In June 1944, British and American forces launched the D-Day invasion, landing in German-occupied France via the coast of Normandy.Soon the German army was forced into retreat from that side as well.In 1943, after the battles of Stalingrad and Kursk, Germany was forced into a full-scale retreat.
Stunned by the unexpected devastation, Japan surrendered a few days later.
Da jeg genså Peacock fik jeg genopfrisket mit forbehold overfor filmen.
As they neared Japan proper, the Allies began heavy bombing campaigns against major Japanese cities, including Tokyo.
This process continued through the summer of 1945 until finally, in early August, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Thus, by early 1945, Allied forces were closing in on Germany from both east and west.
The Soviets were the first to reach the German capital of Berlin, and Germany surrendered in May 1945, shortly after the suicide of Adolf Hitler. By this time, Japan had already been at war with China for several years and had seized the Chinese territory of Manchuria.
Britain and France responded by declaring war on Germany but took little action over the following months.
In 1940, Germany launched its next initiative by attacking Denmark and Norway, followed shortly thereafter by attacks on Belgium, the Netherlands, and France. Later in the summer of 1940, Germany launched a further attack on Britain, this time exclusively from the air.
Between August 1942 and February , Allied forces carried out an invasion on the island of Guadalcanal—the beginning of a long series of Allied offensives that would eventually force the Japanese out of the Solomons and then pursue them from various other Pacific island chains that the Japanese had earlier seized.
In the meantime, British and Indian forces were combating Japanese troops in Burma.
I sidste uge var jeg ude og besøge Majken Loft som har butik Lidea på Jyllingevej i Vanløse. Dengang hun arbejdede hos Simonsen & Weel var hun vores faste kontaktperson når der skulle handles brystproteser, og om deres faste annonce i foreningsbladet sagde vi altid "Bare ring til Majken".