Homework # 7 Essay

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homework7 1.identify: B-e day: Research for the Royal British Legion found that only 20 per cent of 11- to 18-year-olds could identify VE Day as the end of the Second World War in Europe and only a quarter knew that it stood for Victory in Europe. Bataan Death March: Forced march of 90,000 to 100,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war captured by the Japanese in the Philippines in the early stages of World War 2. Starting out from Marvels, on the southern end of the Bataan Peninsula, on April 9, 1942, they were force-marched 55 miles (88 km) to San Fernando, and then taken by rail to Capes, from where they walked the final 8 miles (13 km) to Camp O’Donnell. They were starved and mistreated, often kicked or beaten on their way, and many who fell were bayoneted. Only 54,000 reached the camp; 7,000–10,000 died. Hiroshima: A city of southwest Honshu, Japan, on the Inland Sea west of Osaka. Founded in the 16th century, it was destroyed in World War II by the first atomic bomb used in warfare (August 6, 1945). The rebuilt city is an important commercial and industrial center. Population: 1,160,000. Nagasaki: A city of western Kyushu, Japan, on Nagasaki Bay, an inlet of the East China Sea. The first Japanese port to be opened to foreign trade in the 16th century, Nagasaki was devastated by the second atomic bomb used in World War II (August 9, 1945). Population: 452,000. 2.Define: Island- Hopping: Island hopping is a term that refers to the means of crossing an ocean by a series of shorter journeys between islands, as opposed to a single journey directly across the ocean to the destination. Kamikaze: Japanese pilot who undertook a

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