cfm http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/the_war_effort / http:// www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/in-depth/supplying-allies.html http:// www.historylearningsite.co.uk/operation_barbarossa.htm http:// news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/6/newsid_3499000/3499352.stm http:// www.molossia.org/milacademy/midway.html http:// nhdbattleofmidway.webs.com/facts.htm

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