Major Events of WWII

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1. The Africa Theatre

1.1. Operation Sonnenblume

1.1.1. When Germany Dispatched its first troops to Libya

1.1.2. They went to reinforce Italian Troops

1.1.3. 1,700 Prisoners of war were captured by the Engish

1.1.4. They were dispatched in February of 1941

1.2. Operation Compass

1.2.1. The British went to recapture land controlled by Italy

1.2.2. Took Place from December 1940 to February of 1941

1.2.3. The British came out with a Victory

1.2.4. For the English: 500 Killed, 1,373 wounded, and 55 missing

1.2.5. For Italy: 5,500+ were killed, 10,000 wounded and 133,298 were captured

1.3. Operation Crusader

1.3.1. The allies went up against Germany and Italy

1.3.2. Signified England's first win over Germany on land

1.3.3. England Invaded German territory on the border of Egypt

1.3.4. England had 118,000 men and 17,700 were killed

1.3.5. Italy and Germany had 119,000 and 38,300 were killed

2. The European Theatre

2.1. D-Day Invasion

2.1.1. The US invaded Germany territory along France's coast in surprise attack

2.1.2. The US landed 156,000 men and 10,000+ were killed

2.1.3. The Germans had 50,305+ men and between 8,000-9,000 were killed

2.1.4. The invasion took place on June 6, 1944 in normandy, France

2.2. Battle of The Bulge

2.2.1. It started on December 16, 1944

2.2.2. The last major German offensive campaign of WWII

2.2.3. Ended January 24, 1945

2.2.4. It was the US against Germany

2.3. Battle of Stalingrad

2.3.1. Nazi Germany fought Soviet Russia for control of Stalingrad in Southern Russia

2.3.2. It was Soviet Victory

2.3.3. Took Place August 23, 1942-February 2, 1943

2.3.4. Germany had 400,000+ men and had thousands of casualties

2.3.5. There were many other countries fighting alongside of Germany

2.3.6. The soviets had 1,143,000 and 478,741 were killed

2.4. Germany launched an attack through multiple European countries

3. The Pacific Theatre

3.1. Atomic Bombs

3.1.1. August 6, 1945 the first bomb was dropped

3.1.2. between 90,000-146,000 people died in HIroshima

3.1.3. Bombs dropped on two cities- Hiroshima and Nagasaki

3.1.4. 39,000-80,000 died in Nagasaki

3.1.5. First ever atomic bombs used in all of History

3.1.6. The US dropped them on Japan

3.2. Coral Sea

3.2.1. The US and Japan were firing upon each others navy's

3.2.2. The first battle in history where each side was blindly firing at the other because they could not see each other

3.2.3. 656 Americans were killed

3.2.4. 966 Japanese were killed

3.2.5. Took place on May 4-8, 1942

3.2.6. Took place in the Coral Sea near Australia

3.3. Pearl Harbor

3.3.1. Took place on December 7, 1941

3.3.2. Hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the Pearl Harbor naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii

3.3.3. Japanese destroyed 20 american naval ships, 300 ships

3.3.4. Nearly 2,000 men were killed and 1,000 were wounded

3.3.5. Japanese pulled a surprise attack on Americans