World War One Wars Essay

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World War II was an intense and gory war. It caused greater destruction than any other war in history. The war took the lives of about 17 million soldiers and an even greater number of civilians, who died as a result of bombings, food shortages, and mass murder; an estimated 60 million people in total perished because of the war. World War II began on September 1, 1939 and ended on September 2, 1945. Though for the United States, the war lasted from 1941 to 1945. The war was made up of different battles. The three I feel that were most significant was the Battle of Britain, the Battle of Midway and the Battle of Stalingrad. Each took place in different parts of the world with different countries fighting. All three were won by the allies and all shifted the war towards the allies winning. The Battle of Britain was one of the main World War II battles; it lasted only a few months, starting in August of 1940 and ending in October that same year. The battle was conducted in the skies over the English Channel and England's eastern and southern coast. World War II had broken out in Europe, and Hitler was determined to conquer England. The two main countries fighting in the battle was the United Kingdom and Germany. The German plan was too made up of several parts and was to be executed in several phases –though all efforts toward that plan ultimately failed. On August 1st 1940, Hitler declared the “battle of Britain”. The goal was for the German air force to overcome the British air force in the shortest amount of time. On August 13th, also known as “Eagle Day”, the first attack on Britain happened. This first day was a fail for Germany. The Germans lost 45 planes and the British only 13. Two days later on August 15th , Germany tried again with intense attacks – once again, Germany was hurt more than Britain (losing 75 planes compared to Britain’s 34) This pattern

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