At the conclusion of Operation Dragoon, the Allies sustained around 17,000 killed and wounded. But inflicting heavy damage on German forces, 7,00 killed, 10,000 wounded and 130,000 captured (thoughtco.com/worldwarii/operationdragoon). Operation Dragoon was the 36th Engineers final amphibious assault of World War II. They would continue to support the Allied units through three more
Hitler had used propaganda and other tactics to make the German people eager for war. He used the treaty of Versailles as an example for the German people as their anger on the loss of World War one and their treatment under the treaty of Versailles to make them want to take revenge. Moreover, after a winter of waiting, Hitler resumed back to attack on April 9, 1940, nevertheless, as The Blitzkrieg tactic had succeeded on Poland, Hitler attacked Denmark and Norway and occupied them. One month later, Germany launched attacked on Netherlands, Belgium, and France. The main assault was through the Luxembourg and the Ardennes Forest.
There were many things that could have gone wrong in the planning of D-Day. What if the weather forecast had been wrong. Both sides of the War helped the allies achieve victory on D-Day. First the Allied Forces meteorologist, Capt. James Sagg made the right call on the day and time for the Allied Forces to start the invasion.
The enigma code played a big role in world war 2 due it being used by the Germans to communicate with each other and to send their plans to the army bases and German commanders. The breaking of the enigma code made the Allis finally one step ahead of the German troops. The enigma code had to be kept a secret by the British so the Germans wouldn’t find out about it being broken. The breaking of the enigma code changed the war drastically by allowing the Allis to know the Germans moves body During the war great Brittan fort in a battle called “the battle of the Atlantic”. In this battle they took over a German U-boat, inside they found the machine that was receiving the German codes.
War Message Try putting yourself in someone else’s shoes that could risk the lives of millions. On April 2, in 1917, Woodrow Wilson delivered his speech, “War Message.” Woodrow Wilson delivered this speech four days before he made a life changing decision to enter into WWI. Woodrow Wilson urged for neutrality, but the United States was preparing for their involvement in the war by strengthening the Navy. Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the United States during this moment of major decision making. Woodrow Wilson’s speech, “War Message” was important because diplomatic relations with Germany were severed and war was about to break out.
Monte Cassino has been referred to as “the bitterest and the bloodiest of the Western Allies’ struggles […] of the Second World War” by Matthew Parker. Four battles and a total of 75,000 casualties were necessary to break the German line of defence. From the 17th January to the 18th March 1944 the two sides fought fiercely over a twenty-mile front. Why did it take the Allies so long to pierce through German defence? The first factor to consider is planning and preparation for the campaign.
The operation also called for the armoured relief division to rapidly move onward and was spearheaded by 30 Corps. If delayed, the paratrooper forces would be left to be slaughtered by the German army. By the morning of September 25, the British 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem was significantly overwhelmed. Their armoured divisions remained miles away near the Nijmegen Bridge. Near the Waal River, the British paratroopers had been headed off from the rest of the Market-Garden operation for over a week.
This was the only battle in which the United States Marine Corps had more casualties than Japan (10). When president Franklin Roosevelt heard about the casualties after the battle was over, he reportedly gasped in disbelief. Iwo Jima was one of the larger battles of World War
He was hit with polio in 1921, FDR spent much of his adult life in a wheelchair. A whole generation of Americans grew up knowing no other president, as FDR served four terms in office(16 years). Roosevelt’s social programs reinvented the role of government in Americans ' lives, while his presidency during World War II established the United States ' leadership on the world. A major tragedy during his time in office was the attack on pearl harbor, this devastated the US and took out many of the U.S.A.’s large warships, obviously the US and its President didn 't take to kindly to this, FDR the president at this time delivered a speech called “For a Declaration of war” which rallied and got the US in
(Laver, 329) The effective use of aircraft in sea warfare was demonstrated in the pacific campaign, where the Japanese used air power at the start of the war in the attack on Pearl Harbour and also against British ships. (Pearson, 163) This is considered to be of importance as the Japanese hoped to disrupt allied shipping from reaching the Pacific in order to stop any resources from coming in. In 1942, it seemed as if though the Japanese were successful in the war. However, the success of the USA in the battle of Coral Sea and Midway put the Japanese into a state in which they could not recover from. The Americans success was largely due to their shipbuilding capability, as the Japanese shipbuilding capability was limited.
Thus, when the air assault coming from the Japanese came, it came as a surprise to the naval base. A 1,800-pound bomb crashed into the deck of the USS Arizona sinking it with more than 1,000 men trapped inside it. Following behind the bomb were torpedoes that drilled into the USS Oklahoma battleship with 400 sailors aboard. After the two hour long attack had finished just about every battleship- USS Neveda, USS Tennessee, USS Pennsylvania, USS Maryland, USS Utah, USS West Virginia, USS California, USS Oklahoma, and USS Arizona- had dramatic damage. Every battleship beside USS Utah and USS Arizona were eventually repaired.
Battle Analysis of Battle of Normandy Subject: Battle of Normandy in the summer of 1944, between the Allied nations and German forces occupying Western Europe. More than 60 years later, the Normandy Invasion, or D-Day, remains the largest seaborne invasion in history, involving nearly three million troops crossing the English Channel from England to Normandy in occupied France. What was supposed to happen: What Happened: On the night of June 6 more than 5,000 vessels started the came across the English Channel. After fighting began, 9,000 of the Allied soldiers were dead or wounded. Within five days from the start of the battle, the Allies managed to establish a stronghold within Normandy.
• Within the next hours, the Germany Army began its western offensive by invading Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands • It was 2 days after that the German military entered France while Britain stood by itself against the onslaught • Churchill then quickly formed a coalition cabinet of leaders from the Labor, Liberal and conservative parties • It was on June 18th, 1940, that Winston made one of his iconic speeches to the House of Commons, the speech was a warning that “the battle of Britain” was about to begin • Winston kept resistance to Nazi dominance alive and created the foundation for an alliance with the Soviet Union and the U.S. • Previously Winston had cultivated a relationship with U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s, and in March of 1941, he was able to secure vital U.S. aid
This included torpedo planes, bombers, and fighters. All eight of the U.S. Navy Battleships were damaged, but only four of them were sunk. Along with the battleships the Japanese also sank or damaged three destroyers, three cruisers, one minelayer, and one aircraft training ship. There were also many fatalities’ that occurred that day. 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded.
Coolidge is the last living recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for Tennessee’s soldiers involved in World War II. After months of training, Coolidge descended into the waters off of the shore of Northern Africa, where some of the men drowned before they could even reach shore. Where, “for more than a year, he had chased the retreating Germans through Europe…As Coolidge’s unit went up the boot of Italy and crossed the Rapido River to engage the Germans at Monte Cassino, the fighting was vicious and the American losses heavy — more than 2,300 casualties.” (Jessica Bliss) In the midst of battle, no more than 25 yards away from enemy tanks, stood Charles Coolidge. German soldiers encouraged him and his men to surrender, but Coolidge was not about to take the orders of an enemy. The tanks shot at him five times at point blank range, and five times Coolidge dodged them and made a fool of their efforts.