The assignment involved the design of a new Reich Chancellery and the destruction of thousands of Jewish homes. After this, Hitler publicly claimed Speer to be a genius. Hitler appointed Speer as Minister for Armaments on February 7th 1942. Speer was extremely successful as the Minister for Armaments due to his exceptional organizational skills. He created a central planning committee headed by Speer, which took increasing responsibility for war production.
The Great Escape: Dunkirk January 27, 2011 World History since 1900’s On May 27, 1940, one million allied soldiers were trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk. With the Nazi forces breathing down their neck, Britain pulled a miracle out of their hat. The evacuation of the troops on the beaches of Dunkirk was a victory for the allies and a major mistake for the Nazi regime. This essay will examine how Britain rescued 1/3 of a million troops, how the Nazis let 1/3 of a million troops go and why Sir Keith Park and the Royal Air force were major benefactors to the Dunkirk escape. Without these contributions, the miracle of Dunkirk would have been the tragedy of Dunkirk.
Shortly after assuming the title of German führer in 1934, Hitler moved to consolidate his rule by controlling the German people through carefully orchestrated propaganda campaigns. • Erwin Rommel (1891-1944) In January 1944, Rommel was made commander in chief of all German armies from the Netherlands to the Loire River. Some themes that I can connect from this event is, in the face of evil and destruction soldiers remain soldiers. This means that even with war in their face, soldier will remain strong and they preserver through. Another theme that can connect with this event is war can only can pain and suffering.
It was decided that the best way to respond was by bombing Tokyo, the capitol of Japan, itself. On April 18, 1942, Lieutenant Colonel Jimmie Doolittle led a flight of sixteen B-25B bombers from the carriers USS Hornet and USS Enterprise that dropped a total of sixty-four 500 pound bombs—that’s sixteen tons of bombs—on military and industrial targets in Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, and Nagoya. While not a devastating raid compared to our massive bombing campaign against Japan later in the war, this showed that we, too, had aircraft carriers and that America possessed both the will and the means to project combat power across the breadth of the Pacific Ocean. Both the Pearl Harbor attack and the Doolittle raid on Tokyo—one a dastardly sneak attack and the other a hint of the retribution that was to come—proved that the vast expanses of oceans no longer offered the protection that they had in the past, a lesson that is as valid today as it was 60 years
The project's roots lay in scientists' fears since the 1930s that Nazi Germany was also investigating nuclear weapons of its own. Born out of a small research program in 1939, the Manhattan Project eventually employed more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion USD ($24 billion in 2008 dollars). It resulted in the creation of multiple production and research sites that operated in secret. 12) Yalta Conference: The Yalta Conference was the wartime meeting from 4 February 1945 to 11 February 1945 among the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union for the purpose of discussing Europe's postwar reorganization. Mainly, it was intended to discuss the re-establishment of nations conquered by Germany.
With France out of the war, German bomber planes based near the English Channel were able to launch raids on London and other cities during the Blitz, with varying degrees of success. After World War I, the concept of massed aerial bombing—the "Bomber Dream"—had become very popular with politicians and military leaders seeking an alternative to the carnage of trench warfare, and as a result, the air forces of Britain, France, and Germany had developed fleets of bomber planes to enable
The civilians now had struggles with not only keeping a home because of the war, but worrying that the Germans would make them go to concentration camps. Instead the second armistice was signed but that was just allowing Germany to control Frances ports and the English Channel. Dunkirk has its main port, the port of Dunkerque which the Germans were really interested in. Dunkirk was right on the North Sea which connects with the English Channel. This was perfect for the upcoming invasion they planned for Britain.
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. It is also true that Hitler had returned to Berlin from his western front headquarters on January 15, 1945, only to find himself held hostage by relentless bombing raids, which drove him into his massively fortified bunker beneath the Reich chancellery building. Thus, an advance on Berlin was an advance directly against Adolf Hitler.
President Truman announced the first bomb to be dropped at 10:30 am on August 6th, 1945 (“The Atomic Bomb & End of WWII” 1). In Hiroshima 90,000-166,000 people died, and in Nagasaki 60,000-80,000 died (“Atomic Bomb” 1). From both of the bomb dropped in each town only some building remained standing simply for the reason that they were reinforced by concrete (1). Out of all the survivors Eizo Nomura was the closest known survivor of the bomb, he was 560 feet away from where the bomb hit (1). It was hard for people to believe this guy survived, although he was in a reinforced building its still amazing that he managed to survive.
Roosevelt’s decision to remain neutral in World War II changed when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, drawing the United States into World War II. President Roosevelt’s decision to involve the United States in World War II started the nuclear arms race, due to the ensuing threat from Nazi Germany. Along with the Nazi threat, the Soviet Union, our then ally, influenced United States policy when President Harry S. Truman learned that the Soviet Union had been working to develop nuclear weapons as well. Another major influence on American policy came when President Truman informed Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, that the United States had been developing nuclear weapons. President Truman was surprised at how calmly Stalin took the news and thought that Stalin had not understood what he had told him.