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  • German Army
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    The attack came as a complete surprise to the leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin. Despite repeated intelligence warnings, which included the precise day and hour of Germany's incipient assault, Stalin remained convinced that Hitler would not risk an eastern war as long as the British Empire remained undefeated. It has been argued that Stalin in fact planned a pre-emptive attack on Germany for the early summer of 1941, and was then thrown off-balance by the German invasion. ' For two years...
  • States North German Conf
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    WW I July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary on Serbia, &hostilities between Allied & CP cont until the sign of the armistice on November 11, 1918. Casualties land force amount +37 mil close 10 mil death among the civil an pop. were caused indirectly by the war. Despite worldwide hopes that the settlements arrived at after the war would restore world peace on a permanent basis, WW I actually provide the basis for even more conf lt. defeated Cp declared their of Pres Wilson 14 pont as the bass for the arm...
  • B 17's Of Ww II
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    On September 1, 1939, the German military forces invaded Poland to begin World War II. This invasion was very successful because of its use of a new military strategic theory called blitzkrieg. Blitzkrieg, literally lightning war, involved the fast and deadly coordination of two distinct forces, the Wermacht and the Luftwaffe. The Wermacht advanced on the ground, while the Luftwaffe destroyed the enemy air force, attacked enemy ground forced, and disrupted enemy communication and transportation ...
  • German Fighters Into The Air
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    ... es and could be extended to 2600 miles when extra drop-tanks were attached to the wings. This made its range far more than any Allied or German fighter's. As far as performance went, it was superior to all others as well. Neither of the other two main American fighters could compete; the P-47 was too heavy and the P-38 had too many technical problems. The British fighters, the Spitfire and the Hurricane did not have the range, speed, or power. But most important was its superiority over the ...
  • German Tactic Of Blitzkrieg
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    World War II spawned the creation of many new inventions, inventions that were greatly needed in order for whole countries to survive the war, and one such creation was introduced by the Germans, the Blitzkrieg. The word 'Blitzkrieg' is German for 'lightning war,' and it describes the military tactic used by the Germans and was coined by Western newspapermen in 1939 to convey the immense speed and powerful destruction caused by the three week German campaign against Poland. The term Blitzkrieg i...
  • New Germans In The Legion
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    At first the intelligence officers at the headquarters of the French Foreign Legion in Sidi Bel Abb's, Algeria, were puzzled. The Legion had always had a large complement of Germans in its ranks, but now, in spite of the Nazis' widespread campaign to discourage Germans from enlisting, even larger numbers were pouring in. In the late 1930's, as more and more young Germans were joining that famous fighting force, the German press was violently attacking it, and the Nazi government demanded that re...
  • Franco German Force
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    The birth of the Western European Union began some 28 years ago on May 6th 1955. However, this alliance was formed from the original Treaty of Dunkirk. The Treaty of Dunkirk was an Anglo-French alliance which was signed on March 4th 1947, when the two signatories agreed to give mutual support to each other should the event of renewed German aggression show it's face again. It was also to agree on a common action should either signatory be prejudiced by any failure of Germany to fulfil it's econo...
  • Decisive Defeat At Stalingrad The German Armies
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    The Decisive Battle of World War II: The Battle for Stalingrad The Battle of Stalingrad was fought between the invading forces of Nazi Germany and the forces of the Soviet Union who were defending the city. The battle was fought from August 1942 to February of 1943. This was the decisive battle of World War II because it ended the German offensive as well as destroying much of the German armies. Though the early stages of World War II focused on Europe, Hitler had diverted his attention to Russi...
  • 1st Division Of IV Corps
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    OFFENSIVE AT ST. MIHIEL The St. Mihiel Offensive began on September 12, 1918. It was the first operation of World War I performed and commanded solely by an American Army. The whole idea of the operation was to reduce the size of the German salient, a part of their battle line that jutted out towards allied territories. Though delayed at first by other occurring battles, the operation began on August 10, 1918 when the American First Army headquarters was set up. August 30, 1918, the First Army, ...
  • Invasion Force
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    pg. 1 In 1942 General Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, had warned Germany to, "Beware the fury of an aroused democracy". On D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Allies mounted the largest amphibious assault in history and redeemed Eisenhower's warning. The invasion force consisted of more than 5,000 ships, 1,200 warships and 13,000 airplanes. Some 90,000 U.S., British, Canadian, and free French troops landed on the beaches of Normandy while about 20,000 more came by parachute or glider. The Invasion ha...
  • Able To Flank German Forces
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    Meuse-Argonne Offensive When the Allied Supreme Commander, Ferdinand Foch, originally planned the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. It was to be a isolated attack by British troops along the Somme River followed by an American push on Mezieres; however, over time Focus plan to capture a German stronghold turned into a plan for a massive attack by the Allied forces. The objective of the attack was to capture the railroad hub at Sudan in order to break the rail net supporting the German Army in France and ...
  • Allied Landing At Salerno
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    THE BATTLE OF SALERNO American and British strategies for defeating the Germans differed. Americans thought an attack across the English Channel, through France and into Germany was the quickest way to victory; however, the British thought that an attack on the Mediterranean was the best. The British and Americans both agreed that the best way to defeat the Germans in Italy was to neutralize the Fascist ally. Winston Churchill, Britain's Prime Minister, convinced President Franklin D. Roosevelt ...
  • Partisans And The Occupying Forces
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    Looking at the remnants of what was once Yugoslavia it is hard to understand the hatred and violence that has ripped that nation apart, engendering mass atrocities and policies of genocide not seen in Europe since the days of Adolph Hitler. First Slovenia, Croatia and now Bosnia-Herzegovina have sunk into a brutal civil war, which defies every effort to end the violence. While some causes of this war are as ancient as the centuries-old split between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox church...
  • Germans
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    World War I was called the 'war to end all wars,' and to Wilson, the only other alternative to 'peace without victory. ' Fortunately, America and it's allies were able to put a cap on Germany and their cronies. Wilson came out of the war with not only a victory on the battlefield, but also scored a partial triumph in domestic welfare as well. When war erupted in Europe, the U.S. market economy was at a downturn, consumers spent less and jobs were increasingly hard to find. However, things soon t...
  • German
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    gcse past paper question... After the end of what has become known as the Great War, many people were at edge of their subsistence; millions had been killed in four years of taking extraneous steps foreword and years of preparation backward. Deprived, the people of Europe were, but of kept peace rather than misfortune. The Germans were the ones to blame for this nightmare and they were about to pay the price dearly as the final papers of the Treaty of Versailles were signed. Along the war guilt ...
  • Polish Army
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    On September 1st, 1939, 1.8 million German soldiers attacked Poland on three different places: East Prussia in the north, Germany in the west and Slovakia in the south. There were major differences between the German army and Polish army. The German had 2600 tanks and over 2000 aircrafts but the polish had 180 tanks and 420 aircrafts. Although Britain and France declared war on Germany September 3rd, Polish army relieved no help from allies. By September 14th, Warsaw was surrounded with German s...
  • Italians And German Forces
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    At the end of World War I the victorious nations formed the League of Nations for the purpose of airing international disputes, and of mobilizing its members for a collective effort to keep the peace in the event of aggression by any nation against another or of a breach of the peace treaties. The United States, imbued with isolationism, did not become a member. The League failed in its first test. In 1931 the Japanese, using as an excuse the explosion of a small bomb under a section of track of...
  • Marked The Last Great German
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    For this assignment I was given the task of researching and giving a short presentation regarding the role of the United States in Europe after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, which took place in December 1941. Upon first pondering the subject to which I was assigned, I could not recall anything off the top of my head regarding this subject, so I immediately turned to my old U.S. History book to refresh my memory. History has never been a desirable course of study for me because I find it to be ...
  • War As The German Forces
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    America vs. The Soviets: Who Really America vs. The Soviets: Who Really Won The War World War two officially started in September 3 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. The Western Democracies of Britain and France allied and declared war on Germany when Poland was attacked. This was the immediate cause of the war. Britain and France formed an appeasement policy with Hitler not to take over any more land after the Nazi's annexed the Sudetenland. When Hitler broke his promise Britain and France real...
  • Scale Of A Soviet German War
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    The First Phase: Dominance of the Axis Man for man, the German and Polish forces were an even match. Hitler committed about 1.5 million troops, and the Polish commander, Marshal Edward S mig y-Ryde, expected to muster 1.8 million. That was not the whole picture, however. The Germans had six panzer (armored) and four motorized divisions; the Poles had one armored and one motorized brigade and a few tank battalions. The Germans' 1600 aircraft were mostly of the latest types. Half of the Poles' 935...

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