WWII: From Poland to Pearl Harbor 1939-1941 September 1, 1939: Germany Invades Poland Using the “blitzkrieg” or lightning war, Germany seizes Poland

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> WWII: From Poland to Pearl Harbor 1939-1941 </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> September 1, 1939: Germany Invades Poland Using the blitzkrieg or lightning war, Germany seizes Poland in only 2 days. Heavy use of Panzer tanks Tons of heavy infantry Tons of air support </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> The blitz is on! </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> September 3, 1939: Britain and France Declare War After promising Poland support if Hitlers troops advanced, Great Britain and France finally ended their policy of appeasement in regards to Germanys expansion. </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> May-June 1940: France, Belgium, and the Netherlands Germany had fewer troops, tanks and stuff, but they were able to take France and the Low Countries rather quickly. About 2 months Skillful planning Concentrated firepower Good air support </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> The lowlands </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Germans set up a puppet government in the southern town of Vichy. 300,000 French, British, and Dutch soldiers evacuated to Britain. France falls </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> July 10, 1940: The Battle of Britain After taking France with relative ease, Hitler hoped Britain would surrender. Under the leadership of Winston Churchill, Britain refused to surrender. Hitler launches Operation Sea Lion </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Battle of britain </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> December 7, 1941: A Date That Will Live in Infamy Japan launches a surprise attack on the US naval bases at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 19 ships destroyed. 2403 sailors were killed. United States enters the war </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> </ul>

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