Events of World War II Before American Involvement
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THE INVASION OF POLAND: Sept. 1, 1939
The ___________ also invaded on Sept. 17, taking eastern Poland.
Hitler based his attack on the right to reoccupy the ________
_____________, part of Germany given to Poland after WWI.
The __________ _______ From Sept. '39 to April, 1940:
Called ____________ or "sitting war" because both sides prepared for war with no real fighting.
Hitler Invades ___________ __________: April, 1940
Norway and Denmark are occupied.
_____________ and _____________ are attacked:
The Low Countries fall to Germany in May, 1940.
_______________ gives in to Germany in June, 1940.
THE FALL OF FRANCE:
France is forced to sign a humiliating _______________. Thousands
of British soldiers are evacuated from the beaches of __________________ in North
___________ ______ _____________ heads a government-in-exile in London.
Marshall Henri Petain leads a ________ ___________in France.
Southern France continues to be unoccupied, called __________ France because of its capital city. Britain left alone to fight against the _________ ____________.
Charles De Gaulle
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