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Blitzkrieg weapons

aeroplane and tank

2

Operation yellow =

invasion of west europe (10 May 1940)

3

invasion of low countries (norway and denmark) date

9 april 1940

4

number of people rescued at dunkirk

338,000

5

Operation dynamo (yachts to pleasure boats) date

26 may 1940

6

number of tanks/men left at dunkirk

475 tanks/70,000 men

7

britain alone

june 1940 to june 1941

8

operation sealion

(invasion of britain) 1940 summer

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Battle of britain = luftwaffe tried to destroy RAF between ____

10 july and 15 september 1940

10

BoB 15th sept

All out assault on london in daylight, germans lost 60 planes and called off attempt to destroy RAF

11

US 55 year old warships date

From Sept 1940

12

Britain wins BoB (quote and date)

'Never in the field of conflict was so much owed by so many to so few' 17 sept 1940

13

Why britain won BoB

radar, strengths of RAF and weakness of luftwaffe, own territory

14

D DAY men, two other things

100,000 men, two floating harbours called Mulberries, fuel pipeline called Pluto

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'Operation Overlord' date and no of beaches

6 June 1944, 5 beaches

16

Allied casualties/ deaths at D day

10,000 and 2,500 dead

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Reasons for D Day success

leadership of Eisenhower, Allied control of the air and sea, kept secret

18

Operation Market Garden

airborne attack to secure bridges (sept 44)

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failure at arnhem

withdraw after a week with half troops

20

German attacks on 16 december 1944

30 german divisions attack americans and almost broke through because of surprise