The war involved more than thirty countries. Fifty million people died and millions were injured. When the Germans lost World War I they lost many lands and so the Germans wanted to seize some lands and so they invaded many countries including Poland, Austria and much more. That’s when the war began. When the Germans invaded Poland, France and Britain declared war on Germany because of their pact with Poland.
Just the casualties of Operation Barbarossa numbered 775 000, not counting soldiers that remained in Europe, which greatly outnumbers the Allies. No matter how much of a surprise Operation Overlord took the Nazis by due to the large difference in manpower and fighting force, Operation Overlord would never have led to the Allies victory. Therefore the Germans’ invasion of the soviet Union that caused them so many lives led to their defeat and the success of Operation
Field Marshal Alan Brooke had taken a very different approach to everything. There was many optimistic views about a cross Channel operation in 1943. The british were completely against launching such an operation in 1942. Their had opposition in the United Kingdom because they would have to bear so much of their military operation. The British military leaders had experienced the vicious fighting against the Germans in World War I that had inflicted such heavy casualties on their forces.
Article 232 and 233 states that Germany had to pay for all the damage they caused in WWI and the amount was finalized by the other countries. Germany did not want to pay any of the reparations because they did not agree that they should take full responsibility for the war. Angry Germans helped Hitler into power more than before because he stopped all the payments. These articles made the German people angry and yet again look to Hitler for leadership, by looking to him, he made the decision to stop all the payment being made. By ending payments, Germany made what the Treaty of Versailles says was broken and therefore starts to get the countries who are supposed to get money from Germany angry, so now the Treaty of Versailles made Germany angry.
This caused a lot of conflict, because when one country went into war, all of its allies followed. This is what happened in World War I. When ethnic Serbians were accused of assassinating Franz Ferdinand, the heir to Austria-Hungary, tension began between the countries. Soon, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. All the countries who were allies with these two followed.
Falkenhayn believed that Verdun was so valuable to France that if Verdun fell it would change the course of the war. So the Germans started the major attack. The Germans were equipped with many artillery guns that were targeted at the Verdun region. The Germans also had over 100 planes in the area for reconnaissance. The French only had 30,000 troops to fight against the Germans.
The first reason being the pressure from Eisenhower’s superior in the United States to coordinate and send off a team of highly trained paratroopers. “Then, Montgomery had long been advising Eisenhower on the folly of a broad-front strategy, for that many military leaders in history had lost their hard-earned initiative by failing to concentrate their forces. This would allow Montgomery to launch his assault on the industrial heartland of Germany and end the war by Christmas.” (Greenarce 284) General Dwight D Eisenhower was the commander of the operation which would take over the land campaign from
Unfortunately the CIA had created the plans before Kennedy was in office, and they did not share all of the information with him and manipulated him into approving it. The blame for this failure lies with both Kennedy and the CIA. The motivation behind the invasion was the United States’ tremendous fear of communism. “I mean, now we look back on that and it can seem sort of ridiculous that we ever had a time when we thought the Communists were going to take over the world. But that is indeed what most Americans thought at the time” (Rasenberg 1).
Trenches were dug in two different ways, with a space of land in the middle. Many men died in this “no-man’s land.” Trench warfare was deadly, horribly inefficient, and brutal for the soldiers living there. Trench warfare was deadly because of all the new technologies being utilized during World War I. One of the new and improved technologies was the machine gun. The machine gun was responsible for killing many soldiers when they crossed into “no-man’s land.” The machine gun would fire hundreds of bullets with the pull of the trigger.
The effect that Blitzkrieg had on modern warfare is enormous, no longer would armies sit in trenches for months, no longer would soldiers die for little to no gain, the new blueprint of modern warfare was printed when the Germans unleashed this fast and effective tactic on the world. How was Blitzkrieg and the strategy employed in WW2 changed modern warfare? Mechanized machines played a big part in the changing of the guard, tanks, fast attack Humvees were deployed to soften up the enemy lines, making trench warfare obsolete, and is similar to how we fight our battles today. Another component was air dominance, German dive bombers harassed the enemy, creating mass destruction and confusion, once the bombers were done, the infantry and tanks would move in quickly, very similar to how most tactics today are
World war one was given a couple of different nicknames but the one that is most known is “the war to end all wars”. There are a couple different reasons why they gave it that nickname. One of them being that the war was of mass destruction and resulted in lots of deaths. The united states tried to stay away from the war but later on had to join forces with the allied nations. That was because the United states were against the use of submarine warfare used by Germany That ment that all the ships would be attacked by Germanys navy.
Another strategy that Grant had, he would do at the battle of Vicksburg he would cut off the supply lines to city so that they would starve (creating America textbook). That’s what eventually led the Confederates to surrender the city to Grant and John Rodgers. “When they won this battle and took the town the favor of the war turned to the North” (creating America textbook). Another example of Grant’s genius military strategies was at the Battle of Fort Donnellson. The Union attacked the fort early in the morning and was quickly force to retreat, but Grant quickly attacked again (nps.gov).
Eventually, “a European war broke out. Why? Because in each country [of Europe] political and military leaders did certain things that led to the mobilization [of troops].” Leaders wanted the best military in Europe, even the world, which meant they tried to beat friends and enemies alike. This made for the means for Europe to break into a world-scale
He made his plan in his own way and then organized for everything to be done. For example, he made sure units and divisions were organized for his soldiers. He had a personal scheme to separate the U.S. and British, then throw the Allies into confusion. His hope was that the two forces be broken up, and then a victory break up Allied supply lines. The Germans had an offensive line, and this was to disrupt the Allies, while other German soldiers took over Allied key transportation.
Battle of the Bulge is one of the many major battle that happened. The Battle of the Bulge happen on December 16, 1944. During this battle the axis power was trying to split the allies or means of a surprise attack. The Germans attacked with about 250,000 soldiers against the allies 80,000 men. A trick the Germans used was by putting english speaking germans so the