[2015] Dave Hickey: World War II

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[2015] Dave Hickey: World War II

World War II.

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed to so many by so few."-Winston Churchill

Important Battles

1) The Invasion of PolandDate: September 1-October 6, 1939Who: Germany, Soviet Union, & small Slovak contigent against PolandResult: Decisive Axis & Soviet Victory*Battle to start WWII2) Battle of Britian (Air Battle for England)Date: July 10-October 31, 1940Who: UK & Canada vs. Germany & ItalyResult: Decisive UK victory3) Operation Barbarossa (Case Barbarossa)Date: June 22-December 5, 1941Who: Germany, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Finland, Hungary, & Croatia vs. Soviet UnionResult: Strategis Soviet victory4) Battle of MoscosDate: October 2, 1941-January 7, 1942Who: Soviet Union vs. GermanyResult: Soviet victory5) Battle of StalingradDate: August 23, 1942-February 2, 1943Who: Germany (along with its allies) vs. Soviet UnionResult: Decisive Soviet victory6) The Invasion of NormadyDate: June 6, 1944-July 1944Who: Western Allied Forces vs. GermanyResult: Allied Victory*Known as D-Day7) The Battle of OkinawaDate: April 1-June 22, 1945Who: US & UK vs. JapanResult: Allied victory8) The Battle of the BulgeDate: December 16, 1944-January 25, 1945Who: Western Allied Forces vs. GermanyResult: Decisive Allied victory9) The Battle of BerlinDate: April 6-May 2, 1945Who: Soviet Union & Poland vs. GermanyResult: Soviet victory*Concluded WWII


US Involvement in WWII-When WWII first started, the US maintained formal neutrality -President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave the Quarantine Speech declaring neutraility-Supplied Soviet, Britian, & Chine with war material through the Lend-Lease Act-The US's economic sanction on Japan as part of an effort to deter Japanase military aggression in the Asia-Pacific enranged the Empire of Japan.-The Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941-2,403 Americans killed along with 1,178 wounded-2 battleships completely lost -The US declared war on Japan after this attack, thus entering WWII-Germany & Italy declared war on the US


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