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 France.
___________  ______  _____________ 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 _________  ____________.
USSR
Danzig Corridor|
Phoney War
"Sitzkrieg"
Western Europe
puppet government 
Axis Powers
Holland
Belgium
France
armistice
Dunkirk
Charles De Gaulle
Vichy

 


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