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4 The fall of France continues to win the rescue at DunkirkMay 1940-Germany conquers Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg Shortly after, Germany arrives to rescue the French coast near Dunkirk German armed forces capture British, French on the coast near Dunkirk The British navy, civilians take ships through the canal to save soldiers 3 Hitler`s Lightning War What did Hitler and Stalin all benefit from the secret agreement? Hitler: Eliminate the threat of an attack from the East, partition of Poland Stalin: partition of Poland, takeover of Finland and the Baltics, security of the German attack What strategy did Hitler use to conquer Poland? Blitzkrieg, with fast-paced mechanized weapons and overwhelming violence What was Hitler`s plan to conquer France? Lead the way for France and distract the Allies by invading the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, and then sending massive troops across the Ardennes What happened in Dunkirk? Britain rescued Allied soldiers stranded at Dunkirk and secured them through the English channel What is the outcome of the Battle of Britain? THE RAF fighters and the British resistance forced Germany to stop the attack What was the result of the fighting in Toburk? In early 1942, Brit Rommel forced him to retire. In the middle of the year, Rommel pushed Brit back and seized Torbuk How was Hitler`s invasion compared to Napoleon`s invasion of Russia? During the two invasions, Russia`s terrible winters and its scorched earth strategy caused serious difficulties for the invaders. 2 Germany triggers a new war in europaSecret Agreement Nonaggression pact-Germans, Soviets agree to against each other Agreement includes secret deal to split Poland Germany`s Lightning Attack September 1, 1939-Hitler launches an invasion of Poland Britain, France declare war on Germany but Poland falls quickly Blitzkrieg-blitzkrieg-war-Germany`s new military strategy, Planes, tanks, infantry use to surprise , Britain had to decide to what extent it would intervene if Hitler continued the German expansion. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, initially indifferent to Hitler`s conquest of the Sudetenland, the German-speaking space of Czechoslovakia, suddenly took his own life when Poland was threatened. He said that in the event of a German invasion, Britain would be obliged to help Poland. But he wanted and needed an ally. The only power large enough to stop Hitler, and with selfish interest, was the Soviet Union. But Stalin was cool with Britain after his efforts to form a political alliance with Britain and France against Germany had been rejected a year earlier. Moreover, Polish leaders were not very enthusiastic about Russia becoming its guardian; for them, it was simply the occupation by another monstrous regime. Hitler believed that Britain would never welcome him alone, so he decided to swallow his fear and disgust at communism and be discouraged by the Soviet dictator, which gave him the British initiative. Both sides were extremely suspicious of each other and were trying to recognize ulterior motives.

But Hitler was in a hurry; He knew that if he were to invade Poland, it had to be done quickly before the West could create a unified front. Hitler`s foreign minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop, flew to Moscow and signed the non-aggression pact with his Soviet counterpart V.M.