WW2 storyboard
Updated: 2/10/2020
WW2 storyboard
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  • Hey Grandpa I heard about World War 2 today in class and I want to know all about it. Like what were the women's roles in the war?
  • Well, during a war there was a bill that became a law in 1942 called the Women's Auxiliary Army Corp, where women volunteers served in noncombat positions such as nurses and pilots.
  • That's great! Did anyone else get rights like the women did during the war?
  • The OSDR also set up the Manhattan Project which was a code name for research work on the atomic bomb that extended across the US. Early research was performed at Columbia University in Manhattan.
  • Actually yes, President Roosevelt brought scientists into the war effort. They brought many improvements in radar and sonar. This was called the Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSDR).
  • Wow the scientists made an important role in the war! What were some of the important battles in World War 2?
  • Ok let's start with Battle of the Atlantic, this was the longest battle in the war that ran from 1939 to 1945 (6 years). It was a major part of naval history because of the defeat of Nazi Germany. 
  • 6 years!! That's a long battle, was the battle after this just as long?
  • The Battle of Stalingrad came after this, but instead of lasting 6 years it only lasted 5 months. During this battle The Soviet Union marked a major turning point in the war when they fought Germany for control of Stalingrad, Russia.
  • Did the war only consist of Germans?
  • The Germans were not only the major part of the war. The 99th Pursuit Squadron was formed in 1941 by brave African American pilots who were called the Tuskegee Airmen.
  • I have been learning so much today. Although, I want to learn about D-Day, I have heard a lot about it but I want to know what actually happened on that day.
  • D-Day (also known as Operation Overlord) occurred on June 6, 1944 when allied forces invaded northern France. Basically know that the Allies defeated the Germans in the following spring.
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