As evident in the Great War technological advancements are synonymous with global conflict. Therefore, World War II is no different and produced an unprecedented level of new technology. This essay is going to expound on some of the advancements of WWII, and how the ultimately brought an end to the largest most devastating war the world has ever seen. Many of the new technologies created throughout the war were in direct response to an adversarial advancement. World War II is considered to be the first conflict that air superiority was a must.
The economy of Germany was greatly affected in the latter stages of the war as German resources were heavily limited due to Allied bombing, nevertheless it did not have the intended effect the Allies aimed for. In 1941, Butt came to the conclusion that in the Ruhr, only 1/10 aircrafts got within 5 miles of its target. This meant that the Allies could not significantly cripple Germany’s economy because the planes were undeveloped to even reach the Ruhr from British bases and as the Ruhr is the industrial heartland of Germany, it allowed them to continue the production of military weapons. Moreover in 1944, despite the Allies statistically bombing Germany more compared to any other year, Germany’s military production reached its peak that year.
After twenty one years of peace passed, another war was unleashed onto the world. By now, everyone was using their new favorite toy to use in this destructive war, the airplane. With how efficient planes were in the First World War, everyone started to use them heavily in the Second World War and the evolution of the plane begins again. As a result of their new found favoritism planes received a considerably large upgrade to their systems.As Berel author of Aircraft History: The Evolution of Fighter Jets states “Fighter airplanes were initially used during World War I but were powered by piston engines….With piston engines, advancements and performance reaching a peak, the invention of jet engines would lead the way for radical changes in
He says that despite some losses to naval vessels at Dunkirk, there were more than enough resources within the Royal Navy to bring more ships in to fight the Nazis should it be necessary, and that despite how it may have looked, the British were actually in control of the aerial fighting throughout the battle, with still more aircrafts simply waiting in reserve. Of course, the British were not armed with the information that Prior is today, and could not have possibly been sure of success, which makes their triumph still more impressive. The Battle of Britain is considered by many to be the German’s first real defeat in WWII and despite the night raids during the blitz that killed up to 40,000 British civilians, is considered a major turning point in the
While there were many air battles, the Allied Bombers sought out the German nests and tried to destroy everything that they had in sight. The German Air Force had a hard time recovering from this and it easily showed on D-Day when they had barely any planes to support their ground troops. With the Luftwaffe in ruins, damaging the German railway system would be a lot easier. Allied planes and bombers tried to destroy every railway leading to the Normandy beaches in France. This was a huge help to the invasion as pilots claimed hundreds of railcars and locomotives loaded with munitions, supplies, and troops.
However, the tank was without a doubt the best technological advancement during World War I because without it trench warfare would have become a never ending nuisance for soldiers of both opposing forces and the casualties by the end of the war would most likely have doubled. The invention of the tank changed the very nature of World War I and completely altered how future wars would be
The North had a distinct advantage over the South with the population “2.5 times larger than that of the South, 22,300,000 to 9,100,000”. (American Eras 3) The population did help win the war for the North, but the South would not make the fight easy. Heavy losses recorded on both sides throughout the war caused sadness. Stephen Crane accurately uses Civil War medical practices, field conditions, and new weapons to show one can overcome loneliness and fear in The Red Badge of Courage. Stephen Crane was influenced by his surroundings to write about the Civil War.
With the bomber planes as well, this produced jobs for pilots to be able to fly bombs from country to country if needed in time of war. This helped families across the nation get a little more money in their pocket if they were running into problems and it increased the U.S. national economy because of it and gave them the upper hand over the Soviets. The Cold War, in my opinion, benefitted the United States the most economically. Though the cost for producing nukes and nuclear power plants was expensive, the cash flow the U.S. had from all of the factories, and it brought the U.S. together to help with the war effort and to help their allies in Europe who were neighbors with the
Carter explains that mid 70’s pollution control policies shocked the transportation market and the people. He recalls President Roosevelt’s seemingly impossible orders to produce 100,000 airplanes saying: “If they could gear up to fight a war, they could gear up to protect public health.” The airplane is one of the largest polluting transportation forms. The Wright brothers had no idea the drastic
Finally, Hitler was a visionary and he dreamed big; even though his dreams were to take over the world. The word Holocaust is a Greek word. It’s definition “sacrifice by fire” At that time the Nazis believed that the Jews were horrible and were miserly a mistake. On the other hand Nazis believed they were the bee’s knees and that their race was the best ever. March 24 was an important day because that was the day that more than 75 and 9 troops from different countries broke out of and escaped Stalag Luft 3 a Nazi camp near what is present day Poland.
During World War 1, the ANZACs fought in two major places. First in Gallipoli and then in France on the Western Front. At Gallipoli they were facing the Turks and in France they were facing the Germans. The strategy and weaponry at both battles were very similar but at the Western front the weaponry was more advanced because the campaign lasted much longer. As for the outcome of the battles, both had very high death tolls and in Gallipoli the campaign failed but in France the campaign paid off.
The cities were always known to be a prime target because of its industry and especially their shipyards. The people of Clydebank prepared themselves for an evident attack but the ambush on March the 13th, at 9pm, was still a surprise when air raid sirens sounded and German bombers flew overhead”(Coates), “over a 1,000 bombs were dropped from 439 German bomber airplanes. 528 people were killed, with even more injured. Over 35,000 people were made homeless” (Glasgow West War…), life in Scotland during this time was difficult for
In Miami, an exchange of Interstate 95 took up 40 blocks of residential businesses and destroyed 10,000 homes and businesses (Blas). This is exactly what the Adequate Housing Act had guaranteed would not happen. The homes that were not directly destroyed by the highway decreased in value, as the constant noise and lights of the highway kept residents up at night (Blas). Many people had their front lawns seized by the government, with little to no compensation (Blas). One novelist, Homer Bigart, stated that the highways had “sent great rivers of concrete creeping like lava through residential neighborhoods and commercial areas, dislocating families, schools, churches, and
In 1933 the Nazis led a nation wide Jewish business boycott. Many Jewish businesses were vandalized. Rocks were thrown at windows. Three years before the U.S. would join the war-1938- the beginning of the end for millions would occur. Kristallnacht or Crystal Night was when ,Germans angry because of the assassination of German Diplomat Ernst vom Rath, rioted.
Room 40 understood the coded message which mentioned this battle so the UK deployed its forces in time and and Germany lost the surprise effect. The royal Navy had 151 battleships and the German Navy 99. At the end of the battle, Britons lost more men and ships than Germans; however the Royal Navy was bigger than the Geramn navy so this battle had aminor effect on it. The Geramn Navy could not send battleships in the Atlantic easily to put Britain on its knees and destroy American battleships coming from the USA the following year, so this helped Allies to win the