20-H102 Military History ELO F.txt

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  1. Douhet Scenario
    • - Command of enemy's airspace
    • - Bombing: "The bomber will always get through."
  2. German Preparations for WWII
    • - Mock tanks
    • - Civil airports
  3. German Moves to WW II
    • - Hitler becomes Chancellor in 1933
    • - Annex Austria, 1938
    • - Annex Czechoslovakia, 1938
    • - - Chamberlain: "Peace in our time."
    • - - Munich Pact
    • - Invade Poland, 1 SEP 1939
    • - - France & Britain declare war on 3 SEP
    • - - Germans make great use of combined arms
  4. WW II German invasion of France
    • - APR 1940
    • - Flank Maginot Line through Low Countries
    • - Divide French & British Forces
    • - German operations at faster tempo
  5. Dunkirk
    • - Operation DYNAMO
    • - 338k British & French evacuated
  6. Operation Sea Lion
    • - German invasion of Britain
    • - Destroy British industry
    • - Loss of Battle of Britain cancels
  7. RADAR
    • - Difference during Battle of Britain
    • - Lost aircraft: German: 2,375, Britain: 800
  8. Lend Lease
    • - 11 MAR 1941
    • - Billions in materiel to Britain, USSR, France & China
  9. Kasserine Pass
    • - First large battle between U.S. & Germany
    • - U.S. loses first battle, wins second
  10. Operation Barbarossa
    • - German invasion of Russia
    • - 22 JUN 1941
    • - 2m Russians vs. 3m Germans (et al)
    • - OCT: Reach Moscow
    • - 15k killed each day
    • - 97% of Soviet men born in 1923 dead by 1946
    • - 86.4% of German divisions fighting Soviets
  11. Soviet EPW
    • - JUN - DEC 1941: 3.9m captured
    • - FEB 1942: 1.1m remain alive
  12. Stalingrad
    • - Soviets wore down Germans
    • - von Paulus surrenders 100k remaining troops
    • - Germans unable to use combined arms
  13. Kursk
    • - Largest armor/tank battle in history
    • - 200k Soviet casualties, 50k German casualties in first 10 days
    • - Soviets lose 50% of tanks
  14. D-Day
    • - 6 JUN 1944
    • - Omaha, Sword, Juno, Gold, Utah Beaches
    • - Omaha: Softening up ineffective
    • - Utah: First wave 2k meters south
  15. Battle of the Bulge
    • - DEC 1944
    • - Germans attack in Ardennes forest (Belgium)
    • - Goals
    • - - Reach the sea
    • - - Trap allied armies
    • - - Compell negotiations
    • - U.S.: 35k casualties
    • - German conclusions on loss:
    • - - Poor terrain, roads
    • - - Allied air superiority
    • - - Poor communications
    • - - Bypassed objectives
  16. Bastogne
    • - 101st ABN
    • - Gen A.C. MacAuliffe: "Nuts!"
    • - 6-day seige
    • - Man-to-man combat
    • - Germans weaken, retreat
    • - Thousands killed, city destroyed
  17. Dresden
    • - 14 FEB 1945
    • - Firestorm consumes 11 square miles
  18. Crossing the Rhine
    • - 7 MAR 1945, Remagen bridge
    • - Det charges fail, Americans capture
  19. Battle of Berlin
    - 16 APR 1945
  20. Germans Surrender
    • - Allies: 8 MAY 1945
    • - Russians: 9 MAY 1945
  21. War with Japan
    • - U.S. sanctions after Japan invades Indochina
    • - Japanese leaders considered war with U.S. unavoidable
    • - Japan hoped to force U.S. negotiations
    • - 15 NOV 1941: CoS: war with Japan will be "all out".
  22. Midway
    • - Jun 1942
    • - Important refueling station
    • - Turning point of war in Pacific
    • - U.S. uses SIGINT & broken codes
  23. Pacific Theater
    • - Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore
    • - May 1942: Battle of Coral Sea Japanese setback
  24. Island Hopping Campaign
    • - AUG 1942: 1 MARDIV on Guadalcanal
    • - FEB 1945: Iwo Jima
    • - APR 1945: Okinawa
  25. Atomic Bombs
    • - 6 AUG 1945: Hiroshima
    • - 9 AUG 1945: Nagasaki
    • - 14 AUG 1945: Japan surrenders
  26. Lessons of Pacific War
    • - Japan overconfident
    • - America advantages
    • - - Intelligence
    • - - Bombers in naval warfare
  27. Technology Developments of WWII
    • - Aviation (USAF, CAS, Air-Land Doctrine, Jets)
    • - Armor (Tanks centerpiece of maneuver, Armored divisions)
    • - Airborne Operations (1936, behind lines, suprise, 82nd & 101st ABN)
    • - Submarines (Diesel electric - +range, +speed, +depth, snorkels, nuclear - postwar)
    • - Rockets (V1, V2, no defense)
    • - Atomic Bomb (RMA, changed warfare & world)
  28. Infantry Weapons of WWII
    • - Light machine guns
    • - M1911 .45 pistol
    • - M1 Garrand

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