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Pearl Harbor In December 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor (a United States naval base in Hawaii), killing around 2400 Americans and wounding about 1200. This attack brought the United States into World War II.
Battle of Berlin In April 1945, Allied forces entered Berlin. Hitler committed suicide. A few days later, on May 7, 1945, Germany surrendered.
Battle of Iwo Jima Five week battle (February - March, 1945) between Japan and the United States. The US captured the island, but lost nearly 7,000 soldiers. Iwo Jima and the Battle of Okinawa caused the US to seek ways to end the war without more US casualties.
Atomic Bombs in WWII In August of 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These bombs convinced Japan to surrender.
Battle of Okinawa Only 340 miles from the Japanese mainland, the battle lasted 82 days (April - June, 1945) and killed more than 12,000 United States soldiers. Okinawa and the Battle of Iwo Jima caused the US to seek ways to end the war without more US casualties.
World War II The conflict between the Allies and the Axis from 1939-1945
Battle of Stalingrad One of the bloodiest battles in world history. Lasted approximately 6 months. When Russia won the battle in 1943, Germany retreated on the eastern front in Europe for the remainder of the war.
Battle of Normandy The Allies' invasion of Northwest Europe, which began in June of 1944. The battle freed France and began to push Germany back on the western front.
D-Day The first day of the Battle of Normandy (June 6, 1944). Combined forces of the Allies (mostly from the United States, Great Britain, and Canada) landed on the beaches of Normandy in France.
Battle of Midway Battle between United States and Japanese forces on Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean. It was a key victory for the US, because it caused irreparable damage to the Japanese navy.
Annexation of Austria In 1938, Germany annexed neighboring Austria. When Britain did not condemn or stop the annexation, Germany felt safe to annex even more territory.
Concentration Camps Facilities in which people--most of whom were Jewish--were held hostage, tortured, and murdered
The Holocaust A term used to describe the persecution and murder of approximately 6 million Jews during World War II by the German government
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