In 1941, the battle of Hong Kong took place when the Japanese Imperial Army attacked Hong Kong. This attack focuses on Shing Mun Redoubt, which was a defense line for the British in Hong Kong that fell to the Japanese. The reason why Shing Mun Redoubt fell is debatable, as some believe that the Japanese were simply just too strong, but other believe that it was the lack of strength in the Ally’s defense line was the cause of this fall. Both of these reasons were supported by evidence, but to come to a complete conclusion, we will have to see which of these two reasons has the most evidence. Japan attacked Hong Kong as it was under Britain, which were their enemies, and it would be a jab to them if they lost, and the Japanese were on a train ride, with every stop being another success; after winning against China, a huge country, Hong Kong didn’t seem like a strong opponent.
United Airlines Flight 93 Despite the cockpit recordings implying that the passengers fought, overpowered the terrorist and eventually crashed the plane into the ground, people think that the plane was actually shot down. One reason for this theory is that the actual crash site had very little debris, which showed no evidence of a plane crash. All that was left behind was a big crater. Nevertheless, authorities found some debris 10 miles away from the crash site. Which would support this theory, as if the plane was in fact shot it would have started exploding in the air and debris would have been spreed out by 10 miles.
They only saw one enemy fighter in the far distance during their first mission on November 7, 1942. They were one of eight out of 14 planes that flew the mission and none of the designated targets were hit because of poor calibrating through cloud cover. Morgan remembered that they had no mission that was a “milk run”. He believed “the secret to a successful B-17 mission was tight formations - so tight that the wings often nearly touched in flight. That way, we were able to put out an amazing amount of firepower”.2 Every time they and any other B-17 bomber flew over enemy territory they were shot at.
Strategic bombing in World War II essentially was a decision to kill people not because of their military role, but because of their nationality. The United States decision to bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki in my opinion based on the Just War Theory was not justified, because the Japanese nationals were punished collectively because of the actions of their
For example, millions of people died due to the Nazi Concentration Camps while the casualties due to the Japanese Internment Camps were few. Hitler was ruthless, and when it came to the fate of millions of innocent people, he sent those useless to him to die. While people did die due to the Japanese Internment Camps, the American government didn’t intend to kill anyone and it wasn’t their first priority to kill the Japanese-Americans. In addition to this, the country of Israel was created for Jewish people who survived the Holocaust yet those who survived the Japanese Internment Camps were left to start their life all over again. Though it still causes fighting today, the country of Israel was created to serve as a home for those who survived the Holocaust since no one else was willing to take them in.
On December 7, 1941, there was a surprise military attack on the United States naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, called the ‘Pearl Harbor attack’. The attack was aimed for the United States from Japan to prevent America from doing any harm. The event caused many deaths and the destruction of multiple fleets. Americans were scared for another attack and soon, Japanese-Americans were the target of their hate for being related to the Japanese. The attack on Pearl Harbor negatively affected the lives of Japanese-Americans in the United States during the 1940s.
The Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, authorized for land to be established as military zones for the deportation of Japanese Americans into internment camps. The deportation of Japanese Americans was a pusillanimous act ridden by the fear that Japanese American people would act a saboteurs for the Japanese government. Without concrete evidence, innocent lives were led astray solely because of their Japanese ancestry. Japanese Americans were surmised as still remaining undeniably loyal to their ancestral home instead of America, despite that many Japanese Americans were still regarded as “aliens” in the first place. The federal government [at the time] claimed it was merely out of concern for America’s safety but it still cannot be denied that Japanese Americans were stripped of their constitutional rights without contrition or true reflection.
At the beginning of the attack the Japanese had two concerns, the loss of surprise and the whereabouts of two aircraft carriers. The carriers Enterprise and Lexington were not at the harbor because they were dispatched to Midway Islands at the time of the attack. This could be seen as an advantage or disadvantage because it could of helped the Americans by having an extra two aircraft carriers to protect the harbor but luckily they were safe from the horrifying attack. Not only were the naval forces impactful but the air forces were just as awful. There were about 360 Japanese attack planes that were launched at dawn from approximately 33 aircraft carriers.
They 're savages with bows and arrows '" (The Last 00:30:24).The Colonel immediately assumes that the Samurai are powerless natives that follow a primitive lifestyle and will be easily crushed by the Imperial Army. Algren, however, is not so sure of this, but Bagley initiates the attack regardless of Algren 's input. The little respect that the Colonel shows for the Samurai demonstrates ethnocentrism because the Colonel believes the Americans are superior to the Japanese. During the 18th and 19th century imperializing nations ' only concern was profit, so they exploited and manipulated the less modernized countries. Although Algren has a less rude outlook on the Samurai, in one scene of the movie Algren says to Katsumoto, "‘There was once a battle at a place called Thermopylae, where three hundred brave Greeks held off a Persian army of a million men... a million, you understand this number '" (The Last 02:10:31).This quote demonstrates that the imperialists believe that the foreigners are not educated.
naval base Pearl Harbor, for no reason. The biggest reason for attacking Pearl Harbor was that the Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor’s fleet, was the only thing that stood in the way of Japan taking over the South Pacific. At first, Japan wanted to destroy China, because of their marketing, but it soon became much bigger than that(Pearl Harbor). World domination was their main goal. Another reason for the attack was our relationship with Japan, for at the time war was inevitable between us and Japan.
Japan wanted complete control over the Pacific region and the US was considered the imminent threat. The Japanese planned to isolate the Pacific region; and aimed to destroy the battleships, block the ports and have complete domination of the region. The mission commissioned by the Japanese was partially successful but failed to achieve its major objective. The Japanese wanted to block the Pearl Harbor, primarily to prevent access for the ships and increase the turnaround time for the US Navy to be operational again. Luckily for the Americans, a total disaster was averted as the crew of the USS Nevada moved their battleship out of the harbor into the sea, preventing many additional lives from being lost, as well as providing the crucial time for the US Navy to regroup and
However it can be determined that the Japanese had undermined the resilience and perseverance of the American through the Doolittle raids, which caused them to go into a poorly executed fight with the US at Midway. It’s possible to argue that Pearl Harbor was not a mistake as mentioned in the exceptions. While that may be true the evidence supporting this idea is slim .Pearl Harbor was undoubtedly a tactical mistake as it resulted in weakened moral, and a loss of naval superiority for the
“The surprise attack at Pearl Harbor by the enemy crippled a major portion of the Pacific Fleet and exposed the West Coast to an attack which could not have been substantially impeded by defensive fleet operations(Dewitt,1943). In this time people were really shocked of the event that happened. It changed people 's perspective about Japanese ancestry, people thought less of their kind. The Japanese-American had to be sent to the camps because we didn 't know if they were spies from their country. This attack hurt us quite a bit, America did not see this event happening ever.