War in Europe

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Humanities (World War 2) Flashcards on War in Europe, created by keely1306 on 06/17/2013.

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Poland 1st September, 1939- Poland invaded Britain and France unable to react quickly enough 1st example of Blitzkrieg (lightning war) End of September, Poland was divided between the Soviet Union and Germany
Battle of Britain When: July 1940-May 1941 What: Plan to invadeBritain required the destruction of the British airforce by German's airforce If British airforce was destroyed, Royal Navy could be prevented from interfering Germany met stiff resistance and turned to the Blitz tactic (the period of time in which Germany bombed Britain's industrialised cities) Britain was successful in July 1940 when Germany turned it's attention to Russia
Operation Barbarossa When: June 1941-Feb 1942 What: Germany invaded Russia in June 1941, breaking their anti-aggression pact Reasons: large land mass, resources for war, and their slavic people were considered 'inferior' The Soviets were unprepared- by end 1941, Germany was whithin striking distance of Moscow Germany was unprepared for the harshness of Winter, and lost resources. After Winter, they directed their attention to the oilfields/South Russia September 1942- the Stalingrad battle. Germany surrendered February 1943
Battle of France When: May 1940-22 June, 1940 What: Germany invaded low countries and France using Blitzkrieg 22nd June, France surrendered, unable to keep up with the speed of the attacks
Tide of War Turns in Europe When: 1942-1945 1942- Allies began bombing campaign against Germany 1943- Germany had lost the element of surprise 6 June, 1944- D-Day- 16 000 Allied troops landed on the shores of Normandy, Eastern France August 1944- The Liberation of France 1945- Germany out of Eastern Europe
Tide of War Turns in Europe When: 1942-1945 1942- Allies began bombing campaign against Germany 1943- Germany had lost the element of surprise 6 June, 1944- D-Day- 16 000 Allied troops landed on the shores of Normandy, Eastern France August 1944- The Liberation of France 1945- Germany out of Eastern Europe
End of War in Europe When: 7 May 1945 September 1944- Allies invaded Germany from West April 1945- Soviet Union circle Berlin and launch final assault 30 April 1945- Hitler commits suicide 7 May 1945- Germany officially surrenders