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        Operation Barbarossa, June 1941 -- Invasion of Russia

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        Undeclared Atlantic Naval War – Sept. 1941 Between Germany & U.S.

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        Pearl Harbor, Dec. 1941 – Japanese attack on U.S.

  • Phase IV: Stages of Fighting

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      Stage 1: First half of 1942 – Holding the Axis

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        Stage 2: June 1942- Early 1943-- Turning the Tide

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        Stage 3: 1943 – Allied Offensives

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        Stage 4: June 6, 1944 – D-Day in Europe

Phase II: Initial German Victories

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    Germany attacks France, April 1940

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      Not the Maginot Line … Ardennes Forest

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        Belgium, Luxembourg Fall

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        Miracle at Dunkirk, May 1940

        • 338, 226 men rescued

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        France surrenders June 1940

        • Vichy Government – collaboration

        • Resistance– small

        • Free French Army – Charles de Gaulle

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      Operation Sea Lion – Next Offensive

Phase III Britain Alone

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    Battle of Britain, June 1940- June 1941 – Britain fights alone, with no allies

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      Germans bomb Britain for a year hoping to soften them up for invasion

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        Bombing of Military & Civilian Targets – London & the South of England

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      How did they survive?

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        Leadership of Winston Churchill

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        Resources

        • Island Status

        • Technology – RADAR

        • Empire -- mobilized South Africa, India, Canada, Australia

        • The English Language – The Speeches of Winston Churchill

        • “Never Surrender”

        • “Blood, Toil, Tears &Sweat”

        • “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed to so few by so many” – speaking of the RAF (Royal Air Force)

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        Britain begins to find Allies

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