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D-Day
June 6, 1944 the allied ships landed on the coast of Normandy.
genocide
wiping out an entire group of people
Holocaust
the name given to the mass slaughter of Jews and other groups by the Nazi during WW2
Dwight D. Eisenhower
On Nov. 8, American, British, and Canadian troops under this American general s control were advanced eastward swiftly.
George Patton
Was American General and closed in on Rommel.
Sicily
The allies took this island in the summer of 1943 and landed on the Italian main land in September.
Monte Cassino
the allies met fierce resistance at this monastery town in central Italy, and their advance faltered
Anzio
Next January the allies landed here in the far north at a seaport near Rome. Then they finally broke through the German lines in may and advanced to Rome.
Leningrad
In September the Germans surrounded here and began to siege, and lasted nearly 900 days.
siege
to do a military blockdown
concentration camps
prison camps for civilians.
Harry S. Truman
Became President when Roosevelt died suddenly
V-E Day
May 8,is this for the Victory in Europe.
Berlin
By Mid-April 1945, the Soviets had surrounded the German Capital,_____.
Battle of the Bulge
Dec. 16, 1944
*This is the battle when the Germans drove troops and artillery deep into the allied lines. After several weeks, the Allies pushed Germans back.
*100,000 casualties
*marked end of serious German resistance
Normandy
Eisenhower planned to land his troops on this french coast on June 5, but rough seas forced him to delay the landing.
Operation Overload
Is when the commander of the allied forces in Europe directed this invasion.
Moscow
In 1941 the Germans tried to capture the soviet capital of_______.
Stalingrad
*In the Spring of 1942 Germany launched another offensive and was their major target was the city of________.
*oil-rich lands to the south
*soviets surrounded the Germans cutting off theirs supplies.
*Germans surrendered Feb 1943