December 8th, 1941, one day after the horrific events of Pearl Harbor, the United States officially declared war on its foes in Eastern Asia, the Japanese. After strategically taking out many American battleships, including the USS Arizona, (the last of "super-dreadnoughts" from Pennsylvania), Japan had set off a series of chain reactions, unfortunately ending with the sanctioned bombing of their homeland (Document A). The struggle for victory lasted four years before the devastating, yet just action, occurred. America took countless strides to suppress Japan and stop their malevolent attacks on US soil, including the Ellwood Oil Field in 1942 and the Bombing of Fort Stevens and the Lookout Air Raids in 1942. To stop the Japanese from causing
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki happened during World War II. World War II was coming to a close and the Japanese were holding on to what little land they had claimed. Meanwhile allowing their people and the people in the surrounding countries to starve. This is because the Japanese would not have surrendered without the bombings, there would have been more Asian civilian casualties had the war gone on, and finally that the Invasion of Japan would have resulted in more American casualties. The evidence clearly shown through historical documents will justify that the bombings were catastrophic and caused many civilian casualties, but was necessary to end World War II.
I believe that Truman had to make a decision that was harder than most could imagine. While killing so many people is wrong, it was his job to protect his citizens first. He did not just decide to drop a bomb in a quick minute, this decision was well thought out. The amount of Americans who would die if the war went on any longer was far too great for the President to risk. While it is very tragic what happened in Japan, I believe that Truman made the best decision that he could to try to keep as many people as he could from
In the book, after Dally was chased to the park by the cops he pulled a gun on them before they start firing causing Dally to fall from the impact where Pony says “he was dead before he hit the ground. But I knew that was what he wanted”(154). This is introduces imagery but doesn’t show the emotional trauma that is shown in the movie. Although it is shown in the book with Pony’s thoughts the movie still adds more emotion as he looks up at him and says Pony’s name. ust after Dally was shot, Pony was thinking to himself about which of his friends died gallant and then says “He died violent and young and desperate, just like we all knew he'd die someday”(154).
Summary The movie that I watched for this assignment was “Platoon”. It is about Chris Taylor an individual who left college to go into the military for infantry and combat. But since Taylor didn 't have any prior training, he risked his life and that of the rest of the troops when he gets injured during an Ambush. Throughout the film, Sargent Barnes and Taylor get in a dissagreeance and were threatening each other but through time Taylor showed the way he was thinking by attacking the Vietnamese village that they are staking out without understanding the grieving from the villagers.
Soon the war would come closer to home. On 8th December 1941, after the bombing of Pearl Harbour, Australia declared war on Japan. The Japanese offensive in New Guinea was the most direct threat Australia faced. 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.
On May 10, 1940, Nazi Germany began an immense attack against Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France. Defending those countries were soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force, along with the French, Belgian, and Dutch (Allied) armies. The
Others sat frozen, their eyes and mouths open wide Salva covered his head with his hands and looked side to side in panic.” (Linda Sue Park pg.5-6) This made Salva more brave because he had to leave his village due to war. He has no idea where his family is or if they’re even safe. Salva was very brave for being able to do this and keep walking farther away from his tribe every day.
The alternative for President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his advisors was doing nothing and letting Nazi Germany develop atomic power and going on to use it to conquer the world. The United States of America wanted to end World War II on both the Atlantic and Pacific fronts and needed the quickest possible method to do so. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s advisors concluded that hundreds of thousands of American lives would be lost on an assault on the island of Japan. The U.S. Armed Forces was over 16,000,000 strong and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s main motive for dropping the atom bombs was to save American lives.5
Collaborative Intelligence Operations Won the War in the Pacific December 7, 1941 will forever be remember by Americans as the day the Japanese launched a devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It shocked the American people and was the direct cause for the declaration of war against Japan issued by President Roosevelt the next day. Among the losses were 18 warships sunk or damaged, 174 aircraft destroyed, 2335 military personnel killed with 1143 wounded, and 68 civilians killed with 35 wounded (Dowswell 29). The worst part, however, was knowing that all these losses could have been avoided. Roosevelt proclaimed December 7 “a date which will live in infamy,” because Japan launched an attack without a declaration of war.
This allowed his company to continue the assault where he again, facing all odds charged 2 strong holds against a dozen men and eventually, killed them all as well. Eventually though he was wounded badly from a Japanese attack consisting of 3000-5000 men and had to be dragged 50 yards away. After many attempts by his fellow soldiers to assist him he denied their help and said he would rather die than risk the lives of more men. Under his orders he was placed against a small tree and given a 1911 pistol with only 8 bullets left in its magazine. Denying more offers for help, he was last seen sitting by a tree,
Hawaii time, on a Sunday, 360 Japanese war planes attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. The surprise attack that, lasted about two hours, against the United States immediately put us into World War II. On this day two radar operators had spotted an alarming large group of aircraft coming their way from the north. They were told to not be alarmed due to the fact that a flight of B-17s were expected from the United States during that time. Thus, when the air assault coming from the Japanese came, it came as a surprise to the naval base.
How did the attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941 turn the tide against the Japanese during World War 2? Japan began their deadly attack on the U.S pacific fleet moored at pearl harbour on the pacific island of Oahu, at 07:55, December 7 1941. This attack turned the tide on Japan because war had not yet been declared between the two countries and up until that point, America enters the war after years of neutrality. “Although quick in execution, the attacks years. ’’[Source B] Japan relied on America to supply many of the natural and industrial resources, but taken aback and alarmed by Japan’s aggression towards them, America allowed the commercial treaty they had with japan dating back thirty one years, to expire in 1940.[source B] Japan was looking
Rahul Bagga Mr.Campbell US History, Period 0 16 December 2015 Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor? One day that will always be remembered by America is the date of December 7, 1941, which changed American history forever. December 7, 1941 was the day the Japanese warplanes attacked Pearl Harbor (Hawaii) which stationed many of American ships and airfields. Immediately after the bombings, United States President Franklin Roosevelt declared war on Japan, leading to a direct involvement into World War ll. Japan had many reason to do so but Japan attacked Pearl harbor for three reasons which were that they had a plan for a new world order, United States were expanding their number of naval ships rapidly, and an oil embargo was placed upon Japan