World War 2

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World War II
žWas a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, which involved most of the world's nations, including all of the great powers: žThe Allies: France, Great Britain, USA, The Soviet Union and China. žThe Axis: Germany, Italy, and Japan.

We are going to focus from 1944 to 1945, emphasizing the important role of England in the Normandy Battle. Normandy
Region corresponding to the former Duchy of Normandy. It is situated along the English Channel coast of Northern France between Brittany and Picardy, and comprises territory in Northern France and the Channel Islands. The Battle of Normandy was fought in 1944 between Nazi Germany and invading Allied Forces in Western Europe during the World War II, the largest and most violent armed conflict in the history of mankind. A great invasion force stood off the Normandy coast of France as dawn broke, 9 battleships, 23 cruisers, 104 destroyers, and 71 large landing craft of various descriptions as well as troop transports, mine sweepers, and merchantmen, the largest armada ever assembled. The naval bombardment that began at 0550 that morning detonated large minefields along the shoreline and destroyed a number of the enemy's defensive positions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saving_Private_Ryan

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Some important events in 1944
January 6, 1944 - Soviet troops advance into Poland.
January 27, 1944 - Leningrad relieved after a 900-day siege. February 15-18 - Allies bomb the monastery at Monte Cassino. May 25, 1944 - Germans retreat from Anzio.
June 5, 1944 - Allies enter Rome.
June 6, 1944 – D-Day landings on the Northern coast of France. June 27, 1944 – U.S. troops liberate Cherbourg, France.
July 3, 1944 - 'Battle...
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