He knew his lines perfectly. But as he began the final farewell, he broke out in a sweat and bolted off the stage. Suddenly he had a ﬂashback to the Battle of the Bulge in 1945. Three German tanks were spraying his platoon with machine-gun ﬁre. CALIFORNIA STANDARDS 11.7.2 Explain U.S. and Allied wartime strategy, including the major battles of Midway, Normandy, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the Battle of the Bulge.
The German high command halted as the army was about to go for the kill (on orders from Hitler who at times would lose his nerve temporarily). Goering promised to destroy them with the Luftwaffe but despite the intense attack by the German air force, thousands of British soldiers escaped to fight another day. It was a psychological victory for England because it showed they were down but not out. Germany had won the day for sure, but despite the bloody beating England received, she was still standing.
Band Of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose In 1942, the United States entered World War 2 after the Japanese fleet attacked the U.S. Naval base at Pearl on the side of the Allied forces, Canada, Britain, and Russia. This turned the tide of the war in favor of the allies and over the next few years Hitler's forces were pushed back across Europe which left Hitler with only Germany and France under his control. By the spring of 1943, the Allied High Command was able to go on the offensive and as such began planning a major offense for the spring of 1944. This operation was given the Code name "Operation Overlord" and was designed to provide the Allied forces with a foothold in German occupied France from which they could liberate the rest of France and then advance into Germany.
Burkly 1 Tom buckly Professor Janet wesler English 360 2 February 2012 In the year 2003 United States invades Iraq starting a global war(operation Iraqi freedom).The book “American Sniper” an autobiography of a navy seal ,Chris Kyle, he explains to us how he became the most lethal sniper in the United States. After the United States was attacked by terrorists on 9/11. Chris Kyle was motivated to join the front lines of the war on terrorists. Chris Kyle explains to us how the war was in his own words and thoughts and how it felt to be in a snipers position during the war. Born in Odessa, Texas a small town with a population of 100,000 Chris raised out in the country side learned how to hunt and shoot at a young age and excelled at it
This invasion starts to turn the tide of the war for the United States and its allies against the Germans. D-Day remains the largest seaborne invasion in history (D-Day, 2009). The operation D-Day codenamed Overlord lasted from June 6, 1944 to June 30, 1944. The invasion was not a success until the Allied forces established a strong foothold in Normandy France (D-Day, the Battle of Normandy, 1999). There is no official casualty figure for D-Day but it is estimated that more than 425,000 allied and German troops were killed, wounded, or went missing during the battle (Allies prepare for D-Day, 2011).
poopThe capital of Germany, Berlin had a powerful political appeal as a target and objective in the final phases of the war in Europe. While it was certainly a major Germany city, it was in many ways throughout the war no longer the functioning capital, since Adolf Hitler spent most of his time at Berchtesgaden and at various field headquarters. The Supreme Allied Commander, Dwight D. Eisenhower, did not consider Berlin a key military objective and made the decision to allow the city to fall to the Soviet Red Army while the forces of the western Allies turned south into Bavaria. (Eisenhower's decision was also motivated by his understanding of the diplomatic situation; at the Yalta Conference, Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt had promised Joseph Stalin that, all other things being equal, Berlin would be a Red Army objective.) Yet it is undeniably true that Berlin was a moral and symbolic prize of enormous importance, both to the Nazi regime and the victorious Allies.
In early 1940, Germans invaded London, the capitol of Britain, and began to wage war against political offices, military stations, and civilians. This was met with little to no British resistance, and Nazi aircraft bombed the city repeatedly. London was eventually reduced to rubble, and citizens looked toward political figures such as their new Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, for a way to end the battle. Churchill’s reply to these outcries was “Their Finest Hour” speech, which effectively boosted morale, and urged British citizens to fight back against Germany. Winston Churchill’s speech styling makes the speech’s message enticing as well as informative.
The German soldiers quickly took any jewellery, rings and any money that you had. It was, as the French soldier had said "France finished, Tommy run away at Dunkirk". But we knew that this was not true! We had now all been taken as Prisoners of War, some men had been killed or wounded. Those of the British Expeditionary Forces, that had been fighting this rear guard action was not the only story that had not be told by the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill on 17 June 1940.
The Germans, who continued making territorial gains (marked 2), eventually began aiding the pro-Tsarist White Russian forces, attempting to stem the very revolt they had helped to foster. However the damage to the Russian infrastructure was too great, and the "White" Russians were eventually forced from power by the "Red" Communists. The treaty of Brest-Litovsk was finally concluded with the new Bolshevik government on March 3, 1918, stripping their country of all provinces west of the Ukraine. That treaty was annulled by the Armistice of November 11, and the new government in Moscow eventually re-established its presence in all of the previously held lands. Ironically, one of the lasting actions by the Bolsheviks was the attempted indoctrination of German prisoners-of-war.
For his battlefield he chose the fortress-ringed city of Verdun, a position, he correctly believed, so essential to the French that France would fight to the last man to hold it. He hoped to lure French forces into the narrow, dangerous salient, laughter them with artillery fire and thus “bleed France to death.” He was the first commander to state clearly that the aim of an offensive was attrition though he did not tell his field army commander, the Crown Prince, this. On February twenty-first, the German barrage began and for the next ten months both sides threw soldiers and shells at each other in a nightmare of death. The German Army bled as well. As Verdun was a symbol of life for France, it's fall became a moral necessity for the prestige of the German Army.