Major Events of WWII By: Race Eckley

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1. African Theatre

1.1. North African campaign

1.1.1. June 1940, Axis and Allied forces fought each other

1.1.2. Italy invaded Egypt after declaring war on the allied forces

1.1.3. Second Battle of El Alamein British drove Axis forces out of Egypt

1.1.4. Operation torch Brought in thousands of American and British forces Made Axis forces surrender in Tunisia which ended the campaign

2. Pacific Theatre

2.1. Japan

2.1.1. Pearl Harbor December 7,1941. Japanese planes attacked US naval base in Hawaii Destroyed 20 naval vessels, 8 battle ships, and over 300 planes Caused FDR to declare war on Japan Caused Japan's allies, Germany and Italy to also declare war on the US

2.2. War in the pacific

2.2.1. Ended with US dropping bomb on Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki

2.3. Battle of the coral sea

2.3.1. Allied forces attacked Japanese forces trying to take over Port Moresby

2.3.2. Left Japan without enough planes to capture Port Moresby

2.3.3. Resulted as a strategic victory for the Allied forces

2.4. Battle of Guadalcanal

2.4.1. Marines launched a surprise attack on Japanese troops in the Solomon Islands

2.4.2. Forced Japanese withdrawal from the Guadalcanal

2.4.3. Marines took over an airbase in construction from Japan

3. Europe Theatre

3.1. German Soviet Pact

3.1.1. Led to Germany invading Poland, starting WWII

3.1.2. Britain and US declared war on Germany

3.2. D-Day June 6, 1944

3.2.1. 160,000 allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France

3.2.2. Over 9,000 allied troops killed

3.2.3. Allowed allied troops access into France to start pushing Germany out