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Flag Raising on Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima, Japan: February 23, 1945. Joe Rosenthal’s “Flag Raising on Iwo Jima”. Taken on Mount Suribachi four days after the Marines landed, it was a Pulitzer Prize winning photograph.

Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopedia Britannica, 25 May 2016. http://quest.eb.com/search/183_365391/1/183_365391/cite. Accessed 21 April 2017.

D-Day

WORLD WAR II: D-DAY, 1944. Men of Company E, 16th Infantry Regiments, 1st U.S. Infantry Division, landing of Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, from the landing craft USS Samuel Chase on D-Day, 6 June 1944. Photographed by  U.S. Coast Guard Chief Photographer’s Mate Robert F. Sargent.

Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopedia Britannica, 25 May 2016.  http://quest.eb.com/search/140_1642747/1/140_1642747/cite . Accessed 21 April 2017.

DATABASES

Battles in Europe during World War II

Locator map of the major battles in Europe and Northern Africa during World War II.

Battles in Europe during World War II. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopedia Britannica, 25 May 2016. http://quest.eb.com/search/309_1155437/1/309_1155437/cite. Accessed 21 April 2017.

General Douglas MacArthur

After being ordered to withdraw to Australia in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur returns to the Philippines as he promised the Philippine people. Here he is seen debarking from a barge on a Lingayen beach (Philippines), in 1945.

Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopedia Britannica, 25 May 2016. http://quest.eb.com/search/170_2986792/1/170_2986792/cite. Accessed 21 April 2017.

TOPICS & IMPORTANT TERMS

Japanese Aggression with regards to:

  • New style of government
  • Manchuria
  • China

War in the Mediterranean with regards to:

  • Balkans
  • Bulgaria
  • Romania
  • Greece
  • Yugoslavia

The African Campaign with regards to:

  • Western Desert Campaign (Egypt and Libya)
  • Operation Torch (Algeria and Morocco)
  • Tunisia Campaign

Eastern Front and Italy:

  • Operation Barbarossa
  • Battle for Stalingrad
  • Life in Fascist Italy
  • Invasion of Italy

American Involvement:

  • American involvement prior to being pulled in
  • Lend-Lease Act
  • Pear Harbor
  • D-Day
  • Battle of the Bulge

War in the Pacific:

  • Japanese victories
  • The Battle for Midway
  • Battle of Guadalcanal
  • General Douglas MacArthur