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Battle of the Bulge Dec 16, 1944 – Jan 25, 1945 Who: America vs Germany. Where: The Ardennes ( Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany) Why: The German army was unleashing its last major counter attack on Western front. Significance: The Germans were trying to prevent invasion from the allies at the last moments of the war.
Operation Overlord June 6,1944 Who: England, Canada, and America, with Free French espionage assistance, invaded Normandy, France and regain it from Germany Where: Normandy, France Why: France was under German control. Significance:The victory gained meant America and England could successfully fight on the Western front, a turning point of the war.
Battle of El Alamein Oct 23, 1942 – Nov 5, 1942 Who: England, Free France, USA, against Italy and Germany. Where: Egypt, North Africa Why:To prevent egypt from Axis invasion Significance: Lead to German surrender in North Africa
Bombing of Dresden Feb 13, 1945 – Feb 15, 1945 Who: England and USA vs Germany Where: Dresden, Germany Why: It was a major railroad and transport area. Significance:Helped gain allied victory
Iwo Jima Feb 19 1945-Mar 26 1945 Who: USA vs Japan Where: Island of Iwo Jima Japan Why: The island contained an Air Base and naval base. Significance: Japan lost air and naval power.
Bataan death march April 9, 1942 Who: Japan marching American and Filipinos POWs Where: Mariveles Philippines Why: The participated in the Battle of Bataan and were enemies of the Japanese army. Significance: Largest Surrender in American History and a big loss of WW2.
Battle of Stalingrad 1942-Feb.2 1943 Who: Russia vs Germany Where: Stalingrad, Russia Why: Germany was invading the Soviet Union Significance: Turning point for the war on the Eastern front.
Manhattan project 1939-1946 Who: America Where: Los Alamos National Laboratory Why: To produce first nuclear weapons Significance: Put an end to WW2
Guadalcanal August 1942-February 1943 Who: USA, Australia, New Zealand vs. Japan Where: Guadalcanal Solomon Islands Why:Allied support and communication was threatened. Significance:Japan surrendered
Zoot suit riots June 1943 Who: Mexican Americans and Americans Where: LA county, California Why: Zoot suits were considered unpatriotic during the war and were stripped off people. Significance: US was having issues in own country during the war.
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