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Sept 1, 1939-German air force, the ____, roars into Poland along with tank divisions called panzers. This is a "lightning war" or
____.
Luftwaffe
blitzkrieg
April 9, 1940-Germany invades ____ and takes Denmark & Norway.
Scandinavia
May 10, 1940-Chamberlain steps down and ____ ____ becomes britain's new Prime Minister.
Winston Churchill
German troops ____ into the Netherlands, while Britain and France move troops into ____.
Parachute
Belgium
May 26, 1940-German forces trap Allies against the sea at ____.
Dunkirk
Allies stage a massive ____.
Evacuation
United States sends British aid through the ____ ____ ____ and ____ & ____.
Cash and Carry
Lend & Leese
June 14, 1940-German troops enter ____. (Germans later set up puppet French government at Vichy).
Paris
August 1940-Battle of ____ begins as Luftwaffe begins bombing southern coast.
Britain
Herman Goerring, head of Luftwaffe, began focusing his attacks on RAF, ____ airfields.
Royal
Next, ____ is the primary target (Sept. 7-Nov. 3 the bombs fell, but Brits never lost their resolve.)
London
Sept. 27, 1940-Japan signs Tripartitie Agreement w/____ and ____.
Italy & Germany
April 1941-German General Erwin Rommel, the "Desert ____" drives British forces out of Libya into Egypt, protecting Italian forces.
Fox
June 22, 1941-Hitler launches massive attack on the ____ ____. A surprised Stalin encourages a ____-____ policy.
Scorch-Earth
November 1941-German reach outskirts of ____, but face the same enemy that Napoleon had underestimated, the Russian ____.
Moscow
Winter
Dec 2, 1941-Soviets force a German ____.
Retreat
July 1941-Nazi leaders implement a plan that called for complete ____ of all jews in Europe.
Extermination
Thousands were sent to concentration camps and ____ camps like Auschwitz or Dachau.
Death
By war's end the Nazi's had murdered ____ Jews and an additional ____ Slavs, Gypsies, handicapped and homosexuals.
6 million
6 million
Dec 7, 1941-Japanese Admiral Yammamoto directs attack on U.S forces at ____ that Japanese viewed as a threat to expansion in the Pacisfic, The U.S was now officially at war w/Japan and, in turn, Italy and Germany.
Pearl Harbor