This results the opposing forces searching for one another in an extensive distance. The opposing forces continued to search for each other by sending out reconnaissance flights. By the Morning of May 7 1942, the Japanese invasion fleet was found. Japanese air forces from carriers Shokaku and Zukaiku attacked and disabled USS Neosho and its escort, USS Sims. Japanese carrier-based planes sank a U.S destroyer and oiler.
The attack happened on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the attack happened in Pearl Harbor Hawaii. The attack was 2 hours in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, there were exactly 21 ships in the U.S. Pacific fleet that had been sunk or severely damaged. There were exactly 188 United States aircrafts that were destroyed and exactly 159 that were damaged. That would make a total amount of 2,403 innocent people that were killed, the majority were the soldiers and sailors. When Japan sent their planes to attack the United States Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, they desired to make themselves look strong, but it made a lot of people think that they are heartless and ruthless.
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).
So the first lines of trenches were taken by the Germans. On March 6, the Germans kept trying to launch attacks but the French kept repelling them. So on April 9, the Germans launched a third attack which was slow but caused the Germans to capture Homme Hill and Fort Vaux. When Germany was so close to capturing Verdun, they launched a chemical attack in June. So the BEF came to rescue the French army and this is when the Battle of Somme began on July 1, 1916.
In 1945, World War II (1939-1945) had been going on for six years. The United States had entered the war in 1941 and had only been fighting for four years. In a desperate attempt to end the war, the United States decided it would be a good idea to scare people by using the nuclear bombs they created (Brumfiel). On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped a bomb named “Little Boy” on the Japanese city, Hiroshima. Three days later, on August 9, the U.S dropped another bomb called “Fat Boy” on the Japanese city, Nagasaki (Hall).
The immediate results included death, destruction, displacement, homelessness, starvation, and disease. Colonial powers lost their colonies during a period that was marked by even more violence by liberationists, nationalists, or guerilla warfare. Perhaps the saving grace to this legacy would be the global institutions that were put in place to prevent another Great War, such as the Bretton Woods System and the United Nations. Furthermore, there were war crime trials (Nuremberg and Tokyo) to hold leaders accountable for their “conspiracy to
The trenches were ensured to be constructed in a zig-zag pattern because this design prevented a direct line of fire down a single line, if a trench were to be taken over by the enemy. Many new technological advancements had taken place during WWI, Roden’s letter had described the very minute amount of weaponry that Roden had seen. “Before attacking they used burning liquid on our trenches, and the whole line of trenches were one mass of flames for about 15 minutes. It was a marvel to see how they sent it across. It was worse than gas.” Napalm was a brand new substance that was introduced by the Germans, which was a jelly like substance that could be easily transported and when ignited, would burn ferociously for a long period of time.
Even then we were still picking up memories of Pearl Harbor a year later. December 7, 1941 is a date of horror. It killed many people, destroyed airplanes, ships, submarines, and much more. They attacked us because we stopped selling important supplies to them that they needed. Thousands of lives were taken from us but none of them died for nothing.
December 7th, 1941 is a day changed the lives of all Americans. It is the day Japan deliberately attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii killing many U.S. soldiers and destroying a lot of the U.S. naval fleet. This day which turned the tide of World War II, up until this point the U.S. had not chosen to intervene in the conflict overseas, but Japan’s attack had given the U.S. a reason to enter the fight. This speech given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 8th, 1941 was his own passionate plea to the U.S. government and people to support the U.S. entering the war and fighting back against the tyranny occurring overseas. President Franklin D. Roosevelt effectively appeals to the emotions of the U.S. population by establishing trust with his audience through the use of emotional diction, and repetition which allow him to rally support for the war effort.
The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki devastated the people of these cities. This, however, ended the conflict between the U.S. and Japan, but was it a good idea for the U.S.? Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed, and over one-hundred fifty thousand people were killed in the atomic bombings of Japan. The bombings by the United States were necessary because Japan was a powerful adversary that the United States needed to overcome in order to defeat Germany. They had started World War Two and put the Jewish people and gypsies and people they deemed not good enough for society in concentration camps.
Europe and Asia had been engulfed in War World Two long before the United States was forced to join in on the Allies side. When the U.S. declared war on Japan, they had been dominating all throughout Asia in land, sea, and air. The U.S. navy at first where dealt a serious of defeats by the Japanese navy and all seemed lost. A single battle turned the tide of the war in the pacific and put the Japanese on the defensive. The United States began to push the Japanese back in a serious of major land and sea battles.
This project was started in 1916 and was completed in 1918. During the war, the German U-boats had destroyed many Allied ships. This technology could detect U-boats and submarines by the “echo method”, using sound waves of high frequency that would reflect of the object and reveal the exact location of the vessel. This is the way that bats survey their
The Americans believed that the harbor was too shallow for an attack by torpedoes dropped from airplanes because the required depth for it to be possible is about 75 feet and Pearl Harbor is approximately 45 feet deep. Unfortunately, the Japanese developed the technology to create a shallow running torpedo that would skim the surface of the water after being dropped for planes flying at low levels. Japans main targets were the battleships and aircraft carriers that were surrounded by 92 naval vessels in the harbor. There were multiple Japanese spies on Oahu which helped the Japanese admiralty gather data on the locations and quantities of the vessels. At the beginning of the attack the Japanese had two concerns, the loss of surprise and the whereabouts of two aircraft carriers.
So the four-day engagement was a strategic victory for the Allies. On May 8 the main of the carrier duel, so Fletcher lost Lexington and the 66 planes and suffered damage to Yorktown, in return of the damaging of Shokaku. Then Takeo Takagi has the light carriers Shoho with 140 planes covered the invasion forces. The Coral Sea, the Battle of the (1942) but the war began because of the Japanese’s. So Nimitz knew that the battle that would ensue would involve the aircrafts, and air supremacy.
This documentary broadened my mind to the involvement of Canadian forces in the second World War and expanded on the little knowledge I had previously. Dieppe, otherwise known as Operation Jubilee, was portrayed widely as a movement to create a second front in Europe against the Axis forces. The raid was meant to seize the port of Dieppe for six hours by attacking in the pre-dawn darkness in a coordinated, several front attack. The surprising truth about this raid, as brought to light by David O’Keefe, was that it was a pinch raid. The true goal of the attack was to steal ciphers and enigma machines to break German code.