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Flashcards in WWII: From the Beaches of Normandy to Germany Deck (14):
1

Liberation of __ occurred in 1944

Paris

2

September 1944: Liberation of __, __, __, and __

France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands

3

Election of 1944:
Democrat: __
Republican: __

FDR
Thomas Dewey

4

__ wins unprecedented 4th term; new VP: __ __

FDR
Harry Truman

5

What occurred December 1944 - January 1945?

Battle of the Bulge

6

Battle of the Bulge:
December 16: The German troops hit along an 80 mile __ along the Belgian border of the __ __

front
Ardennes Forest

7

Battle of the Bulge:
The line is protected by __ troops; put up __ defense; held out until __; __ cleared allowing __ planes to take to the air; __ threat is gone

inexperienced
heroic
Christmas
weather, American
German

8

March 1945: Cross the __ river, the last obstacle to __

Rhine, Germany

9

April 1945: the __ enter Berlin (had pushed the Germans back __ miles)

Soviets, 1000

10

April 25, 1945: __ and __ stare at each other across the __ River

Americans and Soviets
Elbe

11

__ commits suicide in Berlin; married __ __, didn't want to be taken prison, shot __, wife took __, both bodies __

Hitler, Eva Braun, self, poison, burned

12

What occurred on May 7, 1945?

Eisenhower accepts unconditional surrender of Germany

13

What was May 8, 1945?

V-E Day

14

Who did not live to see V-E Day?

FDR, April 12: had stroke in Warm Springs, GA