World War II

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When examined closely, the Dieppe raid can be seen for what it truly was- a politically motivated disaster which, due to poor planning and over zealous British leadership, sacrificed needlessly the lives of Canadians for no practical reason at all. In reality, the Canadians who died at Dieppe had no real chance at victory and the British high command knew it, but preferred to martyr the men, rather than look bad in the eyes of their Russian and American allies. As such, Dieppe should not

The Versailles Connection - The Aftermath of WWI as a Catalyst of the Second World War World War Two was a terrible and destructive war. Although many dynamics led to the advent of World War Two, the catalyst of the Second World War was actually the aftermath of the First World War. The First World War's aftermath set the stage for the rise of Hitler. On Nov. 11, 1918, an armistice was signed by the German commanders in the railcar of the French commander, Ferdinand Foch, ending the ac

The DDAY Invasion: The Turning Point of WWII June 6th 1944 will be remembered forever in the history annals as DDAY. In army jargon, DDAY stands for the 'day' of an invasion just as HHOUR means the precise 'hour' an invasion will take place. These code signals are very commonly used in the military but the real DDAY is far from common; there will always be only one DDAY in the minds of the general public. What made DDAY so special? Why was this particular invasion considered the turning

The Holocaust is defined as "The deliberate killing of millions of Jewish people by Nazis during World War II" (Macmillan pg. 636 "Holocaust"). It was started by Adolph Hitler because he wanted to create a "super race" of only healthy Germans. Jews, Slavs, Roma, Jehovah's Witnesses, Czechs, Poles and Communists were killed. Even sick, crippled, or old Germans were killed. When World War II began in September 1939, the German army was in the western half of Poland, and that added almost

The atomic bomb was developed in numerous places, however the bulk of it was created in Los Alomos. Los Alomos is a small town in New Mexico. Before the research began, there stood a small all-boys Catholic school. After months of low flying planes, armed marine surveillance and many interrogations about the area, the school received a notice that said the school would be knocked down for government use. Two months after the destruction of the school, there stood a huge top-secret research fa

When war broke out, there was no way the world could possibly know the levels of severity that the war would escalate also. Fortunately one country saw and understood that Germany and its allies would have to be stopped. America's involvement in World War 2 not only contributed in the eventual downfall of the insane Adolph Hitler and his Third Reich, but had also came at the precise time and moment. Had the United States entered the war any later the consequences might have been worse. Over t

The Conflict In Vietnam The Vietnam conflict began in the late nineteenth century. The French conquered Vietnam and made it a protectorate. For nearly forty years, Vietnam had not experienced settled peace. The League for the Independence of Vietnam ( Viet Minh ) was formed in 1941, seeking independence from the French. On September 2nd,1945, Ho Chi Minh proclaimed it independent of France. The French opposed their independence from 1945 to 1954. The first representatives of de Gualle's governm

The rise of Adolf Hitler started when he was 25 years old. In that year he enlisted as a soldier in World War I. Hitler was a brave, loyal, and lucky soldier. His first battle was near Ypres; fighting the British and Belgians. In this battle 2,500 of the 3,000 men in Hitler's regiment were killed, wounded, or missing. Hitler survived without injury. More than once, he moved away from the spot were moments later a shell exploded killing or wounding many. Hitler was also eager for action. He w

Rise of the Superpowers (USA & USSR) from events prior to and during WWII World War II: the process of superpowerdom It is often wondered how the superpowers achieved their position of dominance. It seems that the maturing of the two superpowers, Russia and the United States, can be traced to World War II. To be a

Was the Atomic Bomb Really Necessary World War II "I have to decide Japanese strategy-shall we invade Japan proper or shall we bomb and blockade? That is my hardest decision to date. But I'll make it when I have all the facts."-Harry S. Truman Many questions have arisen dealing with the need for the atomic bomb since it was twice used in 1945 to end World War II on the Pacific Front. Did it save lives when compared to an all out invasion, or could it have been a statement to Russia in an e