The Forgiveness In Suffering John Green once said, “The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive” (Green). Louis (Louie) Zamperini, a World War II hero, knows this to be true better than anyone else. In the novel Unbroken written by Laura Hillenbrand, Zamperini is a mischievous runner in the 1936 Olympics who is later drafted into the United States Air Corps. On a mission, his plane crashes, leaving him and two other crewman stranded on a raft. After 47 days, Zamperini and Russell Allen Phillips (referred to as Phil) are captured by Japanese officials and shipped to camps where they became prisoners of war.
Doss, who as an unarmed Army medic saved the lives of dozens of fellow soldiers under fire’’ another one of his accomplishments is on (‘’home of heros.com’’) they say ‘’Corporal Desmond Doss, the lanky medic, cringed inside. This was not what he had meant when he 'd suggested prayer to Lieutenant Goronto. Faced with an assault on the 400 foot sheer cliff that split the island of Okinawa,’’ one more of his accomplishments is on (‘’articles latimes.com’’) they say ‘’desmond doss finally was finally allowed to stay in the army and not carry a gun’’
The killing of prisoners by Henry the V was unnecessary and cruel. Granted that the killing of prisoner at times is necessary, and some deaths aren’t his fault such as “the 12,000[elderly]”that belonged to the enemy (Commire, Klezmer 611). However, he did “[have] heretics roasted alive” which was unnecessary and evil (Commire, Klezmer 610).
J.D. Salinger’s short story A Perfect Day for Bananafish, is a war story in disguised , as it contains a sufficient amount of war imagery and references. The story, is about Seymour Glass, a WWII veteran, about how he loses his innocence after experiencing combat and how it affects him when he returns home. Its about how ordinary people go to war, and see things that changes them forever. To quote a WWII General, “There are no such things as extraordinary men who change events, there are only extraordinary events that change ordinary men.”
He gathered information about the British troop locations and fortifications, and hid this valuable information in the sole of his shoe. However, on his way back to the American side, he was captured by the British. The information found on him held no doubt as to what he what he was: an American spy. Hale was sentenced to hang the next morning. All night, Hale lay thinking about his fate, and came face to face with the fact that he had failed.
The Bombing of Hiroshima The bombing of Hiroshima was the right thing to do due to the military lives that were going to be lost if the bomb did not get dropped, America also wanted to impress Russia or intimidate them by dropping it and the president saw this opportunity to make japan surrender as well. This all supports the main point on why it was the right thing to do but many to all Japanese say otherwise Lots of soldiers lost their lives because of the conflict with japan, in document B, it states,”123,000 Japanese and Americans killed each other”. Paul Fussell, a WWII soldier also stated, ”war is immoral, war is cruel”. This is speaking for all the soldiers in the war or most of them, this also means that he doesn’t like war and it would
The period inscribed incessant terror into the minds of innocent citizens. The entire country was destitute of trust and loyalty, Robespierre included. Robespierre, fixated with the newfound mindset to “smother the internal and external enemies of the Republic” ( Document G), ordered counter-revolutionists to be executed; a vile method to weed out the enemies. This method not only gave the order to exile with no substantial evidence of a crime, (Document E) went against the purpose of the Committee of Public Safety (Document E). This not only muffled the voices of the people and robbed the freedom they graciously fought the monarchy for, but also encrypted fear and distrust in the French government.
When the United States launched the Little Boy and Fat Man, over two-hundred thousand innocent lives were taken away (Burger). “Do not live in shame as a prisoner. Die, and leave on ignominious crime behind you,” said General Tojo. In Japanese culture, it was shameful to surrender in any war. However, Hirohito, the leader of Japan during the bombing, did end up surrendering.
Gladys is brainwashed by propaganda and so believes that killing an enemy soldier in combat is not really murder and that the narrator is a “silly boy” for thinking so. Since the narrator had been harshly emotionally affected by his murder of the German soldier, it would have irritated him that Gladys so easily dismissed it. Furthermore, Generals Die in Bed manages to convey that the feeble benefits of war do not outweigh the immense suffering of the soldiers. The soldiers try to calculate the amount of money that the war is costing and are only able to conclude that it is a lot of money. The soldiers are upset that people are profiting off of their anguish .
Well here me out, Erwin Rommel born on November 15, 1891. He "fought as a lieutenant in World War I, in France, Romania and Italy. " After world war 2 had broken out he "was appointed commander of German troops (the Afrika Korps)" After winning many victories he was appointed to Field Marshall and while in charge of these troops, his troops were never been spotted or charged with committing any war crimes. And when his troops captured a British soldier, instead of killing him on the spot, he ordered his men to keep him alive. And while that soldier remained a prisoner, he gave him cigarettes and beer.(Agency)
In the CNN article “Muslim hearings recall my life in internment camps,” Rep. Michael Honda claims that during his experience in internment in World War II, the people were treated like cattles. Regardless of whether they were born in America or patriotic Americans and obeying the law, and providing to the American economy, they were considering at the enemies during the war. Yet, there was no reasonable answer for them to be imprisoned. After 65 years, the devastating event of September 11 happened and the similar experience of Rep. Michael Honda had reoccurred, but this time, it was targeting the Muslim Americans. Honda briefly described his experience during the internment camps in the beginning of the article.
The American government mistakenly considered those who were deemed disloyal a threat to the United States. Because of that, the obvious red flag to answering no and no, respectively, to Questions 27 and 28 on the loyalty questionnaire, was being separated from the other inmates and isolated at a concentration camp called Tule Lake. The conditions at Tule Lake were filthy and overcrowded, and riots and protests were commonplace. Those who protested against their imprisonment were often sent to federal jail.
Coping With War By: Branson In the books Camp Harmony and Unbroken during World War II, some people lost their freedom. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, the Japanese Americans in Camp Harmony lost their freedom. Because of the possibility of them being spies, the government wanted them to be monitored so America didn 't get spied on. In Unbroken, Louis Zamporelli washed ashore from being lost at sea and landed in Japan.
8 Bullets Thomas A. Baker was born and raised in Troy, New York before joining the 105th Infantry Regiment and kicked serious ass in the Battle of Saipan against the Japanese in World War ll. Being awarded the Medal of Honor, this man 's career was like an anthology of heroic and daring stories stacked on top of each other. During the Battle of Saipan he went ahead of his company alone with a bazooka in hand and decided to take on a Japanese encampment. His friends probably thought he was a dead man but amazingly, he not only survived but also came back with a demolished enemy emplacement behind him.
Racetracks and fairgrounds were used while they waited to be transported to their assigned internment camps. Throughout the war, interned Japanese Americans protested against their treatment and insisted that they be recognized as loyal Americans. Many sought to demonstrate their loyalty by trying to enlist in the armed forces. Although early in the war Japanese Americans were barred from military service, by 1943 the army had begun actively recruiting to join new all-Japanese American. These men however were usually put in the first lines of war and were usually killed