Compare And Contrast The Battle Of The Atlantic And Pearl Harbor

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The Battle Of The Atlantic and The Attack Of Pearl Harbor were both in impact in World War II. The Battle Of The Atlantic was the longest battle of World War II. It began immediately upon british declaration of war against Germany in september 1939 and ended with Germany’s surrender to the Alie’s in May 1945. On the other hand president Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy”. On that day, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory. The bombing killed more than 2,300 Americans. It completely destroyed the American battleship U.S.S. The Battle of the Atlantic is one of the most overlooked battlegrounds of World War II but it proved no less important for control of the vital shipping lanes between North America and Europe. The German U-boat scourge was one of the more deadlier components of the German war machine, a component utilized in World War II as well. The U-boat became the greatest threat to merchantmen traversing the long out causeways of the Atlantic Ocean for most of the war. Technology played an important role in The Battle Of The Atlantic. Aircrafts were effective in protecting merchants ships, but the Allied planes used…show more content…
Three days later, Japanese allies Germany and Italy declared war against the United States. for the second time , congress reciprocated. More than two years after the start of the conflict , the United States had entered World War II. Coming just two decades after the last great global conflicts, the second world war was the most widespread and deadliest war in history , involving more than 30 countries and resulting in more than 50 million military and civilian deaths (with some estimates as high as 85 million dead). Sparked by Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Poland in 1939, the war would drag on for six deadly years until the final Allied defeat of both Naz Germany and japan in
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