The Battle of the Bulge World War 2 was fought from September 1939 and ending August 15, 1945, it was the biggest world war in to history of the world. The battle to end the war was The Battle of The Bulge. This battle was fought in forested areas of the Ardennes Mountains region of Belgium, France and Luxembourg on the Western Front. It was kept very secret by the Germans because it was a surprise attack. The Allied forces were to busy worrying about there offensives and were caught off guard.
Describe the operations used by the Allies to defeat Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, ultimately resulting in the unconditional surrender of each power. D day, battle of stalingrad, To attain the unconditional surrender of both Italy and Nazi Germany, The Allies relied on well planned and well timed operations. The surrender of both of these powers did not come easy or because of and one specific event, but rather a string of battles that wore down the Axis powers in Europe. Some operations however could be known as “ the straw that broke the camels back”. One in particular that really hit the Germans hard towards the would be end of WWII was the Battle of Stalingrad.
This tactic was used, for example, at battles such as the Battle of Verdun and the Battle of the Somme in 1916, and the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917. This tactic, however, tended to result in huge casualty rates and neither side made significant gains. New weapons were also used in an attempt to break the stalemate on the Western Front. At first, artillery barrage was used to inflict constant barrage on the enemy and preceding front offensives. As the war drew on, other weapons such as gas and tanks were used by the Germans for the first time at the First Battle of Ypres in 1915, and became a major tool of warfare on the Western Front.
America, despite its efforts, could not remain neutral and was forced to enter World War 1. Germany did not respect America’s decision to stay neutral and purposely sunk their ships in the British Isles. They sent the Zimmerman Telegram uniting other countries against America. Lastly, they blockaded British ports and prevented American trade with France and GB. Over 100,000 Americans died during WW1, but were rewarded with patriotism, an Allie victory and trade which once again
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.
Russia’s early hopes were soon dashed however. Russia’s best chance of victory came at the very beginning of the war when a large number of German troops were invading Belgium and France, but instead of ceasing this opportunity the Russian generals blundered into defeat after defeat. Russia’s dreams of a swift victory were all but crushed in the Tannenberg and Masurian disasters that set the stage for further defeats in 1915. The First World War was a new type of war, a war dominated by modern technology, technology that the Russians were struggling with. Meanwhile the Germans were making massive advancements in both new technology and it’s utilisation but also the strategic aspects of
Germans would shell British trenches and the British soldiers would be ready for the attack. The aim of this battle was to ease pressure the Germans had put on the nearby village of Verdun, using the battle as a distraction. They relied heavily on the ‘New Army’ – the civilian recruits brought in by Lord Kitchener’s advertising campaign. These thousands upon thousands of men had absolutely no battle experience and insufficient training. At 7:30 am on the 1st of July, the British began a massive attack against German forces.
No, the US wasn’t justified. Even secretary of war Henry Lewis Stimson was not sure the bombs were needed to reduce the need of an invasion: “Japan had no allies; its navy was almost destroyed; its islands were under a naval blockade; and its cities were undergoing concentrated air attacks.” The United States still had many industrial resources to use against Japan, and thus it was essentially defeated. Rear Admiral Tocshitane Takata concurred that B-29s “were the greatest single factor in forcing Japan's surrender”, while Prince Konoye already thought Japan was defeated on 14 February 1945 when he met emperor Hirohito. A combination of thoroughly bombing blockading cities that were economically dependent on foreign sources for food and raw
The mistakes that occurred by the Germans assisted the axis empire to be defeated, some examples of these errors are attempting to fight the war on multiple fronts, deciding to attack Russia as well as being at war with the USA as both of these countries could easily outnumber and surround the Nazis although Germany may have had little choice in fighting the USA as Britain was their closest ally and they would have got involved to defend their friend and Russia was planning to enter the war a few months after she was attacked anyway. Germany had made poor choices with allies; the alliance with Italy was a noose around the neck of the Nazis, Japan would’ve only made sense as an ally if it had attacked the Far East. Hitler chose his allies on ideology and not from shared interests or goals, the less powerful members of the axis only really wanted one thing, to gain territory. Hitler was the ultimate commander of Germany throughout the war so it seems inevitable that his decisions must be responsible for Germany having victory torn from their grasps in the Second World War. He refused to listen to anyone else’s advice,even his own
With the failure at Dunkirk which saw the successful evacuation of the 300,000 British and French thousand solders from certain slaughter, even though this was seen as the best outcome of a dire situation the British expansionary force left all of their weapons, vehicle and equipment on the shores of northern France. This left Britain unable to fight Germany at all in the European theatre. During this time Britain had its backs against the wall and could only dream about putting upa strong land offensive again and with the surrender of the French army June 22 1940 on the very same train that the armistice treaty was signed back in 1918 a war which again plunged the whole of Europe into war. With this lack of equipment and power behind our army the war efforts for Britia were mainly confined to the battle over the skies of Britain and the war beging waged across th Atlantic as one of Britain's weakness is that it was not self sufficient and had to import allot of its food from America thanks to the lend lease Act which ensured the America would give aid to Britain as long as the British ships and aircraft based in Greenland could keep the German U boats off the backs of the transport which would bring the supplies in Britain. However it was not just the seas that saw the Force of the German military might Hitler had also launched in co ordination with the commander of the Luftwaffe to bomb British air base in a huge bid for air superiority which the Germans needed in order to invade Britain, this had started out with a tactic to bomb the British air fields in an attempt to lure the British fighters up for a large air battle in which the Germans could wipe out all of the British fighters.