Without the help of Sir Keith Park and the Royal Air Force, the casualty number would have been a lot larger. Sir Keith Park commandeered the 11th Group of Fighter Command. Keith also created a brilliant plan for the defense of London and the South East of England. Keith was in command of the squadron that fought for the Battle of Britain. The failure of the Luftwaffe to defeat the Royal Air Force in 1940 at the Battle of Britain is seen as Germany’s first major mistake in the Second World War against the western front.
Bethmann-Hollweg, German Chancellor, told England’s Foreign Secretary that Germany had no intention on military occupation of Belgium or seizing Belgian territory. (Doc L). Germany crossed over into Belgium 4 August 1914, on that same day the UK declared war on Germany. Thus, the war may have possibly been an accident because Germany’s intentions were not fulfilled. It also may be possible to argue that WWI was an accident because the Great Powers took action in order to try to avoid war.
Germany established a submarine war zone around the British Isles and said they would sink any enemy war ships that entered that proximity. Innocent American trading and merchant ships were being shot down and sunk by ruthless German warfare at sea. Germany refused to let the neutral America trade goods with their enemy countries. This dramatically impacted America because much of the American economy was controlled by trade with Britain and France, and moving forward America knew it would be impossible to keep an expanding economy without GB and France. America, despite its efforts, could not remain neutral and was forced to enter World War 1.
Battle of Britain The Battle of Britain, written by Richard Overy is a book about the fascinating adventures on the air battle of Britain during World War 2. The battle was conducted by the German air force against the United Kingdom during the summer of 1940 which had lasted till the fall. Known for being a historian, Richard Overy is also a professor at King’s College in London Ontario. Overy considers the battle a stalemate rather than a genuine victory, legends were made, and the RAF’s hardnosed fighting was the key factor in defending a threatening Nazi invasion. Richard Overy now makes it appear that a Nazi invasion was never a real possibility.
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
Using the bomb pretty much guaranteed that the U.S. would occupy Japan without the Soviets as well as sending a clear message to the Soviets to go slow and careful in Europe and it’s territories. Also, the billions spent on the bomb project was only to be justified by proving the military worth of the Atom Bomb in actual use. In his diary, President Truman stated that he and the Secretary of War, Mr. Stimson were in agreement on the bombing. The targets were to be purely military to save innocent lives. A warning was to be issued to the Japanese government in the hopes that they would surrender before the bomb fell.
He called on Truman to approve huge reinforcements, a wholesale naval blockade of all of China and an immeadiate bombing of the Chinese mainland. It was felt that by using a naval blockade and two long-range air groups, that the military capacity would be unaffected in Europe, an obvious concern of the Truman administration.  Ultimately, the use of air and naval forces were a concern of the administration and the United Nations because of the belief by these entities that by expanding the power exerted over China, it would inevitiably lead to a nuclear war. Something the Truman
However, by 1940 , " Berlin - Rome - Tokyo " Axis formation of the war in Europe came to a standstill with the ruin of France , with the Japanese invasion of Indochina ( ie Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos ) , serious damage to the U.S. in Southeast Asia and the Pacific region of interest , forcing the United States to give up isolationist attitude of Japanese aggression against sanctions , such as: the Japanese stopped exporting iron ore , steel and oil , to the Chinese mission to send a loan , etc., are all these sanctions Japan, the series of military operations against . And then U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt also worried that once the Axis occupation of the Eurasian region arising from the threat of the United States , then in early 1941, the United States entered the war with Britain issues a series of talks , including the convening of the highest American and British military chiefs military Staff meeting (American-British Conversation). U.S. This series of moves have touched a nerve in Japan , planted Pearl Harbor volt line
Evaluate the view that the United States had no option but to use the atomic bomb in 1945. The United States clearly had no option but to use the atomic bomb in 1945 since it was the only way they could end the war. Due to the failure of conventional warfare, the US needed to resort to the use of the atomic bomb since it was the only viable means of ending the war. There was also a need to avoid a land invasion which would come at the cost of thousands of lives, particularly due to the existing military strength of Japan. Furthermore, Japan’s rejection of the Potsdam declaration meant there was the possibility of a conditional surrender and Soviet involvement in the post-war administration of Japan – both of which were consequences the US did not want to face.
The Battle of Britain was the name given to the sustained strategic effort by the German Air Force during the summer and autumn of 1940 to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force of Britain. It was basically Germany’s first systematic attack on Great Britain. If Germany could control the air over Britain, it would make for a much easier land invasion. Therefore, the Battle of Britain would either cripple Great Britain or set back the Germans in their advances west and north. The Germans did systematic bombings of Great Britain during the Battle of Britain.