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World War Two- Begining to Turning Points


Using your notes and handouts, complete the puzzle. Answers deal with all topics up to and including the turning points of the war.

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3.Yamamoto warned that "we have awoken the wrath of a _____________" in refernece to America's industrial might
9.First island taken by the US offensive across the central Pacific
10.Name of the operation for the German invasion of the USSR in June 1941
11.According to hitler's orders, the Luftwaffe was given this target during the Blitz
12.Japanese military leader during WW2
16.Secret mission to strike at the heart of Japan, a huge moral boost but had litlle military effect
18.First offensive of the War by US forces, Aug. 1942, US is unprepared but must seize the initiative from the Japanese
22.British Prime Minister during WW2
26.Location of the first Allied invasion of the European mainland
27.Turning point, Sept. 1942 to Feb. 1943, Soviet forces defend, counter-attack and finally decitame the german 6th Army
29.US president during WW2
30.the British pulled off a micacle here byt saving their Army in 1940
31.Germany, Italy, Japan
1.Turning point in North Africa, British forces stop the Germans in Egypt and begin driving them back to Tunisia
2.Technological breakthrough that gave the RAF a decisive advantage in the summer and fall of 1940
4.Germany started WW2 by the invasion of this country
5.American strategy for reaching positions to bomb and invade the Japanese home islands
6.Target of Japanese plan to hurt the US so badly America would be powerless to interfere in the Pacific
7.Completely fought in the air, this was the first time the Germans were stopped from achieveing their goals
8.Codename given to America's secret of breaking the Japanese code
13.Italian aggression led to German troops attempting to sieze the routes to the Middle East
14.Name of the operation given by the Americans for the invasion of North Africa
15.US forces held out for 6 months against a strong Japanese invasion force. Thier sacrafice bought the US time to arm and train
17.literally lightning war
19.Name of the defensive line that made up France's pre-war defense strategy
20.Great Britain, USSR, USA, China, Free Forces of conqured nations
21.Italian leader during WW2
23.German leader during WW2
24.Soviet leader during WW2
25.Turning point in June 1942, US forces use intelligence to ambush the Japanese
28.Germany made a secret treaty to divide Poland with this nation prior to the begining of the war

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