Heavy winds and unfavorable currents blew landing craft off course, away from the protection of destroyer artillery. The beach's obstacles were not easily removed. Engineers in the 6th Engineer Brigade suffered nearly 40% casualties, the majority in the first half hour of the attack. Of 16 bulldozers brought to the beach, only one was used effectively. Of six paths that were made with the bulldozers, only one could be used.
The plan for the Battle of the Somme was to assemble a huge new army of soldiers. The men and supplies would be stockpiled in the reserve trenches. German trenches would be bombarded solidly for 7 days. The British fired over 1,500,000 shells at the German lines, which should have destroyed the German dug-outs (which were 9 metres deep), tear up their barbed wire and kill most of the Germans. Also 10 mines would be dug under the German strong points.
Suribachi, the volcano that made up the island. Because the preparations of the Japanese it was almost impossible to be out of range. And this made a hard 36 days for the marines. The firing the guns was so heavy that it made it almost impossible for them to land men safely. The soldiers were in trouble.100,000 men fought this battle for thirty-six days.
There is no official casualty figure for D-Day but it is estimated that more than 425,000 allied and German troops were killed, wounded, or went missing during the battle (Allies prepare for D-Day, 2011). The Battle of the Bulge The Battle of the Bulge was the largest land battle of World War II. “More than a million men participated in this battle including some 600,000 Germans, 500,000 Americans, and 55,000 British” (Lopez, 2009). The Battle of the Bulge was one of the worst battles in terms of losses of American Forces in World War II. At the end of the battle the casualties were highest out of the entire war.
Commanders would cost over 2,000 lives and scores of aircrafts on this tragic day (Film). The event that took place on December 7, 1941 in the movie clip from the USS Arizona memorial shows, Pearl Harbor Attack were so unexpected so brutal and chaotic, that always will be a very significant event in America and world history. American historians have told us the story that is to tell, but that’s not true. The Pearl Harbor attack happen over 60 years
One of the main causes of the war lasting so long was the failure of the Schlieffen plan. This was due to the Belgians putting up a fight that was not expected by the Germans and the British, honouring the 75 year old, ‘Treaty of London’, came to the aid of Belgium. Also, the Russians built up their army quicker than expected and forced Germany to split her forces and fight a war on both the eastern and western front. This was very important because Germany was not prepared for this war on two fronts. The Schlieffen plan predicted a quick victory over France within six weeks, which was the estimated time it would take Russia to fully mobilise.
The initial impact was devastating which left about 300,000 people homeless out of a population of about 410,000. Many of the people were evacuated to nearby cities, and the others lived in makeshift tents on the beach of North beach. In fact years later in 1908 these refugee camps were still in operation. The overall cost of the damages was estimated at the time to be 400 million US Dollars (around 8.2 Billion present Dollars). The fires that were a direct result from the main shock and the aftershocks were just as damaging because of the uncontrollable burning from ruptured gas lines.
Navel fleet of about three carriers, twenty-five support ships, and 360 aircrafts were deployed on June 4th, 1942 to Midway Island against the Imperial Navy’s fleet consisting of four carriers, two battleships, fifteen support ships, 248 aircrafts, and sixteen floatplanes. With the battle in place, the Imperial Navy was baffled at the losts because they did not expect the U.S. to be so prepared or ready for the trap. At the end of the battle, both sides had causalities, 307 men for the United States and 3,057 men for Japan. Reports show the planning of Midway was a huge success, which helped the U.S. gain Midway Island and many other islands after that. After the events of Midway, the U.S. opened a gate with many successes by conquering islands invaded by Japan in an effort to stop attacks on U.S. forces.
Yet it is undeniably true that Berlin was a moral and symbolic prize of enormous importance, both to the Nazi regime and the victorious Allies. It is also true that Hitler had returned to Berlin from his western front headquarters on January 15, 1945, only to find himself held hostage by relentless bombing raids, which drove him into his massively fortified bunker beneath the Reich chancellery building. Thus, an advance on Berlin was an advance directly against Adolf Hitler.
Why were Anti- Vietnam war groups protesting about the war? Immorality of the war * My Lai massacre * Agent orange and Napalm (which burn the body through till bone) * The draft * Carpet Bombing towns with Civilians in them rather than the enemy * Racist war * Majority of the soldiers were between the age of 19 and 22 years old * Gruesome images of the war were put onto the tv everyday and executions etc caused alarm * Zippo raids Difficulty of winning the war * The enemy didn`t wear uniform * Many u.s troops were demoralised and didn`t know what they were fighting for * The tet offensive saw the north Vietnamese army seize 100 towns which meant they were stronger than the U.S first thought