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Australia's War 1939-1945

Australia's War 1939-1945
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Causes of World War Two The causes of World War Two can be divided into long term causes and short term causes. There can be little doubt that one of the long term causes of the war was the anger felt in Weimar Germany that was caused by the Treaty of Versailles. Another long term cause was the obvious inability of the League of Nations to deal with major international issues. In the 1930’s these would have been inManchuria and Abyssinia. In both conflicts the League showed that it was unable to control those powers that worked outside of accepted international law. With such apparent weakness, Hitler must have known that at the very least he could push the boundaries and see what he could get away with.

SIW November 11 - The Spanish Flu - ABC Sydney Subscribe to Self Improvement Wednesday: Copy this address into your podcast application - This week's lesson is the NSW experience of the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918-1919. Your teacher is Jeremy McAnulty, the Director of Communicable Diseases, with NSW Health. Now take the quiz! 1. a. 25b. 250c. 2,500d. 25,000 2. a. 3. a. 64 per centb. 47 per centc. 25 per centd. 36 per cent 4. a. 5. a. 5-9yearsb. 20-24yrsc. 35-39yrsd. 60-64yrs 6. a. 7. a. 8. a. Answers: 1.c, 2.b, 3.d, 4.d, 5.a, 6.c, 7.a, 8.b

Second World War, 1939–45 On 3 September 1939 Prime Minister Robert Gordon Menzies announced the beginning of Australia's involvement in the Second World War on every national and commercial radio station in Australia. Almost a million Australians, both men and women, served in the Second World War. They fought in campaigns against Germany and Italy in Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa, as well as against Japan in south-east Asia and other parts of the Pacific. The Australian mainland came under direct attack for the first time, as Japanese aircraft bombed towns in north-west Australia and Japanese midget submarines attacked Sydney harbour. On 7 May 1945 the German High Command authorised the signing of an unconditional surrender on all fronts: the war in Europe was over. The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) participated in operations against Italy after its entry into the war in June 1940. 069221 North Africa, 6 January 1941: Australian troops advance into Bardia. J. Essays, articles, and talks Find a person

Guided Inquiry in Australia | Sharing the theory and practice of Guided Inquiry Causes of World War II Some long-term causes of World War II are found in the conditions preceding World War I and seen as common for both World Wars. Supporters of this view paraphrase Clausewitz: World War II was a continuation of World War I by the same means. In fact, World Wars had been expected before Mussolini and Hitler came to power and Japan invaded China.[1] Among the causes of World War II were Italian fascism in the 1920s, Japanese militarism and invasions of China in the 1930s, and especially the political takeover in 1933 of Germany by Hitler and his Nazi Party and its aggressive foreign policy. Tensions created by those ideologies and the dissatisfactions of those powers with the interwar international order steadily increased. The stage was then set for the Danzig crisis to become the immediate trigger of the war in Europe started on 1 September 1939. Ideologies, doctrines, and philosophies[edit] Anti-communism[edit] Expansionism[edit] Militarism[edit] Racism[edit] Germany after Versailles [edit]

Turning points of the Second World War Monday 12 November 2012 by Emma Campbell. No commentsNews Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. -- British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, 10 November 1942 The nature and timing of the turning point of the Second World War has been debated and redefined numerous times since the end of the conflict in 1945. The Russian victory at Stalingrad in January 1943 has often been seen as the key to the eventual defeat of Germany, although other historians have pointed to the failure of the Germans to capture Moscow in December 1941 as the watershed event. In the fight against the Japanese, some pinpoint the battle of Midway in June 1942 as the milestone; to others, it was the bombing of Pearl Harbor in early December 1941 that brought the United States into the war, bringing with it unbeatable military might. Australians played an important part in two of the campaigns of that period.

World War II for Kids: Technology History >> World War 2 for Kids Technology played an important role in World War II. Major advances in weaponry, communications, and industry by both sides impacted the way the war was fought and, eventually, the outcome in the war. Sherman TankSource: National Archives On the Ground Tanks - Although tanks were first used in World War I, it was during World War II that tanks became a major military force. In the Air Aircraft - The air force became one of the most important parts of the military during World War II. Radar TowerSource: Imperial War Museum Radar - Radar was a new technology developed right before the war. In the Ocean Aircraft Carrier - One of the biggest changes in naval technology in World War II was the use of the aircraft carrier. Explosives Bombs - World War II saw the invention of many new types of bombs. The Atom Bomb - Perhaps the largest leap in technology during World War II was the atom bomb. The Enigma MachinePhoto by Karsten Sperling Communications Propaganda

The Turning Points In World War 2 December 1941, exhausted German soldiers surrender to winter-equipped Russian soldiers near Moscow The great strategic turning points in World War 2 , here is my list, explained : Great Britain and France declare war 1939 - In response to Hitler's invasion of Poland, Great Britain and France declared war on Germany. This surprised the over-confident Hitler and diverted his grand plan from its intended course by opening a second war front. Hitler's original plan was to occupy Poland, then Russia, and with Russia's endless natural resources in his control, to take the rest of the world while having one war front at a time. Hitler partly rectified this diversion by occupying France in mid 1940, but the 2nd front remained during the entire war, and denied Germany of the ability to strategically follow the prime principle of war, the principle of concentration of effort . The Battle of Britain The Battle of Moscow Pearl Harbor As for Japan, in Pearl Harbor it just started a war it could not win.

Technology during World War II Technology played a significant role in World War II. Some of the technologies used during the war were developed during the interwar years of the 1920s and 1930s, much was developed in response to needs and lessons learned during the war, while others were beginning to be developed as the war ended. Many wars had major effects on the technologies that we use in our daily lives. However, compared to previous wars, World War II had the greatest effect on the technology and devices that are used today. Many types of technology were customized for military use, and major developments occurred across several fields including: World War II was the first war where military operations widely targeted the research efforts of the enemy. Military operations were also conducted to obtain intelligence on the enemy's technology; for example, the Bruneval Raid for German radar and Operation Most III for the German V-2. Between the wars[edit] Allied cooperation[edit] Weaponry[edit] Aircraft[edit]

History - World Wars: Blitzkrieg Blitzkrieg The classic characteristic of what is commonly known as "blitzkrieg" is a highly mobile form of infantry and armour, working in combined arms. (German armed forces, June 1942) Blitzkrieg (German, "lightning war" Despite its ubiquity in German and British journalism during World War II, Blitzkrieg was practically never used as official military terminology of the Wehrmacht during the war. Despite blitzkrieg never being an official or formal doctrine, many modern historians use it casually to describe the style of manoeuvre warfare practiced by Germany during the early part of the war. Definition[edit] Common interpretation[edit] The traditional meaning of blitzkrieg is that of German tactical and operational methodology in the first half of the Second World War, that is often hailed as a new method of warfare. Origin of the term[edit] Ju 87 Bs over Poland, September–October 1939 In English and other languages, the term had been used since the 1920s. Military change, 1919–1939[edit] France[edit]

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