He too sees D-Day as an important allied victory, but calls it “a stunning success, even though disaster was narrowly averted by the American V... ... middle of paper ... ... government or military. This project would not be an easy one to complete, but there is no denying that it is an interesting topic, one that has gone overlooked my every historian that I have come across throughout all of my studies. Bibliography: Chenault, Ruth. “D-Day: The Greatest Invasion.” New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1969.
The tactics the Allies employed throughout the campaigns in Europe and the Pacific theater support the Good War hypothesis while also offering numerous examples that conflict with the patriotic sense of incorruptible morality that Americans are known for. From the decision to run bombing campaigns that devastated civilian populations as much as the armed aggressor to combatting a formidable enemy from the East, the Americans took the task of ending the war as quickly as possible with the best intentions in mind. When the British decided to engage in a bombing campaign they struggled to be effective in hitting their military targets as well as deal with the superior German Stukas. In the summer of 1940 Hermann Goring’s poor leadership led to a series of bombing strikes over the heart of London. Churchill responded by deploying bombers to Germany’s capital that resu... ... middle of paper ... ... his actions, he united the country as well as the soldiers abroad with a clear view of the common goal they all shared and each time his music was played for an American soldier, the war became a little bit easier to fight and the journey home seemed within grasp.
The Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and America’s First Military Victory was a book with lots of tedious details and exciting battles. I would have to say I enjoyed Robert Remini’s book for the most part. But the lengthy details made it very easy for me to lose interest. The reason why I enjoyed it was because you could feel his desire to prove his point and the passion for The Battle of New Orleans in his writing. I found reading about Andrew Jackson’s heroic feats fascinating and would overall recommend the book on to any history, battle loving reader.
It is impossible to argue against the opportunism that Hitler utilized to make his final ascension to power. With the death of President Hindenburg and the inaction of the Enabling Act, Hitler took this perfect opportunity to final have complete power over the whole of Germany. Again it can be argued that he would never have been able to accomplish these great feats without careful planning. The events after the end of World War I up to the Munich Putsch are prime examples of Hitler’s opportunism. The Weimar Republic was set up, in many ways, to fail.
One of my favorite facts about the book was when the soldier said that America had won the war without winning a single battle. I found it quite humorous how he worded this. I really enjoyed this book and the many facts that it had. This was my general opinion of the book. I hope that others would get a chance to read this book and learn more about the untold facts about the Revolutionary War.
D-Day As Supreme Expeditionary Forces Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower had the top military men of Great Britain and the United States under his command. These men would help him play out the great plans for the long awaited invasion. Their orders from the Combined Chiefs of Staff were very simple; they were to land on the coast of France and destroy the German armies. The Nazis General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took many different measures to prepare for the attacks by the Allies. He was the only General under Hitler’s command that believed Normandy not Pas Del Calais would be the invading point (Skipper 42).
He conveyed a message of necessary unity that was required to win the war and to fend off the Nazi influence and assault. Churchill wanted ... ... middle of paper ... ... nonexistent because of their surrender, he was able to portray the British Empire not alone in their struggle to fight Nazi Germany. As explained before, this speech was able to significantly restore and raise morale. It prepared Britain for its ‘Darkest Hour’ and how long of a road it would be. This is considered one of Churchill’s finest speeches to this day and how it was so effective amongst the British people.
This was especially true considering that France was one of the major European powers as suggested in source D4; “it was a distortion of history, all the more shattering because its completeness led nearly everybody to suppose that it was final and irreversible”. This great confidence was shown by Hitler as he thought that the British were cornered and had no way to escape. In many ways the British had no way to escape as Hitler had now instructed his Luftwaffe to start severe bombing on the beaches at Dunkirk.
He knew that weapon for weapon, tank for tank, save transport and artillery, the Germans outclassed his army, an army he would have to move up to 100 miles across the English Channel and storm a heavily fortified coastline as seen in Document H, a map of northern France and its coast bordering the English Channel. Added to this, he would also have to endure a difficult British commander and keep a balanced mind toward his real adversary. The man the Allied forces would have to face on the beaches of Normandy was Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, one of the most brilliant generals of the war. In Document G he is drawn as a cartoon with a noble and simply honest face. His arms are crossed with one fist over his heart.
They played a small but extremely significant role for the D-Day invasion. They were marking the sites for the paratroopers, they had disabled some German communications and had sabotaged the railroads. The producer did a very good job in researching this aspect of the Longest Day. The “The Longest Day” was an extremely well done film that reenacted the events, which happened on June 6th 1944. The production was very conscientious about realism, the actors were always of the same nationality as their characters, and spoke in their native languages, leading to a lot of subtitles translating French and German dialogue.