Das Boot is a 1981 German film written and directed by Wolfgang Peterson. The film is set during World War II and is told from the viewpoint of Lieutenant Werner, a war correspondent assigned to write about the German submarine U-96. After a night of revelry in German-occupied France, the crew sets sail out of the harbor of La Rochelle to a cheering crowd. After weeks of what must have felt like aimless cruising around the Atlantic, an enemy convoy is discovered but a British destroyer bombards the submarine with depth charges and the men of the U-96 tumble and crash into each other. A relentless storm keeps the boat underwater for weeks and when it finally surfaces the boat encounters a British convoy and quickly attack by firing torpedoes.
The original idea, starting with basically nothing and seeing how successful he can become, stemmed from a book he read criticizing the death of the American dream. Shepard intended to prove this theory wrong. Through his hardships of homelessness, Shepard learns the lesson he teaches in this portion of the text, that society can’t blame others for their lack of success. This lessons extends to his overall purpose, showing that through hard work you can achieve success in America; therefore, he proves the American dream is alive as
“The Butter Battle Book” by Dr. Seuss is an effective satirical representation of the Cold War. Dr. Seuss was alive during the Cold War; he wrote this book to display his feelings towards the war and used it as an eye opener to bring about public awareness of not only the national issues, but also the tension involved in some of the global ones. The book wasn’t just entertainment for children to enjoy or just awareness for the adults but a lesson that can be easily understood by both audiences. He was passively trying to get across to people that with the social issues that were arising, there were flaws on both sides of the argument. The Cold war began in the early 1940’s.
1. The book 1776 by David McCullough portrays the war in a realistic manner. It is written from a point of view that makes you feel like you’re right there with Washington as he writes all of his letters and does everything. The book was written to explain the war as not being always glorious, but being full of defeat. This book is a good book to read if you know absolutely nothing about the American Revolution.
The Battle of the Bulge was brutal and relentless for Germany and the Allied forces. “We are surrounded. That simplifies the problem of getting at these people and killing them,” stated Lewis B. Chesty Puller (www.military-quotes.com). This quote displays the eagerness of the Americans wanting to destroy all of the German forces surrounding Bastogne. This quote also shows humor from the complete logic of the problem getting simplified.
In the 1930s, military dictatorships openly committed aggression, or warlike acts, against other nations. They were going to take out what Adolf Hitler called the “ cancer of democracy.” They created a plan and it required two things. They were, military strength and conquest. There was conflict that led to the largest human-caused destruction the world has ever seen. At a huge cost, the democracy triumphed.
The use of the atomic bomb in World War II was a horrifying site. Although the use of the first bomb on Hiroshima may be justified the use of the second bomb on Nagasaki was not. The use of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima was a necessary step towards winning the war with Japan. The dropping of this bomb saved many American lives that would have most likely been lost in the war effort had we decided not to use the atomic bomb. The dropping of this bomb also showed the Japanese that we were not afraid to do what was necessary to win the war and that they should surrender while they had the chance.
The biggest contrast between Kennedy and the other two presidents was that Kennedy was not afraid of war. His use of the military was to increase military weapons to prepare for a potential war and to scare the Soviet’s away. (Kennedy) He was so open to the thought of a war he created Flexible Response; which is using a more effective way, such as bombs and other nuclear weapons, rather than threats and walls (Ayres 886). Moreover, While the US did not enter war, it could very well be possible if Lyndon B. Johnson hadn’t taken over after Kennedy's
Even more anger formed from the fact that japanese prison camps were notoriously cruel to the prisoners incarcerated therein. Some results from America 's involvement in the war were the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the loss of 407,300 American soldiers. With that many americans dying America wanted the war to come to an immediate end, the solution was the atomic bomb. America created a total of three of the bombs one for a test firing the other two were used on two different cities in Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 225,000
And that is why I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering humiliation”. This quote that Elie Wiesel uses in his speech shows that the world was silent after the war. He knew that nobody would know what the holocaust was like, so he told the world about it in his speech and in his book. Wiesel decided since he was one of the last survivors that he will not be silent about it. This is one main reason he wrote the speech and the story The Night, and well deserved the Nobel Peace Prize award.