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									The Changing Nature of
       Warfare
   The Second World War
• Analyse the changes in the nature of warfare in
  the 20th century
• How and why did technological developments
  play an important part in the 20th century wars?
• In what ways, and to what extent, was the Second
  World War a ‘total war’?
   Similarities and Differences between WW1 and WW2




World Wars                                  Total wars




                      Similarities




                 Industrialised Wars
 Level of         War of     Increased scale
Casualties        mobility        of war




                                Ideological
               Differences        intensity




 Increased                        Mass
involvement        Racial
                                strategic
 of civilian      Genocide
                                bombing
                   Key Dates
• 1939 September - Outbreak of the War in Europe - Success
  of German Blitzkrieg attacks - The Fall of France
• 1940 The Battle of Britain
• 1941 June - The invasion of the Soviet Union
• 1941 December - Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour -USA
  enters war
• 1943 February - German defeat at Stalingrad - Russia on the
  offensive
• 1944 Western Allies invade France (D Day)
• 1945 Germany surrenders
• 1945 August Two atomic bombs dropped on Japan -
  Japanese surrender

								
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