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  • Very Futile Side To War
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    Whether war is our only option to resolving problems in the world or not, there are many reasons why war is equally futile and heroic. All through history, men have been making amends and settling issues through acts of war. This is especially shown true in a book titled The Iliad. Throughout the epic, men of supernatural strength and intelligence prove themselves by battling their enemies. The victors of these battles were thought of as both heroic and brave. On the other hand the casualties of...
  • True Winners In Relationship Wars
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    The cries of joy were deafening as people gathered in the streets. People ran around hugging and kissing strangers. In a sense, the news was totally unexpected. Japan had just surrendered. VJ Day, as it is now called, produced great celebration. Everyone was relieved that we would not have to endure a bloody invasion of Japan. We would not have to sacrifice 200,000 more men to end the war. During the war, millions of lives were put on hold. Now that the war is over, people could start living the...
  • Bishop Ford
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    A Martyr's Victory in a Spiritual Sense Bishop Francis X. Ford was a well educated, enormously gentle man, that was kicked, beaten, insulted, and surrounded by hatred. All this because of one mans beliefs. He was born in Brooklyn in 1892. He was the founder of the Maryknoll Missionaries and was the first bishop of Kwangtung, China. He was killed in the late 1950's in China, he was charged with anti-Communist, counterrevolutionary, and espionage activities, his real 'crime' was for being a Christ...
  • Hungry Joe Of Catch 22
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    It is very difficult for any writer to successfully communicate the true nature of war in a work of literature. However, Slaughter House-5 by Kurt Vonnegut and Catch-22 by Joseph Heller both are triumphant in their attempts to convey that singular experience. Both authors accomplish their undertaking in very analogous styles. Their works run along parallel lines and thus each is quite anti-war. From start to finish, irony is woven into each story, exemplifying the idiocy and folly of military in...
  • Australian Declaration Of War
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    Name: Frank Trimboli Teacher: Ms Meyers Date: 23/3/98 Should Australia involve itself in wars which do not directly affect its security? Australia has involved itself in four wars where it has suffered substantial life loss and casualty. Those wars included World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War and Vietnam. Did Australia have to involve itself in these wars? Did the lives of these young Australians have to be taken? There is a high degree of complexity in this question. Should Australia, as a...
  • Participants In The War
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    When I previously thought about the participants of World War I, I imagined brave, young men fighting fearlessly for the country they believed in. I envisioned the war fields dotted with machinery, trenches and fortresses that helped to protect the heroic men who fought continuously until the end. I pictured the victorious soldiers returning home to accepting and joyous companions whom they had been away from for so long. Not once did I think of the women volunteering for the war. I figured they...
  • Missy And Primo's Lives
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    Berlin Diaries vs. Survival in Auschwitz The two books Berlin Diaries by Marie Vassiltchikov and Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi both chronicle World War II from two different perspectives. They are both personal accounts from each author's actual experiences. The two books have different formats, points, facts, and actualities. For example, Berlin Diaries is in actual diary format, and Survival in Auschwitz is in story format. I found that Berlin Diaries was harder to read because of the fo...
  • Lot About The World War
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    Phillip Jones March 15, 2005 Essay #1 During World War I, trench warfare was very common. It was a newer technique in battles as in wars prior to the Great World War, fighting was less invasive and men merely marched at each other from opposite ends of fields and fought until only one side remained standing or a white flag was hung high in surrender. In fact in older wars, the fighting was far less dangerous to the point where battles were often times viewed by locals who watched from side lines...
  • War Commemorations
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    Should we continue to commemorate wars? Discuss with reference to specific examples. Throughout the course of this essay I will be discussing whether or not we should continue to commemorate wars, I will be mainly referring to Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday as my examples because these are the biggest commemorations for any of the wars in British history. Among all of the ceremonies and silences that occur throughout the year, there is still a tendency for people to forget what they are co...
  • Victims Of War Vladek
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    Loosing Through Surviving During World War 2 many lives were changed through destruction, and pain. Those who survived were strong, but that did not make them winners. Surviving requires more than simply being alive. The sacrifices, and offenses placed upon those who survived took something away from them, and although they survived, winning the game of life for now they must live with haunting memories for the rest of their life. In Spiegelman's Maus, those who survived, such as Vladek were not...
  • Corgan Box
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    Virtual War by Gloria Skurzynski, who lives in Salt Lake City, was copyright February 1999. It is a book of the science fiction genre. It is based in the future around 2053. By now the earths population is only around 2 million because of disease, chemical and nuclear war-fare have made much of the planet unsuitable for living. Now citys people live in huge bubbles for ozone and toxin protection. They no longer fight wars. There are too few people. They instead wage virtual wars where a team of ...
  • Estimated 341 Billion During World War II
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    World War II was shattering end to a difficult period in history. Although there are no exact figures on the lives lost, money spent, or property destroyed, we do know World War II killed more people, destroyed more property, disrupted more lives, and probably had more far reaching consequences than any other war in history. World War II was by far the most dreadful conflict in human history. The battlegrounds of World War II spread to nearly every part of the world. Troops fought in the steamin...
  • Lives Of Many Australians
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    World War II played an enormous role in changing the lives of Australians and created some unforgettable experiences for rural and regional Australians as a result of their involvement in the War effort. Although women did not fight overseas, aiding the British or defending land near and around Australia, they did however make a grand contribution to the War effort. The women assumed the response abilities of the men who left to serve in the War and the women and many youths took on the manpower...
  • Lysistrata's Power Being
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    The struggle, gain, loss, and expression of power have always been prevalent in literature throughout the ages. The many conflicts brought on by power can often be attributed to cultural influences present at the time. Lysistrata from Aristophanes' Lysistrata is quite similar to and yet quite different than Isa from Kojima Nobuo's The American School. They are similar in that they have a great power. Lysistrata's power being able to influence and persuade her peers and Isa's being the power of c...
  • War Like A Hero
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    Tyler Crosby Mrs. Bel court Grade 12 University English Tuesday February 18, 2003 Is War Worth Dying For? Heroism is a title that soldiers are rewarded after a courageous war on the battlefield. The battlefield is where enormous numbers of people fight for justice, or for a cause they believe to be so. "On the Road to Berlin" by Ernie Pyle is an essay that explains the American invasion of Normandy in World War II. Pyle argues that nobody wins in war. "Story of War and Change" by Reza Kiarash is...
  • Physical Destruction Of The Great War
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    Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, a novel set in World War I, centers around the changes wrought by the war on one young German Soldier as well as others. During their time in the war, this generation of young men changes from a rather innocent group into somewhat caustic veterans. The men evolve, or rather become destroyed mentally, spiritually, and physically. These men have become isolated from society and engulfed in war. They never have a change to be incorporated into ...
  • Concept Of War
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    All Quiet on the Western Front Essay No man should ever have to experience the things that one does during the time of war. War is hell. A hell with such a dark and deep bottom that very few can make the climb back out and go on living like civilized people. All men are changed, never for the better. The bloodlust of such primitive urges that they would allow themselves to come down to the killing of another human being. War is senseless and no one truly wins. The concept of war is a primitive a...

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