The ZOB flew the forbidden flag of Poland next to the blue and white flag of the Jews. For three weeks the Ghetto held its own against the Nazis, but on May 8th the ZOB headquarters was surrounded and its members committed suicide. Sparse fighting continued until May 16th, but by that time most of the Ghetto's members had been killed, sent to Treblinka, or had escaped. The Ghetto had been burned to the ground and General Stroop stated in his report that "The Jewish quarter of Warsaw is no more." The 1,000 freedom fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto had fought against the Nazi regime for a month.
This battle was important because the island of Saipan was a big step to get closer to Japans mainland. Since the battle happened of the coast of Saipan the battle became the largest aircraft carrier battle of the pacific war. The battle ended July 9th in a victory for America. 30,000 Japanese soldiers were killed, 3 aircraft carriers sunk and 300 planes were destroyed... ... middle of paper ... ...Nagasaki and killed 42,000 people. The Abbate 4 bomb was equivalent to 40 million pounds of TNT and 10 times the brightness of the sun at 10 million degrees(“The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki”).
The Atomic Bomb and the Manhattan Project It was December 7, 1942 a beautiful mourning in Pearl Harbor. When out of the blue, hundreds of Japanese planes bomb and either sunk or severely damaged eight battle ships and at least thirteen other naval ships that were docked on the shore. This spark is what involved the United States the forest fire known as World War II. My paper is not on the war itself, but is on the atomic bomb, and what was known as the Manhattan project. In my report I will talk about the many reasons, the atomic bomb had to be created and used.
German Blitzkreig The Blitzkrieg was one of the most powerful weapons in World War II. Hitler used it to quickly defeat whole countries in a matter of weeks, before any defenses could even be thought of, much less deployed. Poland, Norway, and Belgium all fell before Britain had time to defend them. Later on, after D-Day, when the allies had massed great amounts of troops and combat weapons in France, the allies started there own blitzkrieg which quickly pushed the Germans back to the Rhine River at a rate of 40 miles per day. The blitzkrieg at the beginning of the war doomed Hitler at the end.
British Government's Decision to Evacuate Children from Britain’s Major Cities at the Start of the War There were many reasons that during WWII, the British Government decided to separate children and mothers from their families, but one of the main reasons is their sudden realisation of the damage that modern weapons could cause especially to civilians; and after seeing the devastation that had been caused in the Spanish Civil war, (July 17th 1936 till March 28th 1939) by the German aircrafts. During the two years and 254 days of the Spanish Civil War, about 1 million people were killed, 600,000 of which were battle related. The German bombings added significantly to the death toll. A lot of major killings were evacuated because they were industrial areas, ports and airfields, which made them targets for German aircraft bombings. Evacuation started in September 1939, when around d 1.5 million, mainly school children, were moved from the main cities to the countryside.
Three days later, an American bomber jet dropped a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki. This attack killed around 40,000 people. Soon After the dropping of the bombs, Japanese Emperor Hirohito declared Japans unconditional surrender. That day, August 15, is now known as V-J Day.
When Japan is mentioned, the first things that come to mind are the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Nanjing Massacre is known as the forgotten holocaust and very oddly, it truly has been forgotten. In this forgotten holocaust, three hundred thousand people were brutally murdered and 20,000 women were raped in the city of Nanjing, during the years of 1937-1938 (Yao). The Chinese Nationalist Government moved the capital of China from Peking to Nanjing in 1928. Nanking's population in the mid 1930s was well over one million, mainly because many refugees were fleeing from the Japanese army that had invaded China in 1931.
It started off in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. It was market day in the Spanish city of Guernica, and the Germans bombed the city for over three hours. The Germans chose this city as their target on that particular day because they knew that their bombings would kill the most people as it was the busiest day of the week. `At least 1,000 people, most of them civilians, were believed to have died in the raid.' (Pictorial History of the Twentieth Century World, page.
Phase one of the evacuation process began on the 31st of august, three days before war was formally declared. This shows that the war had been ‘seen’ to be coming. Evacuating millions of children was no easy task, much planning and thinking needed to be done in order to make it successful. Plans for evacuation had been going on since the Munich crisis (1938) when Britain had been on the brink of war with Germany. About one and a half million children (in the first few days of evacuation) were sent from cities to countryside homes where they were believed to be safe.
Taken at face value, source B implies that evacuation was a success because it shows the evacuees in high spirits, as do sources D and H. We know that the government were responsible for producing sources D and H, but source B could have been produced by anyone. However, it is possible that it was taken by the government to use as propaganda to persuade parents to evacuate their children, as it was not compulsory for children to be evacuated. Parents were not convinced about evacuation at the time because they were not given any information about where their child would be staying, or even whom they would be staying with. Therefore,... ... middle of paper ... ...umatised for the rest of their lives. Children felt rejected, as shown in source F, and there was so much stereotyping of evacuees that the government were issuing propaganda (sources B, D and H) and host families seemed to be forever complaining about 'dirty evacuees' (sources A, E and G).