#77   Fight for Fortress Europe   ch 22

Last Update: November 14, 2015

OK PASS Objectives

2. Describe events affecting the outcome of World War II.
A. Identify major battles, military turning points, and key strategic decisions in the European Theater of operation, the D-Day Invasion; Battle of the Bulge; and the Allied conferences, such as Yalta).
The European Theater

 

Desert War : North Africa

"Operation  Torch"

850 ships landed on the west coast of Africa-


General Montgomery  British Commander who combined with General Patton helped defeat German General Rommel in North Africa

Germans surrendered Africa in May 1943

A. Identify major battles, military turning points, and key strategic decisions in both the European Theaters of operation (e.g., Pearl Harbor; the D-Day Invasion; Battle of the Bulge;

 

"Operation Husky" 3,000 ships landed on Sicily and Italy in an effort to "move up the boot"


Watch WWII European Strategy 5 min

A. Identify major battles, military turning points, and key strategic decisions in both the European and Pacific Theaters of operation (e.g., Pearl Harbor; Battle of Midway; the D-Day Invasion;

General Eisenhower (Ike) ordered "Operation Overlord"  

D-Day  allied invasion of Normandy on

June 6th 1944 The beginning of the end for Hitler.

Watch Letter From Lincoln 3min video


   

A. Identify major battles, military turning points, and key strategic decisions in both the European and Pacific Theaters of operation (e.g., Pearl Harbor; Battle of Midway; the D-Day D-DayInvasion; Battle of the Bulge;

Battle of the Bulge  Germany's last ditch offensive in the European Theater

Germans surrounded the town of Bastogne, Americans held out until they saw help from above. Battle of the Buldge 3min video

Yalta Conference

was the February 4–11, 1945 wartime meeting of the heads of "Big Three" Allied governments. for the purpose of discussing Europe's postwar reorganization, re-establishment of the nations of war-torn Europe.

Hitler cowardly commits suicide on April 30,1945

    Germany surrenders on May 8, 1945.   AKA V-E Day

 

A. Identify major battles, military turning points, and key strategic decisions in both the European Theater of operation the D-Day Invasion; Battle of the Bulge;

 

 

 

A. Identify major Allied conferences, such as Yalta).

V-E Day  May 8, 1945.

Victory in Europe

 

Watch Band of Brothers Holocaust 20 min video:

 
 

Photo Credits:

Africa Map: http://www.homeofheroes.com/wings/part2/04_map_torch.jpg

Hitler: http://www.insidesocal.com/godblog/Hitler.JPG

D Day: http://ww2-pictures.com/D-Day-Pictures/d-day-map.jpg

Rosie: http://roulettevintage.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/rosie.jpg

Buldge map: http://dsf.chesco.org/heroes/images/bulgemap2.jpg