They were collecting any type of craft to help bringing away the troops and the retreat to the coast now became a race to re-embark before the German pincer closed Adm. Bertram Ramsay was the overall commander of the operation. Capt. William Tennant was the tactical oversight of the evacuation. Capt. William Tennant arrived on May 27, to discover that Luftwaffe raids had knocked out the ports facilities, he determined that lifting the troops directly from the beaches would be too time-consuming, he turned his attention to the breakwaters at the harbour entrance.
15. Premier Burma historian Louis Allen stated the importance of the action when he wrote, “The blowing of the Sittang Bridge (Fig 5 ) with two brigades still on the wrong side of the river was the turning-point in the first Burma campaign.”. 16. Three days after the bridge was blown, the Japanese moved across the river and continued the pursuit of the 17 Division. As the Japanese advanced towards Rangoon, changes were made to the British command and control architecture.
Furthermore, the date of the publication of this source, 1942, strengthens its value, as it indicates that Francis Biddle had analyzed and gathered information until the very last minute the decision was made. However, the origin of the source is limited in that Francis Biddle is a prominent liberal; thus would be relatively biased towards the topic. The content and purpose of Francis Biddle’s memorandum to limit the Justice Department’s
According to History.com, the beginnings of the Vietnam War began during World War II. During the world war the Japanese had invaded Vietnam, and to resist this action the French Colonial Administration, led by Ho Chi Minh, formed the league for the independence of Vietnam. After the allies defeat in 1945, Japan retreated and gave up its control in Vietnam. Ho saw this as an opportunity and seized control of Hanoi and then declared a democratic republic of Vietnam, naming himself president. Emperor Bao saw this as an attack and then sought other ways to try and regain control of that region.
The speech brought America into World War II, even though they were heavily weakened by The Great Depression and a loss of troops during World War I. But how could this be? If due to the weakening of the Great Depression and a loss of troops during WW1, the US chose not to join the WW2, then why did the attack on Pearl Harbor change their mind?
Friction between General MacArthur and General LeMay appeared, MacArthur only wanted to attack military targets, while LeMay pushed for targeting city centers. In LeMay’s opinion, this would show the Communists the seriousness of United Nations intervention and Crane pointed out that in LeMay’s defense; eventually aircraft
The following will discuss the relationship between Britain and China by how opium trade appeared and the effects of opium trade. Moreover, the consequences of the First opium war and how it shaped the relationship of Anglo-China will be mentioned. Main body The Qing dynasty forbidden sea trade until the emperor Kangxi unified China from the
They viewed the conflict as a colonial war and a continuation of the First Indochina War against forces from France and later on the United States. The Americans government viewed its involvement in the war as a way to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam. This was part of their broader global policy, ultimately aiming to stop the spread of communism in the
It is the tension, which is nothing more than an obstacle, between the interworking dynamic of these factors – which drives innovation – that will be examined during the interwar period. The most significant obstacles to military innovation during the interwar period are socioeconomic factors, poor military leadership and the disjointedness between operational concepts and technological advancement. The first major obstacle to military innovation was the global socioeconomic state of affairs. In Britain for example, from 1920 through 1939, the general mood of the public was that of antiwar and antimilitary. Isolationism prevailed and national willingness to invest financial resources into defense was minimal.
The MCP created economic strikes and tried to make the government unstable. After that, MCP got banned from the capital city in 1947. This made the MCP wanting to engaged in guerilla warfare with the British. As such, they took over the rural areas of the country through the jungles. The MCP used the weapons they hid from World War II to forcefully take over the rural areas.