WWII

Term Definition
D-Day Allies invaded mainlands of Europe, Normandy. This took months to prepare, June 6, 1944.
Dictator Supreme power given to a leader of a country.
Allies Committed to stopping Germany and Japan.
Jews Targeted by the Nazis and blamed for all of Germany’s problems.
Holocaust The Nazi’s murdered 6 million Jews and put them in death camps. (Genocide of the Jews)
Island Hopping They would only attack key islands and skip over less important ones.
Axis Powers Germany, Italy, and Japan
Rationing To limit a certain amount of food, items, or goods because they were being used in the war.
Big Three U.S. > Roosevelt, Great Britain > Churchill, and Soviet Union > Stalin
Inflation Raising the price of goods.
Kristallnacht Night the Nazi movement against Jews turned violent. (The Night of Broken Glass)
Patton Best military general the U.S. ever had, he couldn’t keep his mouth shut. (Nickname: Old Blood and Guts)
Montgomery Stopped Rommel’s advance, Britain's greatest general.
Poland September 1, 1939, official start of WWII, It was when Nazis invaded Poland.
London Constantly getting bombed by Nazis.
Hitler Dictator of Nazis.
Rommel Lead the German troops, best German General, he was defeated in Africa and Europe. (Nickname: Desert Fox)
Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, Dragged U.S. into WWII.
Chruchill Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Mussolini Killed by his own people, Italy’s Fascist party leader, Dictator in Europe.
Rhineland Hitler marched there in 1936, nobody did anything, Hitler broke the Treaty of Versailles.
Stalin Leader of Soviet Union, ruthless and a psychopath.
Rooselvelt President of the U.S. during WWII, he died just months before the end of WWII, served the longest in U.S history.
Stalingrad TURNING POINT IN THE WAR, 5 month battle, Nazi’s advance had been stopped.
Truman Vice President of the U.S., but became the President after FDR died. He was President during the end of WWII.
Hirohito Emperor of Japan
France Under German control in June, 1940.