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2.4 Who Really Defeated Germany?

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In the summer of 1940, Germany had occupied France and a Nazi victory was in sight. Four years later, Germany was being forced back across France by British, American, and Commonwealth troops and less than a year on, Germany surrendered. So, what happened?

This lesson contains:

  • A look at the three biggest Allied nations of World War Two – the UK, the USSR, and the US – and their contributions to the final defeat of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.
  • An analysis of which of the Allied nations deserves the most credit for the final defeat of Hitler’s Germany, looking specifically at military might and successful battles.
  • Studying the Allied nations’ victory from the perspective of Nazi Germany and asking, how did 1940s Germany view their defeat?

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