ABC's of WWII

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A is for Axis Powers

The countries of Italy, Germany, and Japan made up the Axis.

B is for Britain

The Battle of Britain was when Germany bombed Great Britain in order to try and destroy their air force.

C is for Civil Defense

Was the responsibility of the local authoriry.Volunteers were ascribeb to different units depending on experience or traiding.

D is for Democracy

Is a system of government in which all the people of a state or polity...are involved in making decision about its affairs by voting to elect representatives.

E is for El Alamein

The battle of El Alamein marked the culmination of WW2 North African campaign between the British Empire and the German-Italian army.

F is for Free French

Free French were eventually able to unify most French resistance forces in their struggle against Germany.

G is for Guam

Guam is the largest of the Marianas, 32 miles (52k) long and 10 miles wide.It had U.S possession since its capture from Sapin.

H is for Home Front

Home Front supported the war effort in many ways, including a wide range of volunteer efforts and submiting to government managed rationing and price control.

I is for Italy

Was the name of allied operations in and around Italy, from 1943 to the end of the war in Europe.

J is for Jeep

Jeep owner who led a group of 130 military vehicles to the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, says the little utility vehicle is just fun.

K is for Kursk

The battle of Kursk an unsuccesful German against of offensive against Soviet forces in 1943, with the soviet line at Kursk protruding into enemy territory.

L is for Liberation

The Liberation of Europe was far from the clean sweep the us had hope for.

M is for Mine

Officials at the Navy base believe the devise was a contact mine from world 2.

N is for Navy

The U.S. Navy grew rapidly during ww2 from 1941-45 played the central role in the war against Japan.

O is for OSS

The OSS established more than 40 overseas offices during ww2.

P is for Propaganda

Propaganda continued use of propaganda as a weapon o war, both by Hitler's propagandist.

Q is for Quisling

Quisling a collaborator with the German occupiers of norway, is established as prime minister of a puppet government.

R is for Radar

Radar (Radio) Detention and Ranging) is a technology invented in the 1930s to detect distant objects mostly aircraf and ships.

S is for Submarines

Submarine were basically surface ships that could travel under water for a limited time.

T is for Truman

Truman gave order for the atomic bombs to be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and he represented the U.S.

U is for Ultra

Ultra was the designation adopted by British military Intelligence in June 1941 for wartime signals intelligence.

V is for Victory

Victory medal was first issued as a service ribbon referred to as the Victory Ribbon.

W is for War Bond

War Bond it is an emotional appeal to patriotic citizens to lend the government their money because bonds offer a rate of return below the market rate.

X is for X-ray

X-ray machine within allowable limits of weight and power requirements will have definite restrictions as to out put in amperage, and the price paid.

Y is for Yamato

Yamato was to own the Pacific theater and might have done so had the aircraft carrier not solified its presence in the conflict as the new king in the seas.

Z is for Zhukov

Zhukov was the most successful Rusian general in Would War Two.