Chemicals were the most feared weapon of World War One for a good reason, many soldiers froze or turned and ran in terror when they saw evidence of gas because those caught in it without a proper gas mask died a slow and painful death.The morale of an army while it is intangible, is extremely important, and nothing could destroy it like chemical weapons. Sometimes the main goal behind a gas attack wasn’t even physical harm, often it was simply to terrorize the enemy or even hide an infantry or some other kind of assault. Soldiers that didn’t die from exposure to gas were usually so adversely affected they could no longer perform basic tasks, let alone fight a battle. Mustard gas, for example, is one of World War One’s most famous and feared weapons, yet it rarely killed those exposed to it. It did, however, often cause blindness, lifelong respiratory problems, and severe burns on the skin that could easily lead to cancer down the road.
Ngo Dinh Diem’s family believed that people were becoming Buddhist because of the Communist (Kross), so he would kill everyone that had signs of being Communist. The plan went down on November 1st after the coup (History.com Staff), Ngo Dinh Diem did not surrender directly after he was told to, so the soldiers bombed his palace (“Diem Murdered During Coup”). Ngo Dinh Diem then surrendered, but it was too late. Vietnamese leaders then told Ngo Dinh Diem that they were not going to kill him and that he could leave the country. They next day Southern Vietnamese Soldiers captured him and killed him in a car
While there were many air battles, the Allied Bombers sought out the German nests and tried to destroy everything that they had in sight. The German Air Force had a hard time recovering from this and it easily showed on D-Day when they had barely any planes to support their ground troops. With the Luftwaffe in ruins, damaging the German railway system would be a lot easier. Allied planes and bombers tried to destroy every railway leading to the Normandy beaches in France. This was a huge help to the invasion as pilots claimed hundreds of railcars and locomotives loaded with munitions, supplies, and troops.
Many countries have decided to ban the substances all together, but because there are weaker armies those countries have chosen to keep all substances to use for fighting in battles. With this happening, the countries that banned all chemical warfare have to find a way to protect themselves from breathing in these compounds and to stay in battle to fight off these other countries. In the article written by Harold Maass, he asked the question of why chemical warfare is different from other weapons, “In a literal sense, they 're not, since the goal of warfare is to kill lots of people in an efficient way. Bombs, missiles, and other munitions achieve very similar results, especially when dropped on civilian areas. But chemical weapons evoke a strong emotional response, perhaps
While some may argue that these children should be responsible for the mass killings of innocent people, they forget that they are dependent on their commanders. Their commanders constantly supply them with food, money, and drugs, making them rely more and more on their commanders for these supplies. Although these children did kill many people, they were unaware of their actions when ordered to commit this crime therefore should not be held accountable. Certainly it could be said that children enlisted in the military want to avenge the death of loved ones; while this is a good point, it fails to account for how clueless these children were about soldier life. These child soldiers think that being enlisted will lead to a more secure life with shelter and food, unfortunately they do not realize what they have to do in order to receive that kind of life.
By 1960, the south Vietnamese government requested that the United States conduct trials of these herbicides for use against guerrilla force (Environment). South Vietnam President Diem wanted the herbicide to destroy the rice and food crops of the Viet Cong. At first it would be used for clearing roadsides and railroads until it eventually it was used more to destroy enemy food supplies and crops. Unfortunately, it not only destroyed crops but exposed civilians to the harmful chemicals in the Agent Orange herbicide. These harmful Herbicides were sprayed from UC-123B aircrafts, trucks, and helicopters on spraying missions, and in some cases C-123 cargo planes.
The aviation–landing obstacles to be employed against the airborne invasion consisted of ten feet high stakes stuck in the ground topped with mines and strung together with wire in order to rip apart and explode landing gliders and parachutists. Rommel also flooded low -lying areas behind the coastal fortifications to drown falling
Elizabeth criticizes the Imagery and Characterization of Passos “Three Soldiers”. She feels that in the novel he does not provide enough details and insight into how the soldiers are feeling. He states that the soldiers hate the war but never says why. I do agree with the criticism because he does not really explain a lot about how or why they hate the war and it makes it harder for the audience to get the full effect of the book. “It’s almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you” (Passos).
The poet also started the poem using a hypophora to arouse the curiosity of the audience in regards to the consequences of war if it got out of hand. The use of such technique also insinuates that the questions can no longer be answered by the Vietnamese people because they were all killed. By asking and answering simple questions about the Vietnamese people’s daily life, the poet
One by one the creature killed everyone Victor loved. First of all The Creature killed Victor’s youngest brother William. The killing of William was the assurance for Victor or somewhat sign that his creation is ruining lives and that is when he should have been a man and took responsibility for his actions. However he did not take any responsibility and just ignored it. Then when the creature met victor and told him to create a female creature for him victor again ignored him and went to Europe with Henry.
The British had concealed their facilities from Axis pilots, covering factories to look like empty fields and putting up dummy tanks in empty landscapes. These tanks could be constructed out of balloons, paper, or other material, all painted to give the illusion of large numbers of land units. This was not the first time someone from either side had used dummy tanks. Dummy tanks have a history dating back to World War 1 and the introduction of tanks in modern warfare. Both sides used them to throw off the enemy’s air attacks, hoping they would waste bombs and ammunition on empty fields.
“[We’d have to become] extremely aggressive and we couldn’t afford to take ny more causalities”[ Belknap, 57] Lieutenant William Calley, Jr. Later testifies. After the “impromptu funeral for Sergeant Cox,”[ Belknap, 57] Captain Ernest Medina held a briefing that explained the group were to go on a search and destroy mission the next morning after being tipped off my intelligence reports and that by the time they arrive all innocent civilians should have left for the market. For the Charlie Company, it was their opportunity to get revenge for all of the casualties they had suffered. Medina concluded the briefing by telling the soldiers to destroy the village by burning it down, destroying food crops, and killing all inhabitants. However, reports of Company C veterans all vary about what happened towards the end of the briefing.
The first reports claimed that this was an attack on the Viet Cong but these reports did not fool the public for long. Other soldiers decided to tell the true story of what went on in My Lai and the media was livid with how the military censored the information. Soon after, more reports about unreported deaths by the survivors of the My Lai massacre began to surface. As a result of these events, news reports became increasingly negative. Two years after the My Lai Massacre was revealed, the Pentagon Papers published by The New York Times showed that the government lied to the people about the entire war.
The Charlie Company 's actions was not a basic war effort just mass murder. The Vietnamese villagers were killed brutally with unjust force and didn’t follow rules put into place about dealing with situations with Vietnamese. Many who lived in the villages were unarmed and even the ones who were shot by military personnel didn’t fight back. According to Document 1, the majority of 300 or 400 people were fired at rapidly by the military . Butch described an innocent child who was shot in the arm and still remained terrified .
ISIS terrorists can swipe thousands of christians as little as 2 days. Christians are in need of the Marines for them to save them and take them to safety away from the terrorists. Christians will be burned alive, beat to death, treated like animals. The woman they could have them as slaves for themselves but as soon as they are done with them they will kill them. “ The woman ages 29 and 33, were raped before the crowed, summoned to watch, and then were beheaded.” They don’t care if they are christians men, women, girls, boys, or babies they will kill them so that there won’t be any christians left in Iraq.