The extent in which the film Kokoda (2006) accurately represents aspects of the Kokoda campaign is moderate. The Kokoda campaign lasted four months and consisted of battles fought between Japanese and Australian forces. The battles began when Japanese forces arrived at the north coast of Papua New Guinea in July 1942. Their strategy was to advance through a track over the Owen Stanley Range and occupy Port Moresby, in order to use it as a base for launch operations and threaten Australia. As a defence, Australia sent the newly formed 39th Battalion to cross the Kokoda Track and defeat the Japanese.
One reason was the fact that the United States began an embargo on Japan, ending the trade of Japanese weapons. This limited Japan from obtaining more resources in their expansion. Another reason was that Japan needed oil to help keep expanding and raise their economy. The U.S. Navy was in their way, by controlling the Philippines, which is why they thought they needed to get rid of them. Lastly, both Japan and the U.S. did not agree on each other’s ways of running government.
Due to severe storms and heavy clouds, Japanese patrol boats were unable to be the approaching Allied ships. The landing on Guadalcanal began on the night of August 6 1942 and continued into the morning of August 7 1942. The landing party was split into two groups, one taking on Guadalcanal, and the other the nearby islands. With much resistance 3000 U.S. Marines secured the three islands of Tulagi, Gavutu, and Tanambogo. During this assault the Japanese lost almost all personel with the Marines losing 122 personnel.
Captain Richard Phillips is a American sailor who is captain of the Maersk Alabama that was attacked in 2009. It was attacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Africa and captain Phillips and his crew all survived it all. In 2010 a movie came out about the story of Captain Phillips . Captain Phillips was born on May 16, 1955 in Massachusetts. Captain Phillips has a big family that consists of a wife, son, daughter, father, four sisters, and three brothers.
It was December 7, 1941 and the time was 7:52AM and everything was peaceful and just a nice day in Hawaii despite the partly cloudy skies. Then with only 1 minute passing the next thing you knew Pearl Harbor was being bombed by the powerful Japanese Air Force. Out of the 100 ships at Pearl Harbor, Japan targeted the 8 battleships including the USS Arizona. By 8:10AM, the USS Arizona was severely wounded. Then the bombs just kept on coming and 1,777 soldiers went down with the USS Arizona, which resulted with the bombing ending just 2 hours after the first hit.
The next day, Nagle called up his friends and scheduled a date to go scope out the wreck. On arrival, Chatterton was the first to splash in and soon realized the wreck was a submarine. After a more careful inspection by him and the other divers, they came to the conclusion that it was a WWII German U-boat. The divers did careful research on all the WWII submarines, but could not find any records of there being a sunken U-boat at those coordinates. After a couple more trips to the wreck, Chatterton was able to retrieve a china plate inscribed with an eagle and swastika, dated 1942.
This one from April 2, 1942, was issued to commemorate the launching of the USS Barb. She was one of a wartime fleet of 74 submarines built by the Electric Boat Company. The connection between the two, and the introduction to our story, can be read at the bottom right-hand corner of the magazine’s cover - The Sub That Sank a Railroad. The Barb’s first six patrols were non-productive. This changed when a new skipper - Commander Eugene Fluckey - took the helm in May 1944.
The first setting of the book, The Cay, is Willemstad, the home of Philip, the protagonist of the novel. This location is important because it sets the plot in motion when u-boats start torpedoing tankers off of Curacao. As a result, Phillip 's mom gets scared, and wants to leave the island, ultimately resulting him finding himself on a raft with Timothy. The submarines are attacking the oil refineries on Aruba, the island west of Curaçao and some small oil tankers. Philip’s mother idealizes Virginia as a place that’s distant from everything she fears in Curacao.
It is known that the Nazi U 977 and the 530 submarines went aground in Argentina after carrying supplies to the Antarctic a few weeks after the end of the war. They also allegedly supplied ships operating out of neutral Spain carrying hundreds of Germans to Antarctica and South America. The Byrd Expedition from 1928-1930 was the first Antarctica expedition since 1840. Nazi ships were reported headed South at the end of the war and the Secretary of State, Secretary of War, and the Secretary of the Navy on August 7, 1946 approved Operation Highjump. The memorandum prepared for the meeting stated that “Navy proposed to send an expedition to the Antarctic early in 1947.
M. W. Turner. He painted this marvelous art piece during the height of his career, about a warship belonging to the British Navy used in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. This painting portrays the ship’s last trip to London to be broken up. Turner was present during this event and it was then when he began making sketches. The symbolic interpretation of this painting is to show the rise of the industrial revolution or “The Sunrise of Britain’s Industrial Revolution.” Turner has used shades of gray, white, and brown making the ship appear ghost-like, which portrays that it has not been in use.