The European Theatre of World War I

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First things first, for anyone who has chosen to research the topic about European War will understand the big title known as The European Theatre of World War II. For those who don’t know, the European Theatre of World War II was one of the biggest, most horrendous eras of heavy fighting. This was held across Europe from Germany’s invasion of Poland commencing on September 1, 1939 until the end of the war with the German unconditional surrender on May 8, 1945. The allied forces fought the Axis powers on two fronts which took place on the Eastern and Western front. In Europe 1939, Germany and Russia formed a pact to invade Poland and divide it between them. Shortly after on September 1, 1939 Germany invaded whilst Russia followed and that’s how World War II broke out. France, Britain and the countries of the Commonwealth declared war on Germany but provided little military support to Poland other than a small French attack into the Saarland. On September 17, 1939, after signing an armistice with Japan, the Soviets launched their own invasion of eastern Poland. By early October, Poland was divided among Germany, the Soviet Union, Lithuania and Slovakia, although Poland never officially surrendered and continued the fight outside its borders as its Government was based in London. In 1941, after the German invasion, the holocaust was gradually becoming more of a concern. The Holocaust was an intentional systematic eradication of six million Jews and 'undesirables' by the Nazis
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