WORLD WAR II - WAR IN EUROPE

 
  • A CHANGE IN LEADERS: Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin are allies in the plan to defeat Hitler.

  • A CROSS-CHANNEL ATTACK: The Allies devise a plan to break Hitler's reign in Europe by attacking from a new waterfront direction.

  • A DIVIDED CITY: Berlin is caught in the conflict that erupts and the Russians erect the Berlin Wall to divide the city.

  • A NEW LEADER IN BERLIN: As Hitler seizes power, the Jewish persecution begins.

  • Auschwitz: Place of Horrors: Pope Francis calls attention to Auschwitz-Birkenau, a place of horrors for so many people during WWII.

  • Babi Yar - Nazi Massacre: In September of 1941, thousands of Jewish people were living in (and near) the city ofKiev(inSoviet Ukraine). The Nazis made a decision tokill those peopleduring their invasion ofthe Soviet Union.

  • BERLIN FALLS: The fall of Berlin provokes the end of the war, but there are still troubles ahead for the city.

  • BREAKING the CODE at BLETCHLEY PARK: Polish mathematicians help Britain's Alan Turing create a decoder to the Enigma machine.

  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin: In September 1943, Germans massacre Italian soldiers who occupy the Greek island of Cephalonia.

  • DEATH OF WARSAW: Despite the horrible wartime conditions in Poland, Szpilman manages to stay hidden and alive.

  • DECISIONS and CONSEQUENCES: The decision makers divide Germany into East and West as residents struggle to survive.

  • GIVE US MORE!: American war posters portray the need for more and more equipment and advise people to waste nothing.

  • HARD TIMES: Children, especially in Great Britain, have to suffer family issues, as well as a lack of food and supplies.

  • HOSENFELD'S DIARY: Hosenfeld, who keeps a diary of the acts committed by Hitler and the Nazis, dies in the war camps even though Szpilman tries to help him.

  • HOW CHILDREN HELPED: Children help out by rationing, recycling, and helping to support their families.

  • JENNY ON THE JOB: Jenny on the Job is the female counterpart to Joe Dope; she is a model production worker.

  • LAND and AIR WAR in BERLIN: The Russians win Berlin, and the last days of Hitler follow.

  • POTSDAM SHOCK - CHURCHILL VOTED OUT: Churchill proves himself as he leads his country to victory, but is voted out of office in 1940.

  • PRISONERS OR TRAITORS?: An Italian soldier, Captain Corelli is a fictional mandolin player who falls in love with a Greek woman; Amos Pampaloni is believed to be Corelli's real-life model.

  • S-13 STRIKES AGAIN: Hitler seeks to conceal the sinking of the Gustloff and a second German vessel.

  • STUNNING D-DAY FACTS: More than 160,000 Allied troops land on heavily fortified French beaches. The heroic events at Normandy serve to alter the course of history.

  • TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!: In November of 1989, the people of Berlin tear down a wall which divides their city into East and West. Two years earlier, President Reagan leads the effort to tear down the wall and open the Brandenb...

  • TERROR ACROSS EUROPE: Hitlers reign WWII, but ends in defeat and Hitlers suicide.

  • U-571: On May 9, 1941, the HMS Aubretia captures the German U-110 and retrieves the Enigma machine and codes.

  • WHO WAS JOE DOPE?: The U.S. military uses the "Joe Dope" character to remind people what NOT to do.

 
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