This tactic was used by almost 200 german submarines and was devastating to allied shipping, one example of how devastating the tactic was that at its peak the wolfpack tactic destroyed over 700,000 tons of allied shipping in just one month (Rauch). There are many examples of the U-Boats and the wolfpack tactic executing these intertwined reasons for the US to enter both World Wars. During World War I one of the main examples of the utilization of the Wolfpack tactic that brought the US into World War I was the sinking of the RMS Lusitania. This ship was a british luxury liner that was had sailed over 200 trips in the atlantic ocean (Sterling). When the ship embarked on its 202nd journey everything was normal, the trip to liverpool was a routine one (Sterling).
The morning of Tuesday September 11, 2011 is one of the biggest tradgies of all time. On this specific day four airlines were hijacked by an Islamic group that goes by the name al-Qaeda. The attacks took the lives of 2,996 innocent people, injured nearly 6,000 people, and caused at least $10 billion in infracture and property damage. These attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, will forever be remebered as one of the most horrific days for so many people around this world. Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control.
On December 8th, 1941 Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed the nation with his infamous speech known as the “Infamy Speech”. The speech is still known to this day with the time length as short as seven minutes and after the speech. Congress declared war on Japan and was the start for America to intervene in World War II. This speech is a great example of rhetoric with its context, audience, purpose, message, means of delivery, and timing. The context behind Roosevelt’s speech was the tragedy that was the attack on Pearl Harbor where 2,335 American lives were killed by kamikaze Japanese zeroes, the nation was shocked and wondered why this would happen.
In New York City, the Lusitania was sailing to new England but they did not know that Germans said that,”If any ship is sailing England, will be sunk.”Many people died in this attack at sea. 1198 people died, and only 761 people survived”. The day they got on the boat, Elsie was excited to get to the ship. The author help the reader empathize, for example the author said ,“Elsie must have gazed in wonder at the Lusitania’s four towering steel funnels, which gleamed in the rays of sunshine that briefly pierced the gray clouds. She must have marveled at the ship’s shiny black hull, which stretched the length of more than two football fields.” Another example is,”The whole world was being transformed.
9/11 was one of the most pivotal events in world history; this tragic event continues to be remembered as thousands of Americans lost their lives that morning. On September 11, 2001 the United States came under attack by nineteen al-Qaeda terrorists. They directed their hatred towards two of our most symbolic trademarks; the twin towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington. The serious of four attacks carried out by al-Qaeda consisted of four passenger jets being hijacked, two of them were crashed into the World Trade Center, the third hit the Pentagon, and the fourth plain was directed toward Washington but ended up crashing in a field due to a fight the passengers out up with the terrorist on board. The attack claimed the lives
Yesterday, February 3rd, 1917,The American cargo ship, Housatonic , a German U-boat sank. In response, President Wilson broke off diplomatic relations with Germany the same day. The attack on Housatonic is the first time in history that a submerged submarine had successfully sunk another ship. Aboard the Union vessel, two officers and three men were killed while the crew took to the boats or climbed into the rigging to await rescue. The reason as to what led to the sinking is unknown at this time.
Being the largest ship built at the time, its sinking on its maiden voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean killed thousands, rich and poor. Slavitt’s “Titanic” and Hardy’s “Convergence of the Twain” protest society’s perceptions and romanticisms of the Titanic with their vivid imagery creating tone. Slavitt insinuates the avoidability of the Titanic's demise while Hardy’s contrasting idea speculates that an Immanent Will created the iceberg specifically for the Titanic. The authors convey their ideas with similar stature but their use of tone focuses the reader on the death of the passengers rather than the glory of the
The Holocaust was supposed to be nameless. Hitler had become a chancellor in January 1933 but the people did not want him as thier chancellor (Colbert 2) The Natzis killed 11 million people in total and 6 million Jews were dead and the population was hit so much it almost decreased half the population (Metzer 89). At last the Germans surrendered and ended World War 2 on May 8th and let peace arise (Metzer 89). Anne Frank truly left a mark on the human race as the girl with the diary. Through all her hardships and fear, she showed everyone that even the littlest of people can impact the world.
It will also discuss a recently proposed theory behind what may have caused the airship’s destruction concluded by Dowling (2013). Discussion Schudel (2014) details the Hindenburg, an 800-foot-long and 135-feet-high zeppelin kept in the air by hydrogen gas; renowned as the pride of Adolf Hitler, and an influential propaganda tool for the Nazi regime. A mere two months before the crash, the dirigible was spotted by spectators at the Olympics in Berlin. Schudel (2014) described it as a brilliant silver ship
On December 7, 1941, two months after Japan's attack on the Pearl Harbor, 48 American merchant ships had been sunk in the Atlantic Ocean not far from the United States Eastern seaboard by Nazi U-Boats. This onslaught was said to have officially begun on February 2, 1942, after the French ship Normandie, then the largest ship in the world, caught fire at New York City's Passenger Ship Terminal. The ship casualties led to Naval Intelligence suspecting that the Nazis were getting information on the Atlantic Ocean ship movements and logistics from their supporters and spies. The Naval Intelligence then decided to take action and fought back. While Naval Intelligence knew that organized crime had controlled the East Coast docks for years, an idea suddenly came up: why not ask the gangs for help?
Pearl Harbor, the Genocide “The American people in their righteous might will win through to an absolute victory.”- Franklin Roosevelt. This is what the President of the United States of America said the day after Pearl Harbor while millions of Americans are frightened in their homes. Pearl Harbor was a sad day; many people died and showed courage in fighting against the Japanese in the surprise attack. We need to respect our country’s soldiers for their bravery. Japan’s motives for world domination lead them to Pearl Harbor, where they killed thousands.
“Great joys make us love the world; great sadness make us understand the world.” said Kent Nerburn about the tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001 ( Applewhite). More than 1,000 people died in New York and DC when the terrorist attacked, many of the victims were the firefighters, police, and paramedics responded to this event. There were four hijackers who were involved in this event. They flew the planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon as a part of their suicide mission. As the two planes hit the north and south tower in NY, a plane attempted to hit the Pentagon in DC, the result of the terrorists actions that day were that many families lost loved ones (9/11 Facts).
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire was a devastating fire that killed 146 girls in New York City (Leap for Life, Leap for Death). At this time, citizens of New York were furious and demanded that the government do something to prevent future tragedies. The government responded and the reforms that the government made, it changed the future of New York industry. The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, one of history’s deadliest fires, came as a result of outrageously unsafe working conditions, led to a high death toll and injury total, but, ultimately resulted in reforms that helped safeguard future factory workers. In 1911, the 275 girls died that day had only 27 buckets of water (Leap for Life, Leap for Death).
June 6th 1944, probably the most important day in history. Not only for the United States but also for all of Europe. D-day started the fall of Nazi Germany who took over pretty much all of Europe during the time of Adolf Hitler. The United States got involved in WW2 because of another event called Pearl Harbor. this is when Japan decided to bomb a naval base in Hawaii which killed a lot of U.S. soldiers and destroyed a lot of our ships.