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FC: WWII As a Soldier | By:Trey R, Cam P, and Ethan P

2: My name is Mike Hawk I was born on march 12, 1913. I'm 27 years old and I have been in this war for two long years. I joined after hearing my father was a U.S. soldier in WWI. I'm from New York, New York. I was raised in a Christian family and I have two older brothers that are fighting in the war as well. The life here is very hard, It's nothing but gun shots and explosions. The food is always stale. The war was very long and very hard for many soldiers.

3: Michael Hawk | Michael Hawk

4: Key Events of WWII | - September1939: Germany invades Poland, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany - April 1940: Blitzkrieg against Denmark and Norway - May 1940: Attacks against Netherlands, Belgium, France - August 1940: Air attack against Britain - June 1940: France surrenders - April 1941: Greece and the Yugoslavia are captured -June 1941: Hitler invades Soviet Union - December 1941: Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, Philippines, and Dutch East Indies, United States enters war - Spring 1942: Japan controls most of Southeast Asia - Fall 1942: Germans attack Stalingrad, Britain and United States Invade North Africa - February 1943: Germans surrender at Stalingrad - May 1943: German and Italian troops surrender in French North Africa - July 1943: Soviets defeat Germans at the battle of Kursk - June 1944: Rome falls to Allies, D-day, June 6 - August 1944: Paris is liberated -March 1945: Germany is invaded - April 1945: Soviets enter Berlin, Hitler and Mussolini die - May 1945: Germany surrenders - August 1945: United States drops atomic bombs on Japan, Japan surrenders

6: Propaganda Propaganda controlled spread of biased information to influence what people think Propaganda was used in WWII to influence people to make certain choices

8: Germany went under the codename"Barbarossa," when they invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941 in the largest German Military "operation" of World War Two!

9: On December 18, 1940, Hitler said that he wanted to attack the Soviet Union due to Hitler wanting to give Germany the "space and resources needed for his master world". He also wanted to strike before England and the Union made an alliance and came together. From July 1941 till the invasion, Hitler began to build his "non-battle victory" when Romania and Finland both said they would like to help in the invasion on the Soviet Union. The only problem Germany faces is that Italy had not been taken and in result left Germany vulnerable to attack from the south. The union also found out about what was going to happen and started sending "gifts" to attack quickly. Hitler's "campaign" against the Soviet Union started by sending 7.2 million soldiers into the Soviet's land. They caught the red army "off guard" and hat a quick like success. By July 17th, the German were less than two miles from Moscow. The attack was held off ad the winter rolled in and immobilized their tanks and made it difficult for troops to move forward. The Red Army was quite ready and used the snow to begin a "counterattack against the Germans". This action forced the Germans to retreat. Hitler was not Finished however and he refused to give up.

10: D-Day On June 6, 1944, 160,000 allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of "heavily-fortified" French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a "crusade" in which "we will accept nothing less than full victory." More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft "supported" the D-Day invasion, and by the days end on June 6, the Allies gained a "foot-hold" in Normandy. On D-Day, more than 9,000 Allied troops lost their lives or were wounded, but but well over 100,000 soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.

11: The Bolsheviks were a successful "party" or group of the Russian Revolution in 1917 led by Lenin and Trotsky. They led Russia completely and gave land and power to peasants and they improved working conditions and lifestyles for those who worked in the industrial cities. | The Bolsheviks

12: Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor is the known surprise attack by Japanese naval air forces upon the huge United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, has become "synonymous with duplicity and cunning". Nevertheless, the "circumstances" of the attack "engendered bitter contrive" because of the reasons for the failure of United States leaders to anticipate and to defend themselves against this "devastating blow".

14: The Cause Of WWII. No one wanted a global, but once Germany invaded Poland, other European countries that had formed alliances felt the need to jump in to remain loyal with the other country. Another strong thing factor was the "nationalistic tensions", " unresolved issues" and " resentments" from World War one. The Great Depression from the 1900s had a large part in the starting of WWII. All those events and issues were thrown together to make, WWII.

15: Dear mike, 8/3/40 We think about you a lot here at home. Are you doing well in Germany? Mom has been worrying about you for a while since you got hurt last month. How is your knee heeling? Little Johny is thinking about joining the army next month, but mom and I are trying to talk him out of it. Since your gone mom is scarred that she will be lonely in the big house. Write back when you get the chance, stay safe. love, Sally

16: Invasion Of Poland On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. This is said to be the great "kick off" of WWII. The polish army was defeated with weeks of this invasion. German "units", with more than 2,000 tanks and over 1,000 planes, broke through Polish Borders (defenses) along Poland's border and "advanced on Warsaw in a massive encirclement attack". After heavy shelling and bombing, Warsaw (Poland) gave up and surrendered the the Germans on September 27, 1939. Britain and France, Standing by their "Guarantee of Poland's border", had declared war on Germany because of their actions with Poland on September 17, 1013.

17: The Battle Of Britain. This Battle was the German air forces attempted to gain air superiority over the RAF from July to September 1940. Their ultimate failure was one of the turning points of World War Two and prevented Germany from invadedBritain.

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