According to Douhet, target cities would be subjected to successive waves of bombers carrying different kinds of bombs. The first wave was to carry high explosives for destroying structures, infrastructure, roads and rail lines. This would be followed by a wave of bombers dropping incendiary bombs. Incendiaries were intended to burn out remaining usable structures and to destroy any semblance of shelter for the civilian population.
Teachers can modify the worksheets to fit the needs of each class. The three years and eight months of the Second World War were probably the most glorious period in U. This was December through August In that war the U.
Not only did the U. They put themselves in harm's way for their country. The Second World War was violent and lethal. Death and injury rates were much higher than anything imagined in Vietnam or Iraq.
At home, the general population submitted to rationing and did more with less. There was a strong sense of national purpose and national unity. Idealism grew as Americans worked together to win the war.
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Our major allies, the British and the Russians, also made great contributions to the war effort. In addition, England had to endure a massive German bombing campaign, and the Russians suffered horribly when much of European Russia was occupied by the Nazis.
While most of the country pulled together to win the war, "everybody knew that a lot of hanky-panky was going on. The average person was violating rationing. All the rules were being violated every day but you wanted not to mention it.
As to the illicit fortunes being made and the junk being sold, the productive capacity of the country had to be focused on the output of arms and munitions. Businesses owned that productive capacity and made sure that they profited from the war.
The government was so desperate for increased production that sometimes it built plants and handed them over to businesses for free. Often contracts were "cost plus," where the government paid for the costs of production plus a guaranteed profit. There were serious problems with the production of shoddy goods but overall, the tremendous output of American factories was a major factor in the Allies winning the war.
In this process, many businesses, particularly large corporations, made a lot of money.
Small businesses like Joe Keller's company, profited, too. And so there was a disconnect between sacrifice of the soldiers, sailors, fliers and many people on the home front, and violating the rules to escape that sacrifice or to make money on the war.
Soldiers coming home from the war felt it more acutely than anyone else. During the war, Arthur Miller had interviewed soldiers who returning home from combat. Their voice is found in Chris Keller. This conflict between the idealism and the grab for wealth, both of which characterized the Second World War, is expressed in "All My Sons.The American entry into World War I came in April , after more than two and a half years of efforts by President Woodrow Wilson to keep the United States out of the war.
Apart from an Anglophile element urging early support for the British, American public opinion reflected that of the president: the sentiment for neutrality was particularly strong among Irish Americans, German Americans. Revisited on the Anniversary.
October marked the 40th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis, in which the United States and the Soviet Union came chillingly close to nuclear war over the placement of Soviet strategic weapons in Cuba.
Revisited on the Anniversary. October marked the 40th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis, in which the United States and the Soviet Union came chillingly close to nuclear war over the placement of Soviet strategic weapons in Cuba.
Jun 27, · World War I could be said to have begun in Sarajevo on June 28, , with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, by a . Before the class has read or seen the play, give the following introduction: The three years and eight months of the Second World War were probably the most glorious period in U.S.
history. Is the deliberate mass murder of civilians on a huge scale ever justified? This article does not have an answer for this question. However, it is important to note that this was a very specific goal of England and America in World War II as the quotes above show.