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1938--Hitler annexed Austria into the Reich. 1938--Munich Conference/appeasement ... Hitler changes his mind. Results by 31 Oct 40. Germany lost 1,733 aircraft ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Blitzkrieg%20proved%20capable%20against%20the%20enemies%20it%20was%20designed%20for:%20France,%20Poland,%20and%20Czechoslovakia.%20It%20could%20not%20beat%20Britain.%20By%201941,%20the%20war%20in%20Europe%20had%20hit%20a%20stalemate.


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World War II
Blitzkrieg!
  • Blitzkrieg proved capable against the enemies it
    was designed for France, Poland, and
    Czechoslovakia. It could not beat Britain. By
    1941, the war in Europe had hit a stalemate.

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Facism on the March
  • 1935--Hitler officially broke from Versailles
  • 1936--Hitler reoccupied Rhineland
  • 1938--Hitler annexed Austria into the Reich
  • 1938--Munich Conference/appeasement
  • 1939--Czechoslovakia occupied
  • 1939--Poland

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Target Poland
  • Why Poland??
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact
  • 1 Sep 39
  • Two Ger Army Groups
  • 18 days to victory
  • 17 Sep 39
  • Soviets roll in
  • To the victors.the spoils

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The Spoils of Poland
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Winter War
  • 30 Nov 39
  • Soviets invade Finland
  • 5 Armies assaulted
  • Mannerheim Line
  • Soviet breakthrough in Feb
  • Finland surrenders
  • Casualties
  • Soviets--200K killed, 1600 tanks, 684 planes
  • Finns--25K killed, 61 planes
  • Hitler takes notice

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Target France
  • Maginot Line
  • Situation in the West
  • German breakthrough
  • Miracle of Dunkirk
  • Fall of France

France signs peace treaty--Were in the
finals! --London newspaper
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Western Front
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Case Yellow vs Plan Dyle
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Dunkirk Operation Dynamo
Wars are not won by evacuation -- Winston
Churchill, after Dynamo
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Fall of France
Occupied France
Vichy France
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Britain--Staying Alive
  • Germans did not crush the BEF
  • Hitler wanted to make peace?
  • Goering wanted the limelight
  • Britain did not give in!
  • Operation Sea Lion
  • Invasion of England
  • Luftwaffe was the KEY
  • Enigma give a hint

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Churchills Never Surrender Speech, 1940
  • We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on
    the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields
    and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills
    we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do
    not for a moment believe, this island or a large
    part of it were subjugated and starving, then our
    empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the
    British Fleet, would carry on the struggle,
    until, in Gods good time, the New World, with
    all its power and might, steps forth to the
    rescue and liberation of the Old.

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The Battle of Britain
  • 10 July 40, kick-off
  • The opponents
  • Germany--HUGE advantage
  • Britain--tenacity, home turf
  • The turning point
  • Hitler changes his mind
  • Results by 31 Oct 40
  • Germany lost 1,733 aircraft
  • Britain lost 1,379 aircraft

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Terms Used Today
  • Nazi-Soviet Pact
  • Winter War
  • Winston Churchill
  • Operation Dynamo
  • Battle of Britain
  • Vichy France
  • Blitzkrieg
  • Munich Conference
  • Radar
  • Operation Sealion
  • Enigma
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