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In History
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
  • Fall of France

    Fall of France
  • Evacuation of Dunkirk

    Evacuation of Dunkirk
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
  • D-Day

    D-Day
  • Battle of Bulge

    Battle of Bulge
  • The Battles Of Okinawa and Iwo Jima

    The Battles Of Okinawa and Iwo Jima
  • Battle of Berlin

    Battle of Berlin
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings
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    Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    Casualty: Germany: 16,343 killed, 3,500 missing, 30,300 wounded Slovakia: 37 killed, 11 missing, 114 wounded USSR: 1,475 killed or missing, 2,383 wounded, Poland: 66,000 dead, 133,700 wounded, 694,000 captured
    Date: 1 September 1939 – 6 October 1939
    Locations: Poland
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    Invasion of Poland

    The German invasion of Poland was a primer on how Hitler intended to wage war–what would become the “blitzkrieg” strategy. The invasion of Poland by an aggressive Germany was the tipping point for the outbreak of war. Despite the allies warnings, Hitler invaded Poland and on September 3rd the allies declared war on Germany
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    Fall of France

    Location: Location: Low Countries, France
    Casualties:
    Germany: 27,074 dead, 111,034 wounded, 18,384 missing, 1,129 aircrew killed, 157,621 total casualties. Italy: 6,029–6,040. Total: 163,676 casualties
    Allies: 360,000 dead or wounded, 1,900,000 captured, 2,233 aircraft lost, 1,749 French tanks destroyed, 689 British tanks lost, Total: 2,260,000 casualties
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    Fall of France

    Hitler invaded France using the ‘Blitzkrieg’ strategy This was characterized by extensive bombing early on to destroy the enemy’s air capacity, railroads, communication lines, and munitions dumps, followed by a massive land invasion with overwhelming numbers of troops, tanks, and artillery. Once the German forces had plowed their way through, devastating a swath of territory, infantry moved in, picking off any remaining resistance. This allowed them to sweep through France and capture Paris.
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    Evacuation of Dunkirk

    Location: Dunkirk, France, and the English Channel Evacuation of 338,226 soldiers Casualties: The BEF lost 68,000 soldiers (dead, wounded, missing, or captured) from 10 May until the armistice with France on 22 June. 3,500 British were killed and 13,053 wounded. All heavy equipment had to be abandoned. Left behind in France were 2,472 guns, 20,000 motorcycles, and almost 65,000 other vehicles; also abandoned were 377,000 t of stores, more than 68,000 t of ammunition and 147,000 t of fuel.
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    Evacuation of Dunkirk

    The Evacuation of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of the Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, in the north of France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940. The operation began after a multitude of Belgian, British, and French troops were surrounded by German troops during the six-week-long Battle of France. The successful evacuation had increased Allied moral and would see them fight again, however, it allowed Germany to completely control part of France uncontested.
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    Battle of Britain

    Dates: 10 July 1940 – 31 Oct 1940
    Location: United Kingdom
    Casualties: Allies 1,542 aircrew killed, 422 aircrews wounded, 1,744 aircraft destroyed, 14,286 civilians killed and 20,325 injured
    Germany and Italy 2,585 aircrew killed and missing, 925 captured, 735 wounded, 1,977 aircraft destroyed, 1,634 in combat and 343 non-combat.
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    Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain was a military campaign of the Second World War was the Royal Air Force defended the United Kingdom against large-scale attacks by Nazi Germany's air force, the Luftwaffe. It has been described as the first major military campaign fought entirely by air forces. Historian Stephen Bungay cited Germany's failure to destroy Britain's air defenses to force an armistice as the first major German defeat in World War II and a crucial turning point in the conflict.
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    Operation Barbarossa

    The operation Barbarossa started on started on Sunday, 22 June 1941, during World War II and finished 5 months later on the 5th of December. The battle was located in Central, Northeast, and Eastern Europe. The involved groups were the German Nazis and the Soviet Union. In total there were 4,973,820 casualties from this battle. This battle was so significant because there were so many casualties from both sides, it is also very significant because of Nazi victory which gave Hitler more power.
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    Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, and the US enters the war

    On the morning of December 7,1941, Japan attacked the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The United States then went on to declared war on Japan, only a day later to get revenge on Japan. This is so important because Japan's allies, Germany and Italy, declared war on the United States on December 11. The United States responded in anger and therefore entered World War II.
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    Fall of Singapore

    The battle of Singapore lasted from the 8th of February to the 15th and was fought in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II when the Empire of Japan invaded the British stronghold of Singapore.The campaign, including the final battle, was a decisive Japanese victory, resulting in the Japanese capture of Singapore and the largest British surrender in history.This battle is so important because about 80,000 British, Australian and Indian troops in Singapore became prisoners of Japan.
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    Attacks on Australia(Darwin, Northern Australia and Sydney

    On the 19th of February 1942 The Bombing of Darwin, also known as the Battle of Darwin on was the largest single attack ever mounted by a foreign power on Australia.This is very significant for Australia’s role in the war because this forced Australia to fully commit to the war to fight back.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    The battle of Stalingrad happened from 23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943 and was the largest confrontation/battle of WW2 with a couple of million casualties. Groups that were involved in this battle were Germany, Italy, Romania, Hungary, Croatia and the Soviet union. This battle is so important to WW2 because it was the largest battle of WW2 and there were millions of casualties in the battle.
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    D-Day

    D-Day occurred during the 6th - 30th of June in 1944. D-Day was the allied invasion of France. more than 5,000 ships and landing craft carrying troops and supplies left England for the trip across the Channel to France, while more than 11,000 aircraft were mobilized to provide air cover and support for the invasion. With a total of 160,000 troops on the first deployment.
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    D-Day

    The war was fought in intense conditions throughout the entire month. By the end of June, the allies had successfully won and had invaded and taken over a partial amount of land in the French territory. The invasion caused roughly 10,00 casualties and more than 20,000 injured or hospitalised.
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    Battle of Bulge

    The battle of Bulge occured on the 16th of December, and was fought through until the 25th of January 1945. This was fought on the western front around Luxembourg and Belgium. Germany launched a rapid attack on the 16th, and due to their overconfidence the most casualties for germany at this time was recorded.
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    Battle of Bulge

    The Germans initial attack involved 410,000 men, just over 1,400 tanks, tank destroyers, and assault guns, 2,600 artillery pieces, 1,600 anti-tank guns, and over 1,000 combat aircraft, as well as large numbers of other armored fighting vehicles. The battle ended in an Allied win, and caused big losses of artillery and men in the German army.
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    The Battle of Iwo Jima

    The Battle of Iwo Jima was fought between the Japanese army and the United States Marine Corps. The battle was fought over 36 days. It started on the 19th of February and ended on the 26th of March. There were thousands of casualties, and the war ended due to either the capturing of Japanese soldiers, or the killing of the soldiers. This was the first battle fought on the Japanese home islands.
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    Battle Of Okinawa

    The battle of Okinawa began in April and lasted to the 21st of June 1945. The battle was fought on Japanese soil, and there more around 86,000 casualties. The war was fought harshly, and the US had to bring in a 8th, 9th, and 10th set of troops to fight. The US had a greater amount of power and ultimaltley won the battle.
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    Battle Of Okinawa

    The battle of Okinawa began in April and lasted to the 21st of June 1945. The battle was fought on Japanese soil, and there more around 86,000 casualties. The war was fought harshly, and the US had to bring in a 8th, 9th, and 10th set of troops to fight. The US had a greater amount of power and ultimately won the battle.
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    Battle Of Berlin

    The Battle Of Berlin was fought from the 16th of April until the 2nd of May 1945. The battle was fought in Berlin, Nazi Germany. The battle was fought hard over this period. On the 30th of April during this battle, it was Reported that Adolf Hitler had commited suicide. The battle caused the deaths of 81,000 soviets, and close to 500,000 Nazi soldiers. The battle caused major casualties and was won by the Soviets in the end.
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    Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings

    The Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings occurred on the August 6 and August 9, 1945. The bombings were a reaction to multiple accounts of Japanese attacks on the Americans. The 2 bombs combined killed nearly 150,000 people, and due to the radiation, it left miles of land uninhabitable. The bombs severity and the quickness it occurred, forced Japan to surrender on August 14th, Giving the Allied victory.