The Courses of World War II
The European Front
German for “lightning war”. Germany invaded Poland and caused France and Great Britain to enter the war. The Germans used armored columns, called panzer divisions, supported by airplanes. Each Group of blitzkrieg was a strike force of about three hundred tanks with accompanying forces and supplies.This type of war tactic was based on speed and surprise. It was created by a german army officer named Hans Dugarian. He also wrote a pamphlet called ”Achtung Panzer”, which fell in the hands of Hitler.
Hitler's Early Victories
German Defeat to Russia
War In The Pacific
The Japanese fleet brought a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 5, 1941. The American forces attacked Japanese forces at Solomon island, later in 1944, American forces liberated Philippines so they can do airstrike onto Japan. August 6 1945, American forces dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. August 14, 1945 the Japanese surrendered to American forces. 120,000 civilians in japan died from the two atomic bombexplosions.
2. Had the United States not entered the war, do you think that Hitler could have taken over the world? How and why?