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WWII Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Nazis a German member of Hitler's Political Party
Hitler German Nazi dictator during World War II
Atomic Bomb A nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released
Mussolini Fascist dictator of Italy
blitzkrieg lightening war
Axis the alliance of Germany, Italy and Japan during WWII
Allied the alliance of France, Britain, Soviet Union and the United States during WWII
Dictator ruler who is not bound by law
Eisenhower US General who supervised the invasion of Normandy and the defeat of Nazi Germany
D-Day the Allied invasion of France which freed them from the Germans
Enola Gay Nickname for US plane that dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan
Truman US President who authorized the use of the Atomic bomb on Japan
Tojo Prime Minister of Japan during World War II
Oppenheimer Scientist who led the project to develop the first Atomic bomb
Stalin Communist dictator of the Soviet Union
Manhattan Project code name for the secret US project to develop an atomic bomb
Rosie the Riveter symbol of women who worked in factories during World War II
V-E Day The date the Allies celebrated Victory in Europe
V-J Day The date that Japan surrendered to the Allies
Created by: dtavernier