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Flashcards for end of WWII quiz

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Pietro Badoglio Italian who signed a secret armistice with the Allies.
V1 and V2 Rockets Technology used by Hitler to bomb London.
Casablanca Conference Meeting of Roosevelt and Churchill where it is announced that war would end with the unconditional surrender of the Axis Powers and the decision was made to delay invasion across the English Channel
Tarawa Battle in which only 17 of 5,000 Japanese troops survived.
Monte Cassino Location in Italy where a decision was made to bomb a monastery (abbey) where Allies had concluded the Germans were using for their troops.
Operation Overlord Code name for the Allied invasion of France.
Friedrich von Paulus German commander who surrendered to the Soviets outside Stalingrad.
Battle of Kursk The largest tank battle in history between the Soviets and the Germans
Tehran Conference Meeting of the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union where it was decided that the Soviets should launch an offensive to distract the Germans from the invasion of France.
Operation Bagration Soviet offensive designed to coincide with the Allied invasion of France. In less than 2 weeks, 70 percent of German divisions in the east had been destroyed.
Great Marianas Turkey Shoot Nickname for the Battle of the Philippine Sea where the US shot down 243 of 373 Japanese planes.
Atlantic Wall A series of fortifications Hitler had ordered built to slow the Allied advance toward Germany.
Battle of the Bulge Allied name for the last desperate offensive of the Germans near the end of the war.
Potsdam Conference Meeting of the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union where it was decided that the Soviet Union would declare war on Japan on August 15, 1945. Also where the US President received news of the successful atomic bomb test.
Yalta Conference Meeting of United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union where it was decided that Germany and Berlin would be divided.
Kamikaze Japanese began using these types of attacks in October of 1944. The Japanese sunk 33 ships, but cost themselves about 5,000 pilots.
Manhattan Project Code name for the secret atomic bomb development program
Clement Attlee British Prime Minister at the end of the war.
Harry Truman Man who made the decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan at the end of World War II
Hiroshima The first use of an atomic bomb. About 80,000 were killed instantly.
Nagasaki The second use of an atomic bomb. About 40,000 were killed instantly.
Iwo Jima The bloodiest battle in Marine Corp history.
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