2. World War Two
2.4 Who Really Defeated Germany?
Which nation was responsible for about 70% of German deaths in World War Two?
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?