Strategic Bombing WW2 During WW2, the Allied and Axis powers each used strategic bombing to try and defeat their enemy economically. Both bombed factories where military weapons where being made to slow down their enemy. Also being bombed where military forces, railways, harbors, cities, civillians, and industrial areas. They did this to try and break down their enemys will to fight, to try and lower their morale and help shorten the war. My opinion on this argument is that there should be no civillians killed by bombs unless it was accidental.
The bombings killed many civilians, not all of whom were communist and pro-North. However, he argued, it was a necessary action to wear down the communist regime’s morale and put blows to the enemy’s resources. These attacks were important to the overall outcome of the war and though evil, McNamera felt they were necessary. The last lesson, get the data, was a lesson that McNamera used
Modern History assessment – WW1 Emma Finney Qu 1 i) Germany retaliated by sinking British supply ships. ii) One reason was continued violations of American neutral shipping. iii) The German defeat of Russia had allowed massive reinforcements to be sent to the west. The war was at crisis point because Britain has been attacked by the immense superiority of German troops, backed by a steady succession of German reserves. Also, the wait for US entry into the war was an important aspect as to why the war was at a crisis point.
Was Dieppe really a turning point in the war and a defining moment for Canada, or was it simply another battle lost to the Germans during the war? On August 19th, 1942, Canadian troops, along with groups of British and American soldiers, attacked the German-held seaport of Dieppe, located on French soil. Stories about the attack popped up everywhere in the times following the attack, outlining the happenings of this historical battle. This was an unnecessary raid between the Germans and Canada.The battle of Dieppe was a defining moment in Canadian history because the number of dead, wounded and captured did not justify the raid, the battle was poorly planned, and the raid should have been called off. The Battle of Dieppe was a test to see how the Germans would react to a frontal assault and to decide how to handle bigger invasions later on.
German Appeal to Americans The question of who was the primary culprit of the First World War is still in debate today. At the end of the war, treaty of Versailles was signed and concluded that Germany has sole responsibility for causing the war along with many harsh punishments for Germany. The cause of this harsh treaty can be traced back to the very beginning of the war. The early invasion of Belgium has not only cost German its humane and peaceful reputation but also caused a defeat of the propaganda war. In order to minimize the damage of Germany’s reputation after the invasion, Germany wrote an appeal to the neutral United States explaining the reason of its entrance to the war.
The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons.”(William Leahy) The Atomic Bomb should have never been used on Japan under any circumstances because it was completely unnecessary and morally wrong. The decision that Harry Truman made, was the biggest mistake of his life. Not only did he condemn hundreds of thousands of people to death, he also went against everything that the United States stood for. Japan was already on the verge of losing the war, and was getting closer to surrendering. Carpet bombing had been going on in Japan for the last couple months and these incendiary bombs were killing civilians.
I disagree that the Japanese in WW2 were defeated more because of their weakness rather than the strength of the Allied forces. The Japanese weaknesses included their incapability in managing the empire they took on. The strengths of the allied powers included their intelligent military strategies, an example was the "Island Hopping Strategy of Attack" used by America. Also, the dropping of two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had an impact on Japan which caused them to surrender. The term "defeated more" refers to the factor which had the greatest impact on Japan, causing them to be drove to a state of devastation and have no other way than surrender unconditionally.
The army leaders’ harsh treatment of the Allies at the end of the war created an even greater hatred between the Allied countries and Germany. This influenced the Treaty of Versailles as the Allies aimed to ensure that Germany would never be a threat to French or Britain again. Thus, a harsh treatment through serious reparations was created. These large reparations, influenced by the harsh German army, seriously depleted the chance of success for the Weimar Republic as the economy would struggle to prosper whilst paying reparations. Ludendorff’s ‘Black Day’ speech and the army’s refusal to sign the Armistice influenced the failure of the Weimar Republic as they wiped their hands clean of the defeat of war.
Japan already had over 60 cities defeated and they knew more devastation was to come, that’s why japan had asked the Russians to intercede for them and had indicated that they would surrender if allowed to keep their emperor. This shows that the dropping of the bomb was completely unnecessary. General Dwight D. Eisenhower claims the uses of atomic weapons were an excessive use of firepower and were not required in order to reach a peaceful outcome with Japan. People believe that the Americans only dropped the bomb to justify the $2 billion spent on its development and not to forget they wanted to demonstrate their power to the rest of the world. And so at that moment, USA became the most powerful nation on earth.
They are simply innocent victims of war who must face the consequences of their countries actions, not their own. Because of Japans attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 which killed 2,403 people (68 of which were civilians) America retaliated and decided to put an end to the war by forcing Japan to surrender. To do so, American forces, dropped two nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This attack eventuated to the death of an estimated 200,000 Japanese civilians. Racial, ideological, political and religious conflicts that arise in countries often result in war, with many innocent people being killed in the process of fighting over who is ‘right’.