A major blow dealt to the Axis powers was the immense power of the Allied Air Force. When most often people think of the Air Force during World War 2, the Pacific Theater comes to mind. However, air planes had a major effect in Europe as well. Many aerial battles, surveillance, and bombings missions greatly contributed in winning on the European battle front. (Naval Aviation News 93.2) Another important reason the Allies were victorious in World War 2, was the Red Ball Express.
Causes of WW 11 Who, or what was to blame in causing WW 11? The Versailles Treaties have been blamed for fillnig the Germans with bitterness and the desire for revenge. The League of Nations has been for failing to secure general disarmament and collective security. The Great Depression has been mentioned because without it Hitler would never have come to power. While these factors created tension, something more was needed to create the war.
Though the odds and numbers were against the British, it was the unorganized planning and overconfidence that led to the British army to ultimately win the battle against Germany. The invasion of France ended in June 1940; it was not until over a month later that Hitler made the decision to invade Britain, because he was unsuccessful in trying to get the British to surrender. The Battle of Britain was not an immediate, necessary battle to Hitler, but because he wanted and would benefit from air superiority, he put forth the effort to fight it anyway. The small number of British forces fueled overconfidence for Germany and
The country also felt threatened as its neighbouring country, Russia was part of the Triple Entente and was itself building up a vast army. Keeping a strong army was important to Germany because it helped to demonstrate to the rest of the world that they were a rising power. In addition, Germany was also in competition with Great Britain. At the time Britain had the largest navy; something Germany envied. Once Britain started introducing their new battleships, named the Dreadnoughts, Germany followed suit.
Despite Hitler’s wealth of well put together weaponry, well trained and seemingly invincible army and a seemingly tactical mind-set (which made him at first so fearful and successful) he eventually made some vital errors which led to the Nazi demise. One of the key mistakes Hitler made, which allowed Russia to defeat them, is that of his overambitious stretching of the army. Whilst it was a strong army it couldn’t handle being attacked/ attacking both Britain and Russia as its resources became so overstretched that the army officers became ill-equipped and unable to fight effectively, in addition the easing of pressure from Britain also enabled the British to recover from The Battle of Britain and became a much stronger ally to the Russians in later years. The second mistakes the Germans made, which again made the Russians stronger and enabled their victory over the Germans, was the way in which they chose to attack Russia. By embarking on their attack in mid-1941 the Germans left little time to cross Russia’s vast land and reach their intended targets before the bitter winters set
The spring offensive began with initial success. The aim of the German’s was to break through and be quick, this way they can split the British and French. They were very close to win the war because the British were tired and disorganized; this gave the German’s a great opportunity to breakthrough really quickly. The British also dug pot-holes not trenches this meant that, they had no place to hide therefore most of their men were killed. The German’s got the British and French to split, this way it will make work easier for the German’s.
The Austrians were controlling the higher ground, so the Italians' superiority didn't help them at all. * Britain starts a blockade in the North Sea, trying to make Germany rely solely on its internal goods, and thus starve it. * Britain also started the Gallipoli Campaign, by which it tried to take over Istanbul, thus knocking Germany's ally, Turkey, out of the war. Unfortunately for Britain, the Turks were very well prepared for the attack. This led to a disaster for Britain, which lost its own troops, as well as ANZAC troops dispatched to fight for her.
The German public saw Hitler as god-like with his vast power and glorifying the German race as being the “master race.” When he finally reversed the power of the Treaty of Versailles and rebuilt Germany’s armed forces, the German nation basically did as he told them to do. This was seen as one of his major successes. Another would be numerous military successes. He united Germany after the humiliation of World War I and extended the Germen territory into Eastern Europe. This would be his military successes.
Question To what extent was Germany to blame for causing World War 1 The treaty of Versailles included the War Guilt Clause, Article 231, which laid the responsibility for causing World War 1 with Germany and its allies. Some historians, however, have argued that no one country can be held responsible for the outbreak of war in August 1914. Germany brought tension between the European powers, by creating a new foreign policy called “Weltpolitik”. Germany tried to influence other colonial powers, by creating the “Weltpolitik”, since there had been an increase in the colonial rivalry, therefore Germany wanted to secure its empire overseas, and especially against Britain. As a result, there was one noteworthy incident to mention, the failed attempt of the British to incite a rising against, the Boer Republic, in southern Africa, which was good news for Germany.
The Naval rivalry which was between Great Britain and Germany. Great Britain had the best navy. Then Germany started to obtain colonies and began to build strong navies also. These two rivals going at it is one cause of World War One. Another cause of World War One is imperialism.