“By midnight over 36,000 men and 3,200 vehicles, 90 percent of the invasion force, were ashore with casualties of 13 killed, 97 wounded, and 44 missing.” (history.army.mil CMH Pub 72-19). 36th Engineers held the front line on Anzio for fifty days, earning the name “The Little Seahorse Division”, given by the Germans. (globalsecurity.org) On 25 May 1977, 36th Engineers linked up with U.S. II Corps and the Fifth Army forces. Once the link up was made, the Fifth Amy along with the Engineers, merged on the Anzio bank head. The assault was led by General Clark, by the time the Allied forces arrived the Germans had fled.
Japanese Imperial Navy only had a rough estimate of 21,000 men. Japan was outnumbered by many, many soldiers. Japan lost around 20,000 of their men, which was almost their whole army (Andrews). Americans had around 5,900 people killed and 17,400 wounded (Cowley). This was the only battle in which the United States Marine Corps had more casualties than Japan (10).
Eventually, marines figured out that out about the bunkers and took out every enemy that was in them till it was over. The battle of Iwo Jima lasted for one month. About 600 marines died and 21,000 Japanese soldiers died. The US military got Iwo Jima after winning the war and used it as fighter
The naval invasion began at 6:30 a.m. The British and the Canadians captured the beaches of Gold, Juno, and Sword. The United States captured Utah and Omaha, even though they faced heavy resistance. Approximately 2,000 American casualties occurred during the storming of Omaha, but by day’s end approximately 156,000 Allied troops had successfully stormed Normandy’s beaches. Some estimates, approximate that 4,000 Allied troops lost their lives, with more than 1,000 wounded or missing in action.
3.3. An interpretation of the representation of Asian troops in war movies Another important representation of different nationalities in war movies we can find in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) directed by David Lean. The movie tells the story of British soldiers in Japanese captivity during WW II who have to build a bridge. At the beginning British soldiers work reluctantly, but their commander, Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) wants to prove the moral and technical superiority of the British and personally supervises the progress of work. There is also American soldier, Commander Shears (William Holden) only one person who succeeds in escaping from prison camp.
American forces came the same day of the revolt. Dachu Death March April 26, 1945, 7,000 prisoners were forced on a death march going to Tegernsee. The march lasted 6 days, the march was liberated on April 9th. During those 6 days more than 2,000 prisoners died from either the elements, or were shot by German guards. Slawa Death March On January 20, 1945, approximately 1,000 Jewish prisoners were evacuated from Slawa camp in upper Silesia, western Poland, a region annexed to Germany.
Most estimates places the number of insurgents killed at around 1,200 to 1,500, with some estimations as high as over 2,000 killed. Coalition forces also captured approximately 1,500 insurgents during the operation. Multiple medals of heroism were rewarded, such as First Sergeant Bradley Kasal and Sergeant Rafael Peralta, who both received Navy Crosses for actions made during the battle. The city itself suffered immensely from the loss of residences, mosques, city services, and businesses. Once called the "City of Mosques," Fallujah had around 200 mosques, of which sixty were completely destroyed during the fighting.
Over 180,000 Japanese were killed in these two bombings and thousands more died later due to radiation sickness (Langley 84). However, when the United States was suffering through a dark period, it is a fair decision to use atomic weapons to shorten the amount of casualties. United States President Truman knew of the way the Japanese fought. They fought to the death, and they were brutal to the prisoners of war. Besides, United States had suffered the loss of over 418,000 lives, both military and civilian (Perry 286).
After some point both sides know who will win. While the Japanese held out for over a month with elaborate caves that they hid in, they couldn’t stop the ever steady crawl of the American forces. What followed the initial American invasion was the bloodiest month long battle for a tiny block of land. Letters from Iwo Jima, directed by Clint Eastwood, perfectly captures this struggle. The movie follows a young soldier, Saigo, as he experiences the events of Iwo Jima.
One American who was stuck in Nanking at the time of the massacre reported that since December 15, , only the third day of the massacre, “cases of rape became very general, and there were about a thousand cases a day. After being raped, some women were killed in a bestial manner. The ages of the rape victims varied from ten to seventy years old.” Another correspondence, published in London’s The Daily Telegraph and Morning Post, corroborated the previous account with additional anonymous accounts of the atrocities occurring in Nanking via “reports and letters sent by professors at the University of Nanking and by American missionaries to the Japanese Embassy and to the missionary headquarters. One University of Nanking faculty member had already “indicated that many women had been raped on campus and Japanese soldiers beat the night watchmen because they failed to have women ready for them.” The article titled, “Japan’s Reign of Terror in China: First Authentic Description,” goes on to quote a letters from missionaries that recount incidents of murder in
District Common Assessment More than six million Jewish people died in concentration camps alone. In internment camps, the only Japanese Americans who died were of natural causes. Japanese Americans were questioned their loyalty, therefore weren’t qualified as official citizens. Jews were hated on for their religion. Leading them to be the target of termination.
John Hersey wrote that “[Mrs. Nakamura] immediately turned 4 on the radio, which … [was] broadcasting a fresh warning”. Along with radio warnings there were also rumors that Hiroshima might be hit with bombs and air raid alarms when enemy planes flew over the city. Truman also dropped leaflets on many different Japanese cities a month before the attach informing them of what could happen if they did not surrender. PBS translated the leaflets which said that “we shall resolutely employ this bomb and all our other superior weapons to promptly and forcefully end the war”. With the warnings given by radio, alarms, and leaflets, this demonstrates that the Japanese knew what could happen to their beloved city and decided not to evacuate their cities.