So how did the war end?

Discussion in 'General' started by Sergeant Bilco, May 2, 2004.

  1. Sergeant Bilco

    Sergeant Bilco Junior Member

    What happened that caused the war to end? (not saying it's a bad thing, I just want to know).

    This is probably on the site somewhere, but I kind of find it hard to navigate.

    Please give a small detailed description.

    Thanks in advance :D
  2. Friedrich H

    Friedrich H Senior Member

    How did the war end? Wow! That's an ambitious question...

    In Europe or in the Pacific or both?

    For Germany it is quite easy. Germany stucked herself in an attrition conflict she couldn't win with its economy of 1939 and then unwisely attracted against her the three most powerful nations in the world, who were far greater superior in man, economical and industrial potential...
  3. Sergeant Bilco

    Sergeant Bilco Junior Member

    Thanks, so what happened to Hitler? (Wasn't he killed in D-Day or something?)

    And what were those three powerful nations?
  4. RASigs

    RASigs Member

    Hitler died on 30th April , 45 by committing suicide with his wife Eva Braun. At this stage there was heavy fighting in the suburbs of Berlin.

    The 3 great powers facing Germany were of course the US, USSR and Great Britain
  5. Erwin Rommel

    Erwin Rommel Junior Member

    And in Japan the War ended by the dropping of two atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima and another three days later on Nagasaki.
  6. Sergeant Bilco

    Sergeant Bilco Junior Member

    Thanks again, I read on the site that there were three fronts, what were they?
  7. Ian S

    Ian S Member

    The war with Japan which was called the Pacific front
    The war with Germany which was in Europe
    and The war in Africa ;)
  8. Sergeant Bilco

    Sergeant Bilco Junior Member

    I thought there were some in Britain and Russia?

    Also who were the presidents/leaders of the US, USSR and Great Britain?

    You've all been very helpful, thanks :D
  9. Ian S

    Ian S Member

    Russia fought Germany on The eastern Front
    Britian fought in Europe along with The US

    The presidents at the time as far as my knowledge goes were

    Germany ----- Hitler
    Britain--------- Chamberlain then Churchill (prime Minister) Chamberlain was the one who declared war on Germany
  10. Thomas McCall

    Thomas McCall Senior Member

    But on April 12 1945 President Roosevelt died so Vice President Truman took over and made the decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan. And threfore he took the surrender of Germany and Japan
  11. Sergeant Bilco

    Sergeant Bilco Junior Member

    Thanks for all your help, you've all been very helpful :D
  12. Ian S

    Ian S Member

    no problem
  13. jamesicus

    jamesicus Senior Member

    Major Allied WWII Leaders:

    Great Britain -- Neville Chamberlain (3 September 1939 -- May 1940)
    Winston Churchill (May 1940 until war's end)

    United States -- Franklin Roosevelt (December 1941 until early 1945)
    Harry S. Truman (for remainder of the war)

    USSR -- Josef Stalin (throughout the war)

    Major Axis WWII Leaders:

    Nazi Germany -- Adolph Hitler (essentially throughout the war)

    Japan -- General Tojo (essentially throughout the war)

    Italy -- Benito Mussolini (1940 until 1944)

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