Battle analysis of The Guadalcanal Campaign Name Tutor College Course Date The World War II remains one of the most violent and significant armed conflicts throughout the history of man. The battle for Guadalcanal occurred in 1942 after the marines of US arrived on 7th of August the same year. Their major objective of their landing was to deny the use of the canal by the Japanese to cut supply of military and communication to U.S, and New Zealand. The Japanese were unopposed to their landing, but it took a period of six months to conquer the Japanese in a battle that remains significant in the World War history. As the World War II studies continue, the battle for Guadalcanal remains one of the most significant battles for the American troops during the World War II.
The attack came in two waves, the first of which consisted of 183 planes and the second of which consisted of 167 additional planes. This surprise attack had been building for some time, ever since the United States imposed sanctions and an embargo against Japan earlier in the year. This was done as an attempt to disrupt Japan’s military action against the rest of Asia, which Japan did not appreciate and so Admiral Yamamoto began planning an attack, which would bring the United States into World War 2 despite its multiple declinations to get involved militarily. “A day which will live in infamy,” a declaration from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, made on
! Franklin Delano Roosevelt knew that this war was going to be necessary and the ﬁrst way he tried to convince people of this was through logos. There are many logical reasons as to why this ﬁght is inevitable. He gives reasons such as, “Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong. Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.
The battle of Tarawa For the U.S to set up forward air bases capable of supporting operations across the mid-Pacific, to the Philippines , and into Japan, they needed to take the Mariana Island. The Marianas were heavily defended. Naval doctrine of the time held that in order for attacks to succeed, land-based aircraft would be required to weaken defenses and protect the invasion forces. The nearest islands capable of supporting such an effort were the Marshall Island, northeast of Guadalcanal Taking the Marshalls would provide the base needed to launch an attack on the Marianas but the Marshalls were cut off from direct communications by a garrison and air base on the Hawaii small island of Betio, on the western side of Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands. Thus, to eventually launch an attack the Marianas, the battle started at the far east of Tarawa Following their Mission in Guadalcanal, the 2nd Marine Division had been withdrawn to New Zealand to rest and recuperate The loss of soldiers were replaced and given chance to recover from the malaria and other illnesses that weakened them through the fighting in the Solomons.
On discussing the three sailors being left to drown in the Bulge Bay, the Ex-O’s weigh more on the importance and application of Utilitarian Ethical principle rather on the Thomistic Moral principle. By following the Thomistic Principle, we must take into consideration that those three people in the bay has the right to live like the others in the ship but in that case, they have the responsibility of taking care on the technical difficulties on the bay and that duty is embodied in the discipline of military professionalism, therefore justifying the Ex-O’s judgement on choosing to sacrifice the few for the salvation of the majority and the success of the operation. On the incident where the Captain threatens to kill the Petty Officer to force the Weapons Officer to open the safe, the Captain has his eyes locked on forcing Weps to believe that what he does is for a Utilitarian purpose(saving millions of lives) by disregarding Thomism principle(pointing a loaded gun in the head of the Petty
Plan of attack The Allies started to develop a strategy for winning the Dieppe raid in July 1942. They believed that an element of surprise would be the key to winning the battle. The attack would combine navel, air, and land operation. However, their planned day of departure (July 4) was forced to be postponed because of the harsh weather conditions. The original code name for the battle, Operation Rutter, was soon replaced by Operation Jubilee because of the change of date.
Representation 1 focuses more on the reaction of the general public. We know the reactions mentioned are accurate from the photograph displayed in the representation. It also mentions the number of fatalities in the war, which are accurate figures, but the Argentinian figure is displayed more as an estimate: “almost a thousand Argentinian”. Representation 2 is accurate in everything it says, but, just like Representation 1, it has a rough estimate on the number of ships used in the task force: “more than a hundred”. It also contains a lot of quotes from leaders such as Thatcher, Kinnock, and Healy, which are all
He then describes pre-war training during the time of the Civil War and the limitations that officers often faced. Stackpole then goes into specific civil War leaders and evaluates them according to his nine principles of war. The leaders he specifically discusses are: George B. McClellan, John Pope, Ambrose E. Burnside, Joseph Hooker, Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jonathan Jackson, and George G. Meade. Stackpole then compares the opinions about them to the real situations, and giving reasons for some of the actions (or inactions) they took leading troops during the war. THE NINE PRINCIPLES According to Stackpole (1960), “In the evolution of warfare throughout the ages, the strategic and tactical employment of troops in such a way as to achieve success in battle have stood the test of time to qualify as principles.” (pg.
They were relocated because, of the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters, as a surprise military strike for the U.S Pacific Fleet from interfering with the decisions of the Japanese Empire. This had happened on the morning of December 7, 1941. During these relocation times, Japanese-Americans fought
The Japanese seemed to have great success after Pearl Harbor as they followed this with the rapid conquest of Hong Kong, Singapore, Burma, the Philippines, Malaya and New Guinea. However the Japanese did not know that in the long run, this would cost them the war as they awoke, “The Sleeping Giant.” The US and Japan fought all over the pacific. Japan used suicide attacks, kamikaze planes, and refused to surrender. They showed