Dday Thesis - 1,580 words
... g the ultimate object of the bomber offensive. These conclusions, with their notes of pessimism, were not shared by the bomber commanders, and were echoes of a new problem of immense significance. Air power, and particularly the bomber, had introduce a new dimension into warfare. Despite results which were at best, inconclusive, and the continued growth of enemy fighter strength, the Commanders of the Allied Strategic Air Forces had reached the conclusion that they controlled the decisive instrument; that they could achieve victory alone. General Spaatz, commanding the United States Strategic Air Force (USSTAF), believed simply that Overlord was unnecessary. Air Chief Marshal Harris, his ...
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Dday Success Or Disaster - 1,176 words
Twenty years after the end of the First World War a man named Adolph Hitler of Germany began a Second World War. On September 1, 1939 Germany invaded Poland, which had a treaty with France and England to protect them. The English, French and Polish were all unprepared to fight, and as a result were beaten terribly. By the next spring France had been totally taken by the Germans. While Germany and there allies, Italy, controlled all of the western part of Europe. England, France and now America had to figure a way to take the control of Europe again. There decision was to try and storm a beach in Normandy France. It would be one of the bloodiest war battles in U.S. History. This storming of O ...
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Dday Success Or Disaster - 1,165 words
... he development of an extensive deception plan, which was named, accordingly, Bodyguard. Bodyguard had two major objectives; to confuse the Germans where and when the attack would take place and to cripple the German forces once the invasion began. It was the most complicated deception plan of the war, if not of all time. In 1941the British broke the German Secret Service codes. These gave the British the name and identities of all the German agents, and were able to capture them. Some of these agents were executed or imprisoned, but most were used against Germany. They successively turned these agents into double agents. Throughout the rest of the war these double agents would tell the G ...
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Battle Of The Bulge - 1,146 words
The Battle of the Bulge was an important fight because it was one that could have turned World War II around for the Germans. The Battle of the Bulge took place on December 16 1944. The Germans mobilized the last chance they had to win the war. The Germans wanted to cut the American forces in to two parts, because this way they could easily be destroyed. Hitler felt this was his last chance to win, because his forces were being pushed back and soon they would run out of the resources they would need to win the war. Hitler was mobilizing a task force of 500,000 Germans soldiers. The allies were slowly pushing through the Ardennes Forest on the German, Belgium boarder, with a force of 600,000 ...
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How Could This Have Happened - 1,943 words
Elie Wiesel, a survivor of the Jewish massacre during World War II, opens his classic autobiography, Night, in his hometown of Sighet, Transylvania (now Romania). In this short, but powerful, book, Wiesel speaks of the incredible events that take place in his life from age twelve to age sixteen; his carefree childhood; the brutal torture of Wiesel and his fellow Jews at the hands of German soldiers in the concentration camps; and the day of his liberation in the spring of 1945. Although World War II began in 1939, when Hitler and his troops invaded Poland and set up concentration camps, Sighet remains under Hungarian control. The year is 1941. Wiesel is twelve years old and is a bright, reli ...
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Dwight David Eisenhower - 813 words
Dwight David Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas. He was the third of seven sons from David Jacob and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower. After his birth the family moved to Abilene, Kansas where Dwight graduated from high school in 1909. He was awarded a scholarship to West Point military academy. He was commisioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation in September of 1915. After being stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Dwight met Mary (Mamie) Geneva Doud, and they were married on July 1, 1916. The couple had two sons, Doud Dwight Eisenhower and John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower. Doud Dwight, nicknamed Little Icky, was born on September 24, 1917. He died three years later ,on Janua ...
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The Event Of The Century Dday - 1,260 words
In every nation of the world, an event takes place that could change the course of history in that country. This event could change the history for better or for worse. For the United States, D-Day is one such transpiration. After this one specific invasion on June 6, 1944, everyone involved knew that it would change the course of history for the United States and the rest of the world. The invasion, known also by the code name Operation Overlord, did not, however, only consist of one day's events. These complicated one day's events did make up D-Day but the months of planning for the invasion and the changes in World War II and the rest of history also make up the structure of D-Day. To und ...
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The Event Of The Century Dday - 1,326 words
... hich the invasion could take place appeared as a problem. A full moon had to appear so the troops could see in the middle of the night. Also, the tides had to be just right and the weather had to cooperate with the invasion. In June, only the 5th, 6th, and 7th days had both the right phase of the moon and the right tides at the right hours. But on Saturday, the 3rd, the weather was bad and the forecast was discouraging. By Sunday it was clear that Monday, the 5th, would be hopeless. The prediction was for weather so bad that the air forces wouldn't be able to deliver their all-important bombardment. General Eisenhower postponed the attack for twenty-four hours. The question was whether i ...
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The History Of Eastern Europe - 1,165 words
... ed the people rebelled and demanded fair rule. Later in 1682, Peter the Great come to power. He decided Russia needed to be Westernized and he set forth a great campaign to collect technologies from the West. Peter also built St. Petersburg (the new capitol of Russia) The Westernizaton of Russia made it considerably stronger. Most people in the time were agricultural. Many starved to death in bad-winter weather. There simply was not enough food to go around. Sometimes towns lost 1/3 or 1/4 of their population. The most common system was the Three-field system. Later the better Open-field system was introduced. A field that did not yield a crop during that year was considered fallow. The ...
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The Campaign For North Africa The Battle Of El Alamein - 1,131 words
The Campaign for North Africa: The Battle of El Alamein "Strategically and psychologically, El Alamein ranks as a decisive battle of World War II. It initiated the Axis decline. The victory saved the Suez Canal, was a curtain-raiser for the Anglo-American invasion of North Africa 4 days later, and was a prelude to the debacle of Stalingrad. Allied morale soared, particularly in the British Empire, proud to have at long last a victorious army and general; Axis morale correspondingly dipped. Hitlers order that Rommel should stand fast (rescinded 48 hours later, after the Desert Fox had already started to withdraw) contributed to the ruin of Rommels army." El Alamein appears to be nothing but a ...
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The Campaign For North Africa The Battle Of El Alamein - 1,170 words
... h North Africa, code-named Torch. During the preparations for the battle, the Royal Air Force established complete air superiority and subjected Axis forces to intensifying punishment. General Montgomery planned the battle in three stages: the break in, the dogfight, and the break out. Montgomery planned to use diversionary tactics to indicate that he would attack in the South, drawing forces away from the strongly held North, then massing Allied forces in the North. On 23 October, the break-in phase of the battle began when 1000 British guns opened up along a six mile front in the North. Twenty minutes later, at approximately 10 PM local time, the 30 struck the North, while to the South ...
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How The West Was Won - 1,154 words
... ent all the more difficult. Unfortunately, malaria and yellow fever were not the only dangerous diseases that plagued the armies in the South Pacific. There were dysentery, scarlet fever, dengue fever and scrub typhus, another insect-borne disease. Yet there were thousands of native people who over the centuries had made the South Pacific their homes and seem to have made peace with its fierce nature and an unpredictable environment. They learned to get by with coconut milk when they were without disease free water. Although the early stage of the war touched only a small percentage of the indigenous population, those who were involved, did however, play very important roles. The Islande ...
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Douglas Macarthur - 1,217 words
General Douglas MacArthur was born on Jan. 26, 1880 at Little Rock Barracks, Arkansas. He died April 5, 1964 in Washington, D.C. He was the general who commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre in World War II, administered postwar Japan during the Allied occupation that followed, and led United Nations forces during the first nine months of the Korean War. MacArthur was the third son of Arthur MacArthur, Jr., later the army's senior ranking officer, and Mary Hardy MacArthur, an ambitious woman who strongly influenced Douglas. In fact, she lived at the West Point Hotel within the West Point grounds for the duration of his schooling at West Point. He graduated from West Point in 1903 with the h ...
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Tet Offensive - 1,283 words
The Tet offensive was certainly the decisive campaign of the war, but lost in these set of battles was the real underlying reason why the grossly underestimated NLF and North Vietnamese army could actually succeed in this undermanned set of attacks. I think the real success of this campaign was not the effectiveness and the planning of the NLF and NV army, but the lack of preparation of the US forces. The NLF and NV army have received too much credit on this suicide mission. The credit should actually be on the blundering groundwork of the US and how they did not realize, from Vietnamese history, the vicious repercussions of backing the strong people of Vietnam into a corner. Ignorance is pe ...
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Holocaust Paper - 1,811 words
Prejudices: We all have them. They are part of every one. We all prejudge people. We all must over come them. The Nazis could not. With the help of Hitler, their prejudices swept over the world like a disease. They beat and hurt any Jews they could find. The most horrible event in mankind happened because of their prejudices. This, of coarse, was the Holocaust. A burnt sacrifice; an offering, the whole of which was consumed by fire, among the Jews and some pagan nations. This bone chilling definition is a Holocaust. I am sure it seemed like a burning pit of fire to the Jews as they were burnt to a crisp in the incinerators. Their starving, empty stomachs must have been feeling as fire becaus ...
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Greenberets - 1,001 words
... nces in its style of reporting. Eager to get the facts out might give hints and other possible information that might prove harmful against the allied forces. Notice that I used the term allied forces. CNN was also praised for showing the entire picture of who was involved in the fighting. Many stations, for obvious reasons only displayed the American involvement in the war. The reason being for this is CNN is a global news service, whereas the likes of ABC, NBC, and CBS cater to the American Public. Due to the mixed emotions about the way CNN covered the war, ABC was also highly praised, in chief part due to its credibility of its anchors. Peter Jennings was designated the most credible ...
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Dday - 1,267 words
Term/Bonus paper Q-2 D-Day Geneva Jones; E-Flight D-Day was when the Allied Powers tried to recapture Europe, starting with France. The Allied Powers were made up of the U.S., the Soviet Union, and Great Britain. The Axis Powers were made up of Italy, Germany, and Japan. D-Day took place on June 4, 1944. The Germans were not prepared for the invasion. The beaches that the Allied soldiers landed on were Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword Beach. The bloodiest fight came from Omaha Beach. There were many problems soldiers faced during D-Day. There were many obstacles, and people, against them. The U.S. and British soldiers had to cross the English Chanell. The soldiers landed on the beach in an ...
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John F Kennedy - 1,071 words
John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States 1961 to 1963. He was the youngest person ever to be elected president. Also, He was the first Roman Catholic president and the first president to be born in the 20the century. He served in World War II on PT boat. He also helped to solve the Cuban Missile Crisis and started Peace of Corps to help 3rd world countries better them selves. Kennedy was assassinated before he completed his third year as president. Therefore, his achievements were limited. He was shot in the head and died within an hour. Kennedy was born on May 29,1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the second of nine children of Joseph Patrick Kennedy and Rose Fitzge ...
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President Eisenhower - 561 words
Dwight Ike Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States. He beat the Democrat candidate, Adlia Stevenson 33,963,234 popular votes to 27,314,992. Ike held 442 electorial votes to Stevensons 89. Eisenhower gained his popularity in the Korean War, he was supreme commander of the allied forces in Europe. And during his two terms as president showed great composure and sternness. When he was elected president Eisenhower vowed to end the war in Korea, it took him seven months before he had to threaten to use atomic weapons to end the war. During his first term as president, Eisenhower also gained control of Congress, but by a very small margin. Dwight took office at a rough time. The com ...
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The Battle Of Passchendale - 474 words
Passchendaele was a battle that began in July of 1917, and the British commander in charge was Sir Douglas Haig. He conducted the battle under the orders from General Robert Nivelle, while the reorganization of the French army (due to mutiny) was happening. After careful planning, Douglas Haig prepared to attack, the preliminary attack was the heaviest to occur so far, in a period of ten days approximately 3100 guns fired more than four and a half million shells. This attack, however, only churned up the land whose drainage system had been destroyed by years of war, and created a vast area of craters which filled up with water (due to the rain which came afterward). This terrain was the area ...
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