European Geography


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This map is one of Europe just before the war in 1937, so the borders may look a little different than you are used to. Use colored pencils or crayons, and the attached map to help teach yourself what Europe looked like, where the 45th Infantry Division fought, and whose side which countries were on!

First, mark all of the countries where the 45th fought by outlining them in Red.
The 45th fought in:

  • Sicily
  • Italy
  • France
  • Germany

Next, color all of the Axis nations in Grey.
The Axis Nations were:

  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Italy
  • Sicily

By 1940, the Axis countries invaded and occupied many other nations. Color these nations in Yellow.
The Occupied Nations are:

  • Poland
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Holland
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • The Balkans
  • Greece
  • North Africa
Now, color all the Allied Nations, who fought against the Axis, in Green.
The Allied Nations in Europe were:
  • The United Kingdom
  • The USSR
Finally, color the nations that stayed Neutral, or didn’t fight in the war, in Brown.
The Neutral Nations are:
  • Sweden
  • Ireland
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Switzerland