Lesson 31; World War II
Lesson 31; World War II Hist 150
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Lesson 31 World War II 0 Russia and Germany signed a quotnonaggression agreement 0 Had a lot do with interest in Poland I More territory and living space 0 Two nations agree on how to divide up Poland and other territories in the event of war 0 quotGreen light for an invasion of Poland Septe mbe r 1 1939 0 Germany invades Poland 0 Britain and France declare war on Germany 0 World sees new approach to wa r I quotBlitzkriegquot German words for quotfighting wa r 0 Taking weapons from WWI and innovating them to create quick mobilization 0 Part of Poland was annexed and becomes part of Germany 0 Part of Poland is annexed by the Soviet Union 0 State of Poland practically disappears o quotThe Phony Wa r September 1939 to April 1940 0 Due to lack of activity by Britain and France 0 Ended after German attack of Norway and Poland I British and France react 0 June 22nd 1940 France Surrenders o Hitler s biggest enemy was with Great Britain I Hitler believed that England would agree with is racial serendipity o Winston Churchill 0 Wanted nothing to do with Hitler and says that England would rather go to war than tea m up with Hitler Operation Sea Lion 0 War code name 0 Air superiority 0 Step 1 Establish a strong Air Force I Battle of Britain 0 Air battle between the Luftwaffe or German Air Force versus RAF The Royal Air Force 0 Germa ny ha 5 a lot of members 0 More bombers and fighters 0 British had advantages in mobilization and economy for war 0 Civil defense system 0 British government institutes a draft for women to serve in factories o 7 of British armed forces were women Enigma 0 Device used by German military to send secret codes for communication 0 Britain set up a team ofscientists to figure out enigma to anticipate Germany s next move 0 Britain sets up a radar system 0 To anticipate raid attacks in order to make an organized response 0 Crucial change in strategy by the German Luftwaffe The London Blitz 0 Night of September 78 0 57 consecutive nights of bombardment of citizens and structures of London 0 Continued until May 10 1941 o 15 million were homeless in Britain 0 Actual casualties were pretty low 0 Began to use the underground railway as an impromptu air raid shelter 0 Hiter becomes board when is plans aren t working I Holds and then cancels Operation Sea Lion Operation Barbossa 0 Plans for an invasion of the Soviet Union 0 Hitler determined to destroy the Soviet Union 0 quotWar of Extermination June 22 1941 o Germa ny invaded the Soviet Union