WWII Digital Project

Scott, Austin, Kayla, Wil

D-Day

On June 6, 1944 had begun. Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy.  There were more than 150,000 troops and more than half of them were americans.  We had only lost 10,000 troops in the battle.  D-Day had a major impact on the way we look at war today. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was a supreme power during the attack,  he commanded them during the last great ounter-attak by the Germans.  He became our president and was in office from 1953 to 1961.

Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway in the Pacific Theater of Operations was one of the most important naval battles of World War II. Between June 4th and 7th, 1942, only six months after Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea, the United States Navy decisively defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy attack on Midway Atoll, inflicting irreparable damage on the Japanese fleet.  Admiral Chester Nimitz was the commander and chief of the U.S. navy fleet.  After the war he created the idea of "Island Hopping" where the U.S. navy would conquer and island and go to another one.

Battle of Pearl Harbor

On December 7,1941 the japanese surprise attacked the U.S. It only lasted 2 hours but 2,500 ameriacan troops were killed.  The japanese and only lost less than 100 men.  Franklin D Roosevelt was one of the main leaders during the time. He had made an inspiration quote "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Osami Nagano was the leader of the Japanese who ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Flying Tigers

The 1st American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force in 1941–1942, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was composed of pilots from the United States Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, recruited under presidential authority and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault.
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Rationing

fabrics, oils, tires, nylons, wheat, meat, milk.

King George IV

Was the reigning monarch of the British Commonwealth during the war, and thus acted as Commander-in-Chief of a number of states within that organization, including the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. The King was, further, a symbol of national and Commonwealth unity during the war, he and his family visiting bomb sites, munitions factories, and with Commonwealth soldiers.[1] Several members of the Royal Family, including the Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), served in the forces.

Winston Churhill

Was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during most of the war, from 1940 to 1945. An early opponent of Hitler, he opposed appeasement of Germany. He was First Lord of the Admiralty at the outbreak of war, then came into power at the start of the Nazi invasion of France. During the Battle of Britain, Churchill's speeches boosted the British morale during the darkest moments.

Short Term effect

Killed many of the Japanese people and the radiation would sicken and later kill the rest of them.

Long Term effect

Gave people illnesses and eventually killed them.

Something Extra...

World War 2 required a massive outpouring of manufacturing capabilities, giving rise to one of the world largest industrial producers in the United States of America. The war, and its global reach, challenged many nations to rise up and fight the Axis spread, which was led by German leader Adolph Hitler in Europe, and the empirical reach of Japan across Asia and the Pacific. With its roots planted firmly in The Great War, World War 2 was more or less an extension of the preceding conflict, seeing the growing fusion of man and machine into a more terrifying fighting force.

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