World War II is labeled as the worst war the world has ever endured. The battles that occurred during WWII claimed the lives of tens of millions of people. One of the distinct battles of WWII was called D-Day, also known as operation Overlord or the invasion of Normandy. Half a million bodies dropped dead on the Normandy beaches on June 6, 1944. Although the death toll was extremely high for one day, the success the battle had for the Allies changed the morale of the german forces as well as the Allied forces.
The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a historical event because it was the first nuclear attack in history. The bombing was against the Japanese because they had a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor destroying and damaging battleships and aircraft carriers. It killed two thousand americans and injured about a thousand more, and from that day forward World War II had just begun. There was two nuclear bombs that were dropped on separate cities, which were Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The first bombing was on Hiroshima, it was August 6, 1945.
The Red Baron was buried in South Cemetery Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany (Postmedia). To conclude, the Red Baron was an amazing pilot that killed 80 adversaries. He went to school until age 11, then began military training. In 1911 Manfred joined the cavalry but was unhappy, he wanted to see action and participate in the fighting. In 1915 he joined the German air force.
Fortunately, the Americans staved off a naval attack on Australia at the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942. The Japanese Army then attempted to reach Port Moresby, New Guinea, by land. This led to the bloody battles at Gona and Buna. By the end of the war, Australia had lost about 30000 women and men. During this time what would of life been like living in Australia.
Pearl Harbor was based on the actual attack on Pearl Harbor so their were many similarities to show what actually happened. In the first scene of the Japanese raid, a low-flying Japanese plane flew over Oahu and it passed over a sandlot baseball field where the pilot warned the children of the attack. This similarity is shown when, “The [Japanese] tail gunner waves at the kids below, warning them to take cover before bombs begin to fall” (Robert Sullivan, Daniel S. Levy). Also the main characters are based on actual men and their actions. The main characters, Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker, are based on George Welch and Kenneth Taylor who were two of the few pilots that were able to become airborne and engage the Japanese attackers.
Pearl Harbor and the attacks on the world trade centers on September 11, 2001 also known as 9/11 were both events where thousands of innocent lives were taken at the hands of foreign attackers that entered our country. In both of these events thousands of lives were ended by foreign terrorists. Pearl Harbor and the attacks on 9/11 are both very symbolic in our nation’s history. First, on December 7, 1941 one the of the nation’s largest naval bases stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii called Pearl Harbor was attacked by surprise by the Japanese in hope of eliminating a large amount of our fleets so Japan could expand. The Japanese destroyed almost 20 American naval vessels, including eight huge battleships, and more than 300 airplanes.
Unfortunately, the defense of Hong Kong did lead to the death of 290 Canadian soldiers in only 17 and a half days of battle. Furthermore, the aftermath of surrendering to the Japanese forces led to a reign of terror as they assaulted Allied soldiers and nurses from hospitals. Surviving Allied soldiers were also taken as prisoners of war where
The invasion resulted in 2,300 military and civilian 3,000 deaths. 2,500 German aircrafts bombed the Netherlands during the invasion. The invasion of the Germans landed in the city of Blitzkrieg. The Jews were banned from being in the civil service of the Netherlands. In 1941 of January the Jews were required to sign in as Jews.
Was it the Japanese Americans who suddenly became viewed as the enemy? Or, was it our Nation who sunk to a level like the Nazis? By all accounts, December 7th, 1941 started out as a beautiful sunny Sunday morning. Until the sound of low flying planes and explosions filled the area of Pearl Harbor located on Oahu, Hawaii. When the surprise attack had ended, the nation learned of the 2,390 men, women and children who had died.
The quake cost 3,000 people their lives and not only rattled the residences of San Francisco, but people from Oregon to L.A and as far inland as Nevada(history.com). The quake ran down the San Andreas fault for 296 miles.The total damage estimation is $500,000,000 and very little of that is from the earthquake directly(history.com). Much of the destruction originated from fire. Many small fires across San Francisco grew into very large fires that demolished the city. The fires obliterated 490 city blocks, a total of 25,000 buildings leaving over 250,000 homeless (eyewitnesshistory) and, websites are conflicted but estimate the loss of 450 to 3,000 lives.