In this essay, the following question will be discussed. Why did the Nazis choose to bomb London instead of the English Airfields, and how did this hurt them strategically? The following evidence and reasoning will discuss why the Nazis decided to take the course of action they did, and how it affected them in their conquest of Europe.The research will primarily be focused on the reasoning, and strategic effects of this decision by the Nazis, but will also discuss how the British used this to their advantage, and eventually won the battle of Britain. All of of the sources to be used in this paper were written far after the Second World War explosively concluded. However, they do include the thoughts of people who lived during the time. The sources used are very diverse in format, and perspective. Section B: Summary of Evidence …show more content…
Churchill’s actions during the Blitz, such as helping clean up rubble, and publicly crying for victims of the bombings greatly increased his popularity, and gave him more power in Parliament. As a result, Churchill was able to expel all ideas that a deal could still be made with the Nazis. Also,the people of the United Kingdom themselves came out stronger, and more confident than they had been before the bombing. In essence, the bombing of London made the government of the United Kingdom stronger, and more effective. Also, the events enticed many people in the United States to change their opinion from neutrality to support of the British. This was one of the major reasons for more American material support being sent to Britain in 1941. On the side of the Nazis, they had thoguht that the bombing of London would be good for their image, after they managed to re secure Berlin, However, the luftwaffa was never able to completly protect Germany from the RAF. This
There were many conflicts, invasions, treaties, plans, etc. that were being executed between the years 1919-1940 after the end of WWI. I strongly agree with the idea that World War II had started before the year 1939. In 1932, the Chaco war broke out between Bolivia and Paraguay. In 1932 as well, Manchuria, China was invaded by Japan, and in 1935, Abyssinia, Ethiopia was invaded by Italy.
This becomes evident in September, 1940, when President Franklin Roosevelt decided to enter into an agreement with the British ambassador (Doc. F). The agreement provided Britain with critical destroyer ships from the United States for eight valuable defense base stations. When President Roosevelt decided to provide Britain with the destroyer ships it indicated a siding with the allies, and will change the mindset of most Americans to ‘all aid short of war” as neutrality was breached. Also, this change of stance came with Britain being the last one standing against Hitler within Europe since people feared the war reaching the Western Hemisphere, if not kept within Europe. In consideration to keeping the war out of America, President Franklin Roosevelt will highlight how ‘we’ must do everything to help the British Empire defend itself (Doc. H).
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The World War 2 is the most large scale war that had ever happened in the world history. It reflects the cruelest sides of the human beings by killing tremendous amount of innocent people. This war not just brought people’s deaths, but also resulted big financial losses to all countries that had participated in it. Many people had to spend most of their time in the underground, apart from the sun, because it was the only place that was considered to be safe. Some of them gave up their hopes, while others cried out for current safety, other than tomorrow’s smile.
This bombing idea was in the works for years. The more they pondered it, the more they desired to bomb Dresden. The Allies believed that by bombing Dresden, they could significantly lower German morale and change the course of the war. Winston Churchill, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, had advocated for intensified airstrikes against German population centers during the war in order to overwhelm German government and services.
Just weeks later, with France in the midst of a Nazi invasion and British forces surrounded at Dunkirk, a decision had to be made: would the British reach a peace settlement with Hitler as suggested by Foreign Secretary Viscount Halifax and Neville Chamberlain, the leader of the Tories, or would the British stand and fight to the death as proposed by Winston Churchill? As we now know, the British decided to go with their new Prime Minister and continued to fight. Prior rips into Chamberlain for his wishes to make a peace settlement when he was Prime Minister, saying that Chamberlain’s belief that the British could reach a negotiated agreement with the Nazis showed an incomprehension of the enemy on Chamberlain’s behalf. Prior goes on to give strong, but fair praise to Churchill for how he handled his first days as Prime Minister. He was constantly being undermined by Halifax, who was working for intervention from the Italians for a peace settlement, even after it was becoming increasingly clear that the Italians would join sides with the Nazis.
He was able to inspire hope in people through allusions and comparisons to the past. He was able to inspire confidence and fortitude by giving people the honest situation at hand using logos. And he was able to deliver his main message of strength and readiness by constantly referring to it within his speech. Churchill’s speech wen t down in history, not because he said what the people wanted to hear, but because he said what the people needed to hear. His honesty and rhetoric made “Their Finest Hour” one of the most crucially important and greatest speeches of the Second World War if not the past
Also they bombed cities because of factories; you can destroy a factory and rebuild it but when you have no one to rebuild it its shut down for good. The allies wanted to causes issues behind the front lines. They wanted to reduce the number of possible troops for the Germans. They also wanted to kill the family members of the soldiers fighting on the front lines because, if the soldiers weren’t thinking right they couldn’t fight right. Mass bombings of civilians were later outlawed because they were inhumane. The United States recently used this tactic only it was called shock and awe
Evidently, Churchill sought to influence his audience by conditioning their emotional responses to the situation and by provoking their sense of reason to the available facts regarding the impending war. Noteworthy is the fact that the first part of the speech is mainly logical in aspect whereas the second part focuses on emotional appeal. Technically, it would appear as though Churchill sought to clarify the facts of the situation by elaborately using logos before reinforcing his rational perspectives with an emotional elevation of the facts. The profundity of his impact on the audience depended on the combined effectiveness of factual representation of ideas and emotional
Summary: In his speech, Winston Churchill tried to inspire his fellow British citizens to go to war against Germany. He was a member of the parliament in England and later he became the Prime Minister of that state. He lived during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, who presented him many awards. He went through World War II.
Winston Churchill, in his informational speech, “Their Finest Hour” (June 18th, 1940) explained the military situation and rallied his people for what he probably knew was going to be a tremendous struggle against the Axis. Winston Churchill supports his thesis through, rhetorical questioning, pathos, ethos and logos. Churchill’s purpose was to inform and rally the people in order to strengthen their confidence in Britain 's military. Churchill was addressing the people of Britain as he uses a formal tone, in explaining the military situation. Winston Churchill was born into an aristocratic family, on November 30, 1874 in Woodstock, United Kingdom.
“One thing was clear: Absolutely everybody in the city was supposed to be dead, regardless of what they were, and that anybody that moved in it represented a flaw in the design” (Vonnegut). During World War II, the advancements in bombing led to an untapped potential for destruction, a force that would soon be pushed to its very limits. Many countries used extensive bombing in the hopes of destroying enemy military bases, ammunition factories, and supply lines, but also to crush their population’s morale. The concept of “area” bombing began to emerge within the Allied airstrikes, which was the tactic of targeting entire enemy cities, including the civilian portions (History, Bombing of Dresden). One of the most controversial bombings in World War II occurred in February, 1945, in Dresden, Germany.
Churchill was speaking to the members of parliament, England, and the world, although only parliament got to hear it in the moment. As with any public speech by the Prime Minister, he expected this one to be retold in the papers the next day. With this expectation, Churchill had to tailor his speech not just to his peers in parliament, but also the world. He had to be able to motivate the people, and to reassure them that although Dunkirk was a loss that they would still prevail. In Churchill’s speech, he tells of how the British and French narrowly escaped at Dunkirk.