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  • World War Two
    • Dunkirk
      • May 1940, the French and British army had been badly defeated by the Germans in the Battle of France.
      • 350 000 men, from the British army, as well as the French and Belgian were trapped in the port of Dunkirk.
      • The British decided to evacuate everyone by sea
        • At first they thought that they could only rescue 30 000 men.
      • Over 10 days, from the 26th of May to the 4th of june 340 000 men were rescued
        • This is because the Navy put out a call for help from the civillian population and boats from all over th3e country came to help.
          • Throughout all this they were under Ariel attack from Germans.
      • They had to leave behind all of the equipment, but that could be replaced.They had managed to rescue nearly all of their army so it could fight another day.
    • Battle of Britan
      • From July 1940 coastal shipping convoys and shipping centres were the main targets of attacks from the Luftwaffe.
      • One month later they changed the attacks to the airfields of the southern coast
      • The Germans planned to invade Britain and get rid of its air force. The plan was code named operation sea lion.
      • Hitler's generals were worried about the power and damage the royal air force could do on the German army.
      • The battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by the air force and was also the largest.
    • D-Day
      • The Allied invasion of Northern Europe on June 6th 1944, opened up a second front that forced Hitler to send forces west.
      • The greatest seaborne invasion in history was aimed at the 30 kilometres of mostly flat sandy beaches long the normandy coast.
      • British, Canadian, American, French and Pole soldiers succeeded in establishing a beachhead.
    • The Blitz
      • Nazi Germany Bombed Britain sustainably from 7 September 1940 to the 10 May 1941.
      • The Blitz hit many towns and cities across the country but it began with the bombing of London for 57 consecutive nights.
      • By the end of May 1941 over 43 000 civilians half of them in London had been killed and more than a million houses destroyed, just in London.
      • The blitz was a failure for the Germans because their aim was to lower the morale  of the British people, but this hadn't worked. So an invasion was not an imminent threat to the Britian.
    • Pearl Harbor
      • On the 7th of December 1941, by surprise the Japanese high military attacked the military base at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii
      • All of the men were asleep, on leave.
      • The Island was a key part of the American Millitary and the bombing made the Americans Join the war.


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