After multiple ideas along with deep thought, Truman along with the chiefs decided the most efficient, least costly and less bloody approach would to be dropping the atomic bombs on the Japanese home land. The essay states “evidence points to the conclusion that he acted for the reason he said he did: to end a bloody war that would have become even bloodier had invasion proved necessary” pg 175 Readings in United States History. The writer’s purpose of this essay is to educate the readers about the difficulty of this decision. I believe the writer did a fine job explaining the whole process. The Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing are two greatly important milestones in the United States history, and the essay “The Biggest Decision: Why We Had to Drop the Bomb,” by Robert James Maddox is a perfect essay to be read over and discussed in a class like this.
In his speech, Roosevelt gives the American people the specifics on the Pearl Harbor bombings in a direct and efficient manner. Roosevelt immediately grasped the public’s attention by revealing the attacker and used strong words in the first sentence of his speech, stating “Yesterday, December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan”. The use of the
How well did Admirals Nimitz and Yamamoto manage the fog, friction, uncertainty and chaos of war? Did one of them mange these elements more adeptly? Introduction The complete devastation of Pearl Harbor at the hands of the Japanese on December 7, 1941 left the United States Navy with nothing more than “some heavy cruisers, a few dozen submarines, and four carriers” (Baer, 1993, p. 206). The surprise attack at Pearl Harbor set the stage for the decisive battle at Midway, which would require Admiral Nimitz and Admiral Yamamoto to execute a flawless plan amidst the uncertainty and chaos of war. Of these two great opposing admirals, Admiral Nimitz managed to cut through the fog of war more adeptly than Admiral Yamamoto.
The main strategy was to control the Pacific, therefore to achieve that America had to protect and gain small islands throughout the Pacific to build airfields and naval bases. Of course in the beginning, Japan had a great advantage over the United States as they could easily choose where and when to attack. However, after the Battle of Midway, the two forces found them selves of equal advantage. After receiving intelligence that the Japanese were out for a decisive battle against the American Navy, Admiral Chester Nimitz knew Japan’s target would be Midway to further extend their strategic control in the Pacific. Japan’s naval commander, Yamamoto, believed the only way to gain control of the Pacific would be through an all-out battle against the United States’ fleet.
The Greatest Gift Abstract Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was recognized for his leadership intellect in order to defeat the Japanese at the Battle of Midway during World War II. He controlled the Pearl Harbor fleet during the year of 1942. With the combination of mental agility, sound judgment, and domain knowledge, Nimitz was able to convey clear and concise operation plans to his subordinates. He had absolute faith that they would understand his orders, and complete the task at hand. The results of his actions allowed for a foundation on a new way to execute operations for the future soldiers of the US Navy.
Doyle 1 Camp X greatly contributed to the allied victory of World War Two, Canadian history, and history in general as it was also the forerunner to the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). With Britain facing uncertainty in the war, Prime Minister Winston Churchill wanted something to be done fast to turn the war effort in their favor. Therefore the Canadians led by William Stephenson, who was a close ally to Churchill, created a secret military training base to prepare a new breed of soldier. Camp X was then born to gather intelligence to be used strategically towards the war effort. It was this factor that helped create the victory of D-Day and lead to the allied victory.
But we still have a great way to go. After this victory we must tighten the straps of our helmets and go onward, determined to continue our fight until the final goal has been won." How contrasting were these files, which were collected, formatted, and edited by Larry W. Jewel? The US troops in Hawaii had no idea of this impending doom, whereas in the Japanese communication of success, it is clear their planning and secrecy made this moment all possible. (Jewell, 1941) Prior to December 7, 1941 the United States had been engaged in several other military strikes.
The first carrier raids against Iwo Jima began in June 1944. Before the invasion, the 8 square mile island would suffer the longest, most intensive shelling of any Pacific island during the war. The 7th Air Force supplied the B-24 heavy bombers for the campaign. In addition to the air assaults on the island, the Marines asked for 10 days of pre-invasion naval bombardment. Due to other operational commitments and the fact that a lengthened air assault had been waged on Iwo Jima, Navy planners authorized only three days of naval bombardment.
Without the help of Sir Keith Park and the Royal Air Force, the casualty number would have been a lot larger. Sir Keith Park commandeered the 11th Group of Fighter Command. Keith also created a brilliant plan for the defense of London and the South East of England. Keith was in command of the squadron that fought for the Battle of Britain. The failure of the Luftwaffe to defeat the Royal Air Force in 1940 at the Battle of Britain is seen as Germany’s first major mistake in the Second World War against the western front.
The Battle of Britain was the name given to the sustained strategic effort by the German Air Force during the summer and autumn of 1940 to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force of Britain. It was basically Germany’s first systematic attack on Great Britain. If Germany could control the air over Britain, it would make for a much easier land invasion. Therefore, the Battle of Britain would either cripple Great Britain or set back the Germans in their advances west and north. The Germans did systematic bombings of Great Britain during the Battle of Britain.