Germany invaded with over 2,000 tanks and over 1,000 planes. Hitler started a retaliatory campaign against Poland.
During the attack more than 2,400 Americans died. After the attack, President F.D.R wanted to start a war against Japan. Continuing, Japan declared a war on China.
Happened 6 months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Japan retreated after losing more than 3,000 men.
Stalin's army lost more than 200,00 men. Russian troops captured about 100,000 German troops.
All participants landed on five beaches. Northern France was liberated and the Allies defeated Germany.
This day is celebrated as a holiday in Europe to this day. Germans surrendered to Allied forces.
These bombs have only been used twice in war. Very effective - an atomic bomb named “Little Boy” killed 80,000 people.
After this date a formal surrender ceremony took place in Tokyo. V-J marks the end of WW2.