“Life in the air was turbulent, confined and freezing cold. Often, airmen who had just returned from a reconnaissance mission were so numbed and dazed from prolonged exposure, that they literally had to thaw out before they could report their observations in a coherent and intelligible manner.” Was stated by Del Kostka. Even for the most basic acts of war, airplanes continued to kill or injure their own soldiers even though it continued to give some information. The results of these events were tragic but the Allies and the Germans continued to believe that it would help win the war. The effectiveness of planes was dramatic and resulted in predicting the enemy’s tactics but there was always a negative.
IMPACT OF WORLD WAR II ON THE CITY OF LOUISVILLE BY: SARAH WINCHELL World War 2 began in 1939 when Germany declared war on Poland hours after the Germans faked an attack from Poland. This resulted in France and Britain, because they had a defensive pact with Poland at the time, declaring war on Germany. Japan wanting more land and resources, had begun taking over China. The U.S. didn’t want to aid the Japanese so they set up embargos cutting off Japanese exports. This would cripple the Japanese forces.
WW1 left Britain in a bad position. But it gave them an idea of the potential of Germany. The first air raid from Germany was by a zeppelin on the 19th of January 1915 over great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn. Only two people were killed. In May of the same year zeppelin raids hit London.
One of the first things that needed to be tackled was the wide destruction in Germany, the war had left many German cities in ruins and many people were homeless, this had only been made worse by mainly the French stripping their areas of the zone for reparations. Therefore one of the CDUs first policies was the 1950s construction law; this gave considerable grants to the Lander and cities in order to rebuild the country. By 1957 this enabled 4 million homes and abodes to be built. However, it can be argued this was only able to happen due to outside money being brought in, eg marshall aid. However, although in 1949 Marshall aid was 37% of West German imports by 1952 it only accounted for 3%.
An Arrow Through The Heart Canada was in the market for a state or the art interceptor to combat the threat of Soviet bombers after World War II. The response was the Avro Arrow, which was developed from 1949 until its controversial cancellation in 1959. This cancellation was detrimental to Canada’s aeronautical industry as it led to the loss of a Canadian aircraft that was leaps and bounds ahead of its time. Furthermore, the Avro Arrow program was more cost effective that the Bomarc system at the time of cancellation. Lastly, the program’s closure cost 25, 000 people their jobs.
The Great Depression and World War II completely redefined the government’s role in American society and bombarded the United States from an isolated country into the world as a dominant superpower. On December 7, 1941, Japanese fighter pilots attacked an American naval base near Hawaii. This caused Franklin Roosevelt to issue Executive Order 9066 in February of 1942. These events affected the Korematsu vs. United States case which commenced in 1944. The Korematsu vs. United States case is a situation I find alluring for the reason of how the process of the decision made by the Supreme Court questions the Constitution of the United States and Bill Of Rights conformity.
The D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944 was critical to allied success in World War II. It opened a second front in Western Europe, allowing the Allies to begin their march towards Berlin. There were many obstacles to overcome on D-Day, but it was ultimately successful because of the planning of the ally invaders, the fact that the Germans were unprepared because of a trick the allies had done, and the leadership of the in command soldiers on the beach. The soldiers on the beach overcame very large obstacles to win a very decisive battle in the European campaign. The morning of June 6th 1944 was overcast, rainy, windy, and choppy on the water.
Hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii on December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy”. From 8am Pearl Harbour was bombed, although the event lasted just 2 hours, the loss of life and naval vessels was devastating for the Americans. The attack occurred within the time frame of World War Two, and is considered a prominent historical event as it drove the United States, “the world’s most powerful economy” into the war which thereafter had considerable impacts. The causes of the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbour include; Japanese imperialistic tendencies and ambitions, the tripartite axis agreement which encouraged Japan into aggression and the war. Other causes of the bombing of Pearl Harbour consist of the harsh impact the Great Depression (1929-1939) and the freezing of assets and exports from USA on Japan.
Germany was beginning to rebuild herself. However in 1929 the stock markets crashed in America – The Wall Street Crash – and they called back their loans. Germany relied on the loans from America. As a result of this German companies and businesses went bankrupt and 6 million people were left unemployed. The Nazis said they could solve these problems, and create many jobs in the army and building work.
For 2 May 1943 air raid on Darwin, see Raid on Darwin (2 May 1943). For other air raids on Darwin, see Air raids on Australia, 1942–43. Bombing of Darwin Part of World War II, Pacific War The explosion of an oil storage tank and clouds of smoke from other tanks, hit during the first Japanese air raid on Australia's mainland, at Darwin on 19 February 1942. In the foreground is HMAS Deloraine, which escaped damage. Date 19 February 1942 Location Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia Belligerents Australia United States Empire of Japan Commanders and leaders David V. J. Blake Chuichi Nagumo Strength 30 aircraft 45 ships 242 aircraft Casualties and losses 250–320 killed 300–400 wounded 23 aircraft destroyed 10 ships sunk 25 ships damaged 7 aircraft destroyed [show] v t e Axis naval attacks against Australia [show] v t e Pacific War The bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942 was both the first and the largest single attack mounted by a foreign power against Australia.