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  • Allied Invasion Of The French Coast
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    On June 6th, 1944, thousands of Allied soldiers boarded landing craft off of the Normandy coast, for many of them, these would be the last hours of their life. The Allied invasion of the French coast was the turning point of Second World War. This single event paved the way for the liberation of Nazi-occupied Europe. Hitler had worked his way into total seclusion from the Allies, except for the Soviet Union in the East, where the German Army was currently on the offensive. There were natural bou...
  • Ludendorff Offensive
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    The Entry of the USA and the Failure of the Ludendorff Offensive. The Entry of the USA. Both of these factors were very important in determining the outcome of the war. The American factor was important because when America joined the war, it was a critical period for the allies (April 1917). At the time they joined, Britain only had six weeks supply of corn, the French armies were exhausted after Verdun and French morale was so low that ten divisions had mutinied so the American involvement boo...
  • Currie
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    Arthur Currie December 5, 1875 - November 30, 1933 Arthur Currie Arthur William Currie was born on December 5th, 1875 Napper ton, Ontario, where he attended Strath roy Collegiate Institute. Before beginning a successful military career, Currie moved to Victoria, British Columba (1895), where he was a school teacher, a real estate agent, as well as an insurance broker. He was almost thrown into jail for embezzlement until a group of his friends came to his financial rescue. Currie joined the army...
  • Building Of A Massive Atlantic Wall
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    Book Critique of The Longest Day Cornelius Ryan, born in Dublin, Ireland in 1920, worked as a reporter covering the battles in Europe from 1941-1945 and then the final months of the Pacific Campaign. His articles were printed in both Reuters and the London Daily Telegraph. His first book was The Longest Day, published in 1959, selling over 4 million copies in 27 different editions. In 1962 a director named Darryl Zanuck made the book into a movie. Ryan's next book was The Last Battle, published ...
  • German Forces
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    The reason for Hitler's defeat is quite simple - Russia. Russia has proved to be impossible for any army to conquer; They are willing to make tremendous self-sacrifices in order to win, with leaders willing to cut off their own arms in order to save the body. Russia is a huge nation with terrain and climate that would make any attacker tremble. The problem is that Hitler never finished the battle he was involved in before planning to attack the east. The Germans made incredible land gains in the...
  • Landing Of Allied Troops On Different Beaches
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    Operation Overlord By 1944 World War II had lasted nearly four and a half years. The entire war now depended on the success or failure of an invasion of France. The first three years of the war had almost entirely been a chain of Nazi victories. They had succeeded in crushing Poland and forcing France to surrender. Hitler's attempts at capturing England were halted by the RAF, Royal Air Force. After the devastating Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hitler declared war on the United States and for...
  • German Army 2 Maginot Line
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    I. Aggressive acts leading to WWI A. Manchuria, 19311) Japan invades for raw materials 2) league of nations protests: Japan tells league to go to hell and mind their own business 3) nothing done to stop Japanese aggression 1931-1941... cowards, all of them... 4) 1933: Japan leaves the league 5) US holds back and lets Japan do its thing; they were lame anyways B. Ethiopia 19351) Italy attacks over boarder dispute between Ethiopia and Italian somaliland to restore order Patrick is a loser 2) Leagu...
  • Machine Guns And Barbed Wire The Battle
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    The Battle of the Somme begun on the morning of July 1st 1916 after a week of heavy shell fire. The battle was being directed by Field Marshall Haig in the Somme, in France during WWI or the Great War. The battle lasted from July 1st to November 18th and was on of the bloodiest battles of the war, it resulted in the more deaths than ever before for the smallest gain. The battle took place to pressure the Germans into withdrawing men from Verdun, where the French were taking heavy losses and were...
  • Dieppe And Quebec Referendum
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    Since Canada became a nation, many thing have happened that have defined Canada as a remarkable nation in progress. People can recall things like: Vimy Ridge, the Persons Case, Dieppe, and the Quebec referendum. These four things have assisted in creating the Canada we now know. In 1917, during World War Two, Canadian troops fought at Vimy Ridge. The Germans had been protecting the ridge, and had already defeated the French and British troop in 1915. The Canadians realized that they needed to ou...
  • German Victory At Dunkirk
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    Essay Question: Why was the German victory at Dunkirk called a ^aEURoemiracle^a EUR by the Allies who lost the battle? The German victory at Dunkirk was called a miracle by the Allies who lost the battle because of the massive rescue effort that carried an unbelievable 338,000-exhausted soldiers safely to Britain. This battle looked hopeless for the Allied troops to survive as they were cornered onto the beaches of Dunkirk by the German army. In May of 1940, Hitler prepared to attack France afte...
  • The Battles Of Verdun And Somme
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    In World Was I there were many battles but two stand out as more important than the others. The two biggest and most horrifying battles of the World War I were the Battles of Verdun and Somme. The battle of Somme was much more significant compared to the Battle of Verdun in WWI. Both battles were appalling and very tragic but the battle of Somme helped turn the war around for the French. The first major German offensive occurred at Verdun, in 1916 against the French, and not long after, in June ...
  • Allied Troops
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    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 ...

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