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The big three: ___, ___,& ____ met ay Yalta to decide Fate of Europe... Agreed to the forming of the ____ ____ to keep peace in World after war.
Roosevelt, Hitler, & Stalin
U.N
At Tehran, Iran Roosevelt & Churchill decided Allies would invade ____ in NW France. Stalin promised to begin an offensive at same time.
Normandy
D-DAY: Under ____ ____, Allies hit the beach at Normandy on June 6, 1944.
General Eisenhower
(Operation Overlord: ____ soldiers, ____ ships, ____ planes.
150,000
5,000
11,000
Despite heavy German resistance Allies claim victory. WIth a foothold in EUrope, they could launch attack on ____.
Berlin
By July 1944, Gen. ____ ____ tanks were racing across France, French ___ ___ __ ____ reoccupied Paris.
Gen George Patton's
Gen. CHARLES DE gAULLE
Victory Over Germany: 1. Soviets marched towards ____; retook Poland , Romania (nest is suspicious of Stalis aims.)
Berlin
2. Allies bombed ____ itself. Hitler refuses to surrender.
Germany
3. Massive battle of the Bulge won by Allies who stormed across the ___ ____.
Rhine RIver
4. SOviets fought way into Berlin and on May 7, 1945, Germans ____.
Surrendered
Hitler had commited ____ in his bunker.
Suicide
Mussolini was ____ by Italian resistance fighters. (May 8-VE Day)
Shot
When is VE day?
May 8
Victory Over Japan: Early 1945-Victory against Japan was inevitable but Japanese fought on (Ini Jima & ____)
Okinawa
jULY 26, 1945-u.s Demands complete surrender or use secret weapon-____ ____ ____.
The Atomic Bomb
FDR had died. ____ ___ was President who decided...
Harry Truman
Aug 6, 1946-bomb dropped on ____.
Hiroshima
Aug 14, 1945-Japanese ____.
Surrenders
Aug 15-VJ day) 2nd bomb dropped on ____.
Nagasaki
Effects of War: ____million casualties.
55
_ million Jews dead in Holocaust.
6
____ movement for Jewish homeland in Middle East (Israel given to Jews by Britain)
Zionist
_ million homeless
12
Much of Europe lay in ____.
Ruins
At ____;Nazi leaders put on trial for "Crimes against humanity".
Nuremburg
U.S & Soviet Union emerge as the world's two ____.
Superpowers
Stalin drops the "____ ____" over Eastern Europe; Germany divided into free western Europe & Communist-controlled East.
Iron Curtain