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Content description VCHHK147

History / Levels 9 and 10 / Historical Knowledge / The modern world and Australia / Australia at war (1914 – 1945): World War II
Content description
Significant events, turning points of World War II and the nature of warfare, including the Holocaust and use of the atomic bomb
  1. investigating the scale and significance of the Holocaust, using primary sources
  2. identifying key events in the European theatre of war, for example, Germany’s invasion of Poland in 1939, the Holocaust from 1942–45 and the Russians reaching Berlin in 1945
  3. identifying key events in the Asia–Pacific theatre of war, for example, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941, the fall of Singapore in 1942 and the American victory at the Battle of Midway in 1942
  4. explaining the race to build the atomic bomb by Germany, Japan, the US and why the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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