Americans And British British And Americans
2,722 words... Roosevelt supported the British, and the American military succeeded only (several months later) in getting an agreement that no more troops would be put into the Mediterranean area than were already there, all others being assembled in England for a cross-channel attack in 1944. Roosevelt gave his military another shock when he announced that nothing short of unconditional surrender would be accepted from any of the Axis powers. The policy was meant to reassure the Russians, who would have ...
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European And Pacific Wars
1,488 wordsEuropean and Pacific Wars World War II was fought across more land and involved more men than any other war in the history of human civilization. Never before or since has there been a war of such vast importance and of such a large scale. The United States had an absolutely crucial role in the outcome of this war. The U. S. was faced with the colossal challenge of waging two wars at the same time on two very different parts of the planet. The European front was, of course, the more obvious of t...
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Dutch Resistance Dutch People Jews
304 wordsD-Day: On June 6, 1944 it came at last. What all occupied Europe had long been waiting and praying for: the Allied invasion. In London Pieter Gerbrandy, the man who become Prime Minister, made a speech to the Dutch people on Radio Orange. And for his part, Anton Mussert, Leider of the Dutch people, sent a telegram to Adolph Hitler, Fuehrer of the German people, reaffirming his eternal loyalty. Intense fighting would last for many weeks in Normandy. Meanwhile, the situation in occupied Holland co...
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Omaha Beach Calais Area
633 wordsAfter four months of bombing supply lines the Allied armies landed in Normandy on the northwestern coast of France on June 6, 1944. This day is known as D-Day. This was the most pivotal day of World War II, the outcome of the invasion was to decide the fate of Europe. If the mission were a success then control of the continent would be possible. If it were lost the control would belong completely to the Axis armies. The invasion of Normandy was history's greatest amphibious operation. It involve...
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