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Pd 5 WWII Vocab

Pd 5's Vocabulary from class presentations

DefinitionTerm
The status of a military when operating under a state of war War Footing
An extensive system of coastal defense and fortifications as a defense against an anticipated allied invasion Atlantic Wall
Global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945 it involved the vast majority of the world’s countries World War ll
Germany, Italy, and Japan grew out diplomatic efforts to secure their own expansionist interests in the mid-1930s Axis Powers
"Britain, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, Soviet Union, China, and the US were all against the Axis Powers during World War ll." Allied Powers
A flat bottomed vessel to move things across water Landing craft
"Invading as an enemy like an army." Invasion
A defense mechanism to protect things from light tanks and vehicles Czech hedgehog
IMT. International Military Tribunals
UN Meeting that stated anyone who commits a crime of Genocide will be published. UN Genocide Convention
"Twelve trials that took place in Nuremberg, Germany for those accused of war crimes during WWII." Nuremberg Trials
Event during WWII where over six million Jews were killed Holocaust
" “Special detachment” of prisoners who were forced to dispose gas chamber victims." Sonderkommandos
Known as the "SS"; a major paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler Schutzstaffel
Death march from Auschwitz to Wodzislaw and Gliwice January 18-27 1945
a three part concentration and extermination camp. Auschwitz Concentration Camp
A member of a special corps in the Japanese airfares charged with the suicidal mission of crashing a aircraft laden with explosives in a enemy target Kamikaze
The process of military struggle between to nations or groups of nations Warfare
Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941
The model of plane the Japanese used for aerial kamikaze attacks Japanese Zero Aircraft
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