Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of England on May 10, 1940 the same day that the Nazis began invading Belgium, Holland and the Netherlands. Just three days after being elected into office he delivered one of his most famous speeches “Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat” to the House of Commons. This speech was a basically a war strategy proposal. Winston’s early childhood was what we would call an odd one. He was not a very studious kid and eventually was sent to a military school in hopes to shape him up.
Sophie Hosbein Hosbein 1 Digital Production 1 Ms. Hoffman September 22, 2015 D.W Griffith and Billy Blitzer Essay D.W Griffith and Billy Blitzer were an incredible pair and made many lasting contributions to the world of cinema. Before meeting each other, Griffith had been an actor and playwright and Blitzer was trained as a silversmith, but worked as an electrician in New York City. They first worked together in 1908 at the Biography Company, but later moved to the Mutual Film Corporation. They were partners for 16 years and were very successful. The movies they made together include Birth of a Nation, Intolerance, Way Down East, The Adventures of Dolly and Judith of Bethulia.
In 1992, after serving an eventful initial contract, and what he recalls as being young and dumb he decided to get out of the Army. After four years of being out, he decided to join the Army Reserves. He Became a SG -E5, and his MOS Was Changed to 63B, a track vehicle mechanic. In 2003 was called back active duty to serve in Iraq. There he worked on chinooks, a job he enjoyed and was good at.
She is the mother of Robin Pilcher, who is also an author. Two years after she retired from writing in the year 2000, she was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire. For Pilcher, writing helped her escape from her daily life, and that it saved her marriage. Her breakthrough would not come until the late eighties, when she released “The Shell Seekers”, a novel that sold over five million copies around the world. It also stayed on New York Times bestseller lists for months, as did
World war two was the most vicious war in history. It began in 1939 as a European conflict between Germany and others, but eventually included most of the nations of the world. Patton was born in November 11, 1885 in California. He always dreamt of being a hero since young age, because when he grew up, he listened to his ancestors’ stories of how they fought in many battles. Patton was given command of the Third United States Army, and his job was to train the Third Army to prepare for the upcoming Allied invasion of France.
He enjoyed a successful second military career, rising to the rank of colonel and assistant quartermaster general by 1906. He retired on the eve of U.S. entry into World War veteran to actively serve in the U.S. Army. Clem died in 1937 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. After all the Civil War was mostly made of children some would called “The Boy’s War” because in the time they were more children than in the 21st century, some children would lie about their age just to help their families. The drummer boy’s were basically children becoming soldiers, John Clem joined in the 1861, and becoming successful
While many of the film’s characters were fictitious, the weapons, battle, and events are straight from history. The film Letters From Iwo Jima is more History than Hollywood. Undoubtedly, the historical accuracy of the movie was shown when the Japanese soldiers had no choice when it came to serving in the army. The fictitious character of Saigo, the main hero of this film, is a young man who is just beginning to start a life for himself. He has a wife, who is expecting his child, and owns a bakery.
My great-grandfather, was a hero because he fought in world war 2, after many other hardships in his life. A big reason for that statement as a hero is the reason stated prior to this. He wasn’t forced to fight, he signed up for it. Even though he lived in Italy, the tension in Germany in the mid 1930’s was too much for everyone, including his family. The issue was that they wanted to go to America, but they couldn’t afford the expenses of taking
Also, the premise of Saving Private Ryan is a group of soldiers looking for Ryan, but Fritz Niland required no search party. He originally fought through the first battle during D-day and survived only to be informed that his brother Bob Niland had been fatally shot off of a machine gun while providing cover fire for retreating soldiers. Another inaccuracy is the duration of events depicted in Saving Private Ryan. The movie painted an unfortunate fantasy of the battle lasting merely minutes, while the cold hard truth was hours upon hours of unbroken bullet spray and bloodshed. This change is necessary though because the short duration of the battle shown alone cost the filmers 12 million dollars of the 70 million dollar budget (“Saving Private Ryan- Eric and Anna - Historical Inaccuracies in Film.”).
Monuments Men is a fairly recent film with the premise of a group of soldiers during World War II tasked with protecting the artwork within the continental Europe from those who want to take it. It primarily centers on the story of Frank Stokes, played by George Clooney, and how he is able to assemble a ragtag group of “soldiers” and actually enter the frontlines. Over the course of the story, the group loses a few members, but do manage to discover the stashes of art hidden by Hitler and save it from destruction, including the Ghent Altarpiece and the Lady Madonna. Despite having already watched this movie, is still struck me how much the movie’s message still resonated with me. The movie makes a clear case for the value of art, and I feel
A letter from the U.S Army stating, “You, Tony Stiletto, have been drafted into the U.S Army to fight in World War II. You have two weeks from March 21st, 1944, to enlist into the U.S Army at your nearest enlistment office.” This was bad for Tony and the only way for him to avoid this was if he were to go to college, but that wasn’t going to happen because his family was poor. Two weeks later, Tony was faced with going to the enlistment